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VIAW Newswire 08.06.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

Lung Cancer Screening Decision Tool
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) today posted its final evidence report and draft recommendation statement on screening for lung cancer.

Federal Appeals Court Rules the Government Can Track Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant
It has long been our position that the government must obtain a warrant based on probable cause before engaging in surveillance of people’s historical cell phone location information.
Palermo’s Agrees to Reinstate Eight Fired Workers
In a settlement reached with the Palermo Workers Union and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Palermo’s Pizza has agreed to return eight fired workers to their former jobs with back pay.

In Massive Strikes, Fast-Food and Retail Workers Discover Collective Power
Hundreds of fast-food and retail workers in Chicago are on strike today and tomorrow, joining thousands of other workers walking off the job this week in at least seven cities across the country, including New York, Detroit and St. Louis. For most of these cities, this is the second time in recent months that low-wage employees—primarily in the fast-food industry—have staged single-day walkouts calling for higher pay and more respect on the job. The campaigns are part of a coordinated burst of low-wage worker organizing financially supported by theService Employees International Union (SEIU).

The Real Number Of Hours Teachers Work In One Eye-Opening Graphic
When you look at the time teachers actually spend working, you can see that it’s not a cakewalk — at all. The next time your city or state wants to cut back on teacher salaries or hammer their pensions, here’s something to show around to folks before they make a decision.

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