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The Last Battle of the Cold War
Wall Street JournalFebruary 1, 2012

His armies and factories were in the Soviet mold, as were his feared intelligence services. The Treaty of Brotherhood, Cooperation, and Coordination Hafez Assad forced on the hapless Lebanese in 1991 was vintage Warsaw Pact.more »

Questions Arise Concerning Suspected Aiken Public Safety Officer Killer's ...
WJBF-TVFebruary 1, 2012

... Monday by 26-year-old Joshua Tremaine Jones, many people are wondering if the behavior of the man accused of shooting and killing Aiken Department of Public Safety Master Corporal Sandra Rogers was the result of a mental condition, or an act.more »

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Affirmative Action
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Local women honored by their city
EastBayRI.comFebruary 14, 2012

This group – along with two others who could not be in attendance for the city council meeting – will be honored once again when the East Providence Affirmative Action Office hosts a 2012 Black History Month Celebration on Feb. 29.more »

Government Employees
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Bill would limit collective bargaining for public employees
Deseret NewsFebruary 2, 2012

By Andrew Adams, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah lawmaker wants to limit the negotiation points in collective bargaining between government bodies and public employees to two issues: salaries and health care benefits. Rep.more »

Collective Bargaining
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More Than Books: Tax forms 'R' us
Freeport Journal-StandardFebruary 6, 2012

On Wednesday, Dr. Andy Dvorak examines “Collective Bargaining Since the Wagner Act/New Deal.” Dr. Dvorak's topic is a timely one in light of the collective bargaining changes for most of Wisconsin's public sector union employees last year — limiting ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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(VIDEO) Houston Immigration Summit: The Costs of Implementing Immigration...
Texas GOP VoteFebruary 2, 2012

It is another ICE program in partnership with federal state and local law enforcement agencies that identify criminal aliens, as they are defined by law, through modernized information sharing. They prioritize enforcement actions to insure apprehension ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Austin Car Accident Lawyer Says Texas Needs To Crack Down On Drunk Driving And ...
PR Web (press release)February 1, 2012

Texas personal injury attorney Bob Richardson of The Bob Richardson Law Firm points to recently released statistics showing that the state's drunk-driving fatalities have increased while the country's overall figures have gone down.more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Post-Berlusconi Italian women strive to step beyond job discrimination
Women News NetworkFebruary 18, 2012

“My boss said she did it to cover herself, because she'd had to fork out thousands of euros for a former employee's maternity leave.” Such discrimination has implications not just for the workplace, but the family and society as a whole.more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Company accused of racially hostile workplace offers apology
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 7, 2012

“With the admission should go appropriate compensation to the victim of this workplace harassment and intimidation, which alters the career options of this young man,” Jackson said. “By now, he would have been more advanced, more promoted and more ...more »

Employment Contracts
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KTSC votes to reject contracts with Gloria Ray
WVLTFebruary 3, 2012

(WVLT) -- The Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation voted to reject current contracts with president and CEO Gloria Ray and seek to retrieve $96000 already paid to her. An attorney for the KTSC claims several parts of Ray's contract were not ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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GOP Seeks To Deny Child Tax Credit To Undocumented Immigrants
Huffington PostFebruary 8, 2012

By ANDREW TAYLOR, AP WASHINGTON -- Republicans are looking to deny child tax credits to undocumented immigrants--refund checks averaging $1800--in an effort that has roused anger among Hispanics and some Democratic lawmakers. The proposal, which would ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Marlow family shares story of love and hope at hospital
NewsOK.comFebruary 11, 2012

BY CARLA HINTON chinton@opubco.com Leave a comment Hannah Linsky helps prepare a cart of Hannah's Hearts bags to deliver to families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the OU Medical Center's Children's Hospital on Monday, Feb.more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Final agreement between CTC, teachers hits 'snag'
Lancaster NewspapersFebruary 3, 2012

And now the teachers' union is threatening to file an unfair labor practice complaint to settle the dispute. At issue is the language in the report by state-appointed fact-finder William Lowe. In his Nov. 28 report, Lowe recommended both sides "place ...more »

Federal Personnel
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House approves measure to freeze federal salaries
Washington PostFebruary 2, 2012

The bill would need Senate approval before becoming law. In advance of the vote, Republicans touted a Congressional Budget Office report published Monday that said federal employees on average earn about 2 percent more than private-sector employees in ...more »

American Airlines aims to cut 13000 jobs
Fox NewsFebruary 1, 2012

The company aims to cut labor costs by 20 percent under bankruptcy protection, and will soon begin negotiations with its three major unions. Some management jobs would also be cut. AMR also proposes to end its traditional pension plans.more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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New code of conduct governs WB Twp. employees
Citizens VoiceFebruary 1, 2012

By Bob Kalinowski (Staff Writer) Mark Moran / The Citizens' VOice Wilkes-Barre Township officials aren't saying why they created the code, but weeks ago, Mayor Carl Kuren pledged to create an ethics policy after township Fire Chief John Yuknavich, ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Ex-UI dean appeals lawsuit to Iowa Supreme Court
Quad City TimesFebruary 16, 2012

He claimed wrongful termination, defamation and violation of due process. A district judge dismissed the lawsuit last month. The university is in the middle of a similar lawsuit by former General Counsel Marcus Mills, who also was fired following the ...more »

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