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The law of unintended consequences
The Canberra TimesOctober 1, 2011

... taxes and contribute to the economy and the society in myriad ways, will begin to demand better access to government services, greater political representation and, eventually, access to the franchise and other rights that come with citizenship. ...more »

Income-paying funds: How to find the right fit
Globe and MailOctober 1, 2011

So, what does Mr. Hallett see as an ideal mix of investments for an income-paying fund? “I don't think it needs to get too fancy – a mix of domestic and foreign stocks, some preferred shares for the higher yield and on the bond side a mix of government ...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 »

Government Employees
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'It Wasn't a Bluff,' Cuomo Asserts
Wall Street JournalOctober 1, 2011

Andrew Cuomo's showdown with the state's second-largest public employees union this week has provided the most telling test yet of his effort to force labor concessions in the nation's most-unionized state. Mr. Cuomo on Friday stood firm on his ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Philly orchestra, musicians approve new contract
Boston GlobeOctober 13, 2011

AP / October 13, 2011 PHILADELPHIA—The Philadelphia Orchestra said a new collective bargaining agreement has been reached between the orchestra association and its musicians union. The tentative agreement reached last week has been ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Chris Christie Supports Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
MMD Newswire (press release)October 4, 2011

October 4, 2011 (MMD Newswire) - - Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is pointing out the hypocrisy of New Jersey Governor and potential presidential candidate Chris Christie's support for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Amnesty for illegal aliens. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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THURSDAY'S CUP: Move that bus: Mack disputes job count
Gulf Coast Business ReviewOctober 6, 2011

According to the US Department of Labor, the job is in fact green — an assertion that inflames several members of Congress, including US Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fort Myers. In a bit that quickly went viral, Mack ripped into US Secretary of Labor Hilda ...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 »

Rrb Disability
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Wives suing for same-sex benefits
NBC2 NewsOctober 16, 2011

The VA does not dispute the disability, nor the legality of the marriage, according to Yale's legal services clinic. "I'm proud that I served my country while in the Navy," Cardona said in a news release. "It is important to my wife and me that the ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Scores of school unions intend to recertify
Green Bay Press GazetteOctober 2, 2011

Even if a union hurdles those obstacles, recertification means only that the chapter can formally negotiate wage increases, which the law limits to the cost-of-living. Unions representing about 50000 public workers opted not to go through with ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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UNC housekeepers think they're treated unfairly
Winston-Salem JournalOctober 3, 2011

In addition, workers told PRM Consulting Group that management doesn't promote a workplace free of discrimination, harassment and intimidation, The Herald-Sun of Durham reported. "The overall results indicate that the current practices in the ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Oklahoma City is spot for 'medical tourism'
NewsOK.comOctober 1, 2011

BY PAULA BURKES pburkes@opubco.com Leave a comment Oklahoma City is becoming a hot destination for medical tourism, a phenomenon captured in a hilarious video recently uploaded to YouTube. Gary Bridwell (left) and Derek Rose on their recent "radiation ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Industrial Wiping Cloths & Supplies admits employing undocumented workers
Bizjournals.comOctober 19, 2011

J & J Industrial Supply Inc., which does business as Industrial Wiping Cloths & Supplies, has admitted to employing undocumented workers. As part of the guilty plea, the St. Louis company agreed to forfeit $150000 and a 2011 Toyota Highlander, ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Apprenticeship law needs to be changed : Sudha Pillai
India Infoline.comOctober 3, 2011

Lamenting the fact that technical personnel were always given less than their due in an organization, Ms Pillai exhorted industry to correct the current bias in favour of management graduates. She said those with B.Tech and M.Tech degrees were paid ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Union heads struggle with lack of contract
NorthJersey.comOctober 6, 2011

Unfair labor practice complaints have been filed and one of the contracts is currently in mediation. Union presidents are saying their membership is feeling discouraged. The Millburn Education Association (MEA), the union which represents teachers, ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Head of Rhode Islanders for Immigration Law Enforcement says federal law...
PolitiFactOctober 2, 2011

Federal law prohibits undocumented students from receiving federal funds for college, such as Guaranteed Student Loans and Pell Grants. To qualify for those funds, students must be either US citizens or immigrants granted permanent residency. ...more »

Unions, left-wing groups join Occupy Wall Street
Crain's New York BusinessOctober 2, 2011

Some of the biggest players in organized labor are involved in planning for Wednesday's demonstration, either directly or through coalitions. The United Federation of Teachers, 32BJ SEIU, 1199 SEIU, Workers United, Transport Workers Union Local 100 and ...more »

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