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issue 255 feb. 17, 2016

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In the News more

Va. lawmakers advance a flurry of bills ahead of midnight deadline

Restaurants are booming despite financial market turmoil

Hillary Clinton Should Just Say Yes to a $15 Minimum Wage

Local survey finds women lacking confidence in workplace

3 Messages From the Workplace of the Future

Michael J. Dowling: If It Can't Be Done, You Haven't Tried

Election year is prime time for workplace disagreements

How to Handle a Kanye West in the Workplace

Career Coach: You'll lose good employees if you allow workplace bullying

Backers of $15 minimum wage plan to launch Minneapolis ballot campaign

The Real Jobless Rate Is 42 Percent? Donald Trump Has a Point, Sort Of

Schedule workers as you would have them schedule you

$15 minimum wage would create $6.5 billion for NYC economy, state report says

Cafeteria workers at Intel rally over low wages

San Diego voters will decide on a minimum wage increase

Topic of the Week more

You Don't Say: Reading Non-Verbal Clues at Work

Okay, I was a fan of "Lie to Me" the TV show focusing on non-verbal communication and how it often can tell you more about what a person is actually thinking than their words. read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

Federal District Judge David Hale's decision striking down Hardin County's "right to work" ordinance was a victory for Kentucky's working families, said Bill Londrigan, president of the Kentucky State AFL-CIO. read more

Chicago schools and teachers are once again under serious attack from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, and once again, the Chicago Teachers Union is showing that it is a powerful force. Thousands of teachers and supporters rallied Thursday, with 16 people arrested, protesting massive proposed cuts and layoffs. read more

Brian Finnegan

Colombia Must Protect All Workers

February 8, 2016 | Brian Finnegan

The government of Colombia continues to allow employers to undermine workers' rights and fails to effectively inspect and prosecute alleged violations of labor laws. Violence against trade unionists often occurs without any effective government response. read more

A group of Chicago-area progressive groups and unions are backing a bill that would punish large companies who don't pay their workers a living wage. read more

Kenneth Quinnell

Trumka: TPP Is a New Low

February 4, 2016 | Kenneth Quinnell

In a new op-ed for the Hill, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka explains the key reasons why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is bad for working people, both in the United States and overseas. read more

In the Courts more

Fischer v. N.Y. State Dep't of Law

Second Circuit; 14-2556 Decision Date: February 5, 2016

In a labor and employment action, brought by a former Assistant Solicitor General in the New York Office of the Attorney General against her former employer and alleging discrimination under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. section 701 et seq., the district court's denial of defendant's motion to dismiss is affirmed where the district court's ruling that it retains subject matter jurisdiction under the Government Employee Rights Act is not a final order and not subject to the collateral order doctrine. read more

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