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Public Servants Are Losing Their Foothold in the Middle Class - The New York Times
Oklahoma is one of several Republican-led states where persistent anti-tax sentiment and severe budget cuts have guided policymaking, particularly since 2010, when many candidates supported by Tea Party voters won local offices.

Then, the newly elected governor, Mary Fallin, led the charge to reduce the state’s top income-tax rate and shrink the tax on oil and gas production to 2 percent from 7 percent for new wells. But a sharp drop in oil and gas prices in 2014 delivered an unexpected wallop. Tax revenue evaporated, leaving huge budget shortfalls since then.
newsletter  publicsector  teaparty 
4 weeks ago by brycecovert
As Subway Crisis Takes Up ‘So Much Oxygen,’ the Buses Drag Along - The New York Times
bus riders earn about 30 percent less than their subway counterparts, according to the city comptroller’s office, and tend to be primarily immigrants and minorities
10 weeks ago by brycecovert
Baby Hope’s Birth Mom Has a Name - The New York Times
she’s nothing more than Tupperware for the next generation
february 2018 by brycecovert
Rape in the storage room. Groping at the bar. Why is the restaurant industry so terrible for women? - The Washington Post
Caroline Richter, a New Orleans waitress who described being assaulted by a customer, founded a group called Medusa — named after the mythical maiden turned into a Gorgon as punishment by Athena for being raped by the god Poseidon in Athena’s temple — with a goal of creating best practices for bars and restaurants regarding sexual harassment.
Sexualharrassment  serviceindustry  Servicesector  newsletter 
november 2017 by brycecovert
How Congress plays by different rules on sexual harassment and misconduct - The Washington Post
Under a law in place since 1995, accusers may file lawsuits only if they first agree to go through months of counseling and mediation. A special congressional office is charged with trying to resolve the cases out of court.

When settlements do occur, members do not pay them from their own office funds, a requirement in other federal agencies. Instead, the confidential payments come out of a special U.S. Treasury fund.
Sexualharrassment  newsletter 
october 2017 by brycecovert
Why Your HR Department Can't Stop Sexual Harassment - Bloomberg
Three-quarters of HR managers are women, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and that means alarms over harassment might be met with skepticism by male-dominated leadership.
Sexualharrassment  newsletter 
october 2017 by brycecovert
Sexual Harassment Law Was Shaped by the Battles of Black Women | The Nation
Robinson, one of the lawyers who argued Brown v. Board of Education before the Supreme Court, issued precedent-setting rulings in favor of Barnes, Bundy, and Vinson, and served on the judicial panel that upheld the ruling favorable to Williams. Thanks to Norton, Robinson, and other civil-rights lawyers, sexual harassment came to be regarded as a form of discrimination similar to—and, for black women with white harassers, an expression of—racism.
Sexualharrassment  book  newsletter 
october 2017 by brycecovert
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