Daily Archives: November 17, 2011

Occupy Must Keep Inequality on Nation’s Conscience

Billy Corriher As the sun rose on Monday, the park that housed Occupy Wall Street was quiet, except for the ruffling of tarps and sleeping bags, some construction noise in the distance. The protesters roused from their slumber. The park was teeming with tents, and the ground covered with sleeping young people. Cooks prepped the…

American Censorship Day

Huaou Yan The holiday season had a new addition this year: yesterday, November 16th, was designated American Censorship Day by a group of organizations, including among others, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Creative Commons, Demand Progress, and Mozilla, to protest the House Bill 3261, otherwise known as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). A combination of two prior Senate…

Pay Secrecy and the EEOC

Anne King  A recent decision in an EEOC case against retail chain Sterling Jewelers highlights the issue of pay secrecy in the workplace – in particular the common employer practice of prohibiting employees from discussing wages with one another.  Pay secrecy may stem from a formal employer policy, informal practices or customs, or norms of…

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