Topics in the News: MeToo

Mike Bloomberg on MeToo: (Corporations Feb 26, 2020)
End forced arbitration, like I do in my companies

Q: Would you support a bill seeking to end forced arbitration of all employment disputes in the workplace?

BLOOMBERG: Yes. I can tell you, in my company, we do not force arbitration, period. We have never done it, certainly not going to start it. And I think that should be the standard for the entire country. If we did it, maybe some other big companies will do it, and maybe we can start a national trend, because I think the conduct that the #MeToo movement has exposed is really outrageous.

Click for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.   Source: CNN S.C. Town Hall on eve of 2020 primary

Mike Bloomberg on MeToo: (Families & Children Feb 19, 2020)
I support the #MeToo movement; my employees are happy

Q: Several former employees have claimed that your company was a hostile workplace for women. When you were confronted about it, you admitted making sexually suggestive remarks, saying "That's the way I grew up." In a lawsuit in the 1990s, one former female employee alleged that you said, "I would do you in a second." Should Democrats expect better from their nominee?

BLOOMBERG: I have no tolerance for the kind of behavior that the "Me, Too" movement has exposed. And anybody that does anything wrong in our company, we investigate it, and if it's appropriate, they're gone that day. In my foundation, the person that runs it's a woman, 70% of the people there are women. In my company, lots and lots of women have big responsibilities. They get paid exactly the same as men. And in City Hall, my deputy mayor was a woman, and 40% of our commissioners were women. Two weeks ago we were voted the second best place to work in America. That says something about our employees and how happy they are.

Click for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.   Source: MSNBC's 9th Democrat primary debate, in Las Vegas

Joe Biden on MeToo: (Families & Children Nov 20, 2019)
MeToo: Change the culture of how women are treated

Q: The "Me, Too" movement has forced a cultural reckoning around the issue of sexual violence and harassment against women. Are there specific actions you would take to address this problem?

BIDEN: The first thing I would do is make sure we pass the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization. I wrote the original act. We have to fundamentally change the culture of how women are treated. It's everyone's responsibility.

Click for Joe Biden on other issues.   Source: November Democratic primary debate in Atlanta

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