Topics :: GLBT workers

Book On Gay Steelworkers Prompts Union Changes

Saturday Sep 6, 2014
Anne Balay's "Steel Closets" has won a prestigious prize -- and prompted workplace reforms in a traditionally macho profession.

Biden’s Remarks on LGBT Executive Order Leave White House Dodging

By Justin Snow | Thursday May 8, 2014
Does President Obama agree with Vice President Biden that there would be "no downside" to signing an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from LGBT workplace discrimination?

Lesbian Teacher Fights for Her Job Back

By Matthew S. Bajko | Friday May 2, 2014
When Julia Frost applied for a teaching position with the Hesperia Unified School District, she figured it would be a perfect place to work.

Gay Man Sues America’s Cup

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Apr 5, 2014
A gay former America’s Cup employee is suing operators of the yacht race, claiming he was wrongfully terminated after top officials mocked his sexuality.

Amid House intransigence, Democrats Could Attempt to Force ENDA Vote

By Justin Snow | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
With congressional Democrats seeking to force a vote on immigration reform in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives through the use of a discharge petition, the White House indicated Wednesday its openness to using a similar strategy.

Publix Grocery Store Chain Scores A Zero on Corporate Equality Index

By John McDonald | Wednesday Jan 22, 2014
Is Publix a great company or an out-of-date entity? The supermarket giant, headquartered in Lakeland, Fla., has come under fire for how it treats its LGBT employees.

Honda Still Sees Chance for ENDA

By Matthew S. Bajko | Monday Dec 9, 2013
Despite the House leadership’s refusal to bring it up for a vote, a federal bill banning LGBT workplace discrimination isn’t dead yet in the eyes of a South Bay congressman.

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge Boehner to Allow ENDA Vote

By Justin Snow | Sunday Dec 8, 2013
A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill is urging Speaker John Boehner to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote before the end of the 113th session of Congress.

Study: Non-White, Non-Straight Workers Face Hurdles

By Sasha Razumikhin | Wednesday Dec 4, 2013
Take a pot and throw in some of the ingredients LGBT people of color face. What do you get? One of the most disadvantaged classes of labor in the American economy.

Drafting ENDA’s Battle Plan in the House

By Justin Snow | Friday Nov 8, 2013
Boehner’s opposition is indicative of the uphill battle advocates have always known they would face on ENDA in the House with its current composition.