USHCC Responds to President Obama's Fair Wage and Safe Work Place Executive Order

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The following is a statement by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Javier Palomarez:

"The USHCC supports President Barack Obama's Fair Wage and Safe Work Place Executive Order, an authorization that embodies the values of the Hispanic business community, including fairness, integrity, hard work, and respect. Today's announcement will inspire employers to further honor the dignity of America's workforce, and award federal contracts to responsible business owners. This executive order will encourage federal contractors to adhere to labor rules, improve working conditions, increase productivity, and ensure that all firms who do business with the federal government play by the same rules."

About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation's entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $468 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 220 major corporations.

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CONTACT: Ammar Campa-Najjar Associate Director of Communications 619-721-5148Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce