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NLRB Seeks Input About Unionizing College Football

Volume 2, Issue 10 May 31st, 2014 View/Print Entire Newsletter The National Labor Relations Board has invited public input on whether college football players should be allowed to form a union. The only catch: You need to be a labor lawyer…

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Walmart, Schneider Logistics Settle Temp Staffing Lawsuit

Volume 2, Issue 10 May 31st, 2014 View/Print Entire Newsletter Walmart and its third-party warehouse services provider Schneider Logistics Trans-Loading and Distribution have settled a lawsuit for $21 million that accused them of abetting poor treatment of 1,800 temp workers…

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Watch Your Step When Using Temp Employees

Volume 2, Issue 10 May 31st, 2014 View/Print Entire Newsletter If you use temporary staffing firms to supply some of your personnel needs, you need to prepare for federal and some state government agencies scrutinizing your operation. This nationwide and…

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Maryland Makes Warehouse Vertical Conveyors Illegal

Volume 2, Issue 10 May 31st, 2014 View/Print Entire Newsletter Under lobbying pressure from the elevator industry, Maryland has made it virtually illegal to use vertical reciprocating conveyors in warehouses and other industrial facilities. The state did this by placing…

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12th Annual North American 3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum

Volume 2, Issue 9 May 15th, 2014 View/Print Entire Newsletter 3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum June 11-13 2014, Radisson Blu Aqua, Chicago Dear ACWI Advance Reader, Gaining first-hand knowledge in logistics is key to staying on top of the…

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DOL Official’s Paper Trail Bares Pro-Union Bias

Volume 2, Issue 9 May 15th, 2014 View/Print Entire Newsletter Confirmed by the Senate on April 28, Dr. David Weil became Administrator of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division of the when he squeaked by on a Senate…

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Decision Stands That BOL Must Detail Cargo Liability

Volume 2, Issue 9 May 15th, 2014 View/Print Entire Newsletter The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a federal appeals court ruling that limitation of cargo liability must be specifically included in the bill of lading governing the shipment, not just…

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OSHA ‘Voluntary’ Chem Limits Seen as Boon for Tort Lawyers

Volume 2, Issue 9 May 15th, 2014 View/Print Entire Newsletter Late last year OSHA issued new “voluntary” standards for workplace chemical exposure instead of engaging in the time-consuming and bothersome notice-and-comment rulemaking process that is required when writing a new…

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ACC’s Chemical Barometer Shows Economy Improving

Volume 2, Issue 9 May 15th, 2014 View/Print Entire Newsletter The American Chemistry Council’s Chemical Activity Barometer, which is seen as a leading economic indicator, has reached its highest peak since March 2008. ACC noted that the unusually harsh winter…

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Port Issues to Create Long, Hot Summer for Importers

Volume 2, Issue 9 May 15th, 2014 View/Print Entire Newsletter Port labor and capacity issues threaten to create a miserable summer for importers. The biggest immediate concern is the June 30 expiration of the ILWU contract covering the West Coast…

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FMCSA Mulls Hiking Truck Liability Insurance Limits

Volume 2, Issue 9 May 15th, 2014 View/Print Entire Newsletter The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced plans to raise the liability insurance minimum for commercial trucks from the current $750,000 per truck, provoking both criticism and support from the…

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String of Legal Defeats Leaves EEOC Battered

Volume 2, Issue 9 May 15th, 2014 View/Print Entire Newsletter If insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results – in Albert Einstein’s famous definition – then the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should be…

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Retail Sales Edge Upward After Long Winter

Volume 2, Issue 8 April 30th, 2014 View/Print Entire Newsletter Consumer sales have edged upward following severe winter weather that persisted through most of the nation, according to industry statistics. The National Retail Federation reported that March retail sales, (excluding…

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San Francisco Roundtable Is Bolstered by Prism Support

Volume 2, Issue 8 April 30th, 2014 View/Print Entire Newsletter Prism Team Services, an ACWI member company, has committed to providing support for the San Francisco Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. From its locations in Hayward,…

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Workplace Bullying Requires Attention From Employers

Volume 2, Issue 8 April 30th, 2014 View/Print Entire Newsletter Traditionally, horsing around and rough language are taken for granted in many male-dominated workplaces. But if that’s the case in your company, you need to look at controlling that behavior.…

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