Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday News Briefs:

No matter how available wage data is sliced and diced, a single truth remains: a wage gap exists between male and female workers. On average, full-time female workers make 23 percent less than male full-time workers.
-Huffington Post, What's at Stake for Walmart vs. Women in Dukes Case.
Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, its victims, and lessons, 100 years later http://ow.ly/4mfEp

President Obama issued a proclamation and called on all Americans to honor the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Fire.

What's at stake for Walmart vs Women in the Dukes case? Read the editorial by Fatima Goss Graves in the Huffington Post

Walmart South Africa Update: Unions and the government want guarantees about Massmart jobs and for Wal-Mart to commit to using mostly domestic suppliers.  Read more @ Reuters

UFCW Local 400 President Tom McNutt congratulated Wisconsin Judge Maryann Sumi for  issuing a temporary restraining order blocking the union-busting bill the Wisconsin Senate rammed through last week.

Target Corp. is suing a San Diego pro-gay marriage group to get it to stop canvassing outside its San Diego County stores, alleging its activists are driving away customers.

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