ENDA Introduction Tomorrow; Corporations Agree Fairness is Good Business
June 23, 2009
As we reported last week, tomorrow the Employment Non-Discrimination Act will be introduced in the U.S. House by a bipartisan group of Representatives. At the press conference will be Rep. Barney Frank, joined by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Rep. George Miller, Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Rep. Jared Polis, Rep. Rob Andrews, Rep. Mike Castle, Rep. Todd Platts, Rep. Leonard Lance, and others. Also participating will be representatives of the Human Rights Campaign, the AFL-CIO, and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. Corporate America is joining the chorus of support for this common sense legislation and a number of business have joined the Business Coalition for Workplace Fairness to work toward passage of ENDA. The majority of United States businesses have already started addressing workplace fairness for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. But we need a federal standard that treats all employees the same way. The Business Coalition for Workplace Fairness is a group of leading U.S. employers that support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a federal bill that would provide the same basic protections that are already afforded to workers across the country. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees are not protected under federal law from being fired, refused work or otherwise discriminated against. ENDA would do just that. A slide presentation on the business case for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and a list of leading employers and small businesses that support workplace fairness and the passage of ENDA follow the jump... Leading employers that support workplace fairness and the passage of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act: Accenture Ltd. New York, NY Alberto – Culver Co. Melrose Park, IL AMR Corp. (American Airlines) Fort Worth, TX Bank of America Corp. Charlotte, NC Bausch & Lomb Inc. Rochester, NY Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. Ridgefield, CT BP America Inc. Warrenville, IL Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. New York, NY Capital One Financial Corp. McLean, VA Charles Schwab & Co. San Francisco, CA Chevron Corp. San Ramon, CA Chubb Corp. Warren, NJ Cisco Systems Inc. San Jose, CA Citigroup New York, NY Clear Channel Communications Inc. San Antonio, TX Coca-Cola Co. Atlanta, GA Coors Brewing Co. Golden, CO Corning Inc. Corning, NY Deutsche Bank New York, NY Diageo North America Norwalk, CT Dow Chemical Co. Midland, MI Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester, NY Electronic Arts Inc. Redwood City, CA EMC Corp. Hopkinton, MA Ernst & Young LLP New York, NY Gap Inc. San Francisco, CA General Mills Inc. Minneapolis, MN General Motors Corp. Detroit, MI GlaxoSmithKline Philadelphia, PA Goldman Sachs Group Inc. New York, NY Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. Las Vegas, NV Herman Miller Inc. Zeeland, MI Hewlett-Packard Co. Palo Alto, CA Hospira Inc. Lake Forest, IL HSBC – North America Prospect Heights, IL Integrity Staffing Solutions Inc. Wilmington, DE J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. New York, NY Kaiser Permanente Oakland, CA KPMG LLP New York, NY Levi Strauss & Co. San Francisco, CA Marriott International Inc. Bethesda, MD Merck & Co. Inc. Whitehouse Station, NJ Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. New York, NY Microsoft Corp. Redmond, WA Morgan Stanley New York, NY Nationwide Columbus, OH NCR Corp. Dayton, OH Nike Inc. Beaverton, OR Pfizer Inc. New York, NY QUALCOMM Inc. San Diego, CA RBC Dain Rauscher Inc. Minneapolis, MN Replacements Ltd. McLeansville, NC Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP Minneapolis, MN Ryder System Inc. Miami, FL Sun Microsystems Inc. Santa Clara, CA Time Warner Inc. New York, NY Travelers Companies Inc. St. Paul, MN Washington Mutual Inc. Seattle, WA Xerox Corp. Stamford, CT Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Small employers that support workplace fairness and the passage of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act: Ability Market Morristown, NJ All Pro Home Inspections San Diego, CA ALT Services Inc. Plano, TX Americas Trade & Supply Co. Miami, FL August eTech LLC Hamilton Square, NJ BancForce Financial Staffing San Diego, CA Calvert Group Ltd. Bethesda, MD Classic Doors and Shutters Inc. Memphis, TN Cooney, Daniel Fine Art New York, NY Corner Office Consultants Tucker, GA David W. Cropper Insurance Agency LLC Alexandria, VA Delucchi Plus LLC Washington, DC Emilio Robba Boutique Coral Gables, FL Environmental Waste Solutions Inc. Media, PA Fair Measures Inc. Santa Cruz, CA Floordesigns Inc. San Francisco, CA Four Star Cargo Inc. Miami, FL Frontline Data Group Vienna, VA Funny Boy Films LLC Los Angeles, CA Galerie Hebron, KY Greater San Diego Business Association San Diego, CA Green Ink Communications Voluntown, CT Hanlon Brown Design Inc. Portland, OR Instant Signs of Santee Santee, CA Intersource Inc. Minneapolis, MN Jennifer Brown Consulting LLC New York, NY Kell Consulting LLC Louisville, KY Leverage Technologies Inc. Brecksville, OH Masters Realtors Inc. Dallas, TX McCown & Evans LLP San Francisco, CA Merge Media Group Gp LLC Dallas, TX Michael Chamness Co. Montpelier, ND Michael Toomey Pa Miami, FL Mirage Images Inc. Chattanooga, TN On-Site Productions Inc. Alexandria, VA Osmosis Medialab Inc. New York, NY P2p Staffing Corp. Coral Springs, FL PinnaclePay Merchant Services Inc. Lawrenceville, GA Prime Access Inc. New York, NY Production Solutions Inc. Vienna, VA Project Designworks San Diego, CA Pulse Communication Inc. New York, NY Quorum St. Paul, MN Route 7 Productions Inc. Miami Beach, FL RSF Execare Rancho Santa Fe, CA Scoji Enterprises LLC Natchitoches, LA Scotwork, NA, Inc. Parsippany, NJ Sky’s The Limit Consulting Inc. Estero, FL Smart Women Co. St. Paul, MN SQN Communications Design Inc. Vienna, VA Stanley Sumner LLC Miami Shores, FL Trillium Asset Management Boston, MA Unique Impressions Phoenix, AR Walden Asset Management Boston, MA Westlake Drug Inc. Kalamazoo, MI Witeck-Combs Communications Inc. Washington, DC Zebra Printing & Graphic Inc. Dallas, TX HRC is proud to partner with NGLCC in obtaining small business support for ENDA.