June 27, 1991 |
Lynn Martin Rebuffed: The Communications Workers of America scrapped an appearance in San Francisco by Labor Secretary Lynn Martin because the Bush Administration is opposed to a bill that outlaws permanent strikebreakers. About 3,000 delegates of the 650,000-member union gave a rousing ovation when one suggested that they all walk off the floor when Martin showed up to give a speech.
October 17, 1991 |
The AFL-CIO is not inviting Lynn Martin to its convention in Detroit next month, marking the first time in nearly a decade that a labor secretary has been spurned by the organization. The 14.2-million-member organization's decision to shun Martin points up the animosity between unions and the Bush Administration, which have frequently been at odds over issues that affect working Americans.
August 9, 1991 |
Labor Secretary Lynn Martin outlined this four-point program 'to dismantle, to remove and to shatter' the so-called 'glass ceiling' that bars women and minorities from advancing up the corporate ladder: Further reviews of working conditions and hiring practices such as those conducted by the Labor Department at nine U.S. firms. An internal effort to educate Labor Department officials on the glass-ceiling issue.
February 23, 1991 |
Illinois Republican Lynn Martin was sworn in Friday as labor secretary, and President Bush said she would become "a powerful force for good" in the American workplace. "I know that Lynn Martin is also committed to reaching out to America's workers," Bush told hundreds of Labor Department officials and Republicans who turned out for the ceremony. Martin, 51, a former congresswoman from Rockford, Ill., promised to do "the best job I know how."
May 15, 1996 |
Facing government and private lawsuits alleging hundreds of incidents of sexual harassment, Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America announced Tuesday that former U.S. Secretary of Labor Lynn Martin has been hired to review workplace environment issues at the company's Normal, Ill., factory. But the company gave no indication that it will try to settle charges brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or three private lawsuits brought by a total of 30 women employed at the plant.
August 12, 1992 |
Labor Secretary Lynn Martin conceded Tuesday that little has changed since she vowed a year ago to help women and minorities land America's top corporate jobs. "We continue to find a general absence of minorities and women at the highest levels in the corporate work force, in the developmental programs and in the credential-building assignments," she said at a news conference to release "Pipelines of Progress: A Status Report on the Glass Ceiling."