The measure passed unanimously by a voice vote after garnering overwhelming bipartisan support in the House earlier this week. The bill now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law.
Under the legislation, employers would be prohibited from forcing workers to settle sexual misconduct claims in closed-door arbitration venues that often favor alleged perpetrators. Employees instead would be able to file suit in court with their own legal representation.
Tania Tetlow, a former law professor and the current president of Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit school in Louisiana, will be installed as the new president on July 1 when the Rev. Joseph M. McShane steps down after 19 years.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston said its next president will be Susan Collins, an economist at the University of Michigan who will become the first Black woman to lead one of the U.S. central bank’s 12 districts.
Black women, Marchbanks-Owens points out, have been the backbone of historically of social justice movements. But they’ve barely been visible. And that’s why it’s so meaningful to her that a Black woman will soon be elevated to the Supreme Court.