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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D. Wis., and Tom Harkin, D. Iowa., and Reps. George Miller, D. Calif., and Rosa DeLauro, D. Conn., introduced legislation in March – the Fair Employment Protection Act (S. 2133/H.R. 4227) – in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2013 decision in Vance v. Ball State University,which narrowed protections for employees who face harassment in the workplace.
Categories: Workers' Rights
Monday, March 31, 2014
The Department of Labor (DOL) announced in 2009 that it would review and revise two sets of regulations and goals for women and minorities in apprenticeships and on federal construction projections.
Categories: Workers' Rights
Friday, March 21, 2014
The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights on Friday released data providing a comprehensive look at how all 97,000 public schools in the United States are educating the nation’s children.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing yesterday titled “From Poverty to Opportunity: How a Fair Minimum Wage Will Help Working Families Succeed,” highlighting the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on America’s working families.
Categories: Jobs & Economy
Monday, March 10, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that current public school funding levels in the state are unconstitutional, siding with four school districts and parents of more than 30 children who sued the state for not adequately funding K-12 education.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The Senate blocked the nomination (47-52) on Wednesday of Debo P. Adegbile to serve as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, becoming the first nominee not to get cloture since the Senate changed its filibuster rules in November.
Categories: Civil Rights Enforcement Agencies
Thursday, February 27, 2014
A coalition of civil, human, and media rights groups today released ‘Civil Rights Principles for the Era of Big Data,’ calling on the U.S. government and businesses to respect and promote equal opportunity and equal justice in their development and use of new technologies.
Categories: Media & Technology
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The Campaign for College Opportunity released a report in December titled “The State of Blacks in Higher Education in California: The Persistent Opportunity Gap,” which highlights the enduring disparities between Black students and their White counterparts in California.
Categories: Equal Opportunity
Thursday, February 13, 2014
At an event Tuesday co-sponsored by The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Vera Institute of Justice titled "A Conversation on Criminal Justice: A Call to Action for the Nation," U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, bipartisan members of Congress, and a panel of experts led a discussion on current criminal justice reform opportunities in Congress and strategies for building a sustained national commitment to ending mass incarceration.
Categories: Criminal Justice System