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issue 278 jul. 27, 2016

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In the News more

NLRB Will Report Federal Contractors' Labor Violations

Seattle mayor proposes more paid leave for city employees with newborns, ill family members

New overtime rule could help millions

A new tipping point for the American workforce

Canada Post issues 72-hour lockout notice, work stoppage possible Friday

Part-Time Jobs and Thrift: How Unpaid Interns in D.C. Get By

MIT pay raise shows janitors’ union clout

Behind shrinking middle-class jobs: A surge in outsourcing

San Francisco Considers Tax on Tech Companies to Pay for Boom’s Downside

Unionized janitors in Denver metro area ratify new contract

Unionized janitors in Denver metro area ratify new contract

Rauner signs stopgap budget, school funding bill — but relief from stalemate proves temporary

What happens when we all become our own bosses

For Employees, Workplace Technology Stirs Up Both Angst And Exuberance

To Compete Better, States Are Trying to Curb Noncompete Pacts

Topic of the Week more

Over 55 Is The New 40

Many people in their fifties think they're unemployable. But, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobless rate of people 55 and older is the lowest of any age group. Here are some tips on how to make your age work for you. read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

Robert Borosage

Embracing the New Populist Moment

July 20, 2016 | Robert Borosage

The Bernie Sanders campaign is the latest and largest wave of a rising populist tide, gaining force from the Occupy movement, the Dreamers, Black Lives Matter, the Fight for $15, the Wisconsin showdown, and more. The failure of the political establishment has been exposed, but the center still holds. read more

The idea of putting a small “Robin Hood” tax on financial transactions has been kicking around for a while, but in the last month the idea has picked up some real steam. read more

Until now, if temp workers wanted to unionize into the same bargaining units as permanent workers, both bosses—the one running the workplace, and the staffing agency “employing” the temps—had to agree. read more

Last week, longtime Fox News anchor and host Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News, alleging that he sexually harassed her in the workplace. Within a day, Ailes and his lawyers asked a court to force the case into arbitration, under a special gag order that would block anyone from publicly disclosing any of the evidence in the case or the outcome of the arbitration. read more

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement in reaction to the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee’s passage of a trade amendment during its Orlando, Florida, meetin read more

In the Courts more

Rodriguez-Miranda v. Benin

First Circuit; 14-1334 Decision Date: July 13, 2016

In another appeal in a protracted employment dispute between two former colleagues in which plaintiff sought payment of his promised wages and loan money, the District Court's decision to use Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 25(c) to hold defendant and related entities liable for the judgment originally entered against defendant's company only is affirmed where the District Court did not plainly err in joining related entities as alter egos of defendant's company and holding them liable for the judgment entered in favor of plaintiff. read more

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