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The Art of Flight giveaway
ESPNNovember 1, 2011

To do so, send an email to espnaction@gmail.com with your address change. 12. System Malfunctions. Additional entries beyond the specified limit from any one person, household or email address will be void. The name of the "authorized account holder" ...more »

Mayor Vincent Gray feels vindicated by House report on Sulaimon Brown's claims
Washington PostNovember 1, 2011

... according to the mayor's staff. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform found that Brown appeared to receive money-order contributions from people with ties to a Gray campaign consultant and found circumstantial evidence that Brown ...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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Immigration among topics discussed at Latino summit
Inland Valley Daily BulletinNovember 5, 2011

Escobar said the use of "discretion" will focus on illegal immigrants who have committed crimes. "We want to be focused on folks convicted of crimes rather than someone with strong ties to our country and is just trying to live in the country and earn ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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City Notes: Workers asked for benefit
Appleton Post CrescentNovember 6, 2011

April 21: The transition team reviews the employee survey results, which include requests to add domestic partner benefits. At least 445 staff members completed the survey. » April 25: The Common Council's newly-created Human Resources Committee meets ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Standing labor arbitration tribunals may be created in Russia
RAPSINovember 11, 2011

The Federation Council (Russian Parliament's upper chamber) amended Russia Labor Code on Wednesday; the amendments provide for the establishment of standing labor arbitration tribunals to investigate and resolve collective labor disputes. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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State, civil rights group disagree about how voucher schools should adhere to ...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)November 3, 2011

But Jeff Spitzer-Resnick, managing attorney for Disability Rights Wisconsin, which filed the complaint along with the national ACLU and three parents this summer, said he's troubled by the fact that DPI would endorse the voucher schools not adhering to ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Mac Discrimination: Bad For The Enterprise
InformationWeekNovember 1, 2011

That doesn't mean dyed-in-the-wool Windows admins--presumably partial to an operating system that guarantees the employment of its maintenance priesthood--have to start singing folk protest songs and wearing rainbow colors as a sign of Mac acceptance. ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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As Cain Stumbles, GOP Strategists Question His Viability
National JournalNovember 1, 2011

And even without the prior notice, a major presidential candidate should know any allegation of workplace harassment could hinder him during a campaign. Instead, Cain was apparently completely unprepared. “When Republicans are seeing is a guy who is ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Asia job hunters choosing temp work over permanence
ReutersNovember 4, 2011

With the move, Lam, 37, joined the growing ranks of workers in Asia willing to turn their backs on the stability of a permanent "iron rice bowl" post for the uncertainty of contract employment -- with the added bonus of more exhilarating work and a ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Duncan's 'vagrant or animal' comment draws fire
Greenville NewsNovember 2, 2011

Ben Saul, president of the Furman College Democrats, was in the audience when Duncan made his remarks and told GreenvilleOnline.com, “Comparing undocumented workers to vagrants and animals is simply wrong and reprehensible. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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York County coroner's Care Team helps families cope after tragedy
The Herald | HeraldOnline.comNovember 1, 2011

"We have a lot of families not from here," Gast said. And "a lot of people don't know their neighbors. We don't want to leave them without somebody there." Care Team members aren't grief counselors. Families in shock are often too distraught to make ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Knight: Teamsters' strength stands up to power
Pekin Daily TimesNovember 28, 2011

He was absent because he was participating in negotiations as a member of the bargaining team for Teamsters Local 722, which called an unfair labor practice strike Oct. 30. After the strike at Streator that Sunday, warehouse employees and truck drivers ...more »

Federal Personnel
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We've faith in House panel: Anna
Indian ExpressNovember 5, 2011

Emerging out of a marathon meeting here with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Law and Justice, Anna Hazare said on Friday that he had been assured by the panel that an effective Lokpal Bill will be brought in the winter session of ...more »

Business rails against industrial relations review 'wishlist'
The AustralianNovember 8, 2011

Unions welcomed the review, saying strong bargaining rules were needed given the misconduct of some employers. The Australian yesterday revealed that Workplace Relations Minister Chris Evans had decided the government's imminent review of the Fair Work...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Sexual abuse laws can help victims
Times Herald-RecordNovember 15, 2011

A fatal fire in the neighborhood leads people to change the battery on the smoke detector and stop putting off the plan for escape routes. In the same way, the abuse at Penn State will lead more parents to have some awkward talks with their children ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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La Center must restore man's job
The ColumbianNovember 12, 2011

The city of La Center must reinstate a fired employee and pay him back wages totaling about $40000 due to a state arbitrator's ruling that the employee was wrongfully terminated. The employee union appealed the city's decision to ...more »

Government Employees
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Government eyes strict measures to curb offloading of OFWs
Philippine StarNovember 2, 2011

“I appeal to our kababayan to also do their share by coming out and filing cases against these employees so they can be held accountable. As your vice president, I assure you that these complaints will be acted upon,” he said. On the other hand, ...more »

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