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issue 290 oct. 26, 2016

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In the News more

Department of Labor Violates its Own Rule, Pays $7M

Hundreds of Harvard students stage a walkout, occupy building to support striking dining hall workers

For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream

Women in Unions Are Closer to Equal Pay Than Women Who Aren’t

UPS Union Starts Strike Authorization Vote; No Near-Term Impact Expected

There's More To Workplace Diversity Than Hiring 'Enough' Women

The Itsy-Bitsy, Teensy-Weensy, Tiny Fine Print That Can Allow Sexual Harassment Claims to Go Unheard

Work Advice: Yes, the new overtime rule probably applies to your small business

‘Too Busy’ to Vote? Now You Can’t Blame Your Boss

Research suggests that half of US parents will take pay cuts for better family benefits at work

Harvard’s Striking Workers Have a Secret Weapon

Justice Dept. asks to join civil rights suit by fired police officials in Pocomoke, Md.

Contract Talks Resume Between Jim Beam, Union Officials

Sallie Mae Delivers New Parental Leave Benefits

McDonald's to Pay $56,500 Settlement With EEOC

Topic of the Week more

Rules of the Road--Job Realities in Tough Times:

It may sound totally off the wall, but there is no better time to get the job you really want than in a difficult economy. Why? Read on to find out! read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

The tentative agreement that the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) struck with district management less than an hour before a midnight October 10 strike deadline has been hailed by many as a victory. read more

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee

Thanks to Obama, Immigrants Are Getting Better Jobs

October 18, 2016 | Esther Yu-Hsi Lee

The vast majority of undocumented immigrants who have been given the temporary ability to legally work in the United States are currently employed or attending school—helping them make “significant contributions” to various labor markets—according to a national survey released Tuesday by immigrant advocacy groups. read more

Robert Borosage

Inequality Is Still the Defining Issue of Our Time

October 17, 2016 | Robert Borosage

In 2011, President Obama, speaking in the wake of Occupy Wall Street, called inequality the “defining issue of our time.” Now Jason Furman, chair of the Council on Economic Advisors, argues that Obama “narrowed the inequality gap” more than any president in 50 years. read more

The Black Lives Matter movement has brought much-needed attention to the disparity in the way our criminal justice system treats African Americans. But there’s another side of American justice that matters too: our civil courts. read more

The United States of America: land of liberty, bastion of opportunity, the world’s leading economic power. But if you’re a low-wage worker and wake up sick, you’d better clock in on time or you risk losing your wages and even your job. read more

In the Courts more

Cleaton v. Dep't of Justice

Federal Circuit; no. 2015-3126 Decision Date: October 13, 2016

In an appeal of the Merit Systems Protection Board's decision sustaining petitioner's removal from his position as Correctional Officer pursuant to 5 U.S.C. section 7371, which mandates the removal of any law enforcement officer who is convicted of a felony, the Board's decision is affirmed where the Board did not err in finding that petitioner was convicted of a felony on May 6, 2014. read more

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