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Democrats Seek to Bolster Wage and Hour Enforcement

July 15, 2008
The Government Accountability Office releases a study showing that enforcement actions by the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division have fallen by more than one-third in the past decade—from 47,000 in 1997 to 30,000 in 2007.
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Verizon Workers Likely to OK Strike as Talks Continue

July 11, 2008
Wages, health care, work rules and protection of union jobs are at the forefront of the negotiations for the workers, who say that rising gas and fuel prices have heightened their resolve to secure a contract with fair raises and no give-backs on health care.
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Several GM Plants Remain Idle After Strike

May 28, 2008
The three-month-long strike against American Axle slowed or idled as many as 30 of GM’s assembly and parts facilities. Much of the operations that remain affected are parts or assembly plants for GM’s slow-selling light trucks.
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Hewitt Acquires Absence Management Provider

April 29, 2008
Hewitt is acquiring LCG, a provider of absence management services. While the acquisition isn’t a big one, it does prove that Hewitt is working to build on its core strength—its expertise on HR issues, analysts say.
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A Tipping Point for Starbucks

March 28, 2008
There’s more at stake than money in a recent court decision that ordered Starbucks to pay California baristas more than $100 million in back tips and interest. The ruling undercuts the company’s image as a fair and cooperative place to work. Starbucks is fighting back.
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