Labor Rights
Study Finds LGBT Job Applicants Less Likely to Get Interviews

Study Finds LGBT Job Applicants Less Likely to Get Interviews

A study conducted by the Equal Rights Center and Freedom to Work found that people with experience working for an LGBT organization were significantly less likely to get called for an interview than someone with similar experience but for a different type of activist organization.
LGBT Rights Groups Withdraw Support for ENDA Following Hobby Lobby Decision

LGBT Rights Groups Withdraw Support for ENDA Following Hobby Lobby Decision

Several LGBT rights groups have withdrawn their support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), citing increased concerns about the religious exemption included in the bill.
Delaware Law Would Protect Pregnant Employees From Discrimination

Delaware Law Would Protect Pregnant Employees From Discrimination

The Delaware House of Representatives last week followed the Delaware Senate in passing a bill to protect pregnant workers from discrimination. It now goes to Governor Jack Markell.
Supreme Court Will Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

Supreme Court Will Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

The US Supreme Court will decide next term whether the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) requires an employer to provide workplace accommodations to pregnant employees if that employer also provides comparable accommodations to non-pregnant employees who become temporarily unable to perform their jobs without the accommodation.
Supreme Court Ruling May Reduce Power of Unions

Supreme Court Ruling May Reduce Power of Unions

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain public sector employees who benefit from a labor union's representation will no longer have to pay union fees.
President Obama Pledges to Sign Executive Order Protecting Transgender Federal Employees

President Obama Pledges to Sign Executive Order Protecting Transgender Federal Employees

At the White House annual LGBT Pride Month reception Monday night, President Obama reiterated his commitment to sign an executive order protecting transgender federal employees from discrimination.
Mississippi Freedom Summer Focuses On Fighting Voter Suppression

Mississippi Freedom Summer Focuses On Fighting Voter Suppression

Two members of Feminist Majority Foundation’s campus team were in Jackson, Mississippi this past week engaging with social justice groups on the subject of modern-day voter suppression.
New York Women's Equality Act Stalled For A Second Time

New York Women’s Equality Act Stalled For A Second Time

Although the State Senate passed nine planks of the WEA as separate bills, the full act ultimately did not move forward because Senate Republicans opposed a provision that would codify Roe v. Wade.
President Obama Highlights Women’s Economic Agenda at White House Summit

President Obama Highlights Women’s Economic Agenda at White House Summit

Declaring that “when women succeed, America succeeds,” the President highlighted several items on the Women’s Economic Agenda – an agenda promoted by major women’s leadership organizations.
White House Holds Summit on Working Families Today

White House Holds Summit on Working Families Today

Ahead of the Summit, the White House released two reports on working families.
US Labor Secretary Speaks Out In Support of Paid Family Leave

US Labor Secretary Speaks Out In Support of Paid Family Leave

The US Labor Secretary was allowed to skip a Cabinet meeting recently for a more important appointment: his daughter's graduation.
American Apparel CEO Dov Charney Fired Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

American Apparel CEO Dov Charney Fired Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Following sexual misconduct allegations, American Apparel's founder and Chief Operating Officer Dov Charney has been fired.
Trade Association Files Suit Against Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage

Trade Association Files Suit Against Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage

The International Franchise Association (IFA), a DC-based trade association representing corporations like McDonald's, Taco Bell, Dunkin' Donuts, and Dairy Queen, filed the lawsuit alongside five franchise owners who operate their businesses in Seattle.
Walmart Employees Strike Nationwide to Demand Higher Wages

Walmart Employees Strike Nationwide to Demand Higher Wages

The protesters demand that Walmart pay associates at least $25,000 per year and not retaliate against workers who strike.
Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson Fired

Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson Fired

The first woman to lead the New York Times as Executive Editor, Jill Abramson, was abruptly fired from her position last Wednesday. Although the New York Times officially denies the dismissal has to do with her gender or compensation, many feminist sources speculate that her dismissal had to do with her request for compensation equal to...
Minnesota Governor Signs Women's Economic Security Act

Minnesota Governor Signs Women’s Economic Security Act

Minnesota Governor Mike Dayton signed a package of bills into law this weekend aimed at eliminating discrimination against women in the workplace.
Fast Food Workers Will Hold The Largest-Ever Worldwide Day of Action Next Week

Fast Food Workers Will Hold The Largest-Ever Worldwide Day of Action Next Week

Workers will strike in 150 cities around the United States, and protests will be held in thirty other countries, including England, India, and South Africa.
Hawaii Legislators Pass Minimum Wage Increase

Hawaii Legislators Pass Minimum Wage Increase

Hawaii's legislature voted yesterday to increase the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.
On 1st Anniversary of Rana Plaza Collapse, Need for More Change

On 1st Anniversary of Rana Plaza Collapse, Need for More Change

Workers protesting for higher wages, safer conditions, and better treatment, are often met with violence, and the government has had difficulty adhering to new safety regulations.
Florida Supreme Court Recognizes Anti-Discrimination Protections for Pregnant Workers

Florida Supreme Court Recognizes Anti-Discrimination Protections for Pregnant Workers

The 6-1 decision allows Peguy Delva to proceed with her lawsuit against her employer, real estate developer Continental Group.