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  • issue 65
  • feb. 10, 2011

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In the News more

Workplace threats pose a challenge for employers

Conn. again considers workplace meeting law

Bloomberg's Battle for More Say in the Pension Process

Facebook and the Law: The NLRB Got It Right

The Happiest U.S. Cities to Work

Conn. Again Considers Workplace Meeting Law

Kansas Proposal Would Add Sexual Orientation to State's Anti-Discrimination Law

Does Your Work Wife Get a Valentine?

Still Nearly 5 Unemployed Workers for Every Opening

Attitude adjustment can conquer unhappiness at work

Layoffs Down, but Hiring Still Slow

Noose Found In Locker Of Man Who Filed FDNY Discrimination Lawsuit

Facebook Firing Case Is Settled

Top 10 Careers for 2011

Labor Shortage Persists in Some Fields

Reagan's complicated legacy for federal workforce

Who's Counting: Testing and Hiring Disparities Need Not Imply Bias

Green Bay Meat Plant Settles Discrimination Case

Little Known History of Labor Rights and Civil Rights

Discrimination Charges Soar in Down Economy

Topic of the Week more

Duly Noted: Taking Effective Notes at Work

Ever look across your desk to see stacks of note pads and notes that are mostly unintelligible? Welcome to the club. read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

The problem is that even though these violent acts were widely reported, they have unfortunately since fallen off the radar. read more

Many in the labor movement objected to President Barack Obama speaking at the Chamber of Commerce yesterday. Yet there was little protest from AFL-CIO leaders to the president's speech. read more

Union members from all parts of the world today joined with community activists in a Day of Action for Democracy in Egypt. read more

Bob Rosner

Care Too Much

February 7, 2011 | Bob Rosner

Have you ever worked in a job where you felt like the Energizer Bunny, Superman and James Brown rolled into one. read more

James Parks

What Do Packers and Steelers Have in Common?

February 4, 2011 | James Parks

Both cities were built on manufacturing and enjoy a loyal following built on the middle-class, blue-collar jobs supported by these industries. read more

In the Courts more

Penalbert-Rosa v. Fortuno-Burset

First Circuit; No. 09-2391 Decision Date: January 31, 2011

In a civil rights action under 42 U.S.C. section 1983, alleging that a government employee's termination violated her federal constitutional rights to freedom of speech and association, due process, and equal protection, dismissal of the complaint is affirmed as to the named defendants, but the case is remanded to allow plaintiff to move promptly to add a "John Doe" defendant, where it is evident that someone fired her based on political party membership. read more

Thompson v. N. Am. Stainless, LP

U.S. Supreme Court; No. 09-291 Decision Date: January 24, 2011

In an action brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by a man claiming he was fired by his employer in retaliation for his fiancee's filing of an EEOC complaint against the same employer, the Sixth Circuit's affirmance of District Court's grant of summary judgment in favor of employer are reversed and remanded where: 1) if the facts the worker alleges are true, his firing constituted unlawful retaliation; and 2) Title VII grants worker a cause of action. read more

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