Young vs UPS: Is It Legal To Discriminate Against Pregnant Women?

Discrimination in the workplace is real and it happens every day. Some are discriminated based on their skin color, others are discriminated based on their sexual preference, and many are discriminated based on their sex. This week the Supreme Court will hear a case, Young v UPS, that will decide if it is legal to […]

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Alderman Patrick Arnold Running For Mayor Of Manchester, Announces 2015 Organizing Committee

  MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Former Alderman Patrick Arnold confirmed today that he will again run for mayor of Manchester in 2015.  Arnold, who served as an Alderman from 2009 until 2014, was the Democratic candidate for mayor in 2013 against incumbent Republican, Mayor Ted Gatsas. “I’m running for Mayor because the residents and taxpayers of […]

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December 3, 1867

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passes an eight-hour ordinance covering all city employees. By early 1868, there were dozens of 8-Hour Leagues in San Francisco, and on February 22, thousands marched in San Francisco to celebrate the passage of …

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Three FairPoint Strikers Hit on Picket Line

A FairPoint replacement worker driving across a picket line in Keene, N.H., hit three striking workers at roughly 3 p.m. today An account of the incident has just been posted to the official Facebook page of the unions and is excerpted in full below The three strikers are members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical […]

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Free State Project evangelists: Decimating the tentacles of the state one bitcoin at a time

Image: Zach Copley / CC BY-SA 2.0  While reporting on a bitcoin conference being held at Disney World, Gawker’s Sam Biddle ran into a couple of Free State Project evangelists. The “anti-statist hyper-libertarians” were in their element. “If anyone disputed the notion that the very concept of government was just one fat obstacle in the […]

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December 2, 2009

In the largest wage and hour class action settlement in Massachusetts history, Walmart agrees to pay $40 million to over 87,000 current and former employees in the state. The lawsuit, filed in 2001, accused the retailer of denying workers rest and mea…

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December 2, 2009

In the largest wage and hour class action settlement in Massachusetts history, Walmart agrees to pay $40 million to over 87,000 current and former employees in the state. The lawsuit, filed in 2001, accused the retailer of denying workers rest and mea…

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Rep. Notter blames mom for daughters’ clothing: Michelle Obama ‘dresses like Hoochie Momma’

Today, some Granite State politicians condemned the GOP staffer who chastised President Obama’s daughters. For others, it was an opportunity to attack the girls’ parents. When Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for Tennessee Rep. Steven Fincher, criticized the Obama girls’ clothing and demanded they “try showing a little class,” state Rep. Al Baldasaro (R-Londonderry) responded with […]

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Today in labor history for the week of December 1, 2014

December 01The Ford Motor Co. introduces the continuous moving assembly line which can produce a complete car every two-and-a-half minutes – 1913 Kellogg cereal adopts 6-hour day – 1930 African-American Rosa Parks refuses to go to the back of a Montgomery, Ala., bus, fueling the growing civil rights movement’s campaign to win desegregation and end […]

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