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Cheese Degrees, A Bamboo Cutting Board With Engraved Measurements for Precise Portions

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Cheese Degrees is a bamboo cutting board, created by Hogmalion, featuring engraved measurements that will ensure you always slice precise portions of cheese. It is available to purchase from Fred & Friends. Related Laughing Squid PostsA Series of Custom Cutting Boards Featuring Engraved Science and Math ThemesProtractor Pizza Cutter Helps You Cut Pizza Into 6 […]

Twitter Exploring Cost Cuts, Possible Layoffs, Says CNBC

As previously mentioned, Twitter’s (TWTR) board has been meeting today, and CNBC’s Aditi Roy checked in a short while ago with “the latest,” citing no one in particular. Roy relates that “management is exploring ways to cut costs, including possible layoffs.” As far as sale chatter on the Street about Twitter, “There are no current bids […]

The National Labor Relations Board Says Charter School Teachers Are Private Employees

DGLimages/Shutterstock T he National Labor Relations Board issued a pair of decisions in late August, which ruled that teachers at charter schools are private employees, therefore falling under the NLRB’s jurisdiction. The cases centered...Show More Summary

Unequal Justice Under Law: NAM Files Brief Challenging NLRB’s Permissive Discrimination

On September 2, 2016, the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit challenging a National Labor Relations Board...

D.R. Horton Rising: The Ninth Circuit Sides with the Seventh Circuit and the National Labor Relations Board on Class Action Waivers, in Morris v. Ernst & Young, LLP

Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit took sides in a major split within the U.S. Courts of Appeals over the enforceability of class arbitration waivers. In Morris v. Ernst & Young, LLP, No. 13-16599, Slip. Op. (9th Cir. Aug. 22, 2016), the Ninth Circuit held that employers violate Sections 7 and 8 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) by […]

IL County Board Approves Funding Plan for I-90 Interchange Project

Northwest Herald reports, “McHenry County [Illinois] Board members on [September 6] adopted a measure giving the OK on resolutions related to the funding of a $32 million Interstate 90 and Route 23 interchange project, which proponents say will create an economic windfall for the county and city of Marengo. Show More Summary

Board says Richmond Walmart strikers were wrongly punished

The National Labor Relations Board says six Walmart employees who held a peaceful 90-minute strike at a Bay Area store in 2012, protesting their employment status and an abusive supervisor, acted within their rights and were illegally...Show More Summary

My Depression Is A Gift

Trigger warning International Relations class, 2006. The teacher's assistant is drawing a diagram to explain anarchy on the board. I'm half paying attention, half thinking about the anarchy going on in my own mind. "Anarchy means there are no rules," she says. Show More Summary

This week in the war on workers: Are charter schools private corporations or public schools?

Are charter schools private corporations or public schools?  In two separate cases, the National Labor Relations Board says private corporations: In its recent decisions, both issued Aug. 24, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that...Show More Summary

Something for Teachers’ Unions to Ponder Over Labor Day Weekend

Teachers’ unions were very excited by two National Labor Relations Board rulings last month. The board concluded in both cases that charter schools were not “political subdivisions” and were thus subject to the National Labor Relations Act. In plain English, it means that unions and unionization efforts in charter schools are regulated by the federal […]

Ballots To Finally Be Counted In WGA’s Bid To Unionize Peacock Productions Producers

The National Labor Relations Board has finally ordered the counting of ballots cast more than three years ago to determine whether reality show producers at NBC News’ Peacock Productions want to be represented by the WGA East. Writer-producers...Show More Summary

National Labor Relations Board decides charter schools are private corporations, not public schools

The board's two recent decisions regarding charter schools in New York and Pennsylvania speak to a long-running national debate over whether charters are public institutions.

Teen Tells School Board She’ll Fail High School if She Has to Change Clothes with a Transgender Person

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A ninth grade student in Pennsylvania has told her school board that she may not be able to graduate high school because of the guidelines introduced by the Obama administration relating to transgender students’ use of bathrooms and locker rooms. Show More Summary

AARDA Salutes August #Autoimmune Heroes for Board Service

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) announced today its August Autoimmune Heroes - the 46 Board members and advisors who have loyally and generously donated their time and talents to helping AARDA and its mission evolve and grow these last 25 years.

Beyond Bargaining: Consequences Of NLRB's Graduate Students Decision

In its recent decision in Columbia University, the National Labor Relations Board by a 3-1 vote granted graduate student assistants at private universities the right to form labor unions and to collectively bargain. For all but a few...Show More Summary

NLRB Gives a Union Yes to #GradUnion

Yes, graduate students who work are WORKERS. The National Labor Relations Board has re-settled the question of whether graduate student workers are primarily students or workers and decided…they can be both.

NLRB Decision To Unionize Columbia Student Workers May Help College Athletes' Union Movement

Just over one year ago, the National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction over Northwestern University's college football players. At the time of the Northwestern University decision,the National Labor Relations Board skirted the issue of whether undergraduate college students could constitute "employees" under the National Labor Relations Act. Instead, [...]

I Actually Trained With the Circus For a Day . . . Here's What Happened

Last week, I boarded the train and headed from my Friday morning SoulCycle class to a new type of workout. I was about to get a training session... at the circus. Image Source: Ringling Bros Related Stories: Overcome Your Fear of Working...Show More Summary

Britney Spears Slams Lifetime's Upcoming Biopic, Saying It Does NOT Have Her Blessing!

Don't mess with Britney, btch! As you may have heard, Lifetime is planning on making a biopic about Britney Spears starring Hail, Caesar! actress Natasha Bassett — but apparently the Toxic singer is NOT on board with the idea! Related: Britney Talks Fame, Justin Bieber, & Not Wanting To Work With 'Divas'! It wasn't long after the news [...]

Universities fought unionization's 'one-size-fits-all' using identical arguments

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that grad students working at private universities can form unions, something that the universities themselves have fought tooth-and-nail for years, with elite universities posted FAQs explaining...Show More Summary

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