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Ark. judges eye rainy day fund for financial help
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

Circuit Judge David Clark asked at the meeting. Weiss said courts have been aware of the potential crisis with the fund since 2009, but this year, revenues suddenly plummeted. Neither Weiss nor JD Gingerich, who directs the Administrative Office of the ...more »

Windrush School Enters Bankruptcy, Gets $250K Matching Pledge
Patch.comOctober 1, 2011

Threatened with imminent closure because of a large bond debt, El Cerrito's Windrush School entered bankruptcy today, Friday, and secured a $250000 matching pledge from an anonymous donor, the school said. By Charles Burress Sign at the entrance to El ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Affirmative action no longer reflects needs of society
the InkwellOctober 6, 2011

The group contends this type of affirmative action proposal should not be tolerated by any person of any race. This raises the question: As it stands, does affirmative action still serve its original purpose? The answer may not be as black and white as ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Immigration tops agenda at public policy conference
The PackerOctober 4, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – As attendees lobbied their lawmakers at the Washington Public Policy Conference Oct. 4, immigration reform was the top priority of many. US Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Calif., chairman of the house administration committee, spoke to attendees ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Ohio union law top issue as early voting begins
Coshocton TribuneOctober 5, 2011

COLUMBUS -- Campaigns on each side of Ohio's contentious collective bargaining law are seeking to sway voters to support their cause through town-hall style telephone calls and events across the state, as early voting for this fall's election began ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Strike Adds to Problems at Indian Auto Plant
New York TimesOctober 11, 2011

The dispute pits the aspirations of manufacturing workers against the economic realities of a national labor glut. The strike is the latest in a series of labor relations problems at the four-year-old plant in Manesar, about 30 miles south of New Delhi ...more »

Rrb Disability
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SB48 fails as anti-equality advocates fall short of the mark
San Diego Gay & Lesbian NewsOctober 11, 2011

“We look forward to getting to work to implement this important law and to ensure that disability history is included in a full, inclusive, study of our history.” Over the summer a broad coalition of support formed to back the Fair Education Act and ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Roadhouse sued for discrimination
The ColoradoanOctober 4, 2011

... was "a younger set environment;" "We are looking for people on the younger side ... but you have a lot of experience;" and "How do you feel about working with younger people?" Age discrimination violates the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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EEOC files suit against Sutter Transfer, citing racial harassment
Land Line MagazineOctober 4, 2011

“Employers are liable for the actions of their supervisors, and are required by law to take prompt and appropriate action to end workplace discrimination.” According to the lawsuit, a Sutter dispatcher subjected Winstead and other minority employees to ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Palo Alto, firefighters union reach agreement
San Jose Mercury NewsOctober 1, 2011

Local 1319 re-filed an unfair labor practice charge last month with the state Public Employment Relations Board after council members refused to remove a measure from the Nov. 8 ballot to repeal binding arbitration. If Measure D passes, the city will ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Opinion: Name not enough to garner Hispanic support
NorthJersey.comOctober 11, 2011

And since going to Washington, he has flip-flopped on several key issues and legislation, including the Dream Act and tuition breaks for children of undocumented workers. By becoming a hard-liner on immigration reform, he has endeared himself to party ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Court order protecting city employee from discipline has been dissolved
The Herald BulletinOctober 5, 2011

On Tuesday, a day after the city found out about the dismissed restraining order, Teresa Spencer put in a request for a 30-day leave through the Family and Medical Leave Act. Ockomon said Spencer, who makes about $54000 a year, has been on intermittent ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Claremont police union charge city with unfair labor practice
Inland Valley Daily BulletinOctober 4, 2011

The Claremont Police Officers Association has charged the city of Claremont with unfair labor practices. Association attorney Dieter Dammeier filed the claim last month, according to documents. According to the claim, ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Guest Column: Bullying, The New Law and Why it Matters
Patch.comOctober 3, 2011

The immediate trigger for the legislation was last year's suicide of a Rutgers student after he was harassed on the basis of his sexual orientation. However, there are also broad statistics about the harm resulting from bullying: Fifty-five % of 8 – 11 ...more »

Marchionne Risks Chrysler Arbitration
BloombergOctober 3, 2011

The union agreed not to strike Chrysler or GM as part of the US government-backed bankruptcy reorganizations, allowing unresolved difference to be settled in binding arbitration. GM's new four-year contract was approved by union members, ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Three rescued from Roadway Inn fire
Estherville Daily NewsOctober 1, 2011

MILFORD - Three people were rescued from a fire at the Roadway Inn at 1511 Okoboji Avenue Friday morning. According to a report from the Milford Fire Department, firefighters were called out at 2:20 am Law enforcement and passerby reported a large ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Koch responds to Bloomberg
Washington Post (blog)October 4, 2011

She sued Koch-Glitsch in France for wrongful termination. What is missing from this account? According to Holden, Koch-Glitsch completed its investigation and terminated the four employees involved. Egorova-Farines was not fired but instead ran into ...more »

Government Employees
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Sen. McDaniel column in defense of PERS
Yall PoliticsOctober 3, 2011

The Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) of Mississippi, is a governmental defined benefit pension plan acting as the retirement system for nearly all non-federal public employees in the state. Established in 1952, it provides benefits to ...more »

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