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September 30, 2004

via HR.BLR.com

IBM has agreed in to settle part of a class-action lawsuit stemming from its changes to pension plans in the 1990s, the New York Times reports. Under the agreement, the company would pay former and current employees about $300 million.   ...full story

September 29, 2004

via Iowa City Press-Citizen

Westerhaus said that while the common internal dimensions of diversity include race, gender ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation and age, external dimensions exist such as religion, marital status, income, educational background and parental status. Accepting those differences and embracing them needs to be done in all arenas, from local workplaces to federal offices.

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September 27, 2004

via Bloomberg

A Merrill Lynch & Co. senior human resources manager testified that Stephanie Villalba, who's suing the firm for $13 million, never complained to her about discriminatory or abusive behavior.   ...full story

September 27, 2004

via Daily News

Estimated that about one percent of the qualifications of 2,376 senior managers were fraudulent.
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September 24, 2004

via Charlotte Business Journal

Charlotte-based Pacel Corp. will buy Rossar HR of Pennsylvania. Rossar conducts business under the name Your Staff Solutions and provides human-resources services to 17 domestic and international clients and has average billings of $11 million a year. Pacel says the deal will expand its presence in the mid-Atlantic market.   ...full story

September 21, 2004

via Pheonix Business Journal

Ottawa University was given the go-ahead Tuesday to start a student chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management. This puts Ottawa on the same level playing field as other universities that already have SHRM chapters, making the Phoenix university more desirable to current and prospective students interested in the human resources profession.   ...full story

September 17, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

The difficult task of repairing damaged morale and regaining customers begins Monday at Atlantic Canada's largest telecommunications firm, after workers voted to end a bitter strike that lasted almost five months  ...full story

September 17, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

The Wilshire Grand's move intensifies the battle during union contract negotiations  ...full story

September 17, 2004

via Personnel Today

More than four-fifths of the UK's HR professionals believe bosses automatically think twice before employing women of 'child-bearing age’, according to a new survey  ...full story

September 17, 2004

via The Miami Herald

The National Labor Relations Board is investigating charges by a union that a tire company in western Kentucky suspended production at its Mayfield plant to put pressure on workers at an Illinois plant who were considering unionizing  ...full story

September 17, 2004

via Personnel Today

HR should concentrate on nurturing pre-leadership skills so that good leaders emerge from within organisations  ...full story

September 17, 2004

via The Washington Post

Labor experts say Unite Here, the newly merged union that is representing the D.C. hotel workers in their current contract dispute, is one of the most outspoken and toughest unions under the AFL-CIO umbrella  ...full story

September 17, 2004

via The Washington Post

Major Washington hotels and the union that represents their employees are making detailed preparations for a strike, which both sides warned could come at any time  ...full story

September 16, 2004

via Chicago Pride

Conservative Christian political groups are calling for a boycott of Proctor and Gamble after the consumer products company urged its workers to support the repeal of an anti-gay charter amendment in Cincinnati  ...full story

September 16, 2004

via Online Recruitment

A newly released report, independently produced for Software for People, sets out key personnel management issues that can affect the profitability of UK businesses  ...full story

September 16, 2004

via The Miami Herald

JPMorgan Chase & Co. said it will return to its payroll 4,000 workers whose jobs it had outsourced to IBM  ...full story

September 16, 2004

via The New York Times

New claims filed for unemployment benefits rose last week by a seasonally adjusted 16,000 to 333,000  ...full story

September 16, 2004

via The Miami Herald

Administrative law judge Arthur Amchan ruled that Nuclear Management Co., which runs the plant for Xcel Energy, broke federal labor laws when it withheld regular wage increases and threatened to discipline employees if they wore buttons critical of management  ...full story

September 16, 2004

via The Financial Gazette

The challenges that the business community is facing requires maximum cooperation from every executive in the organisation  ...full story

September 16, 2004

via The Miami Herald

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 16-13 against regulations that critics say would deny overtime pay to millions  ...full story

September 16, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

The union representing workers in contentious contract negotiations with nine local hotels said it would file a lawsuit today against Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. alleging unfair job practices  ...full story

September 16, 2004

via The New York Times

The head of UAL Corp.'s United Airlines said on Thursday the airline's restructuring plan would lead to a significant number of job losses, but it was not clear how many  ...full story

September 16, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Labor unions plan to ask the Legislature to cap workers' compensation insurance rates next year if insurers fail to substantially cut the premiums they charge businesses  ...full story

September 15, 2004

via The New York Times

Alitalia took a step Tuesday toward resolving the labor disputes that have threatened to push it into bankruptcy, agreeing to new contracts with its 2,300 pilots  ...full story

September 15, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Nearly 2,000 waiters, housekeepers and other union workers at nine upscale Los Angeles County hotels set the table for a strike, labor leaders said Tuesday, hoping for added leverage in stalled contract negotiations  ...full story

September 15, 2004

via The New York Times

The pilots' union at Delta Air Lines said last night that an "unusually high" number of pilots planned to retire early in October because of concerns about the airline's deteriorating financial situation  ...full story

September 15, 2004

via Business Europe

The number of people without a job fell by 16,000 in the three months to August, government statisticians said today  ...full story

September 15, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

US Airways Group Inc.'s unions, defying management's efforts to win labor concessions to keep the company afloat, are unlikely to give up pay and benefits despite a threat of court-imposed cuts, a labor leader and consultants said Tuesday  ...full story

September 15, 2004

via HR Business & Legal Reports

As the job market heats up, more workers are saying an offer of more money won't be enough to make them choose one employer over another, according to a recent survey  ...full story

September 14, 2004

via The New York Times

US Airways started out on its second bankruptcy by asking a federal judge yesterday for permission to skip a $110 million contribution to its employee pension plans that is due tomorrow  ...full story

September 13, 2004

via The Washington Post

The contract between 14 D.C. hotels and the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union Local 25, which represents 3,800 workers, expires Wednesday  ...full story

September 13, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Use of 'card check recognition' has been a boon to organizing workers. Critics say the process is open to abuse  ...full story

September 13, 2004

via Business Europe

Almost 40,000 jobs have been shed by manufacturers this year; partly due to the spiralling cost of raw materials, new figures suggest  ...full story

September 13, 2004

via The New York Times

US Airways filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday for a second time after workers refused to grant $800 million in cuts it had sought to reduce its costs to the level of low-fare airlines  ...full story

September 10, 2004

via The New York Times

Alaska Air Group Inc., the parent of Alaska Airlines, said Thursday that it would reduce its payroll by about 8% and outsource some operations to cut expenses in the face of competition from low-cost carriers  ...full story

September 10, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

Hiring in the Canadian economy slipped by 7,000 jobs in August, but economists said Friday they still expect interest rates to continue rising through the rest of the year as full-time and private sector employment remain solid  ...full story

September 10, 2004

via Computer Active

Survey suggests prolonged PC use is causing widespread health problems  ...full story

September 10, 2004

via The New York Times

The cost of providing health care to employees has risen 11.2 percent this year, according to the results of an authoritative national survey reported yesterday  ...full story

September 10, 2004

via Business Europe

Nick Hood, partner at the UK corporate recovery firm Begbies Traynor, suggests ways to alleviate workers' holiday withdrawal symptoms  ...full story

September 10, 2004

via HR.BLR.com

A meat processing company in Illinois has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit alleging the company discriminated against job seekers based on their race and sex  ...full story

September 10, 2004

via The New York Times

Far fewer Americans than expected applied for first-time unemployment benefits last week as the effects of Hurricane Charley faded, the Labor Department reported Thursday  ...full story

September 10, 2004

via Internetnews.com

A federal judge has cleared the way for Oracle's $7.7 billion hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft, but the plan still has many hurdles ahead  ...full story

September 10, 2004

via Online Recruitment

Employers are spending more on workplace learning and development - and the trend looks set to continue in the year ahead  ...full story

September 9, 2004

via The New York Times

Gerald A. Grinstein, chief executive at Delta, said that the company planned to eliminate 6,000 to 7,000 jobs by 2006. The company also said it may have to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as soon as the end of the month if it does not resolve some problems  ...full story

September 9, 2004

via Business Europe

Small businesses have expressed their relief at news of a deal to save 8,000 jobs at a Land Rover plant in Solihull  ...full story

September 9, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

The Cypress-based unit feels the sting as sales are dropping precipitously  ...full story

September 9, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Its CEO says the contract with the UFCW will help it better compete with non-union rivals and boost cost savings  ...full story

September 9, 2004

via The Washington Post

The number of new people signing up for jobless benefits plunged last week, partly reflecting a tapering off of filings related to Hurricane Charley  ...full story

September 8, 2004

via Consultant News

IBM and LogicaCMG have been awarded a contract to develop a human resource management solution for the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations  ...full story

September 8, 2004

via FCW.com

Office of Personnel Management Director Kay Coles James told a gathering of federal workers today that her goal is to modernize human resources systems in the federal government and eliminate stovepiping  ...full story

September 8, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Employers surveyed in August said they planned to trim 74,150 positions, 7.2% fewer than a year earlier  ...full story

September 8, 2004

via The New York Times

A day after the airline Alitalia said that it would cut 5,000 jobs, reducing its work force by almost 25 percent, its unions promised to fight the layoffs through a variety of actions, from more negotiations to brief hunger strikes  ...full story

September 8, 2004

via The New York Times

The leader of a rebel pilot group at US Airways accused the company of demanding too many sacrifices from employees, saying that the airline's request for $295 million in annual wage and benefit cuts from the pilots had "gone from need to greed"  ...full story

September 7, 2004

via The New York Times

Alitalia, the Italian government-run airline and a partner with Delta and Air France in the SkyTeam alliance, told its unions on Monday that it planned to lay off about 5,000 of its 21,000 employees in a move to avoid filing for bankruptcy protection  ...full story

September 7, 2004

via Business Europe

Nick Callaghan, managing director VIA NET.WORKS UK, discusses the pros and cons of handing control of your network to an outside agency  ...full story

September 7, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Hotel employees complain a rising workload is exhausting them. Managers deny that workers are overburdened  ...full story

September 7, 2004

via The Oklahoman

Human resources professionals are faced with new concerns in the current economic climate, according to a recent survey.   ...full story

September 7, 2004

via The Miami Herald

The complaints began even before University of Missouri administrators e-mailed more than 400 employees to confirm what might seem a harmless change. Soon, the memo read, they'd be eligible for overtime pay  ...full story

September 7, 2004

via The New York Times

Employees at an Armani store in Manhattan spend their lunch hour in a yoga class offered by the company to help workers relax and reduce stress  ...full story

September 3, 2004

via The New York Times

Now there are two airline industries, one that created those attractive jobs but can no longer afford them, and another that is thriving in large part because it has avoided creating them  ...full story

September 3, 2004

via The New York Times

Ford Motor engineers at a Michigan facility voted to join the United Automobile Workers after the automaker cut overtime pay for the 182 employees  ...full story

September 3, 2004

via HeraldNet

Many business owners find there are great benefits to using independent contractors, especially when their work tends to be on a project-by-project basis  ...full story

September 3, 2004

via The New York Times

The U.S. job market brightened in August as employers added 144,000 workers to their payrolls and hiring totals for the two prior months were revised up, the Labor Department reported on Friday  ...full story

September 3, 2004

via Business Europe

Digby Jones has launched a scathing attack on the trade union movement, claiming that it is becoming less relevant with each day that passes  ...full story

September 2, 2004

via The Washington Post

Continental Airlines Inc. said on Thursday it plans to cut about 425 management and clerical jobs through staff reductions, attrition and the elimination of unfilled positions to save about $200 million in pretax costs  ...full story

September 2, 2004

via Business Europe

Domestic violence costs UK employers £3 billion a year through extra sick days and its impact on productivity, the government has calculated  ...full story

September 2, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

United Airlines is poised to make more reductions to its workforce — already 40% smaller than it was before the 2001 terrorist attacks  ...full story

September 2, 2004

via The New York Times

The pilots' union at US Airways said yesterday that it might be close to reaching an agreement on wage and benefit cuts that the struggling airline contends are necessary to avoid another bankruptcy filing  ...full story

September 2, 2004

via Forbes

VF Jeanswear, the unit of apparel giant VF Corp. that makes Lee and Wrangler jeans, will close two plants and reduce the work force at two others as it moves more than 1,000 El Paso-area jobs to Mexico by the end of the year  ...full story

September 1, 2004

via Computer Business Review Online

IT consulting firm Arinso International BV reported strong revenue growth in the first half of the year driven by its human resources and payroll outsourcing business  ...full story

September 1, 2004

via Business Europe

Retuning to work after a relaxing break can be difficult, so it's up to bosses to make the experience as painless as possible, Investors in People (IiP) has said  ...full story

September 1, 2004

via The Washington Post

Albertsons Inc. , the No. 2 U.S. grocer, on Tuesday reported a substantial drop in its quarterly profit, hurt by heavy promotions as it tried to revive Southern California sales after a strike  ...full story

September 1, 2004

via Nashville Business Journal

Goofing off, too many personal phone calls and abuse of Internet and e-mail privileges at work top the list of irksome employee misconduct, according to human resource managers surveyed by Brentwood-based M. Lee Smith Publishers  ...full story

September 1, 2004

via Financial Times

United Airlines, the bankrupt US carrier, is considering plans to cut an additional 6,000 jobs - 10 per cent of its workforce - and take another $655m out of annual operating costs, as part of a more radical overhaul of its business plan  ...full story

September 1, 2004

via The Washington Post

Cost-cutting talks between US Airways and its machinist union broke off yesterday after the airline said the union's proposed money-saving ideas were not enough to help the carrier avoid bankruptcy  ...full story

 
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