The Leadership Conference is working diligently to see that Tom Perez is confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Perez is an eminently qualified public servant and consensus builder who has dedicated his career to ensuring that all individuals are treated fairly and have the opportunity to succeed. He has served with integrity and distinction at the local, state and national level, compiling an outstanding record of achievement.
Jobs & Economy
Reducing high unemployment and supporting economic policies that address the needs of lower-income and minority communities are top civil and human rights priorities.
April 18, 2013 - Posted by Ron Bigler
During a confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today, Tom Perez made clear that his top priority as U.S. Secretary of Labor would be working with all sides in helping American workers obtain the training and support they need to win good jobs in the U.S. economy.
March 15, 2013 - Posted by Lexer Quamie
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced this week that it would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling finding that President Obama's recess appointments to the NLRB were unconstitutional.
November 8, 2012 - Posted by Ron Bigler
In an open letter to President Obama and Congress that ran in today's Washington Post, a broad range of civil rights, labor, and progressive leaders urged them to "focus on rebuilding the middle class and strengthening our economy by investing in jobs, not cuts."
August 1, 2012 - Posted by Willie Roberson
Policies that promote job growth, economic security, and democracy are the foundation for an economy that will benefit all, according to a new independent report by Professor Jacob Hacker and Nathaniel Loewentheil of Yale University. The report was released Tuesday at an event hosted by the Economic Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C.
June 14, 2012 - Posted by Rachel Barr
Employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans occurs throughout the United States, according to testimony given at a recent Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on “Equality at Work: The Employment Non-Discrimination Act.”
May 5, 2012 - Posted by Ron Bigler
March 26, 2012 - Posted by Sandy Thomas
Equal opportunity advocates welcomed the recent news that FedEx reached a $3 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to address a pattern of hiring discrimination in its ground delivery business.
Senators Introduce Clean Ports Act of 2011 to Improve Labor, Environmental Conditions at the Nation’s Ports
December 20, 2011 - Posted by Lexer Quamie
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights welcomed the Senate introduction last week of the Clean Ports Act to address growing labor and environmental concerns at many of the nation’s ports and nearby communities.
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Calls for a 'Clean Extension' of Unemployment Benefits, Payroll Tax Cut
December 14, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
With the financial security of millions of unemployed Americans on the line, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is calling on Congress to renew a payroll tax cut and extend emergency unemployment benefits for 12 months without adding unnecessary and harmful provisions.
December 1, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
More than six million Americans are facing the potential loss of a financial lifeline if Congress fails to pass an extension of emergency unemployment benefits which expires on December 31.
Plans for Job Creation
The United States is experiencing its worst jobs crisis since the Great Depression. More than 12 million Americans—our family, friends, and neighbors—are out of work. This national crisis demands a bold plan to put people back to work.
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