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Union Organizing Simplified by NLRB Rule
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Union Organizing Simplified by NLRB Rule

December 30, 2014 By Neal Tepel Washington, DC – Beginning April 14, 2015, the NLRB regulation will take effect. An accelerated election process will benefit unions in the organizing process of unrepresented employees. The NLRB published the “Final Rule” on December 15, 2014, which significantly reduces the period between the filing of a petition for…

EPI Data Show It’s Impossible to Get By On Minimum Wage
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EPI Data Show It’s Impossible to Get By On Minimum Wage

July 12, 2013 By Neal Tepel Washington DC – EPI’s family budget calculator demonstrates that it is impossible for families living on minimum-wage jobs to make ends. The real costs for families to live modest, economically secure lives are much higher than conventional estimates show for all cities across the country.

San Francisco Concession Workers Authorize Strike
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San Francisco Concession Workers Authorize Strike

May 20, 2013 By Stephanie West San Francisco, California – Concessions workers at the San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park have authorize a strike. The 516 workers voted, approving a strike by 97%. The vote authorizes union leadership to call for any action including up to a five-day strike and a boycott of food and beverage…

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Unions Push to Organize Indian Tribal Businesses

April 24, 2013 By Neal Tepel Mount Pleasant, Michigan – Since union organizing is now taking place with Indian tribal businesses, the autonomy of companies owned by legal tribes is being reviewed by the courts: Including what laws these tribal businesses need to follow.

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SEIU Urges ACA Coverage For Part-Time Workers, Adjuncts

April 22, 2013 By SEIU News Media As the federal government considers how to develop standards for coverage of part-time work under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), SEIU submitted comments to the IRS urging for a fair and accurate assessment of how contingent faculty hours are determined. The federal regulations determining adjunct faculty hours will…

A Way to Foster Success with Lots of Possibilities
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A Way to Foster Success with Lots of Possibilities

April 15, 2013 By Ernest A. Logan Reprint From the April 2013 Issue of the CSA News A couple of years ago, I invited a group of STEM-savvy Principals and Assistant Principals to join me for a brainstorming session at IBM’s Manhattan headquarters.  By then, the concept of creating a public/private partnership with IBM, CUNY and…

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