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United’s Legal Move Stokes Tension Among Pilots

September 16, 2011
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One of four pilots named in a lawsuit by United Airlines alleging sick-leave abuse has been fired and another has been suspended, fueling tensions before the company begins union contract negotiations next month.
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Union Leader Challenges Chicago Mayor’s Shutdown Plan

September 16, 2011
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Mayor Richard M. Daley had asked employee unions to accept voluntary furloughs, but they have refused. The mayor is expected to announce 1,000 or more layoffs.
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Accenture Settles Whistle-Blower Lawsuit for $63.7 Million

September 14, 2011
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The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Little Rock, Arkansas, alleged that Accenture submitted, or caused to be submitted, false claims for payment under numerous contracts with federal agencies for information technology services.
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Dear Workforce How does HR avoid confusion about its role regarding labor relations and employee relations

September 7, 2011
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What role should our HR department play in both labor relations and in employee relations? Our HR department oversees both functions, which raises confusing questions about where its loyalties lie.
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Turning Labor Day Lemons into Lemonade

September 6, 2011
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Postal Service Cuts, Job Insecurity and You

August 19, 2011
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Allstate Agents Group OKs Link With AFL-CIO Union

August 18, 2011
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That status wouldn’t give the group collective bargaining rights with Northbrook, Illinois-based Allstate Corp., which classifies its 12,000 agents as independent contractors.
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Pro-Union Employee Trying to Organize Target Store Is Fired

August 16, 2011
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About seven weeks after failing to persuade her colleagues to join a union, a Target worker is terminated from her $8-an-hour job. The union will seek to reverse her dismissal.
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Welcome to Work in Progress

August 9, 2011
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Lawmakers Wrangle Over Labors Definition of Fiduciary in Retirement Plans

July 29, 2011
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Labor Department officials say that extending the standard would better protect workers and retirees. Opponents contend that it would raise liability costs and force broker-dealers to abandon the individual retirement account market, leaving smaller investors without investment advice.
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