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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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Judge OKs Settlement in New York Life ERISA

March 12, 2008
Some $4.2 million of the settlement goes to attorney fees and administrative costs. The remaining amount will be deposited in the New York Life retirement plans to directly benefit the plans’ participants involved in the settlement class.
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