Tag Archives: employment

Wal-Mart Adds Trans Protections

The Human Rights Campaign offers muffled applause. “What matters in the workplace is how you do your job, not your gender identity or sexual orientation,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “As the nation’s largest private employer, Wal-Mart shows that doing the right thing is also good for business. We urge them to continue to move forward by ensuring all of …

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Bloomberg: Riots Could Come To NYC Too

Yesterday Mayor Michael Bloomberg predicted that riots like those recently seen in Europe could sweep New York City if the economic climate doesn’t improve. As it emerged the number of people applying for unemployment benefits in the U.S. jumped last week to the highest level in three months, the Mayor spoke out, insisting that if nothing is done Americans will …

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The World’s Largest Employers

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Obama’s Job Speech In 35 Seconds

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REWIND: Obama’s Job Speech

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Found On Craigslist M4M

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NH GOP Dumps State Minimum Wage

Saying that the minimum wage kills jobs, yesterday New Hampshire’s Tea Party-dominated legislature abolished the state’s rules on the issue. As is so often the case, however, it was a meaningless move. The change takes effect Sunday, but it will have no consequence for employers or employees because New Hampshire’s minimum wage was the same as the federal wage, which …

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BROOKLYN: Lesbian Sues For Sexual Harassment, Boss Says She’s Too Ugly

Openly lesbian real estate worker Priscilla Agosto, 23, is suing her former employer for sexual harassment, saying she’d been physically and verbally humiliated by her coworkers. Agosto’s boss responded to the suit by claiming that she is “too ugly” for anybody to have bothered her. Priscilla Agosto ran a gauntlet of sexual humiliation – verbal and physical – in her …

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NEW YORK: Hate Group Predicts Numerous Employment Lawsuits

“I believe that at that point, there will be many more people who will realize, whether it’s a limo driver, a caterer, a D.J., photographer, town clerks or justices, they will come face-to-face with the fact that they’ve got to choose between their faith or supporting their families. So I think we’ll be looking at a lot of religious freedom …

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What Have Unions Done For Us?

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AFA To Corporations: Don’t Hire Gays

In an interview with hate group head Linda Harvey, the American Family Association’s Gary Glenn said that corporations should not hire any homosexuals. Right Wing Watch has the quote. What ridiculous folly to suggest that only those individuals who engage in homosexual behavior given all of its severe medical consequences constitute the best and the brightest. It’s not really bright …

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Frothy Mix Called Out On Jobs Statistics

“You can’t go out on a national campaign with this kind of math, Senator!

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Upstate NY Town Clerk: Jeebus Won’t Let Me Issue Homo Marriage Licenses

Aaaand here come the pious town clerks. Barbara MacEwen, the town clerk in upstate Volney who is responsible for signing marriage licenses in the town, said she’s morally opposed to same-sex weddings and does not intend to affix her signature to any marriage documents for gay or lesbian couples. “If there’s any possible way to not do it, legally, then …

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Family Research Council: ENDA Is A Form Of Economic Terrorism

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One Million Americans Apply For McJobs

Over one million applicants turned out for McDonald’s highly-publicized hiring spree last week. McDonald’s Corp, the world’s biggest restaurant chain, said it hired 24 percent more people than planned during an employment event this month. McDonald’s and its franchisees hired 62,000 people in the U.S. after receiving more than one million applications, the Oak Brook, Illinois-based company said today in …

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Department Of Labor Announces New Regs Protecting Transgender Employees

Newly issued Department of Labor regulations have added gender identity to the class of employment protections. Via press release: The U.S. Department of Labor today announced its full commitment to implementing equal employment opportunity policies for all department employees and applicants. The policies ensure equal protections for all employees and applicants regardless of race; color; religion; national origin; sex, including …

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ENDA Reintroduced In U.S. Senate

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act will be reintroduced in the Senate today. U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Mark Kirk, R-Ill., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, announced that they introduced the fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit most employers across the country from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers. The bill, known as ENDA, would make …

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HAWAII: Trans Rights Bill Passes Senate

By a vote of 22-2, Hawaii’s state Senate has approved a bill banning employment discrimination against transgender residents. The bill has already passed in the state House. Discrimination against transgender individuals is already illegal in Hawaii for housing, public accommodations and employment, but the ban on employment discrimination has only been established by rulings of the Civil Rights Commission and …

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PhoboQuotable – Richard Land

“So a six-foot guy who shaves every day can come in wearing a dress, high heels, and earrings and tell his employer that he’s really a woman and he wants to use the women’s bathroom facilities, and there’s nothing the employer can do to stop him if he wants to do business in Metro. Clearly the Metro Council members, a …

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Target Issues Gay-Positive Message

A little damage control from Target: “Whether we’re gay, straight, or identify any other way…we love whoever it is we love.”(Tipped by JMG reader Donald) RELATED: Target has lost its lawsuit against the gay group it was trying to stop from collecting marriage equality petitions outside its San Diego stores. Judge Barton said Target and its powerful law firm of …

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