President Trump has nominated Eugene Scalia, a labor lawyer with a long history of representing corporations against the interests of their employees, to be the next Labor Secretary. Scalia’s demonstrated hostility toward basic workers’ rights poses an alarming threat to American families. Scalia has opposed workplace protections for decades, beginning in the 1990s, when he campaigned against a rule requiring workplaces to warn their employees about repetitive stress injuries. Scalia has likewise spent his legal career representing large companies in their efforts to weaken workplace benefits and protections for their employees.
Delayed paychecks and reductions in government services are much more than just an inconvenience for many Americans. A Better Balance urges lawmakers to consider these effects and act responsibly to prevent any further harm to these vulnerable groups.
The record-breaking wave of women running for office this election season and the soaring voter turnout made a difference. Last night's election results indicate many opportunities and of course some ongoing challenges to advancing the rights of women and all caregivers across the country.
We are deeply concerned by President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh’s appointment could have profound implications for the rights of women, low-wage workers, and other vulnerable groups.
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down three 5-4 decisions with terrible consequences for workers, women, and immigrants. A Better Balance unites in solidarity with all those affected. And we are as resolved as ever to fight for justice for all vulnerable groups.
The Supreme Court may be willing to put workers interests second to business interests but we most certainly are not. We will continue to fight for fairness and safety in the workplace and to enforce workers’ rights across the country. If you or anyone you know is facing discrimination in the workplace, please call our free, confidential legal hotline. In these uncertain times, we are here to help.
On March 23, the White House issued a memorandum signaling its intent to move forward with the transgender military ban announced by the Trump administration last year, despite court rulings.
In addition to the clear impact that HHS’s new enforcement priorities will have on women seeking reproductive healthcare, they will almost certainly invite religious and “conscience”-based discrimination against LGBTQ patients.
The court believes the Trump administration’s transgender military ban most likely violates the U.S. Constitution. We extend our congratulations to our friends at NCLR and GLAD and their clients, and we are optimistic that justice will prevail for transgender individuals currently serving and hoping to serve in the U.S. military.
This latest assault on healthcare not only stands to destabilize the insurance marketplaces that so many workers and their families rely on, but also makes it harder for states to set their own health insurance standards to ensure strong coverage for their residents.