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.
Class Action Fairness Act
The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 transfers the jurisdiction for many large class action lawsuits from state court to federal court.
The Leadership Conference supported an amendment that would have exempted civil rights and wage-and-hour state law cases from the bill, thereby preventing those cases from being moved to federal courts.
Class Action Fairness Act of 2005
- Senate Approves Class Action Bill at Expense of Workers' Rights - 02/15/05
- Senate Rejects Workers' Rights Amendment to Class Action Bill - 02/10/05
- Civil Rights Coalition Condemns Senate Refusal to Prevent Worker and Minority Abuse in Class Action Bill - Press Release - 02/09/05
- Senate Considers Class Action Bill That Affects Workers' Rights - 02/08/05
- Civil Rights Coalition Calls on Senators to Prevent Worker and Minority Abuse in Class Action Bill - Press Release - 02/04/05
- Class Action Fairness Act (S. 5) - Advocacy Letter - 02/02/05
Class Action Fairness Act of 2003
- Oppose "Compromise" Class Action Bill, S. 1751 - Advocacy Letter - 12/08/03
- Civil Rights Coalition Blasts Class Action Fairness Act, Urges Senate to Oppose - Press Release - 10/20/03
- Civil Rights Coalition Urges Senate to Oppose Class Action Fairness Act of 2003 - Press Release - 09/17/03
- The Class Action Fairness Act of 2003 - Advocacy Letter - 09/16/03
- H.R.1115, the Class Action Fairness Act of 2003 - Advocacy Letter - 6/03/03
- Letter to Congress Opposing the Class Action Fairness Act - Advocacy Letter - 05/14/03
- LCCR Letter on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2003 - Advocacy Letter - 04/09/03