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5 Questions for Carl Brooks Minorities in the C-Suite

April 23, 2009
No matter what he does during his tenure, President Barack Obama will be remembered in history as the first African-American president of the United States. Although that glass ceiling has been broken, much work remains to be done to get more people of color into corporate executive suites, says Carl Brooks, president and CEO of the Executive Leadership Council. Brooks recently talked to Workforce Management staff writer Mark Schoeff Jr.
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Unionization Bill May Require HR

January 30, 2009
When President Ronald Reagan broke the air traffic controllers union in 1981, it accelerated the decline of collective bargaining. Today, only 7 percent of private-sector workers and 12 percent in the overall economy are organized.
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More Labor for HR

January 30, 2009
The incoming Obama administration and pro-worker legislation lined up on Capitol Hill are poised to increase human resources’ administrative burden. Could this be the end of strategic HR?
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Are Plaintiffs Getting a Raw Deal in Employment Law Cases

September 26, 2008
One of the authors of a new study argues that a drop in the number of employment law cases filed in federal court is not a reflection of diminishing bias in the workplace, but the result of workers being discouraged about their chances of success in a system dominated by conservative judges appointed by the Bush administration.
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