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issue 242 oct. 28, 2015

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In the News more

Eradicating 'Contagious Rudeness' in the Workplace

City employee awarded $10.9m in discrimination case

CEOs with daughters run more socially responsible companies, research finds

New York Governor Inserts Gender Identity in Anti-Bias Rules

Startups in HR Let Workers Have Their Say

Twitter CEO Gives Employees $200 Million Of His Own Stock

What We Know About the 92 Million Americans Who Aren't in the Labor Force

Here's What Really Happens When A Restaurant Bans Tipping

The Life and Death of an Amazon Warehouse Temp: What the future of low-wage work really looks like.

Aldermen want Uber drivers to register like cabbies to get O'Hare access

The big 2016 minimum wage push just got a powerful new ally

UPS pilots' union to announce strike vote results Friday

Minimum-wage fight also about gender equity

Paul Ryan Demands Family Time In His New Job. Many Americans Aren't So Lucky.

Lack of 2016 wage increase in Florida surprises some

Topic of the Week more

You Lost Me At Hello: Job Interview Success Tips

It's tough when you've been out of work for a while to muster the energy and focus for a job interview. This week's tips will ensure you don't leave your job interview performance incomplete. read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

In a report released on Tuesday, Oxfam America is launching a new campaign to address what it says are rampant health and safety issues, as well as low pay and few benefits, that face the people who process chicken in the country's plants. read more

Raising the retirement age may not be a big deal for the wealthy Americans who finance political campaigns or even politicians proposing these cuts. However, it would have a devastating impact on Americans who live paycheck to paycheck. read more

One could foresee the collision between Air France management and workers on October 5. First, there were the recent strategic errors made by Air France, failing to foresee the challenge posed by low-price carriers like Ryan Air for short-haul runs across Europe and rise of money-rich Gulf airlines over the growing and profitable longer routes. read more

Paid sick leave isn't just the right thing to do for people who currently face the choice of going to work sick, or going without pay. It's a public health issue. read more

Many people leading the effort to stifle classroom teachers and do damage to public schools so charter schools can be presented as an attractive alternative like to believe they are leading a movement. But it's far from certain their movement is catching on. read more

In the Courts more

National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 1442 v. Dep't of the Navy

Federal Circuit; 14-3175 Decision Date: October 19, 2015

In a joint petition for review of an arbitrator's decisions denying grievances filed by a union, challenging the furloughing of bargaining unit employees for six discontinuous days, which was the result of an automatic process of federal agency spending reductions known as "sequestration," the decisions are affirmed where the arbitrator did not err in finding that the furloughs promoted the efficiency of the service and were in accordance with law. read more

Del Valle-Santana v. Servicios Legales de PR

First Circuit; 14-2057 Decision Date: October 19, 2015

In a suit alleging that plaintiff's former employer wrongfully terminated her on the basis of her age in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. sections 621-634, the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the employer is affirmed where, after de novo review, plaintiff failed to establish the fourth prima facie element. read more

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