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President Obama signs Executive Order to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers

February 12, 2014

twitterpicwhitehouseToday, President Obama signed an Executive Order to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10.

Statement by Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund:

At a time when many people (including a disproportionately high number of LGBT people) and their families face poverty, we are pleased that the President is signing today’s executive order to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers. But to further help LGBT individuals and families, the President also needs to sign an executive order that bans discrimination against the same contract workers who are LGBT. Congress must pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and legislation to raise the minimum wage but the President must act when the American people want this change and Congress flatly refuses to do so.

You can click here to urge President Obama to sign the executive order banning discrimination against LGBT federal contract workers.

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  1. Mary permalink
    February 13, 2014 9:49 am

    This is all well and good but what about those say contractors who are older and work delivering the newspapers we all love to read a number of them do not have any other jobs and they get paid way below poverty line. Just like the wait staff in restaurants they are supposed to make enough from tips to live off because they get paid less than min wage and it is legal.

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