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Workplace Issues Today: British teachers balk at standardized tests

The National Union of Teachers and the National Association of Head Teachers, two unions which represent teachers in Britain are calling on the government to stop giving standardized tests to around 600,000 middle schoolers. The two unions are planning on calling for a vote of their members on whether or not to boycott the standardized […]

Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research

Starting in February 2010, the journal Transfer:  European Review of Labour and Research, will be published by SAGE on behalf of the European Trade Union Institute.  This journal has been published since 1995, so the change in publisher is the news here. From the publisher site: Transfer stimulates dialogue between the European trade union movement […]

Workplace Issues Today: Detroit to benefit for Department of Labor green jobs plan

A newly announced $4.3 million jobs grant could help retrain unemployed workers in Detroit for jobs in so-called green industries. The grant, part of a nationwide plan announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Labor, would aid workers in finding jobs in the burgeoning energy efficiency field, and would provide a much-needed salve to a […]

Workplace Issues Today: New labor chief continues fight against workplace injuries

After less than a year in office, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has already made good on her promise to crack down on rates of workplace injuries and fatalities. In October, she levied the largest OSHA fine ever given against BP for failure to improve safety procedures since its 2005 Texas explosion. In December she hired […]

Labor and Employment Law and Economics (Book of the Month)

Labor and Employment Law and Economics, edited by Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, Seth D. Harris, and Orly Lobel, is Catherwood’s Book of the Month. The economic analysis of labor and employment law is a bold effort to apply economic theory to explain important empirical facts about the regulation of the employment relationship and to provide positive […]

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