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issue 267 may. 4, 2016

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In the News more

Hiring bias study: Resumes with black, white, Hispanic names treated the same

Verizon, Unions Still Far From Agreement After Latest Talks Fail

Are minimum wage advocates becoming victims of their own success?

Chicago Teachers Union says it still hasn't decided timing on strike

Ethiopian immigrants turn job niche into labor activism

As Puerto Rico Defaults, Eyes Turn to Washington

House Panel Addresses Labor Department's Persuader Rule

Temporary, part-time workers not taking it anymore

Hundreds rally, march in Seattle for labor, immigration reforms

Council approves $15 wage for workers; no private mandate coming

A surprising number of investors voted for a gender pay gap measure at eBay

At McDonald’s, Fat Profits but Lean Wages

T-Mobile Accused of Fighting a Real Union by Creating a Fake One

Chicago Public Schools making contingency plans for possible strike

Where Did the Government Jobs Go?

Topic of the Week more

Getting Past Your Past: Career Survival Skills

Career screw-ups don't have to be career-enders, just a speed bump that you can drive around to get to the next opportunity. read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

Sometimes an event comes along that crystallizes people’s awareness of an issue. It is just the right things at the right time. The layoffs at the Indianapolis Carrier air conditioner factory are an example of this kind of event. read more

Once again, that conservative maxim about the government that’s closest to the people serves the people best was thrown out the window by conservatives when it comes to protecting the interests of workers against the abuses of businesses. read more

The General Brotherhood of American Apparel Workers (GBWAA), a union for garment workers at American Apparel’s southern California manufacturing facilities—one of which, its downtown Los Angeles location, is the largest garment-making factory in the country—has called for a boycott of the brand’s merchandise, pointing to mass layoffs and reduced compensation and benefits that have intensified since new management in January 2015 began a process of post-bankruptcy restructuring throughout the corporation. read more

BALTIMORE—Although it was nowhere on the ballot, the Fight for 15 was a winner in the municipal elections here Tuesday. read more

The Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized rules that require financial advisers who help people make investments for retirement to put their clients’ interests ahead of their own. But House Republicans aren’t letting the rule go into effect without a fight. read more

In the Courts more

Cooper v. N.Y. State Dep't of Labor

Second Circuit; 15-3392 Decision Date: April 26, 2106

In a suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. sections 2000e et seq. (Title VII), and the New York State Human Rights Law, N.Y. Exec. Law sections 290 et seq. (NYSHRL) alleging that plaintiff's former employer, defendant New York State Department of Labor, unlawfully retaliated against her for opposing an employment practice proscribed by Title VII and the NYSHRL, the District Court's dismissal under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) is affirmed where reasonably have believed that the conduct she opposed violated either statute. read more

Guerra v. WCAB

California Court of Appeal; 266633 Decision Date: April 27, 2016

In a Workers' Comp case in which claimant died from a pulmonary hemorrhage while taking out the garbage at work, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board rejection of a doctor's opinion as speculative and ruling that it had not been shown that claimant's death arose out of and in the course of his employment, is annulled and remanded where the death arose out of and in the course of employment. read more

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