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VIAW Newswire 08.15.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

A 10 Step Guide To Your Independent Medical Examination

Today’s post comes from guest author Paul J. McAndrew, Jr. from Paul McAndrew Law Firm.
You will reach the stage in your worker’s compensation claim where you will be examined by a doctor of your choice. This exam may generate the most important evidence in your claim. I strongly recommend that you do the following:

NLRB Memo ‘Unlikes’ Social Media Policies
In a warning to employers, the National Labor Relations Board has “unliked” certain social media policies that restrict an employee’s right to speak critically of the employer online, unless the policies were set in collective bargaining.
In a recently released advice memo [PDF], the agency says social media policies are work rules that provide a basis for discipline, and as such must be the subject of bargaining unless a union waives that right.

Healthcare Workers: Protect Yourselves!
Healthcare workers may be at risk for exposure to vaccine-preventable diseases. Getting vaccinated is an important step to keep yourself, coworkers, patients, and family safe.

House Republicans’ Additional SNAP Cuts Would Increase Hardship in Areas with High Unemployment
Shortly before Congress adjourned for its August recess, House Republican leaders disclosed that they plan to move a bill in early September that doubles — to $40 billion over ten years — their proposed cuts to SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps) and immediately cuts 2-4 million more low-income individuals from the program.[1] The new cuts come primarily from eliminating waivers that states can use, during periods of high unemployment, to ease the severity of a harsh rule that limits SNAP to three months of benefits out of every three years for people aged 18 to 50 who aren’t raising minor children and are unemployed, regardless of how hard they are looking for work.

Testimony Before Governor Brown’s Panel of Investigation Reveals How BART Pushed Workers to Strike in July, Misrepresented Negotiations to Riders
Oakland, CA – Today BART management and representatives from SEIU 1021, ATU 1555, and AFSCME 3993 testified before Governor Brown’s Panel of Investigation on the state of BART labor contract talks. Testimonies revealed that BART’s negotiators have delayed bargaining and squandered the 30-day contract extension by exceptionally long absences from the bargaining table while repeatedly violating the gag order mandated by the mediation agreement with frequent misrepresentations of the state of BART negotiations.

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