Tag Archives: employment

Feds Crack Down On Unpaid Internships

The terrible economy has resulted in huge rise in the number of unpaid internships offered by employers. The Department of Labor says many of these jobs are illegal and has begun a campaign to enforce the regulations that define these positions. “If you’re a for-profit employer or you want to pursue an internship with a for-profit employer, there aren’t going …

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Rep. Jared Polis: ENDA Will Pass In The U.S. House In The Next Few Weeks

Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) tells Karen Ocamb that he believes ENDA will pass in the U.S. House in the next few weeks. We have the votes to pass ENDA in the House and we hope to bring it before the committee I serve on – the Education Labor Committee – within the month – by the end of April. And …

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Tiny Tina Will Be Back On The Job

Earlier this month Florida nurse Ray Fletcho was fired from his nursing job after his employers discovered a 34 year old arrest for hosting a wet jockey shorts contest as his drag alter-ego Tiny Tina. Fletcho had not advised his bosses about the “lewd behavior” charge because he had only paid a small fine in 1976. This week the Florida …

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GetEQUAL To Sit-In At Pelosi’s Offices

Members of new activist group GetEQUAL is preparing to sit-in today at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s offices in San Francisco and DC. Follow on Twitter at #GetENDA and #GetEqual.

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Trans Panic! At The Disco

Good As You points out the latest bit of transphobery from the Tradition Values Coalition. President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats are quietly rushing through legislation (H.R. 3017 & S. 1584) that would actually bring cross-dressing teachers into your child’s classroom. Under the so-called, Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), your children will be trapped in classes taught by drag queens and …

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The Feds Pay Better

According to a lengthy list published by USA Today, the federal government pays better than the private sector in 8 out of 10 job categories. Hit the link for the rest of the alphabetical list.

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Virginia To Delete LGBT Employment Protections From State Universities

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s campaign to make sure that every LGBT person can be fired for being gay is expanding to his state’s public universities. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II has asked the state’s public colleges and universities to rescind policies that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, arguing in a letter sent to each school Thursday …

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Help Send Someone To ENDA Lobby Day

The Bilerico Project and PFLAG are teaming up to send people who’ve been fired for being gay to an important ENDA Lobby Day in Washington DC on March 16th. Via Dr. Jillian T. Weiss at Bilerico: It is particularly important to ENDA that people attend from the eight states in which Senators are on the fence. If you live in …

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Florida Nurse Fired Over Decades Old Nightclub Drag Act

A nurse in Florida has been fired and told he can no longer work in his profession because his employers discovered that he was busted for “promoting a lewd performance.” That horrific act? Working as the drag queen emcee of a wet jockey shorts contest 34 years ago. From South Florida Gay News: For the past 15 years, Ray Fetcho …

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Life Expectancy At Retirement

(Via – The Economist)

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Defense Contractor Urged To Reject Virginia Location Over LGBT Rights Slash

By executive order, last week Virginia Gov. Bob McConnell excluded LGBT residents from state employment protections. In return, gay rights groups are now lobbying defense contractor Northrop Grumman to reject Virginia as the location for its new national headquarters. One Maryland politician is leaping to take advantage of his state’s new recognition of same-sex marriages. In a letter sent Thursday …

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How You Get To Work

(Via – Second Avenue Sagas)

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More Crazy From The Whole Foods CEO

We already know that Whole Foods CEO John Mackey thinks that global warming is a hoax and that Americans have no inherent right to health care. The latest bit of crazy from crazy Mackey’s crazy mind is a new employee discount policy. If you have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and a lower BMI (Body Mass Index), you get a …

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Male-On-Male Sexual Harassment Rises

According to a Newsweek report, reported incidences of workplace male-on-male sexual harassment are on the rise. The story notes that most of the cases don’t arise from flirting gone too far, but from actions meant to sexually humiliate the victim. The EEOC tracks the number of men and women who file claims with the agency, but doesn’t always keep track …

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NY Gov. Paterson Bans Anti-Trans Discrimination In State Agencies

This morning NY Gov. David Paterson appeared at the NYC LGBT Community Center to sign an executive order banning discrimination against transgender citizens in all state agencies. This order affects public employees only as New York is not one of the 12 states with full transgender protections. The NGLTF thanks our always supportive governor: “New York and the rest of …

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Inclusive ENDA Hearings Begin

Yesterday the first ever transgender-inclusive ENDA hearings began before the U.S. Senate. Restrooms and religion arose as the only objections today during the U.S. Senate’s first hearing on the inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). And the testimony from the Obama administration struck an unusually ironic note just two days after Maine voters rejected an equal marriage law there. The 2009 …

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Boston: Fired Brookstone Manager Claims Religious Discrimination Over His Anti-Gay Workplace Comments

Anti-gay hate group MassResistance is championing the case of a Boston airport Brookstone manager who was fired for telling a lesbian co-worker to stop discussing her upcoming marriage while at work. Brookstone’s termination letter to Peter Vadala told him his actions constituted harassment. Below, Vadala pleads his case, which has been picked up by Free Republic, World Net Daily, and …

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Sarah Palin Joins LinkedIn

Is Sarah Palin really looking for work? Or did she post her resume on LinkedIn just out of boredom? Sarah Palin has joined LinkedIn. And guess what? She’s interested in “job inquiries.” The former Alaska governor has posted her resume on the professional social-networking web site LinkedIn. The service boasts over 45 million users who connect and refer colleagues. Instead …

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Barney Frank At ENDA Hearings

Barney Frank spoke as bluntly as always at yesterday’s House ENDA hearings. Watch this. Good As You has many more clips.

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London Police Invite Gay Cops To Join Detail To Protect Royal Family

London’s Metropolitan Police are seeking LGBT applicants to join a special detail that protects the royal family. Advertised internally, the positions are available to current armed officers, and involve residential protection in London, Windsor and Scotland for the SO14 branch. The listing states that the groups specified are currently under represented. The advert has sparked criticism from numerous quarters. John …

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