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Deadline Nears for Massive Strike in N.Y

June 30, 2011
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A strike would idle more than 11,000 workers at private-sector projects costing nearly $10 billion, according to the Real Estate Board of New York.
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Employment Law Landscape Changes With Wal-Mart Ruling

June 20, 2011
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The decision makes it more difficult for employees to file large class-action lawsuits unless they are able to clearly identify a common injury, such as a companywide discriminatory policy.
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Bloggers Hit Huffington Post With Labor Lawsuit

April 12, 2011
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A class-action lawsuit alleges that as many as 9,000 unpaid bloggers for the Huffington Post were unjustly denied compensation.
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UAW Says Nearly All Laid-Off Detroit 3 Workers Are Back to Work

March 25, 2011
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Since the last bargaining convention in 2007, GM’s UAW-represented work force has dropped from around 75,000 to 49,000 as plants have closed and workers departed either through attrition or retirement.
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Judge Temporarily Halts Wisconsin Public Employee Law

March 22, 2011
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For employers without a collective bargaining agreement in force, employees would be required to pay half of the annual actuarially required retirement plan contributions, according to a written statement of the Wisconsin Employee Trust Funds Department.
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Using Worker Focus Groups Carries Risks for Employers

February 4, 2011
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A labor lawyer warns that focus groups, even when set up by managers with the most noble motives, can easily backfire and expose a company to a litigation nightmare.
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Cemetery Workers Protest Plans to Outsource Jobs

January 18, 2011
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After just one session at the bargaining table, workers allege management told them it planned to contract the work out to the Brickman Group, a landscaping giant that often uses foreign workers on temporary visas.
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Automaker Union Boss Mulls Tying Worker Pay to Company Results

January 13, 2011
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UAW chief Bob King says the union’s role in the revival of the Detroit Three automakers since the 2009 crisis has shown that the union has become a partner rather than an adversary in the companies.
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New York Mayor Says Its too Hard to Fire, Punish City Workers

January 12, 2011
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A mayoral task force calls the city’s civil service system ill-suited for a modern workforce and suggests changes to get rid of the bad and retain and promote the best. Unions howl.
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Report: Judge Sides with FedEx in Contractor Case

December 15, 2010
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More than 50 lawsuits by FedEx drivers were consolidated into one lawsuit, according to reports. The judge previously ruled that FedEx drivers in Kansas were independent contractors.
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