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Latinos Call for Immigration Reform, Not Record Deportations
Inter Press ServiceNovember 1, 2011

NEW YORK, Nov 1, 2011 (IPS) - In his campaign, President Barack Obama promised to make comprehensive immigration reform a top priority – a pledge mainly directed at Latino voters. But in his nearly three years in office, ...more »

Time Warner Trims Its Excesses
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

To him, the company's corporate headquarters in the gleaming towers of the Time Warner Center is an “indulgence,” a giant reminder of past mistakes made by one of the world's largest media companies. “There was a burgeoning overhead reaching $500 ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Charges against Cain Cannot Be Ignored
American ThinkerNovember 3, 2011

It is distasteful to ask, but would Cain's rocket to the top have happened without the special treatment and considerations given him as a result of affirmative action? Many conservatives are convinced that Barack Obama's rise was fueled by racial ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Undocumented Immigrant Released From Detention, Pushing For Reform
Huffington PostNovember 1, 2011

Not all undocumented immigrants in detention are as lucky, he said, which is why he will continue to push for passage of either the DREAM Act or comprehensive immigration reform that would give some legal status to undocumented immigrants in the United ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Jackson stands against Issue 2
Toledo BladeNovember 2, 2011

Jesse Jackson came to Toledo Wednesday morning to call on Ohioans to defeat a law that would restrict collective bargaining rights for state and local government employees. The longtime civil rights leader urged a “no” vote on ballot Issue 2, ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Republicans overreach in Ohio labor bill
San Francisco ChronicleNovember 11, 2011

... Senate Bill 5 was drafted with the subtlety of a bulldozer: outlawing public-sector strikes, peeling back bargaining rights for 360000 public employees and eliminating binding arbitration as a tool to settle management-labor disputes. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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AARP joins 50 groups opposing CLASS Act repeal
The Hill (blog)November 2, 2011

The powerful seniors' lobby AARP on Wednesday joined more than 50 disability rights groups, unions and other advocates in letters urging House and Senate leaders not to repeal the health law's long-term care ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Mississippi Senate Accused Of Race Discrimination
DigitalJournal.com (press release)November 2, 2011

Later that day Ms. Brown filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") alleging she had been terminated based on her race, which is black. Court documents show that the Mississipp State Senate informed the ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Allegedly harassed female Mountie calls for RCMP union
CTV.caNovember 10, 2011

"Because, unfortunately with issues related to workplace harassment, sexual harassment, usually if there's not an intervention right away the longer things go on unresolved then the more difficult they are to deal with, but also to recover from. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Daniel Howes Mullin's ouster is only the beginning
The Detroit NewsNovember 2, 2011

The sacrifice of the Metro CEO won't cover the rot exposed by L'Affaire Mullin, its shoddy employment contracts and an indefensible $200000 goodbye check she received and has since returned (minus taxes) under pressure. She bolted the county's top ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Gingrich Defends 'Humane' Immigration Stance in Debate
San Francisco ChronicleNovember 23, 2011

In fact, Romney qualified his statement at the time by saying that while he supported giving some of the 12 million undocumented immigrants a way to gain legal status, "they should not be given a special pathway, a special guarantee that all of them ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Carson medical unit heads to field hospitals in Afghanistan
Colorado Springs GazetteNovember 5, 2011

More than 250 soldiers from Fort Carson's 10th Combat Support Hospital said their officials farewells Friday as they prepare to leave next week for a year in Afghanistan. The doctors, nurses and medics from the unit will be spread over a wide swath of ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Auto Parts Manufacturing Workers Seek to Disassemble Unpopular Union Boss ...
National Right to Work Foundation (blog)November 1, 2011

With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation, Charlie Shannon filed unfair labor practice charges for himself and his coworkers against the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine, and Furniture ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Leading employment lawyer joins Stephens Scown LLP
DCA (press release)November 2, 2011

One of the South West's leading employment law experts is joining regional legal firm Stephens Scown LLP from today (Tuesday 1 November). Based in Exeter, Terry Falcao (pictured) will take up the role of Head of Employment for the firm and will look ...more »

Union workers reject American Crystal Sugar contract
Minnesota Public RadioNovember 1, 2011

That payment might be the first indicator of how much the labor dispute is costing the company. American Crystal Vice President Brian Ingulsrud said the company won't talk about the costs of the lockout. Disappointed by the union's vote, Ingulsrud said ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Safety measures urged in wake of Quincy fire
The Patriot LedgerNovember 2, 2011

The fire started when a charcoal grill being used on a balcony ignited the wooden balcony and traveled into the attic of the three-story, 24-unit building. State fire code prohibits grilling on balconies in any building other than a one- or two-family ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Former D-15 Assistant Principal Alleges Wrongful Termination
Patch.comNovember 1, 2011

The lawsuit states Wong's termination stemmed from a survey of teaching conditions conducted by the teacher's union. Wong asserts that the results of the survey were "compromised or falsified," and contacted the president of the union by e-mail. ...more »

Government Employees
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Businesses help fund Issue 2 battle
Dayton Daily NewsNovember 2, 2011

State Issue 2 is garnering financial support from businesses and their advocacy groups, such as the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, which view limits on collective bargaining by public ...more »

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