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AMR boosts cash as it loses $234 million in January
Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)March 1, 2012

The Fort Worth-based parent of American Airlines files monthly updates on its financial condition as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition filed on Nov. 29. According to Wednesday's SEC filing, AMR and its subsidiaries just about broke even on ...more »

Metro: Anti-Obama ad at Clarendon rail station is protected speech and will stay
Washington PostMarch 1, 2012

wrote to Metro on Wednesday, asking that the ad be removed and calling it “an offensive advertisement disparaging the recent health law.” “This advertisement is inappropriate, disrespectful of the President, and should be removed immediately,” Moran ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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To Close a New Class Divide, Author Suggests Higher Education Reforms
New York Times (blog)March 9, 2012

Among them: “Replace ethnic affirmative action with socioeconomic affirmative action.” “Finally,” Mr. Murray wrote, “we should prick the BA bubble. The bachelor's degree has become a driver of class divisions at the same moment in history when it has ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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H-1B visa issue: Silicon Valley fumes
RediffMarch 12, 2012

Norquist, during a teleconference that discussed the controversy over birthright citizenship, bemoaned the lack of immigration reform and said the paucity of guest workers has 'raised concerns in the agriculture and the hospitality industry that they ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Commentary: Few state employees get to vote for their union
The Detroit NewsMarch 1, 2012

Documents recently acquired by the Mackinac Center from the Michigan Employment Relations Commission reveal that very few government employees are given the opportunity to vote to maintain, remove or replace their union in any given year.more »

Labor Disputes
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Martinez wins battle over NM labor board selection
Appleton Post CrescentMarch 13, 2012

Susana Martinez has won a legal battle that gives her control of a state board that referees disputes over working conditions and union contracts affecting government workers and some educators. A state labor leader said Tuesday a pair of court rulings ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Ex-Lexington fire chief files complaint, says he is entitled to city job
Lexington Herald LeaderMarch 7, 2012

By Beverly Fortune — bfortune@herald-leader.com Former Lexington Fire Chief Robert Hendricks has filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunities Commission claiming he is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act and entitled ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Two York employees sue city, Littlestown contractor for alleged racial ...
York Daily RecordMarch 1, 2012

Two water treatment plant employees say the electrical contractor was responsible for two hanging nooses outside restroom. By RICK LEE York, PA - A York man said Thursday that dangerous work conditions and racial discrimination -- specifically, ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Debt Collectors Targeted For Heightened Unlawful Harassment
Huffington PostMarch 1, 2012

Harassment and threats like these are against the law. For consumers, finding help to stave off predatory debt collectors is difficult. DeCastro was able to stop the calls with the help of a bankruptcy attorney. But millions of other Americans continue ...more »

Employment Contracts
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KBC back on air after deal with workers workers
Business Daily AfricaMarch 5, 2012

Public broadcaster KBC on Monday reached an agreement with its striking employees to end a week-long strike that had disrupted the station's regular programmes after the company agreed to revoke the sacking of 419 employees. By Okuttah Mark (email the ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Three ex-Salsalito workers get probation in worker scheme
San Antonio ExpressMarch 1, 2012

By Guillermo Contreras Three former employees of Salsalito Cantina Inc. restaurants were each sentenced Thursday to a year of probation for their roles in helping hire undocumented workers. Humberto Gonzalez, 40, who was general manager, ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Workplaces aren't family-friendly
Minneapolis Star TribuneMarch 1, 2012

Birth itself is scheduled and rushed, a third of the time leaving women to recover from major surgery while adjusting to a new family member -- and in many cases preparing to return to work in a matter of weeks or even days.more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Union-rights posters required at work
Fort Wayne Journal GazetteMarch 3, 2012

She said that simply failing to display the new NLRB poster isn't automatically an unfair labor practice without other evidence of anti-union conduct. The ruling pleased labor groups but disappointed business groups, which argued the new poster is too ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Harris County sheriff's deputies arrested in unrelated cases
Your Houston NewsMarch 5, 2012

“My employees are expected to obey the law in their private life as well as in their public life. We at the Sheriff's Office see no boundary between them when it comes to protecting the community.” Gongora, assigned to the Mental Health Unit in the ...more »

Unions enter university merger fray
Cherry Hill Courier PostMarch 6, 2012

JOHN ZIOMEK/Courier-Post A coalition of 11 labor unions representing employees of Rutgers, Rowan and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey will offer testimony today before the Senate and Assembly Higher Education Committees on the ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Canton fire officials probe shift swaps
Canton RepositoryMarch 3, 2012

Fire Department officials and Ream later met with representatives of the city law department. The staffing-related records compiled by the fire officials were forwarded to the city police department, which recently completed its investigation.more »

Wrongful Termination
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Attorney confirms staffer Brodkorb link to Sen. Koch
KAREMarch 15, 2012

That confirmation is contained in a notice of claim Phil Villaume filed Tuesday with the state, to lay the ground work for a wrongful termination case Brodkorb is likely to bring against the Senate. Sen Koch, a Republican from Buffalo, abruptly stepped ...more »

Government Employees
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Government threatens to sack striking KBC employees
The StandardMarch 2, 2012

BY CYRUS OMBATI The government on Friday declared the strike by Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) workers illegal and ordered the workers to resume duties immediately or face the sack. Information minister Samuel Poghisio gave the workers up to 2 pm ...more »

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