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Funding expires to capture, remove protected timberwolves
Minnesota Public RadioOctober 1, 2011

For over 35 years, federal wolf trappers in Minnesota have captured timberwolves that have preyed on livestock, killed pets or threatened people. Federal funding for the program expired today, ending their work. Supporters of the program are worried ...more »

Financing help offered for Whatcom County septic tank work
TheNewsTribune.comOctober 1, 2011

... is now available to help Whatcom County residents pay for repair of failing septic systems. The County Council agreed to set up the program after the county imposed new inspection requirements on septic systems, following mandates in state law. ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Does Affirmative Action Work?
Claremont Port SideOctober 5, 2011

Last Thursday, in a ballroom energetically charged with dozens of young college students just ending a week of midterms, expert panelists deliberated the merits of affirmative action. Although the Pomona Student Union organized event was ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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LETTER: Immigration solution
San Angelo Standard TimesOctober 1, 2011

Immigration reform would be far less expensive than a fence — reform aimed at simplifying the immigration process and making it attainable for the working class, reform that holds people accountable for their illegal activity by adopting a ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Don't be confused: Collective bargaining is reasonable
Massillon IndependentOctober 10, 2011

Here's how Ohio law defines collective bargaining: “To bargain collectively” means to perform the mutual obligation of the public employer, by its representatives, and the representatives of its employees to negotiate in good faith at reasonable times ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Judicial Watch Obtains Documents from National Labor Relations Board ...
The Moral LiberalOctober 5, 2011

“The NLRB is supposed to be a neutral arbiter of labor disputes, not a cheerleader for unions,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These documents confirm that the Obama NLRB is abusing its power on behalf of a powerful union to attack a major ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Proposal seeks to close loophole involving private schools, day care
Appleton Post CrescentOctober 2, 2011

Disability Rights Wisconsin, a group advocating for people with disabilities, has registered support for the bill. "Parents of children with disabilities are highly dependent on quality regulation of childcare," said Lisa Pugh, the group's public ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Approaching the Bench, in Search of Answers
New York TimesOctober 1, 2011

Ms. Perich's suit does not interfere with religious freedom. It will give her a basic protection of the disabilities law — the chance to have her day in court. A version of this editorial appeared in print on October 2, 2011, on page SR10 of the ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Lawsuit accuses PetSmart of sex bias
AZ Central.comOctober 14, 2011

A Washington, DC, law firm known for handling high-profile workplace-discrimination and harassment cases, has sued Phoenix-based PetSmart Inc. on behalf of a client who alleges she was harassed at two of ...more »

Employment Contracts
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ARTICLES OF LAW By BHAG SINGH
Malaysia StarOctober 3, 2011

The Industrial Court hence ruled that the teachers were employed on a permanent basis and not on fixed term contracts. The law on this subject seeks to draw a balance between employers who are forced to engage personnel for a fixed term, and to protect ...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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Coping in the Recession: Medical professionals create continuum of care for ...
Knoxville News SentinelOctober 2, 2011

The organized medical professionals provide everything from biopsy to brain surgery for someone who has lived in Knox County for 90 days and earns less than 200 percent of the poverty level, or $44000 a year for a family of four, King said. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Liberty Maritime Corporation Announces Change in Union Affiliation
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

Those vessels had previously been subject to a collective bargaining agreement between Liberty Maritime and the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, District No. 1-PCD (MEBA), which expired September 30, 2011. The MEBA will continue to provide deck ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Senior HR Manager
PersonnelToday.comOctober 5, 2011

This will include the implementation of HR policies and procedures, managing the annual salary review and providing a senior level of expertise in employment law. As you will be operating at an international level, you will be expected to partner with ...more »

Corbella: Unions slam NDP as dangerous to workers and Canada
Calgary HeraldOctober 1, 2011

A spokesman for one of Canada's largest labour organizations says he has the proof. On Thursday, Canada's building trades unions, along with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, held a forum in Ottawa focusing on the looming skilled worker ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Fire Prevention week stresses family safety
Macon Telegraph (blog)October 8, 2011

The blaze remains the deadliest hotel fire in American history with 119 lives lost. While the inferno resulted in passage of Georgia's Fire Safety Law to set standards for fire safety in public buildings, local firefighters know there is still work to ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Former Freeport Firefighter Says In Lawsuit He Was Fired Over Unionization Efforts
FireFighting News.comOctober 6, 2011

United States (Florida) - A former city firefighter has filed a federal lawsuit against Mayor Mickey Marse and Fire Chief Ben Greenslait, alleging wrongful termination. John Carter alleges in his lawsuit that Greenslait directed a co-worker to file ...more »

Government Employees
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Greece Bracing for 24-Hour Strike as 30000 Workers May Be Cut
BloombergOctober 4, 2011

The country's largest public-sector union, known as ADEDY, called the strike for tomorrow to protest the government's 6.6 billion euros ($8.7 billion) plan to put 30000 public workers on reduced pay, raise property taxes and cut pensions and wages. ...more »

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