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"We've had a number of situations recently where companies don't have a legal obligation, but calling them out has led to better results than the law ever can," said Brantner of Workplace Fairness. "Employees are bringing their plight to the attention of the public, and companies are taking that seriously."

Recent examples include Google agreeing to change its sexual harassment and arbitration policies following public protests by employees, and air traffic controllers, who Brantner credits with helping end the government shutdown. "They are not legally allowed to strike, but by slowing down operations and raising questions about safety, that had more of an impact."

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Trump takes aim at firefighting jobs with largest federal cut in a decade

E.A. (Ev) Crunden

Teamwork On and Off the Ice: Worker Wins

Kenneth Quinnell

Despite Breaking The Glass Ceiling, Women At The Top Earn Less

Passman & Kaplan, P.C.

Sara Nelson: Democratic Socialists and Labor Share the Same Goal

Sara Nelson

How To Protect The Right To Organize

Leo Gerard

In the Courts more

Nunez v. Nevell Group, Inc.

Held that a construction contractor waived its right to compel arbitration of a unionized employee's wage-hour claim by waiting too long to file a motion to compel arbitration.

Madison v. U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board

Held that an individual's petition to the Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board was untimely, in a case where she claimed that her private-sector employer terminated her in retaliation for filing an OSHA complaint. Denied her petition for review.

May 30, 2019

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The Ongoing Struggle to Lower Health Care Costs for Employers and Employees

Controversial Settlement Divides New York Nurses

Labor Challenges Are Major Theme of 2019 NRA Show

McDonald's workers say restaurants are a magnet for crime

Kaydon Corporation to Pay $38,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit

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