Labor News

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Unions celebrate LGBTQ progress, say challenges remain

To become more inclusive, to increase efforts to protect transgender workers and to fight for state laws that prevent employers from firing workers for their sexual orientation or gender expression.

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Today in labor history: Title IX enacted

Title IX prohibits federally funded educational institutions from discriminating against students or employees based on sex.

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New York City settles suit by minority firemen

A settlement has been reached in a discrimination suit filed by the Vulcan Society and the city over the use of racially based civil service tests that favored white applicants.

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Lawmakers unveil bill to hold employers responsible for supervisors’ sexual harassment

A coalition of congressional Democrats introduced legislation to hold employers responsible for their lower-level supervisors' sexual harassment of workers.

Supreme Court tackles "who is a supervisor?"

Supervisors, as agents of firms, must not discriminate or harass - or stop it when it occurs.

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Unions take aim at discrimination against Latinas

"For Latinas, the pathway to social and economic advancement is lined with hurdles," says the 134-page Trabajadoras: Challenges and Conditions of Latina Workers in the United States.

Panel pushes end to secrecy on women's pay

Rampant secrecy about pay, often written into employers' rules and "employee handbooks," helps fuel pay discrimination against women on the job, a panel of equal pay advocates says.

Asian Americans tackle job discrimination

Job discrimination is on the rise for Asian Americans, one of the fastest-growing minority group in the U.S., and now number 15 million nationwide.

Union workers file discrimination charge against hotel

Members of Unite HERE Local 450 at the Wyndham Suites Hotel here filed discrimination and union busting charges against the hotel after 90 workers were fired Dec. 4.

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