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fire union sues city as council ok's less favorable employment terms


houston's fire union sued the city wednesday alleging mayor sylvester turner's administration failed to act "in good faith" during contract negotiations, escalating tensions between firefighters and city hall. the lawsuit filed in state district court comes just two days before firefighters' "evergreen" labor agreement with the city expires. come saturday, their employment will be governed by a combination of city ordinance and state law until a new deal is reached.city council unanimously approved updates to local law wednesday morning that include less favorable employment terms for firefighters, intended as a "stop-gap measure" until the city and fire union agree on a new contract.(story continues below ... )turner said he offered several times to extend the evergreen anothe...






city council ok's less favorable employment terms for firefighters


city council unanimously approved less favorable employment terms for houston firefighters wednesday, intended as a "stop-gap measure" until the city and fire union agree on a new contract.firefighters have been working under an "evergreen" agreement since their last contract expired three years ago, but that arrangement expires friday.come saturday, their employment will be governed by a combination of city ordinance and state law until a new deal is reached.mayor sylvester turner said the fire union rejected his offer to extend the evergreen another 30 days. (story continues below ... )"when you say no, what do you expect a city to do?" he said, noting that the administration wants to reach a deal with firefighters. "they made their choice."houston professional fire fighters as...






council delays vote on firefighter employment terms


city council delayed a vote wednesday on less favorable employment terms that would take effect if houston firefighters' contract lapses next week.the city was gearing up to play hardball with the firefighters union ahead of mediation talks set to begin thursday, more than a month after the fire union declared an impasse in negotiations. firefighters have been operating under "evergreen" employment terms since their last contract expired three years ago.that arrangement expires june 30, at which point their employment would be governed by city ordinance until a contract deal is reached. 






council delays vote on firefighter employment terms


city council delayed a vote wednesday on less favorable employment terms that would take effect if houston firefighters' contract lapses next week.the city was gearing up to play hardball with the firefighters union ahead of mediation talks set to begin thursday, more than a month after the fire union declared an impasse in negotiations. firefighters have been operating under "evergreen" employment terms since their last contract expired three years ago.that arrangement expires june 30, at which point their employment would be governed by city ordinance until a contract deal is reached. (story continues below ... )"i want to reach an agreement with the firefighters. it's in everybody's best interest," mayor sylvester turner said. "but those terms have to be mutually acceptable ...






city plans to play hardball with firefighters union over contract


the city of houston is gearing up to play hardball with its firefighters union in advance of contract mediation by passing less favorable employment terms that would take effect if the firefighters' current agreement lapses next week.the changes subject to city council approval wednesday would come a month after the fire union declared an impasse in negotiations with the city.firefighters' last contract expired three years ago, and they have been operating under "evergreen" terms since, which has meant forgoing raises in exchange for fewer restrictions on time off.that arrangement expires june 30, at which point firefighters' employment terms would revert to those detailed in city ordinance unless mediation talks set to begin thursday produce a deal first.the modifications before city...






eeoc sues houston union for race discrimination


photo: james nielsen, houston chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1united labor union local 100 field director orell fitzsimmons poses for a portrait across the street from hisd's jackson middle school friday, nov. 13, 2009, in houston. ( james nielsen / chronicle )united labor union local 100 field director orell fitzsimmons poses for a portrait across the street from hisd's jackson middle school friday, nov. 13, 2009, in houston. ( james nielsen / chronicle ) photo: james nielsen, houston chronicle eeoc sues houston union for race discrimination1 / 1back to gallerythe equal employment opportunity commission sued united labor unions local 100, alleging the union engaged in race discrimination by firing two newly hired black union organizers, but retaining a wh...






govt plans to provide employment to 1 crore people in next 2 years: union minist


by: pti | bengaluru | published:may 16, 2017 6:00 pm union minister bandaru dattatreya. (file photo)the government intends to provide employment to one crore people in the country in the next two years, union minister bandaru dattatreya said on tuesday. the union minister of state for labour and employment also noted that the government’s skill development initiative has contributed towards creating a skilled work force in the country.“employer-employee relationship has been cordial after the narendra modi-led government came to power, so i am fully confident that we will provide one crore people with employment in the next two years,” he said after inaugurating the employees’ state insurance corporation (esic) nursing college and auditorium here.union minister for chemical...






why malcolm turnbull has made an extraordinary intervention on gas prices


imagine for a moment that your energy bill increased by a factor of nearly eight – from, say, $100 to not much less than $800 – in just a handful of years. chances are you couldn't pay it.in simple terms, that's the challenge facing some businesses, particularly in manufacturing, because of a gas market that has been allowed to run out of control.chobani sues after migrant rapists reportvideo duration01:01previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:02turnbull talks tough on gasturnbull talks tough on gas ahead of a meeting with suppliers, malcolm turnbull says it's essential businesses and families have access to reliable and affordable gas,chobani sues after migrant rapists reportvideo duration01:01video duration01:01chobani sues after migrant rapists reportchobani sues after migran...






union city, n.j., fire kills 2-year-old boy and badly burns dad


a fast-moving fire killed a 2-year-old boy as it ripped through his family’s new jersey home early saturday, officials said. the child’s father, who fought desperately to save his son, was also seriously injured during the union city blaze, which burned for five hours and spread to two other buildings and a nearby church, officials said. the fire started about 1 a.m. inside a home near on summit ave. near 14th st., officials said. when firefighters arrived, they were told that several people were trapped inside, officials told nj.com.the flaming steeple from the church on central ave. in union city is seen in a video screen grab.(3dplanet100 via youtube) first responders managed to pull a handful of people out of the building but not the tot, who was found dead in an a...






activist sues city council after vote on detroit pistons move


skip in skipxembedxshareclose the cost to build the arena has risen. detroit free press staffcement is being poured at little caesars arena for the red wings ice rink on march 8, 2017. (photo: district detroit) 65 connectlinkedinemailmorea federal lawsuit seeking to block public funding of the little caesars arena and a new pistons headquarters has moved forward after an emergency hearing was held tuesday following a detroit city council vote to provide millions of dollars in tax incentives for part of the project.government transparency advocate robert davis, who filed the lawsuit along with detroit city clerk candidate d. etta wilcoxon, said the hearing, which was before judge mark goldsmith, set a hearing date for june19, one day before the city council i...






activist sues city council after vote on detroit pistons move


skip in skipxembedxshareclose the cost to build the arena has risen. detroit free press staffcement is being poured at little caesars arena for the red wings ice rink on march 8, 2017. (photo: district detroit) 54 connectlinkedinemailmorea federal lawsuit seeking to block public funding of the little caesars arena and a new pistons headquarters has moved forward after an emergency hearing was held tuesday following a detroit city council vote to provide millions of dollars in tax incentives for part of the project.government transparency advocate robert davis, who filed the lawsuit along with detroit city clerk candidate d. etta wilcoxon, said the hearing, which was before judge mark goldsmith, set a hearing date for june19, one day before the city council i...






activist sues city council after vote on detroit pistons move


skip in skipxembedxshareclose the cost to build the arena has risen. detroit free press staffcement is being poured at little caesars arena for the red wings ice rink on march 8, 2017. (photo: district detroit) 48 connectlinkedinemailmorea federal lawsuit seeking to block public funding of the little caesars arena and a new pistons headquarters has moved forward after an emergency hearing was held tuesday following a detroit city council vote to provide millions of dollars in tax incentives for part of the project.government transparency advocate robert davis, who filed the lawsuit along with detroit city clerk candidate d. etta wilcoxon, said the hearing, which was before judge mark goldsmith, set a hearing date for june19, one day before the city council i...






activist sues city council after vote on detroit pistons move


skip in skipxembedxshareclose the cost to build the arena has risen. detroit free press staffcement is being poured at little caesars arena for the red wings ice rink on march 8, 2017. (photo: district detroit) 53 connectlinkedinemailmorea federal lawsuit seeking to block public funding of the little caesars arena and a new pistons headquarters has moved forward after an emergency hearing was held tuesday following a detroit city council vote to provide millions of dollars in tax incentives for part of the project.government transparency advocate robert davis, who filed the lawsuit along with detroit city clerk candidate d. etta wilcoxon, said the hearing, which was before judge mark goldsmith, set a hearing date for june19, one day before the city council i...






activist sues city council after vote on detroit pistons move


skip in skipxembedxshareclose the cost to build the arena has risen. detroit free press staffcement is being poured at little caesars arena for the red wings ice rink on march 8, 2017. (photo: district detroit) 30 connectlinkedinemailmorea federal lawsuit seeking to block public funding of the little caesars arena and a new pistons headquarters has moved forward after an emergency hearing was held tuesday following a detroit city council vote to provide millions of dollars in tax incentives for part of the project.government transparency advocate robert davis, who filed the lawsuit along with detroit city clerk candidate d. etta wilcoxon, said the hearing, which was before judge mark goldsmith, set a hearing date for june19, one day before the city council i...






activist sues city council after vote on detroit pistons move


skip in skipxembedxshareclose the cost to build the arena has risen. detroit free press staffcement is being poured at little caesars arena for the red wings ice rink on march 8, 2017. (photo: district detroit) 75 connectlinkedinemailmorea federal lawsuit seeking to block public funding of the little caesars arena and a new pistons headquarters has moved forward after an emergency hearing was held tuesday following a detroit city council vote to provide millions of dollars in tax incentives for part of the project.government transparency advocate robert davis, who filed the lawsuit along with detroit city clerk candidate d. etta wilcoxon, said the hearing, which was before judge mark goldsmith, set a hearing date for june19, one day before the city council i...






activist sues city council after vote on detroit pistons move


skip in skipxembedxshareclose the cost to build the arena has risen. detroit free press staffcement is being poured at little caesars arena for the red wings ice rink on march 8, 2017. (photo: district detroit)connectlinkedinemailmorea federal lawsuit seeking to block public funding of the little caesars arena and a new pistons headquarters has moved forward after an emergency hearing was held tuesday following a detroit city council vote to provide millions of dollars in tax incentives for part of the project.government transparency advocate robert davis, who filed the lawsuit along with detroit city clerk candidate d. etta wilcoxon, said the hearing, which was before judge mark goldsmith, set a hearing date for june19, one day before the city council is expected to vote on ...






former d.c. council member jim graham has died


d.c. council member jim graham (d-ward 1) at his apartment prior to his last dc council meeting in 2014. (jonathan newton/the washington post)former d.c. council member jim graham has died at 71.graham’s death was announced thursday in a twitter message from the d.c. council. “our hearts go out to all who, like us, knew and loved him,” the message said. graham served four terms on the council starting in 1998. representing ward 1, he was the second openly gay member of the council (after former at-large member and unsuccessful mayoral candidate david catania). known as a bow-tied activist who led the whitman-walker clinic during the aids epidemic, he became a force for tenant’s rights and constituent services in a fast-gentrifying city during his 16 years on the council.“constitu...






norway complaint changed the way tinder uses your swipes


as fortune writes, the problem was that, according to norway's consumer council, under the old terms tinder had "sweeping" ownership and control over user data. more than that, tinder could change its terms and even delete user accounts without any sort of notification.dn writes that because of the council's inquiry, tinder has changed how it'll do business. the council's ombudsman claimed that the previous, allegedly ambiguous terms violated norway's marketing control act. in part, the changes proposed were:norwegian consumers get norwegian conditionsterms must be easier to understand and shortera summary of the short-form terms will be present before the terms are agreed uponnorwegian and european protection rules applynotification of changes to the agreed upon termsuser-generated...






fire damages brooklyn city council hopeful's campaign hq


a two-alarm blaze burned the campaign headquarters of a brooklyn city council hopeful sunday night. the fire, which started at 9 p.m., tore through the storefront headquarters of alicka samuel on belmont ave. by osborn st. in brownsville, samuel, 41, is vying for the democratic nomination for the 41st council district in brownsville. “i'm really bummed about it. we just opened it two weeks ago and to be called and told this happened, it's just really unfortunate," samuel said. samuel was attending a father’s day celebration when the phone calls started pouring in, she said. the fire spread to two alarms by 9:15 p.m., until firefighters brought the blaze under control at 9:50 p.m., an fdny spokesman said. the blaze also damaged an adjacent thrift shop.the...






union firings were discriminatory, eeoc alleges


a local union that organizes school employees fired two black officials because of their race, the u.s. equal employment opportunity commission has alleged in a lawsuit.the suit filed last week charges that united labor unions local 100 fired maurice roberts and rosalind holt from their union organizer positions in 2014. while union leaders said the two were fired for failing to recruit five new members during their first two weeks on the job, at least one white employee who failed to recruit any new members was allowed to keep his job, the suit alleges.orell fitzsimmons, the local 100 field director who hired and fired roberts and holt, said monday that the white employee quit before fitzsimmons could fire him for poor performance."i brought him into my office to fire him, but he quit be.






norway forced tinder to change how it uses customer data


as fortune writes, the problem was that, according to norway's consumer council, under the old terms tinder had "sweeping" ownership and control over user data. more than that, tinder could change its terms and even delete user accounts without any sort of notification.dn writes that because of the council's inquiry, tinder has changed how it'll do business. the council's ombudsman claimed that the previous, allegedly ambiguous terms violated norway's marketing control act. in part, the changes proposed were:norwegian consumers get norwegian conditionsterms must be easier to understand and shortera summary of the short-form terms will be present before the terms are agreed uponnorwegian and european protection rules applynotification of changes to the agreed upon termsuser-generated...






g20 labour minister's meet praised policies of modi government: bandaru dattatre


hyderabad: the labour and employment ministry at the centre is marching ahead with the principle of providing employment security, social and wage security to working people, union minister bandaru dattatreya said today. abolition of child labour, launching of pradhan mantri rojgar protsahan yojana, raising of maternity leave to 26 weeks for women working in the organised sector are some of the major achievements of the government, the union minister of state for labour and employment told reporters here. dattatreya, who had participated in the g20 labour and employment ministers' meet held on may 18-19 at bad neuenahr, germany said the meet had lauded the policies of narendra modi government's labour and employment ministry. "several programmes initiated by the labour ministry are prov...






independent education union meets with catholic dioceses on employment agreement


teachers at 29 of canberra's catholic schools may vote to take industrial action if a suite of working conditions are not agreed to by the region's archdiocese, which has indicated its intention to work constructively with the non-government education union.the independent education union nsw/act is negotiating with 11 dioceses on a new employment agreement it argues should include maximum class sizes, a cap on the number of hours spent in meetings and clear frameworks for measuring teacher performance. independent education union nsw/act secretary john quessy. photo: danielle smithsecretary john quessy described the union's relationship with the archdiocese of canberra and goulburn catholic education office as "not the most recalcitrant" of those in his catchment."there are ...






former d.c. council member jim graham has died


former d.c. council member jim graham has died at 71.graham’s death was announced thursday in a twitter message from the d.c. council. “our hearts go out to all who, like us, knew and loved him,” the message said. graham served four terms on the council starting in 1998. representing ward 1, he was the second openly gay member of the council (after former at-large member and unsuccessful mayoral candidate david catania). known as a bow-tied activist who led the whitman-walker clinic during the aids epidemic, he became a force for tenant’s rights and constituent services in a fast-gentrifying city during his 16 years on the council.“constituent services was my cup of tea, definitely, and being able to see small changes but multiplied many times over helping people,” he told the ...






the european union is popular again. but there are reasons for brussels to worry


two activists with the e.u. flag and union jack painted on their faces kiss in front of brandenburg gate in berlin to protest the british exit from the european union. (hannibal hanschke/reuters)it's true what they say: absence really does make the heart grow fonder.that's one key takeaway from a new pew research center poll on europeans' attitudes toward the european union. since brexit, the attitude toward the institution has improved in many countries, including the u.k. in poland, for example, nearly three-quarters of the population say that they have a favorable opinion of the european union. it's about as high in germany and spain. about half of all britons say they support the e.u., up from 40 percent a year ago.a couple other key findings: the european project is most popular a...






montgomery county council spokesman-turned-council-candidate leaves post


for the past 11 years, neil greenberger’s job as montgomery county council spokesman has been to help its members get their message out to the public in the most favorable light — through news releases, videos and a public-access-television interview show.but some council members were dismayed this year when greenberger said he was considering a job change in 2018: to county council member.there is ample precedent for county employees seeking office, as long as they do it on their own time.but greenberger, who is running for an at-large seat, would be speaking for the council by day and — at least on some issues — criticizing it by night. that would include council member hans riemer (d), the sole at-large incumbent seeking reelection in 2018. he did not return a phone message fri...






brisbane city council electricians enter third week off the job


more than 20 brisbane city council staff will not be paid for the third straight week as their industrial action continues.twenty-five electricians were locked out of the council's stafford depot on may 28 following industrial action by workers who wanted their claims heard during enterprise bargaining negotiations.  brisbane city council electricians have extended their industrial action.  photo: etuwith the electricians locked out, it has been suggested the public could be put at risk, as the staff responsible for responding to problems with brisbane's traffic signals were not working. the negotiations have been underway since october and the dispute follows potential for a new roster that would have staff permanently on call.  according to the electrical trade union th...






montgomery county council spokesman-turned-council-candidate leaves post


for the past 11 years, neil greenberger’s job as montgomery county council spokesman has been to help its members get their message out to the public in the most favorable light — through news releases, videos and a public access television interview show. but some council members were dismayed this year when greenberger said he was considering a job change in 2018: to county council member. there’s ample precedent for county employees seeking office, as long as they do it on their own time.but greenberger, who is running for an at-large seat, would be speaking for the council by day and — at least on some issues — criticizing it by night. that would include council member hans riemer (d), the sole at-large incumbent seeking reelection in 2018.riemer did not return a phone messag...






city council killed a man’s 30-year-old tree, but he gets revenge in brilliant w


don’t get between a man and his love of a trusty tree. after city council in redondo beach, california, took an ax to one man’s 30-year-old-pepper tree (an old friend, you might say), the man felt there was only one way to get even. his revenge has been shared online and since started a metaphorical wild fire.






lansing city council reverses sanctuary city status


closeskip in skipxembedxshare on april 3, the lansing city council voted on a controversial matter pertaining to its sanctuary city declaration. seven council members were present at a special meeting that saw 74 people speak for or against the declaration. eric lacy/lansing state journal"it's disingenuous, i'm very disappointed with the reasoning behind their decision," gabriel biber of lansing said as he leaves up in arms after the lansing city council voted 5-2 to rescind the sanctuary city declaration wednesday evening, april 12, 2017, during a special city council meeting at city hall in downtown lansing.(photo: matthew dae smith | lansing state journal) 2 connectlinkedinemailmorelansing -- city council changed course wednesday night and voted to rescind ...






lansing city council reverses sanctuary city status


closeskip in skipxembedxshare on april 3, the lansing city council voted on a controversial matter pertaining to its sanctuary city declaration. seven council members were present at a special meeting that saw 74 people speak for or against the declaration. eric lacy/lansing state journal"it's disingenuous, i'm very disappointed with the reasoning behind their decision," gabriel biber of lansing said as he leaves up in arms after the lansing city council voted 5-2 to rescind the sanctuary city declaration wednesday evening, april 12, 2017, during a special city council meeting at city hall in downtown lansing.(photo: matthew dae smith | lansing state journal) 14 connectlinkedinemailmorelansing -- city council changed course wednesday night and voted to rescind...






state sues flint over delays in approving drinking water source


skip in skipxembedxshareclose since its founding, the charles stewart mott foundation has now granted $1 billion (in actual dollars — not inflation — adjusted) in the flint area. matthew dolan, detroit free pressbuy photothe michigan department of environmental quality sued the city of flint wednesday over city council's refusal to sign a long-term deal for detroit water.(photo: ryan garza/detroit free press)buy photo 152 connectlinkedinemailmorelansing — the michigan department of environmental quality sued the city of flint today over the city council's foot-dragging in approving detroit's great lakes water authority as its long-term drinking water source.the city has been buying water from the glwa by extending contracts for several months at a time. ...






gst: council clears state, union territory laws


addressing a press conference in delhi, finance minister arun jaitley said, “the gst council today approved the gst state and union territory laws.” he added that the law relating to registrations, invoices and returns have already been approved.the council had earlier on march 4 cleared drafts of three other bills integrated gst (igst), central gst (cgst) and compensation bill. these bills will now go to union cabinet for approval.” the gst council will be meeting on march 31 to frame rules for the goods and services tax regime,” said arun jaitley.the tax rates will be further decided after the framing of rules, he added. the government plans to roll out the new tax regime by july 1, 2017.






principals union backs de blasio in reelection campaign


the influential city principals union will endorse mayor bill de blasio for reelection tuesday night, joining the city teachers union and a host of other unions that have already thrown their support to the labor-friendly mayor for reelection, campaign officials said.  council of school supervisors and administrators president ernest logan said few mayors have done more to improve the lives of city students than de blasio. "under his leadership, the city has created a nationally recognized pre-k program so every 4 year old can get a head start on their education," logan said. "our graduation rates and test scores are up, and he's bringing advanced placement courses and computer science classes to every high school so our students are better prepared for the future.”...






principals union backs de blasio in reelection campaign


the influential city principals union will endorse mayor bill de blasio for reelection tuesday night, joining the city teachers union and a host of other unions that have already thrown their support to the labor-friendly mayor, campaign officials said. council of school supervisors and administrators president ernest logan said few mayors have done more to improve the lives of city students than de blasio. "under his leadership, the city has created a nationally recognized pre-k program so every 4 year old can get a head start on their education," logan said. "our graduation rates and test scores are up, and he's bringing advanced placement courses and computer science classes to every high school so our students are better prepared for the future.”de blasio offers ...






the downsides of insecure employment


research by the gmb union has found that up to 10 million britons are currently working in insecure employment. this includes roles in the 'gig economy', on zero hour contracts, temporary workers, the underemployed and those who are falsely classed as self-employed. from 2014-2016 peninsula experienced a 63% increase in advice requests regarding employment status from small business owners. precarious employment is bad for the health and family life of these workers who, together, make up nearly a third of the uk workforce. the report found that 61% of these workers had suffered stress as a result of their job, due to factors such as fear of losing roles, uncertain pay and insufficient hours. a similar number said that they attended work whilst unwell because they feared losing future wo..






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