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New York City Fast-Food Workers Strike to Protest Wage Rates

November 30, 2012
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Workers formed picket lines outside some New York City fast-food eateries to protest their wages and hours as part of a unionization campaign.
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What Scares Employers? How About a Union Organizing Campaign

October 31, 2012
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It is not enough merely to have a no-solicitation policy. You must also take seriously the National Labor Relations Act's rules against applying policies to single-out labor unions and the employees who support them.
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The One Question I Would Ask Joe Biden During the Debates

September 28, 2012
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With this election cycle's debates on the horizon, I'll be providing the one question I would ask each of the two presidential and two vice presidential candidates. Today's target—Vice President Joe Biden.
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NFL to Freeze Referees' Pension Plan Under Labor Agreement

September 27, 2012
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Retirement benefits will be provided through a defined contribution plan to new referees immediately and for all officials beginning in 2017.
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Looming Strike in India a Threat to U.S. Companies?

September 18, 2012
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Trade unions there called for a nationwide strike to protest India's opening of its retail sector to international retailers Walmart and Tesco.
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American Airlines to Freeze Pension Plans in November

September 14, 2012
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To be frozen on Nov. 1 are pension plans for flight attendants, ground crews and mechanics, as well as the pilots' A plan. The pilots' B plan, which is a defined contribution plan, will be terminated Nov. 30.
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Chicago Teachers Strike Could Offer a Lesson on Performance Evaluations

September 13, 2012
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Performance evaluation “is a nationwide issue—and it's an issue that is not going away,” said Norm Solomon, a professor of management at Fairfield University in Connecticut. “I don't think anybody should be surprised that this issue is coming to the fore. The key thing to any evaluation system, particularly in a collective bargaining situation, is to have some buy-in by the union, a sense that this is fair."
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Chicago School Strike Lifts One Local Firm

September 11, 2012
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In the wake of the Chicago Teachers Union strike, Sittercity, a website that helps parents find babysitters and nannies, has seen membership jump 35 percent in the past 24 hours in the Chicago market.
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Retired NFL Player Cannot File for Workers' Comp Benefits in California

August 7, 2012
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The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals rules California workers' comp law doesn't apply to retired NFL player because he did not clearly show that he was injured in the state.
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Ford Seeks to Close $15-an-hour Canada Labor Gap With U.S.

July 18, 2012
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Ford, which lists 7,400 employees at five plants in Canada on its website, pays $79 an hour for wages and benefits to its hourly workers in the country, said the official, who asked not to be identified because negotiations with the union are private. That labor rate is the highest Ford faces worldwide and compares with $64 an hour in the United States, a company official said.
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