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issue 258 mar. 9, 2016

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In the News more

NYC Enacts Anti-Discrimination Rules for City Facilities

When CEOs Sacrifice Their Bonuses, Do Employees Stick Around?

Can Labor Still Turn Out the Vote?

Nail Salon Sweeps in New York Reveal Abuses and Regulatory Challenges

Promoting more ethical behavior at work

Slow hiring can mean long overtime for customs officers

Leaders are key to kindness in the workplace

5 Workplace Changes Your Boss Is Eyeing for the Future

Are "period policies" the next workplace benefit?

NJ TRANSIT Commuters Concerned As Potential Strike Looms

The industry that adds jobs throughout a recession, but makes no profits

The Supreme Court's New Era

Chicago Public Schools lays off 62 employees, including 17 teachers

'Groundbreaking' Discrimination Lawsuits Brought On Behalf Of Gay Workers

New Weapon in Day Laborers' Fight Against Wage Theft: A Smartphone App

Topic of the Week more

Question Authority: Questions Every Job Applicant Should Ask

One often overlooked job interview strategy--asking great questions. read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

A new study confirms what many activists have suspected for a long time: The private courts set up by international "trade" deals heavily favor billionaires and giant corporations, and they do so at the expense of governments and people. read more

Leo Gerard

When Too Much is Terrible

March 1, 2016 | Leo Gerard

It's lights out in Lorain on March 31. The town's steel mill, site of a new electric arc furnace and $120 million investment, had given 1,200 Ohioans good middle-class jobs this time last year. But by April, a relentless avalanche of underpriced Chinese steel will have shoved all but a fewof those workers into the street. read more

Many workers whose jobs are funded by the federal government don't work for the federal government-they work for companies with federal contracts. read more

Workers at the Donald Trump co-owned Trump International Hotel Las Vegas voted to unionize. When hotel management challenged the union vote, the National Labor Relations Board rejected the challenge. But the Trump Organization fights on-to deny its workers their right to organize. read more

In the week before Valentine's Day, United Technologies expressed its love for its devoted Indiana employees, workers whose labor had kept the corporation profitable, by informing 2,100 of them at two facilities that it was shipping their factories, their jobs, their communities' resources to Mexico. read more

In the Courts more

Lang v. Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P.

First Circuit; 15-1543 Decision Date: March 2, 2016

In a labor action challenging the NLRB's authorization of a petition for injunctive relief against defendant, the district court's dismissal of the NLRB's petition is affirmed where the NLRB's Acting General Counsel served in an acting capacity while also being the nominee to the permanent position, in violation of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, 5 U.S.C. section 3345 et seq. read more

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