Trump Pulls Back Obama-Era Protections for Women Workers

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President Trump, flanked by Representatives Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, left, and Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, signs a series of bills in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on March 27. Stephen Crowley / New York Times via Redux Pictures

Reprinted from NBC News by Mary Emily O’Hara on April 3, 2018.

With little notice, President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order that advocates say rolls back hard-fought victories for women in the workplace.

Tuesday’s “Equal Pay Day” — which highlights the wage disparity between men and women — is the perfect time to draw more attention to the president’s action, activists say.

On March 27, Trump revoked the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order then-President Barack Obama put in place to ensure that companies with federal contracts comply with 14 labor and civil rights laws. The Fair Pay order was put in place after a 2010 Government Accountability Office investigation showed that companies with rampant violations were being awarded millions in federal contracts. …

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