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Iconic for decades, time running out for Kodak
CNBC.comOctober 1, 2011

Concerns about the company's future boiled over on Friday, after it hired a law firm well-known for bankruptcy cases, sending its shares down 54 percent to 78 cents per share. Although Kodak said it has "no intention" of filing for bankruptcy, ...more »

Scores of Wis. school unions to try to recertify
WBOC TV 16October 1, 2011

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Affirmative Action
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LaMalfa visits Corning Tea Party Patriots
Corning ObserverOctober 8, 2011

Doug LaMalfa said the state redistricting "was like affirmative action for certain candidates," and accused Democrats of manipulating the process for political gain. Hands were raising like a classroom of enthusiastic students as LaMalfa, R-Richvale, ...more »

Government Employees
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'Good government' rules that aren't
Washington PostOctober 2, 2011

Tightening the rules for gifts to government employees from lobbyists and their employers might be justifiable if there were a history of problems in such interactions and if the proposed remedies related to such problems. The OGE, however, has offered ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Union contract exemption from city law advances
Louisville Courier-JournalOctober 3, 2011

On a party-line vote, Democrats on the Louisville Metro Council's Budget Committee approved a measure Monday exempting union contracts from a city law that requires financial impact statements to be submitted with any ordinance ratifying a contract...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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One man helps mount Mississippi's anti-illegal immigrant movement
Sacramento BeeOctober 10, 2011

Hunt's organization, the Mississippi Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement, had endorsed Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, who had just crushed his opponent in the GOP primary and appeared destined to become governor, partly because he was promising ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Medical system braces for mass resignations of residents
Jerusalem PostOctober 2, 2011

The Tel Aviv District Attorney's Office and the Labor Disputes Department filed an urgent request to the National Labor Court on Sunday night asking the court to issue injunctions preventing residents' resignations. In the request, filed by state ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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New unfair dismissal rules could spur more claims
Telegraph.co.ukOctober 4, 2011

"The result may be an increase in disingenuous whistle-blowing or discrimination claims." City law firm Lawrence Graham agreed workers would find other ways to sue if they felt that was the right path for them after dismissal. Head of employment Yvonne ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Disability-Based Housing ...
RealEstateRama (press release)October 3, 2011

... Ore., for violations of the Fair Housing Act. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants violated the law when they designed and constructed the complex with barriers that make it inaccessible to persons with disabilities. “Since 1991, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Wisconsin School Unions: Hundreds Seek Recertification Following Contentious ...
Huffington PostOctober 1, 2011

Scott Walker's contentious union rights law. The law stripped public unions of their ability to negotiate anything except wage increases. It also requires unions without existing contracts to hold so-called recertification elections to determine if ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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JOEY KENNEDY: We can approach illegal immigration humanely -- or not
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)October 4, 2011

Undocumented workers wouldn't be here if people weren't hiring them. The law should zero in on the individuals, companies and businesses that hire illegal immigrants. Take away the demand, and the problem lessens. Some people say these immigrants ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Five ways to squeeze Medicare
USA TodayOctober 3, 2011

Here's another: Doctors, drugmakers, hospitals, medical colleges, home health providers, medical equipment manufacturers and insurers have been targeted before — most recently in last year's health care law. They agreed to those cuts because the ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Labor board refers Bell case to national office
Fort Worth Star TelegramOctober 4, 2011

The referral to the "advice division" is a common step in "high-profile, complex and challenging cases," regional labor board director Martha Kinard said Monday of the investigation into unfair labor practice charges that an employees union filed ...more »

Federal Personnel
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"Challenge" donations wanted for MT Law Enforcement Museum
KXLH Helena NewsOctober 3, 2011

There is one stipulation, however: donations must come from law enforcement personnel, either active or retired. The museum still needs nearly $6000 to purchase the vehicle. The 1954 Ford model was the first cruiser in Montana to be equipped with radar ...more »

UC reaches labor deal with its largest union
Los Angeles TimesOctober 11, 2011

The union and university had been locked in a dispute over pension and pay raises for nearly a year. By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times The labor union representing the largest organized group of University of California employees has ratified its new ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Egypt's army was not ordered to fire at protesters: general
ReutersOctober 2, 2011

They say it is protecting its former commander and that its use of emergency law reverts to the same tactics used by Mubarak to stifle dissent. The army has rejected the criticism and has responded to demands to amend an election law after political ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Sabrina The Teenage Racial Profiler??
PerezHilton.comOctober 1, 2011

The actress is being sued by a former employee at her Sherman Oaks candy shop, Sweet Harts, for wrongful termination and racial profiling! In the lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles and obtained by E! News, Shana Kharineh accuses the Melissa & Joey ...more »

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