The President is on a Pro-Labor ROLL!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Just two weeks ago the President signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, which has been called "the most important workers’ rights reform of the past 20 years." The order requires companies worth more than $500,000 to make previous labor law violations public. Secondly,  the order makes sure that contracts worth more than $1 million can no longer force their employees into arbitration to settle accusations of workplace discrimination.

Obama Is on a Pro-Labor Roll - Slate

The pro-worker E.O. is a great step in reforming the federal contracting system, but low-wage working women want a voice at the table to negotiate on behalf of themselves and their families. Female workers at the bottom of the income scale need to support their families, they need paid sick days, paid maternity leave, decent healthcare, etc. That's why female activists are fighting back against employers that don't allow workers to have a voice.

Moms against Walmart - Al Jazeera

The President's action against labor law violators is important and not just to American taxpayers. This recent E.O. shows another way the President is leading by example to ensure the federal government isn't contracting with lawbreakers while highlighting, combating the rampant wage theft that is happening across the country. In a recent lawsuit surrounding wage theft, Jimmy John's has been accused of systemic wage theft. The lawsuit claims that Jimmy John's forced workers to regularly work off the clock.

Jimmy John's Accused Of 'Systematic Wage Theft' - Huffington Post







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