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Mar
27
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has decided that Northwestern University athletes are employees of the University and, as such, are allowed to form a union. The athletes claim they just want a seat at the table to discuss issues. However, the NLRB on…
Mar
21
Yesterday, the Northampton Board of Health met to discuss amendments to the town smoking regulations. These amendments renewed a complete prohibition of smoking in workplaces and other areas. Notably, unlike other regulations, to be a “workplace”…
Mar
20
Amherst held a Town Meeting on Wednesday night, March 19, to discuss the possibility of increasing the minimum wage in Amherst to $15 per hour. If the referendum was approved or rejected by the Town Counsel then a call for a town-wide vote could be initiated. …
Mar
19
President Obama has asked the Department of Labor (DOL) to update the current overtime regulations to expand the number of workers who are eligible for overtime pay. While the actual details have not been released and may not be for some time, it is likely the…
Mar
18
While Massachusetts has been working on a bill to raise the state minimum wage to $11 an hour gradually over the next three years, Amherst is considering implementing a town minimum wage of $15 an hour. Tomorrow, March 19, 2014, there will be a Town Meeting to…
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