“America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,” Obama said before signing the order. “I’m going to do what I can with the authority I have to act.”
President Obama has asked his staff to prepare an executive order banning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity for employers who contract with the government, a White House official confirmed Monday.
While working women are an essential part of the U.S. economy, policymakers need to address the many significant barriers to financial security that women face, witnesses and members of Congress said at a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Tuesday.
The thing to focus on as we consider and debate the Employment Non-Discrimination Act with lawmakers, family, and friends is whether or not people should be fired just for being who they are.
Detroit’s argument that the city is insolvent and thus needs to “save” on its pension liabilities is purely an expression of political priorities—priorities that do not include valuing workers.
Sexual harassment at work is serious business: it’s against the law. You’re entitled to a safe workplace where you are treated with the same respect you afford your co-workers.
Lily Ledbetter addresses the Democratic National Convention to support Obama’s pledge to “appoint justices who enforce laws that protect everyday people.”