Trump's diversity training order faces lawsuit
NEW YORK – Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that prohibits federal agencies, contractors and grant recipients from offering certain diversity training that the president deems “anti-American." The lawsuit argued that Trump's order violates free speech rights and strangles workplace attempts to address systemic race and sex discrimination. The National Urban League and the National Fair Housing Alliance both have federal contracts and plan to apply for future ones. Critics say Trump's order twists President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1965 initiative into vehicle for white grievances. The lawsuit, however, said the wording of the order is overly broad and is already having a chilling effect on diversity training.
Trump administration to sharply limit skilled-worker visas
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday to sharply limit visas for skilled workers from overseas, a move officials said was a priority amid job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump in June issued an order temporarily suspending the H-1B program until the end of the year. The H-1B program was created under President George H.W. There would also be increased workplace inspections and additional oversight of the H-1B program, Cuccinelli said. The U.S. can issue up to 85,000 H-1B visas per year in technology, life sciences, health care and other sectors.
Tourism workers hit hard as virus hikes Georgia unemployment
More than 130,000 restaurant and hotel workers across Georgia lost jobs in March, the state Department of Labor said. “It’s just shut down everything, turned off the whole city,” Primo said. Georgia processed 318,000 new unemployment claims last week, the Department of Labor reported Thursday. While that’s down slightly from the record-smashing previous week, more than 900,000 Georgia workers have filed for unemployment benefits since March 22. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler predicted unemployment claims will soon exceed 1 million.