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The Daily Read - June 22, 2011

By Erica Varlese

The Supreme Court ruled that what would have been the nation’s largest-ever discrimination case—against Walmart—will no longer go forward as a class action.

A New York Times op-ed piece analysis the Supreme Court’s decision in the Walmart case from a perspective of the company’s extremely hierarchical, corporate culture.

Starbucks is thinking of ending its contract with the Queens-based Elmhurst Dairy. The loss of this contract could cause the dairy factory and its 252 employees out of business.

The National Labor Relations Board has proposed changes to the rules governing elections, potentially shortening the time between a request for a vote and the actual election.

Cities that have faced job cuts in the public sector are most likely to be struggling in the “Great Recession,” according to a new study.

The New York City Opera and its unions have met for the first time since Opera management announced a month ago that they would be moving from their Lincoln Center location.

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