The Daily Read – July 15, 2011

By Erica Varlese

Unemployment claims throughout the country declined last week, while New York continued to top the list in the number of initial claims filed.

Judge Richard Posner argued the concept of “relative human rights” in a suit brought against Firestone Natural Rubber Company for how it treats child workers in Liberia.

It looks like Target may join the ranks of WalMart as one of the next “targets” for New York labor unions.

The New York Times has an in-depth article on the labor disputes faced again and again by Joffrey Ballet dancers.

The N.B.A. laid off 11 percent, or 100, of its workers this past week.

70,000 South African chemical and petroleum workers have vowed to continue their strike that began on Monday.

June 15, 2011

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