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UAW Wants New Job Commitments in Deal With GM

September 21, 2007
Employees at GM assembly plants in Ohio, Tennessee and Kansas are relying on United Auto Workers president Ron Gettelfinger to secure new vehicles to replace vehicles they are losing or have lost.
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When Pigs Fly New Symbol of Union Protest

September 11, 2007
During the past several months, labor organizers in New York City have been introducing the ‘greedy pig’ balloon to employers at their work sites. Union officials were concerned that the days of the inflatable rat—long used to protest at nonunion locations—might be numbered, as lawsuits by employers fighting the use of the rodent at their job sites began to pile up in recent years.
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Ford CEO Describes a New Deal for Automakers

August 8, 2007
Alan Mulally tells a conference that Detroit is increasingly looking to executive outsiders to get the car business back onto a profitable footing while it cuts thousands of jobs and plans on tough contract talks with the UAW next month.
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Nike Settles Racial-Bias Class Action

August 3, 2007
The company also agrees to several other measures, including a court-appointed diversity consultant to monitor and periodically report to the court and the appointment of a compliance officer at Nike’s headquarters.
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RICO Risk for Hiring Illegal Workers

Employers that hire immigrants with no lawful authorization to work in the U.S. could be subject to claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Employers are advised to carefully review and ensure their compliance with applicable regulatory requirements that detail pre-hire screening of job applicants to ensure they are lawfully entitled to be employed in the United States.
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