Tag Archives: employment

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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ENDA Reintroduced In House

The doomed-from-the-start 2011 edition of ENDA was introduced yesterday by Rep. Barney Frank. Chris Geidner reports at Metro Weekly: At the end of the 111th Congress, 203 members of the 435-member body had joined Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) in co-sponsoring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The jobs protection bill, though only 14 members away from having a majority of the House …

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NASHVILLE: City Council Passes Bill Banning Businesses That Discriminate

If your company discriminates against its LGBT employees, Nashville will no longer do business with you. Councilman Jamie Hollin, a sponsor of the bill, said after the vote that Metro had “sent a clear signal all around the world” that people of all kinds are welcome to work in Nashville. Advocates of gay rights agreed. “If you’re willing to work …

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ILLINOIS: Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Anti-Gay Walmart Employee

The Seventh Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s ruling against an Illinois woman who sued Wal-Mart for religious discrimination. According to the woman, she has a God-given right to scream anti-gay epithets at her coworkers. Gay City News reports: According to the unsigned ruling, Tanisha Matthews, who describes herself as an Apostolic Christian, worked as an overnight stocker …

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HomoQuotable – B. Daniel Blatt

“Americans know that advancing employees by merit is what ‘wins’ for business. And that is why most employers don’t discriminate against gay people. Once again, government shouldn’t be telling entrepreneurs how to run their enterprises. They don’t need a nanny state to tell them as much. If a company discriminates against quality gay people, it will suffer in the marketplace, …

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HomoQuotable – Tobias Wolff

“The attempt by the Republican party to overreach following last November’s elections and cripple the ability of workers to organize — and, incredibly, to roll back protections like child labor laws, as in Maine, where Republicans are seeking to create a rotating, vulnerable and underpaid workforce that will further disempower low-wage household earners — has generated a backlash unlike anything …

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Quote Of The Day – Brian Brown

“The gay movement’s tactics smell more and more like Joe McCarthy than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hounding people and going after their livelihoods, because they express a view held by numerous mainstream Christians is mean, intolerant, and unacceptable to most Americans. We call on Joe Solomonese, Evan Wolfson and other mainstream gay marriage groups to call off their dogs, …

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Sen. Rand Paul: Public Workers Don’t Contribute To Their Pensions

That will come as a shock to public workers.

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Family Research Council: ENDA Is An Attack On Christians And Constitution

The 2011 version of ENDA doesn’t have the remotest chance of passage and the Family Research Council knows it. Nevertheless, they have relaunched their campaign declaring that granting LGBT people to right to keep their jobs is nothing short of all-out assault on Christianity and the U.S. Constitution. And as an example of the coming ENDA-generated avalanche of anti-Christian discrimination, …

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New EEOC Regs: HIV Is A Disability

Poz.com reports: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency responsible for enforcing laws against workplace discrimination, has released the final revised version of its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations, according to an EEOC statement. The EEOC’s new regulations clarify that impairments of major bodily functions-such as being HIV positive-qualify as disabilities under the law. The revisions …

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ENDA To Be Reintroduced In House

Rep. Barney Frank will reintroduce the trans-inclusive version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) this week. Metro Weekly’s Chris Geidner reports that even Frank has no illusions about the bill’s chances. Although the bill is not expected to move forward in the House under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Frank, talking with Metro Weekly on Sunday, March 27, …

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UTAH: Gay Rights Come To Ogden

Yesterday the city council of Ogden, Utah voted unanimously to approve an ordinance banning housing and employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Last week Ogden’s mayor had vowed to veto an earlier 4-3 vote, but Pride In Utah reports that three of the city council members moved the tally to a veto-proof 7-0 after intense …

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Press Release Of The Day

“I am equally committed to the full and meaningful implementation of Equal Employment Opportunity policies for all HHS employees and applicants. My goal is to create an environment within HHS, free of discrimination, where all employees may work without fear of reprisal or discriminatory harassment; where qualified employees and applicants with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations; and where all employees are …

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WISCONSIN: Republicans Break Law To Strip Collective Bargaining Rights

Things begin to go nuts at 2:30.

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