NAACP Applauds President Obama on Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Executive Order

BALTIMORE, M.D. -- President Barack Obama signed an executive order to improve working conditions for employees of federal contractors, some of whom have gone on strike over what they contend are unfair labor practices by companies doing business with the U.S. government. In response to the executive order, the NAACP released the following statement.

Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President and CEO:
“We applaud President Obama for signing an executive order that requires federal contractors to comply with antidiscrimination laws. This very important and comprehensive executive order will ensure that taxpayers aren’t supporting companies that discriminate, steal wages, or fail to protect the health and safety of their employees. Promoting competition and protecting civil rights in federal contacting is a measure of both our business ethics and democratic values.”

Read President Obama’s Executive Order in its entirety, here. For more information on the impact of this Presidential Executive order, please call Hilary O. Shelton, NAACP Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Policy and Washington Bureau Director: 202-463-2940.


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