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Vancouver teen stabbed in city's 15th homicide of 2011
Vancouver SunJanuary 1, 2012

Vancouver police investigate the city's 15th homicide of the year at an apartment block at 5037 Main St at 35th Ave in Vancouver, BC., on December 31, 2011. A nineteen year-old man is dead of stab wounds and a 48 year-old man is in custody following ...more »

Mitt Romney Vows to Veto Dream Act if President
ABC News (blog)January 1, 2012

Why is it that people who break the law get benefits? In Texas, where I am from, prisoners were getting college education on tax payer money!! So I was paying for my own education (loans and things that I MYSELF have to pay back,) yet a prisoner who ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Letter: Time to end affirmative action
NewsdayJanuary 10, 2012

Letters Newsday > Opinion > Letters Letter: Time to end affirmative action Published: January 10, 2012 6:08 PM Regarding "Of 60 new police recruits, 0 black" [News, Dec. 31], I am so sick and tired of the attitude that we must hire a certain race or ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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The Irish Emigrant
The New York Irish EmgirantJanuary 3, 2012

December: Senator Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts) introduces the standalone Irish Immigration Reform and Encouragement (IRE) Act. Irish immigration groups across the US mobilize after House lawmakers sign off on legislation which would eliminate ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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UFT outlines legal strategy to combat Bloomberg's SIG plan
GothamSchoolsJanuary 14, 2012

by Geoff Decker, at 8:31 pm United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew responded forcefully to Mayor Bloomberg's plans to circumvent a collective bargaining requirement, saying union lawyers had a multi-pronged approach to push back ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Indiana: The next front in the labor war
Amsterdam NewsJanuary 6, 2012

But nonmembers are not necessarily protected by unions when it comes to labor management disputes. The argument made by Daniels and his supporters, including the GOP-controlled Indiana General Assembly, boils down to a belief that individuals should ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Another View: Expand voluntary mental health services now
Sacramento BeeJanuary 1, 2012

Catherine Blakemore, executive director for Disability Rights California, is responding to the Dec. 18 editorial "Laura's Law needs help from Prop. 63" and Dan Morain's series on mental health. The editorial stated: "Assisted outpatient treatment has ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Firefighters May Not Get to Fight Racism as Class
Courthouse News ServiceJanuary 4, 2012

By RYAN ABBOTT WASHINGTON (CN) - A group of black firefighters suing the District of Columbia for employment discrimination cannot be certified as a class just yet, a federal judge ruled. Since the firefighters have been vague as to whether their ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Anita Hill 'Reimagines Equality'
WBURJanuary 3, 2012

Hill's testimony broke the silence around workplace sexual harassment. It forever changed the tenor of Supreme Court confirmation hearings and it turned Hill into a complex political icon β€” the black woman facing a barrage of questions from a panel of ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Five Events That Will Shape University Technology Transfer
Innovation Excellence (blog)January 2, 2012

Second, given resource constraints, most US universities file for patents slowly, buying time while they assess the invention's commercial potential. Today most universities have built their patent processes on the old system. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Illegal immigration remains key issue for GOP presidential hopefuls
Hilton Head Island PacketJanuary 8, 2012

Romney and other rivals pilloried former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for saying in a November debate that undocumented workers who've been in the country for decades should be given a chance to gain legal status. Under attack, Gingrich issued an ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Golf family mourns passing of Fran Quinn Sr.
Worcester TelegramJanuary 3, 2012

Fran Jr. still has five events left on his major medical extension after a stress fracture in his back forced him to leave the PGA Tour in 2010. He'll be thinking of his father when he returns to the PGA Tour next month at the AT&T Pebble Beach ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Area Red Cross should bargain with workers
Monmouth Daily Review AtlasJanuary 13, 2012

Hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice complaints have been issued against the Red Cross nationally since the mid-1990s, and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service has been called in to facilitate bargaining about 150 times. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Paradise Valley's e-mails violated law on open meetings
Tucson CitizenJanuary 12, 2012

The exchange involved actions the town considered taking in response to an application for a special-use permit amendment by Crown Castle, a company hired by Paradise Valley to bring enhanced wireless communications to the town through a distributed ...more »

Labor must address union link
The Australian (blog)January 4, 2012

FORMER prime minister Bob Hawke's call for trade union influence in the Labor Party to be reduced and the party's structures to be modernised is advice that should be heeded by Julia Gillard and her party. "The party will always be sympathetic to the ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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State set to levy new fire prevention fee: Annual $150 fee to affect some in ...
San Jose Mercury NewsJanuary 4, 2012

6 letter to the state Office of Administrative Law, an attorney for the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, William Gausewitz, stated the fee is β€œan illegal tax under the California Constitution,” and an attempt to implement an illegally enacted ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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FEINSTEIN v. SERVICE SOLUTIONS GROUP LLC
Leagle.comJanuary 4, 2012

Cindy King Feinstein appeals the district court's order denying her motion under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b) seeking to reopen her civil action for wrongful termination and gender discrimination. We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 USC § 1291 ...more »

Government Employees
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INLAND: Fewer government workers earned $100000 in 2010
Press-EnterpriseJanuary 1, 2012

BY DUANE W. GANG There were 286 fewer local government workers in the Inland area making $100000 or more in 2010 compared to the year before, newly released state records show. The state controller's office began collecting the local government ...more »

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