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Non! French Officials Arrest Uber Executives; Taxi Drivers Riot and Strike

Non! French Officials Arrest Uber Executives; Taxi Drivers Riot and Strike
Last week, French authorities took a strident step in their quest to crack down on UberPOP, the country’s equivalent to UberX, by arresting Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal and Uber Europe general manager Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty. The pair was charged them with several counts, including running an illegal taxi business.
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Construction Union Membership Rises; “Value-Centric, Trusted Community Partner” Approach Working

Construction Union Membership Rises; “Value-Centric, Trusted Community Partner” Approach Working
New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the percentage of the workforce represented by a union fell to 11.1%, down from 11.3% the previous year. Overall, 14.6 million Americans belonged to a union in 2014.
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Homeless People, Recovering Addicts Working Tampa Bay Bucs, Rays, Lightning Games Unpaid

Homeless People, Recovering Addicts Working Tampa Bay Bucs, Rays, Lightning Games Unpaid
 
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Shameful Anti-Union Walmart Indoctrination Video Makes the Rounds Online

Shameful Anti-Union Walmart Indoctrination Video Makes the Rounds Online
A new video surfaced on Reddit, a propaganda video from Walmart warning employees not to sign onto efforts to unionize. The blatantly intimidating video also makes the preposterous claim that Walmart employees are happy with their current conditions.
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Ms. Classification: Former Lady Gaga Assistant Suing for $380,000 of Unpaid Overtime

Ms. Classification: Former Lady Gaga Assistant Suing for $380,000 of Unpaid Overtime
A former assistant to singer Lady Gaga is taking her former employer to court for unpaid overtime after being forced to be “on call” for 24 hours a day. Gaga's response? She's a "rat who is suing me for money she didn’t earn."
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Koch Brothers Linked to Censorship of PBS Documentary About Post-Citizens United America

Koch Brothers Linked to Censorship of PBS Documentary About Post-Citizens United America
A recent expose in the New Yorker by writer Jane Mayer reveals that two major PBS stations attempted to edit and censor an upcoming documentary titled “Citizen Koch” for fear of the billionaire brothers halting their financial support of PBS.
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Unemployment At Risk If Congress Doesn't Act

If the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program is not reauthorized, the share of jobless workers receiving unemployment insurance in the United States will likely decrease to approximately one in four.
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Google Bermuda Tax Haven Results in $2 Billion US Revenue Loss

The $9.8 billion moved to Bermuda is the equivalent of 80 percent of the company’s 2011 pretax profit.
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Papa John’s, Darden Restaurants Suffering Reputation Damage, Stock Value Loss Following Anti-Obamacare Statements

In the lead up to and immediate aftermath of the November general election, corporate leaders from both Papa John’s and Darden Resturaunts threatened job losses and hour slashing should President Obama be re-elected to implement the Affordable Care Act. Now, those same companies appear to be paying the publicity price for their vengeful comments.
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WI Activists Fight for Fair Airwaves, Aim to Hold Stations Accountable

Current standards call for fair time in the 60 days leading up to an election, but MAC found that WISN and WTMJ personalities worked as unofficial surrogates for Gov. Scott Walker granting him $744,000 of free air time in the first 15 days of the recall election cycle. By comparison, his Democratic opponent Tom Barrett received just $4,800.
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