by Jim Thompson
President Barack Obama announced executive action Friday that requires companies with 100 employees or more to report to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission how much they pay their employees broken down by race, gender and ethnicity, reports Bourree Lam at The Atlantic. This new rule “will help to root out discrimination and reduce the gender pay gap—which, according to the White House, leaves women in full-time jobs earning 79 cents for every dollar a man earns.”
In a surprising turn of events, a grand jury in Harris County, Texas, empaneled to investigate criminal wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood, announced indictments against the anti-abortion activists who falsified documents to conduct a series of sting videos against the medical services provider, Dahlia Lithwick writes in Slate.
Nic Cavell at Wired urges voters and politicians to resolve the issues of gerrymandering in American politics.
Thursday, after years of increasing class sizes, pay cuts, deteriorating school conditions and emergency managers, several teachers in Detroit filed a lawsuit against the school district, says Kristina Rizga in Mother Jones.