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House Must Act Now For American Low-Income Families

Monday, September 30, 2013

In light of the looming government shutdown, civil rights groups are urging the House of Representatives to take action today to pass H.J. Res. 59 – the Continuing Appropriations Resolution for fiscal year 2014 – passed by the Senate on Friday, and to oppose any amendments to the current language. In a letter sent on … Read More

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Census Data Highlight Devastating Impact of SNAP Cuts

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

By Tatyana Walker, a Fall 2013 Intern As Congress considers deep cuts to the safety net, data released by the Census Bureau last week show that 46.5 million people are still living in poverty and job creation has not been enough to increase average household incomes. More than a quarter of Black and Hispanic Americans … Read More

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Supreme Court’s Decisions in Employment Cases Make it Harder to Fight Workplace Discrimination

Friday, June 28, 2013

This week, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in two cases, Vance v. Ball State University and University of Texas Southwest Medical Center v. Nassar, dealing heavy blows to federal protections from employment discrimination.  The Court’s 5-4 decision in Vance limited employment discrimination claims by ruling that an employer is not liable for harassment that an … Read More

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At Confirmation Hearing, Labor Secretary Nominee Tom Perez Says Top Priority Will Be Jobs, Training

Thursday, April 18, 2013

During a confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today, Tom Perez made clear that his top priority as U.S. Secretary of Labor would be working with all sides in helping American workers obtain the training and support they need to win good jobs in the U.S. economy. “The Department … Read More

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