Across America, working families are dedicated to the economic advancement to promote fairness in the workplace and establish policies that help men and women meet the dual demands of work and family. Yet all too often, workers who attempt to join unions, assert other rights in the workplace, or file complaints with protection or civil rights agencies face employer threats, retaliation and discrimination.
Other issues affecting the well-being of working Americans include tax cuts, bankruptcy reform, and the minimum wage.
July 11, 2013 - Posted by Nyle Brand
Raising the minimum wage to keep up with inflation and the cost of living would put money into the hands of low-wage workers, stimulate the economy, and lead to a better quality of life for all Americans, according to a panel of labor and civil rights experts who testified at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP).
June 28, 2013 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
This week, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in two cases, Vance v. Ball State University and University of Texas Southwest Medical Center v. Nassar, dealing heavy blows to federal protections from employment discrimination.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
October 12, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
Senate Republicans, joined by two Democrats, last night blocked President Obama's proposed American Jobs Act from advancing to a full vote.
“The senators who voted to keep the Senate from debating the American Jobs Act should be ashamed of themselves," said Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human rights, following the filibuster of the jobs bill. "No issue is more pressing than the jobs crisis. Yet instead of the bold action that Americans are demanding, the Senate today delivered only more procedural gamesmanship."
July 25, 2011 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
The ability for workers to have a free and fair election process is essential to democracy, civil rights and labor advocates stressed as they testified in favor of the National Labor Relations Board’s recently proposed union election rules at a hearing last week.
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