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The Daily Read – May 19, 2011

By Erica Varlese

A front page New York Times article explores the sharp downturn in employment opportunities and salaries for recent college graduates.

Due to more budget cuts, the New York State Courts will lay off 367 employees as of June 1.

The United Federation of Teachers announced yesterday that it would be suing the Department of Education for closing schools based on poor performance and giving charter schools space in public schools.

The city announced the locations of the 20 fire departments that might close.

A New York-based NPR station invited hotel housekeepers to share their experiences after the arrest of IMF Chief Dominique Straus-Kahn broke.

The Communication Workers of America union is taking NJ Gov. Chris Christie to court for unfair labor practices after his administration has refused to respond to health care benefit proposals.

The NLRB sided with five non-profit workers who were fired by their employer for posting criticisms and complaints on Facebook.

May 11, 2011

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