Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell urges people to wear masks: 'There's no stigma' Frustration builds in key committee ahead of Graham subpoena vote Lack of child care poses major hurdle as businesses reopen MORE (R-Ky.) has insisted that any coronavirus relief legislation with aid for state and local governments must also include a liability shield for employers, a stance backed by the White House and business groups but vehemently opposed by unions. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 workplace complaints surge; unions rip administration
First-time applications for unemployment aid, although still high by historical standards, have now fallen for eight straight weeks. Additionally, 1.2 million Americans applied last week under a new program for self-employed and gig workers, who are eligible for jobless aid for the first time. … [Read more...] about U.S. Coronavirus Blog: WHO Cut Off; Bubble-Like Workplaces
GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis said that the win was a message to bisexual youth “that there is no ceiling they can’t shatter.” Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez, who came out as bisexual in 2016, was similarly jubilant, as were a wide array of LGBT and bi-specific organizations. All were aware of how tough it is to set this precedent as an out bisexual candidate. … [Read more...] about Kyrsten Sinema’s Election Win in Arizona Is a Big, Bisexual Leap Forward
In 2011 we saw the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell”—a policy that essentially sanctioned workplace discrimination against gay service members. If the U.S. military, the largest employer in the United States, has acknowledged the need to end discrimination against gay and lesbian employees, surely it is time for the rest of the country to do the same. … [Read more...] about Employee Non-Discrimination Act Must Be Passed
And when then-candidate Trump held up a rainbow flag on stage (upside down) at a campaign event last November—a moment that Trump supporters frequently cite as proof of his support for LGBT people—spokesman Jason Miller told the Washington Times that “[Trump] will protect all Americans from the radical Islamic extremists who perpetuate hate and violence around the world, unlike Hillary Clinton who dangerously plans for open borders.” … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump’s White House Really Safeguard LGBT Rights?