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Health Department Says Cause of Elyria Players' Illness 'Unknown'
Cleveland News - Fox 8October 1, 2011

The food borne illness that sickened dozens of players on the Elyria High School football team earlier this month remains a mystery. The Elyria City Health District and the Ohio Department of Health announced ...more »

Jerry Brown tweaks 'bipartisan' legislators again
San Jose Mercury NewsOctober 1, 2011

"This presumably important bill earned overwhelming support by both Republicans and Democrats," the governor wrote in his signing message. "If only that same energetic bipartisan spirit could be applied to creating clean energy jobs and ending tax laws...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Conservative lawyer to discuss UW-Madison affirmative action
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)October 17, 2011

Clegg's address, "Affirmative Action at the University of Wisconsin and Elsewhere During the Obama Era," is scheduled for noon at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. Reservations via email are recommended or by mailing this form to Daniel Kelly, Suite 1700, ...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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Ohio Democrats take policy gripes to court, polls
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

Democrats swept from power in 2010 are simultaneously taking aim at three big Ohio bills passed by Republicans this year, a collective bargaining overhaul, elections law revisions, and the new once per-decade congressional maps. ...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 »

Rrb Disability
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NUIG FIRST FOR DISABILITY LEGAL INFORMATION
Galway NewsOctober 3, 2011

The clinics are staffed by trained student volunteers who will be supervised by a legal practitioner and staff at the college's Centre for Disability Law and Policy. by Judy Murphy by Enmda Cunningham Competitors at the start of the swimming section of ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Transgender law, others go into effect
Las Vegas Review-JournalOctober 1, 2011

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS: It becomes a misdemeanor crime, subject to a $1000 fine and possible jail time, to willfully post publicly the Social Security card number of another person. FORECLOSURE FRAUD REFORM: Homeowners facing foreclosure will have ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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State employee faces sexual harassment lawsuit
Scranton Times-TribuneOctober 1, 2011

9/30/2011 State employee faces sexual harassment lawsuit An unnamed female employee of a state agency in Scranton filed suit against her male supervisor in Lackawanna County Court on Thursday, claiming he subjected her to workplace sexual harassment...more »

Employment Contracts
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Scores of Wis. School Unions to Try to Recertify
ABC NewsOctober 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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NAVARRETTE: Politico tries about-face on ag labor
Sacramento BeeOctober 10, 2011

Republicans like to pitch the fairy tale that illegal immigrants take jobs from US workers, and then use that as an excuse for deporting the undocumented. Are we supposed to believe a political party that fights minimum-wage increases and eases ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Russian lawyer with Aids who was denied prison medical leave dies
The GuardianOctober 4, 2011

Aleksanyan, 38, died at home of complications from Aids, his family told Dozhd, a Russian TV channel. Human rights activists have compared Aleksanyan's treatment to that of Sergei Magnitsky, the lawyer for the London-based investor William Browder, ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Claremont police union charge city with with unfair labor practice
Contra Costa TimesOctober 5, 2011

CLAREMONT - The Claremont Police Officers Association has charged the city of Claremont with unfair labor practices. The claim indicated the city has violated the government codes for "the right to participate in a union; retaliation against employees; ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Shreveport, Bossier citizens enjoy National Night Out
Shreveport TimesOctober 5, 2011

Community citizens across Shreveport and Bossier City gathered with local officials and law enforcement personnel Tuesday for the National Night Out Against Crime. The festivities took place in several communities in Shreveport Bossier. ...more »

Chrysler labor talks test Detroit's new reality
ReutersOctober 3, 2011

Marchionne told reporters he would not let Fiat in Italy be swayed by the union. Asked if negotiations with the UAW were more difficult than those with Italy's labor groups, he said: "It's different. Over there (in the States) the employees continue to ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Fire Dept. open house set for Oct. 15
NorthJersey.com (press release)October 6, 2011

The event will be held rain or shine at Fire Headquarters, 459 Essex Street, next to the Law enforcement Building in downtown Millburn. Visitors are asked to park across the street at the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot or at one of the nearby municipal ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Lawsuit against St. Tammany coroner can include racial, sexual allegations
NOLA.comOctober 12, 2011

The attorneys argued the allegations should be stricken because they were filed too late and "add nothing" to the wrongful termination claim. But King's attorney, Al Robert Jr., argued that all the examples are relevant in that they "outline a pattern" ...more »

Government Employees
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Greece due to unveil plan to sack state workers
ReutersOctober 2, 2011

No part of the package is more contentious than the plan to lay off state workers -- who make up a fifth of the Greek workforce and are guaranteed jobs for life under a constitution that bans firing government employees in virtually all circumstances. ...more »

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