The Labor & Employment Blog is a forum for practitioners and Bloomberg BNA editors to share ideas, raise issues, and network with colleagues.
May 30, 2012
by Lydell C. Bridgeford
Chambers, president of the American Association for Affirmative
Action (AAAA), explains why corporate America and the federal
government need to stay committed to affirmative action programs.
AAAA, founded in
1974, represents professionals who manage affirmative action, equal
opportunity, diversity inclusion and human resource programs in the
private and public sectors.
May 23, 2012
by Louis C. LaBrecque
Several times during a House subcommittee
hearing last week on overhauling the Hatch Act--which
restricts federal, state, and local government employees' ability
to engage in political activities--Republicans and Democrats on the
panel seemed surprised to be agreeing on the issues.
May 18, 2012
by Patrick Dorrian
Is the seeming rise in cases involving challenges to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s enforcement authority more of a sign of an overaggressive agency ( at least Seyfarth Shaw...
May 17, 2012
by Robert Combs
The 2012 edition of Bloomberg BNA’s Union Membership and Earnings Data Book has been published, and it has the latest breakdowns of U.S. Census data on union density rates—the percentage of a...
May 14, 2012
by Amber McKinney
National Labor Relations Board Associate General Counsel Anne Purcell issues casehandling instructions for regional office employees handling immigration issues in unfair labor practice compliance proceedings.
May 11, 2012
by Michael Rose
Companies under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection often find
themselves at odds with unions representing their workers, who want
to make sure employees don't get short shrift as an employer
reorganizes to gain financial solvency. This interplay was recently
on full display at two household-name employers currently in
bankruptcy proceedings--providing a good look at the role unions
can play in the face of an employer's financial
May 9, 2012
Everyone agrees the Postal Service is in serious financial trouble, but there's very little agreement on how to go about saving it.
May 8, 2012
Piatt , a director of equal employment opportunity at the Biddle
Consulting Group, isn't convinced that the Office of Federal
Contract Compliance Programs is finished with efforts to...
May 3, 2012
Three factors in the collective bargaining atmosphere have created a kind of “perfect storm” that kept wage increases at levels lower than we’ve ever seen in 2011, and perhaps lower than we’ll see again for some time.
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