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  • issue 80
  • jul. 22, 2011

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In the News more

NLRB Under Fire for Proposed Changes to Union Election Process

How To Handle a Workplace Bully

Trust your employer? You're in the minority

Former Mercer Island official settles harassment suit for 1MM

Proposed NLRB rules are sensible and should be adopted

Cavalier Telephone Pays 1MM To Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Businesses find loopholes in Healthy San Fran Law

The Industries That Are -- and Aren't -- Hiring

$3.2M sex harassment verdict against ex-judge

Massachusetts legislators hear pitch for law targeting workplace bullying

Hilda Solis: Dealing with Our Changing Workforce

N.Y. labor row hints unions are setting sights on Target

EEOC says Fred Meyer failed to protect employees from harassing customer

Diagnose and Eliminate Workplace Bullying

Green jobs pay better as clean-tech sector booms

Topic of the Week more

Source Code: Introducing Yourself When Networking

The issue isn't should you network, for most the question is how. read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

The editorial staff at the nonprofit news website The Bay Citizen voted to affiliate with the Pacific Media Workers Guild, Local 39521 of The Newspaper Guild-CWA (TNG-CWA). This is the first start-up news website to form a union. read more

Blue-collar workers toiling on assembly lines and elsewhere have little in common with National Football League players. So it's no surprise that few tears have been shed over the labor strife which engulfed the NFL for the last several months. read more

Industry's growing wireless sector is mostly nonunion--and companies want to keep it that way read more

United Steelworkers and Mexico's Los Mineros union could develop a unification proposal as soon as this August read more

Bob Rosner

Weighty Matters

July 18, 2011 | Bob Rosner

Okay, this one is a blinding glimpse of the obvious, we have bias against people who are overweight. read more

In the Courts more

Quesenberry v. Volvo Trucks North America

Fourth Circuit; No. 10-1491 Decision Date: July 11, 2011

In a dispute involving whether a collective bargaining agreement permitted defendant to make unilateral changes to the health benefits of retirees from its assembly plant after the agreement expired, judgment of the district court in favor of plaintiffs is affirmed where defendant is prohibited from such modifications unless it followed the mechanism agreed to by both parties in the agreement, which it failed to do. read more

Ridinger v. Dow Jones & Co.

Second Circuit; No. 10-1771 Decision Date: July 11, 2011

In a labor and employment dispute concerning a claim of age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. section 621 et seq., and state law, judgment of the district court dismissing complaint is affirmed on the basis of a separation agreement entered into by the parties in connection with the termination of plaintiff's employment, in which plaintiff agreed to waive and release all claims, including claims under the ADEA. read more

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