The Best Websites For Learning About Labor Day Our school year doesn’t begin until right after Labor Day, but since I identified Labor Day resources for lessons in my United States History class, I thought a “The Best…” list might be helpful. During my nineteen year community organizing preceding my entry into the teaching profession, I worked very closely with organized labor and saw and experienced the huge positive difference its power made in people’s lives. Though I’m a member of my local teacher’s union, I haven’t been very active. Misconduct outside the workplace: five key employment cases Scotland Yard released photos of three men for alleged involvement in racist abuse on the Paris Metro. Photo: REX The recent allegations against a group of Chelsea supporters highlight how employee misconduct outside the workplace can cause difficulties for employers. In what circumstances can an employer take disciplinary action? Ashok Kanani reviews five key cases where individuals’ actions outside work have led to dismissal.
CISDOC -occupational health bibliographic database The archived database covers international occupational safety and health (OSH) literature. It includes many language materials from various countries. CISDOC constitutes an ideal tool for obtaining references to archived documents, most of which being accessible through library services around the world. List of intergovernmental organizations The following is a list of the major existing intergovernmental organizations (IGOs). For a more complete listing, see the Yearbook of International Organizations, which includes c25,000 international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), excluding for-profit enterprises, about 5,000 IGOs, and lists dormant and dead organizations as well as those in operation (figures as of the 49th edition, 2012/13). United Nations and agencies
UN to declare famine in parts of drought-hit Somalia 20 July 2011 Last updated at 16:18 GMT An estimated 10 million people have been affected by the drought in east Africa The United Nations has declared a famine in two areas of southern Somalia as the region suffers the worst drought in more than half a century. The UN said the humanitarian situation in southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle had deteriorated rapidly. It is the first time that the country has seen famine in 19 years. Meanwhile, the UN and US have said aid agencies need further safety guarantees from armed groups in Somalia to allow staff to reach those in need.
No One Really Knows Who Invented It - Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Labor Day The founding father of Labor Day is tangled in a web of union figureheads and, well, spelling. As the legend goes, young carpenter Peter McGuire stood before the New York Central Labor Union in May 1882 proclaiming his plan to honor all workers with a parade through the city. But another union worker, the similarly named machinist Matthew Maguire, is also credited with proposing a day off for laborers. A New Jersey newspaper published an opinion article touting Maguire as the Father of Labor Day, but only after the day became a national holiday in 1894. It's thought that Maguire, a onetime secretary of the New York Central Labor Union, held political views that were too strong to be associated with hatching the day, so the day was credited to McGuire instead. Next The First Labor Day Celebration Was in New York City
The government just redefined what it means to be an employer. It's a huge deal. On Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board issued what observers are already calling its most significant ruling in 35 years. It ruled that the company Browning-Ferris Industries of California is a "joint employer" of workers it hired through a temp agency. The company had contended that the fact that the workers were directly employed by the temp agency, a contractor, meant that it could not be considered their employer for the purpose of unionization. NLRB rejected that reasoning. Browning-Ferris is not super important as a company. But the NLRB's reasoning opens the door for labor organizing in industries that had previously been resistant.
NATLEX: national labour legislation Welcome to NATLEX, the database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation maintained by the ILO's International Labour Standards Department. Records in NATLEX provide abstracts of legislation and relevant citation information, and they are indexed by keywords and by subject classifications. Each record in NATLEX appears in only one of the three ILO official languages (English/French/Spanish). Where possible, the full text of the law or a relevant electronic source is linked to the record. Category:United Nations specialized agencies United Nations specialized agencies. Specialized agencies may or may not have been originally created by the United Nations, but they are incorporated into the United Nations System by the United Nations Economic and Social Council acting under Articles 57 and 63 of the United Nations Charter. There are currently 15 specialized agencies of the UN, and there is one defunct specialized agency. For organizations of the United Nations that are not specialized agencies, see Category:Organizations established by the United Nations. Subcategories This category has the following 17 subcategories, out of 17 total.