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Employment

‘Real Housewife’ Leah McSweeney accuses Bravo producers of ‘psychological warfare’ in federal suit

Leah McSweeney, former Real Housewives of New York City star, says the show's creators pushed her off the wagon and induced a psychological break.

Support for unionization grows at Southern auto plants

When the United Auto Workers negotiated new contracts with the Big Three automakers last year, workers at non-union plants in Alabama and Tennessee took note of clear discrepancies in pay and benefits.

What to do if you’re concerned you might be laid off — or if you’ve lost your job

A bit of preparation can soften the blow of unemployment.

Labor board rebukes Home Depot

WASHINGTON — The National Labor Relations Board found in favor of a Home Depot employee who was fired for refusing to remove the hand-drawn phrase “Black Lives Matter” from his work apron. The National Labor Relations Act protects employees’ right to conduct “concerted activities” for the purpose of “mutual aid or protection,” and because his wearing the BLM logo was a “logical outgrowth” of prior employee protests about race discrimination at the business and racial discrimination constituted mutual protection, his behavior was protected under the law.

$14M SunTrust settlement

WASHINGTON — A federal court in Washington, D.C., approved a $14 million class settlement between SunTrust Bank and Black financial advisors who say they were assigned to branches with less opportunity, and were held back from working on lucrative client accounts, due to their race.

Danish farmers face carbon tax as part of climate goals

Workers in the agricultural sector worry that a high tax would hurt their competitiveness in the EU and cost thousands of jobs.

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