Government Shutdown Will Halt EEOC Discrimination Investigations…

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The shutdown is looming and hanging over us with a deadline that’s just a few hours away — this HUFFINGTON POST article has important information for those of you filing discrimination claims with the EEOC. The impact on OSHA puts workplace safety in jeopardy.

Celebrate Labor Rights Week – sign the national petition against bullying!

Hilda Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor,  says Labor Rights Week is a time “to rededicate ourselves to make workplaces fair and safe.”  Please sign the national petition and tell her we need the Department of Labor to help employees suffering in abusive work environments.  Each signature generates an individual email that is sent directly to both Solis and Obama.  The petition is covered with thousands of tragic stories of suffering that Solis needs to help prevent:

EEOC Takes Aim at Age Discrimination!

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WASHINGTON— At a meeting held today, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission heard testimony that age discrimination is causing the nation’s older workers to have a difficult time maintaining and finding new employment, a problem exacerbated by the downturn in the economy. The number and percentage of age discrimination charges filed with the EEOC have grown, rising from 16,548 charges — 21.8 percent of all charges — filed in fiscal year 2006, to 22,778 —24.4 percent — in fiscal year 2009.

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