Legal Voice joined the National Women’s Law Center and 65 other women’s rights and economic justice groups in signing a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in support of President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.
While many federal contractors abide by the law, many others cut corners. According to the White House, every year tens of thousands of workers are denied overtime wages, not hired or paid fairly because of their gender or age, or have their health and safety put at risk by corporations contracting with the federal government. This Executive Order helps ensure that federal contractors adhere to basic labor, employment, and civil rights laws, leading to safer, more equitable workplaces.
As organizations focused on eradicating discrimination in the workplace and promoting good jobs for women, we encourage Senator Reid to support the Executive Order and defend against any efforts to undercut it through the legislative process.