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VIAW Newswire 07.23.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

McDonald’s to employees: Get a second job!
A website designed to guide low-wage employees really proves it’s nearly impossible to live on the minimum wage.

At Last, Hyatt Workers Win Deal—With Room to Grow
After an exasperating four-year campaign against the Hyatt hotel empire, the hotel workers union announced an agreement yesterday. In addition to long-awaited raises, the Chicago-based chain agreed to what UNITE HERE calls “a fair process” for recognizing unions at several Hyatt-owned and -operated hotels.

Beyond the ‘Second Shift’: Mothers in Service Jobs Work a Third
The New York Times ran a story this Sunday about the growing ranks of white, middle-class professional women who are choosing flexible work arrangements over a fast-track up the career ladder. “I never miss a baseball game,” one mother told the Times reporter—a record that’s achievable because she works from home some days. Work-life balance has been an area of growing concern as daughters of the New Left have grown up, gotten jobs and had families. Books such as Lean In, by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, advise women that they can have it all—family and success at work—if they take more risks in their careers.

Top 10 hospitals in the United States
(CNN) — Johns Hopkins Hospital is back on top.
After spending 21 years as the country’s best hospital, according to U.S. News & World Report, Johns Hopkins Hospital relinquished its crown to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in 2012.
This year, the roles have reversed yet again.
The annual U.S. News & World report evaluates more than 5,000 medical centers across the United States. The rankings consider 16 medical specialties from cancer to surgery to rehabilitation. If a hospital is considered one of the best in at least six specialties, it earns a spot on the coveted Honor Roll list.
This year, 18 hospitals across the country made the Honor Roll.
The top 10 are:

Law Gives Local Lifeguards Upgrade in Worker’s Comp Benefits
Lifeguards in La Jolla and other area communities now will receive benefits equal to police officers and firefighters if they are injured.

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