Tag Archives: employment

Family Research Council Launches Last Minute Attack On ENDA

The Family Research Council has launched an all-out campaign against the coming ENDA vote, assembling a cavalcade of haters for an anti-gay DVD they’re pitching to their followers for $14.99. Here’s the trailer.

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Roll Call Publishes Anti-ENDA Column By Leader Of Anti-Gay Hate Group

Bilerico’s Jillian Weiss alerts us that Roll Call, the respected DC journal of Capitol Hill goings-on, has published a vile anti-ENDA column by Andrea Lafferty of the SPLC-certified hate group, the Traditional Values Coalition. Rather than mentioning that ENDA would protect millions of gays and lesbians from employment discrimination, Lafferty focuses on the haters’ favorite target, trans folk. In 2008, …

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Barney Frank: ENDA Committee Vote Coming In Next Two Weeks

This weekend Barney Frank told attendees at a Victory Fund event that ENDA will be passed out of committee and submitted for a full House vote within the next two weeks. Frank, speaking to Metro Weekly after his appearance at the Victory Fund’s annual Champagne Brunch, said the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) – currently in the House Education and Labor …

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16 Senate Dems Uncommitted On ENDA

The long overdue vote on ENDA does appear to be coming, but support is lacking in the Senate where 16 Democrats have not signed on as co-sponsors. DC Agenda reports: As of this week, there were 45 Senate co-sponsors of ENDA, along with chief sponsor Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), bringing the total committed votes to 46. Of the 46, 42 …

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Photo Of The Day – Office Politics

Dealmaker provides the above photo of how one tech analyst at Credit Suisse handled a conflict with a banker in the next cubicle. Commenters at the link are especially tickled by the Jolly Roger. (Via – Gothamist)

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Houston Pastors Want Mayor Annise Parker’s Non-Bias Order Rescinded

Last month openly lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker issued a sweeping non-bias order granting employment protections to LGBT workers “at every level of municipal government.” Predictably, the city’s Christianists are screaming about men in dresses. “Forcing women in particular using city facilities to be subjected to cross-dressing men invading their privacy is beyond the pale and offensive to every standard …

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World Net Daily Lies About ENDA

The nation’s most widely read conservative/Christian site issued yet another of its classic lies today, claiming in a headline that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act requires employers to hire gays. The site makes no substantiation of the claim in their story. Now that the health-care fight has proven House Democrats can muscle through legislation without a drop of bipartisan support, plans …

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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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