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Surprise Strike Against Owners of Wonder Bread, Twinkies

Surprise Strike Against Owners of Wonder Bread, Twinkies | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it

Surprise strikes flared at some 25 Hostess Brands bakeries across the country this weekend, as the production workers union reached a breaking point over demands that it accept draconian wage and benefit cuts.

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Pragmatist Honesty – What All Of This Means….. | The Last Refuge

Pragmatist Honesty – What All Of This Means….. | The Last Refuge | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it

In return Obama will deliver another union “stimulus” of sorts. “Card Check” or super-easy unionization laws pushed upon private industry by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). 


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Social media takes workplace harassment to new levels - HR.BLR.com

Social media takes workplace harassment to new levels - HR.BLR.com | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it

Social media takes workplace harassment to new levelsHR.BLR.comAs if employers didn't have enough trouble preventing harassment in the workplace, now employees have newer, faster, more subtle ways to send and receive offensive comments, photos, and...


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Tales of the Red Tape #37: NLRB Wrongs Property Rights - Heritage.org (blog)

Tales of the Red Tape #37: NLRB Wrongs Property Rights - Heritage.org (blog) | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it

Tales of the Red Tape #37: NLRB Wrongs Property RightsHeritage.org (blog)The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last month actually invalidated the hotel chain's “Employee Access Rule” because management could grant exceptions to the general...


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WHY IT MATTERS: Labor unions - The Associated Press

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WHY IT MATTERS: Labor unionsThe Associated PressHe has also appointed labor-friendly members to the National Labor Relations Board, which has approved new rules to help union organizers and has more strictly enforced laws against anti-union...


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NLRB Strikes Down Employee Handbook Language and Issues ...

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In September, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) issued two decisions confirming that it will now use Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or Act) to find basic (and widespread) handbook and policy ...


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Fifth World Day for Decent Work to Focus on Job Creation for Young People

Fifth World Day for Decent Work to Focus on Job Creation for Young People | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it
From dawn in Fiji to sunset in Hawaii, workers from more than 100 countries are taking part in a global day of action to demand stronger government action for economic recovery, job creation for young people, decent working conditions and full...
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Many of the employed look to land a better job - Omaha World-Herald

Many of the employed look to land a better job - Omaha World-Herald | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it

Many of the employed look to land a better jobOmaha World-HeraldThe change indicates people might be sensing a thaw in the job market and the start of increased mobility, according to the human resource organization.


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Alorica hiring 600 temps in Kennesaw

Alorica hiring 600 temps in Kennesaw | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it
Alorica, a customer management provider with operations in Kennesaw, said it will hire 600 seasonal workers by the end of November.
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ABCs of the ACA for Employers | The Proactive Employer

ABCs of the ACA for Employers | The Proactive Employer | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it
We'll discuss what the Affordable Care Act means for employers with Darlene Clabault, including compliance issues and how to avoid some pretty steep penalties.
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Five Questions Great Candidates Ask in a Job Interview | HR Blog ...

Five Questions Great Candidates Ask in a Job Interview | HR Blog ... | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it

Many of the questions potential new hires ask are throwaways ; But not these five questions which great candidates ask in a job interview. Be honest. Raise...


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Job fair at Adamsville workforce office - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Job fair at Adamsville workforce office - Atlanta Journal Constitution | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it
Job fair at Adamsville workforce officeAtlanta Journal ConstitutionFulton County's Adamsville Workforce Development Office will hold a job fair Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Crews clean up mercury spill in McDonough

Crews clean up mercury spill in McDonough | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it
Emergency crews were out a fast food restaurant in McDonough Saturday morning to clean up a toxic chemical spill.
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New 2013 Catalog Offers Books for Union Activists, Leaders

New 2013 Catalog Offers Books for Union Activists, Leaders | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it

The 2013 edition of the Union Communication Services Inc. (UCS) Labor Books Catalog has been released, offering titles on topics about labor, including negotiating and grievance handling, organizing, health and safety, labor law and labor history.

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Obama's second term: What will it mean for employers? - Fortune ...

Obama's second term: What will it mean for employers? - Fortune ... | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it

Expect the National Labor Relations Board to try to reduce the period of time for an election to take place after a union has filed a petition to represent a group of employees. Shorter election periods generally benefit unions, ...


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Public Sector Roundup: The Surprising Resurgence of the Whistleblower Protection Enh...

Public Sector Roundup: The Surprising Resurgence of the Whistleblower Protection Enh... | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it

The latest version of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (S. 743) likely will be approved by federal lawmakers before the end of the turbulent 112th Congress and signed into law by President Obama.

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Presidential Election's Impact on HR and Employment Law

Presidential Election's Impact on HR and Employment Law | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it

Have you thought about where the candidates stand on issues related to human resources and employment law?

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Employment Law Basics: Navigating the National Labor Relations Act

Employment Law Basics: Navigating the National Labor Relations Act | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it

... Topic: the NLRA, the National Labor Relations Act. Here is basically everything you need to know about the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in one handy post. ...


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The future for HR directors (if they don’t change fast)

The future for HR directors (if they don’t change fast) | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it
Vin Lucas, the human resources director for Schweppes Australia, manages the company’s 1800 employees, with 25 reports who help him with the job.
In many ways, Lucas illustrates all that is changing within the human resources profession.
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Wal-Mart to hire 150, break ground for Atlanta store

Wal-Mart to hire 150, break ground for Atlanta store | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it
A Wal-Mart store in Atlanta’s Vine City area is hiring about 150 people.Beginning Monday, the company will be interviewing job-seekers at a hiring center near the store.
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MARTA readies for financial overhaul

MARTA readies for financial overhaul | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it
MARTA chairman Frederick Daniels said Friday the transit authority is committed to privatization, reviewing employee benefits and enacting other cost-saving measures designed to keep it from fiscal collapse.
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A Bill to Make Employers Less Mean to Pregnant Women

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One of the many labor bills left off the congressional radar is the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, (PWFA) which would help prevent pregnant women from being arbitrarily fired and make employers better accommodate them.

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Atlanta August Unemployment Rate Falls 0.3% « The Atlanta Monitor

Atlanta August Unemployment Rate Falls 0.3% « The Atlanta Monitor | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it
The unemployment rate fell mainly due to a large drop in workforce size compared with July. The workforce shed 23,500 workers, mostly reflecting a return of seasonal workers to school. Atlanta's workforce has grown ...
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Organizing as a Civil Right: How to Strengthen Labor and Reverse Inequality - RollingStone.com (blog)

Organizing as a Civil Right: How to Strengthen Labor and Reverse Inequality - RollingStone.com (blog) | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it

RollingStone.com (blog)Organizing as a Civil Right: How to Strengthen Labor and Reverse InequalityRollingStone.com (blog)These are dark days for labor – and, not coincidentally, for the American worker.


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Unions warn of layoffs, furloughs from automatic cuts

Unions warn of layoffs, furloughs from automatic cuts | Labor. Laws. Unions. | Scoop.it

As the Congress stumbles its way out of town this week to go home early for election campaign work, government employee unions say the $110 billion in automatic budget cuts that will take effect in January would require widespread furloughs and layoffs of federal government workers. 

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