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Kentucky company to pay $227,636 to settle claims of hiring discrimination

A Kentucky company will pay $227,636 to settle allegations that it discriminated against people in hiring, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency alleged that Allan Baker Inc., in Louisville, formerly known as Korrect Optical, discriminated against Black and white people who applied for jobs but didn’t get hired, the agency said in a news release.
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SD Legislators to Question Governor’s Actions

The Government Operations and Audit Committee of the South Dakota legislature wants to talk to those involved in Governor Kristi Noem’s actions with the Department of Labor, the head of the Appraiser Certification program and her daughter. Committee member, Senator Jean Hunhoff of Yankton, says they are following up on...
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Webster grocery store expresses concerns over impact of vaccine mandate

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — An upcoming federal mandate has some businesses on edge. The Department of Labor is developing a rule that would require all businesses with more than 100 employees to ensure all staff members are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested weekly. The mandate is expected to impact more than 80 million workers.
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Mercer County native confirmed to lead OSHA

WASHINGTON — A Mercer County native has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The Senate voted Monday evening to confirm Doug L. Parker, 52, to become the head of OSHA, according to a press release Tuesday from the office of U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. The final vote was 50-41.

Lula, Gillsville candidates speak on experience, priorities

Lula and Gillsville candidates spoke at a political forum in Homer on their reasons for seeking office and what their priorities would be if elected. The Banks County Chamber of Commerce CVB hosted the political forum and all candidates in the Nov. 2 town elections were invited to attend. LULA.

Meeting workforce needs

As part of Northern Marianas College’s expanding efforts to meet workforce needs, NMC Community Development Institute Director Maria Valentina Haberman on Tuesday addressed members of the Saipan Rotary Club about the apprenticeship program. Haberman and other members of the NMC CDI team as well as partner agencies such as the Public School System, the Department of Labor, the Northern Marianas Technical Institute and others, will also reach out to members of the Saipan Chamber of Commerce, businesses, legislators and other stakeholders about the apprenticeship program in the CNMI and how it can be expanded. For more information about the apprenticeship program, or to learn more about the different types of training CDI offers, contact 237-6802 or email

DOL: Cybersecurity of retirement accounts to remain a top priority

The cybersecurity of retirement accounts will continue to be a top priority for the Department of Labor, said Ali Khawar, acting head of the agency's Employee Benefits Security Administration, at Pensions & Investments' Defined Contribution West conference in San Diego. "The concern that I have is that for all the...

Texas judge rules in favor of Southwest Airline's vaccine mandate

Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A federal judge sided with Southwest Airlines as it plans to mandate that its employees be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, a requirement that is in line with the federal vaccine mandate. Texas District Judge Barbara Lynn dismissed the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association request for an...

Margaret Levi reimagines an economy that works for everyone

Capitalism is a major driving force in American society. But the COVID-19 Pandemic has shown that the system doesn’t work for everyone and what we prioritize matters. This hour on Disrupted, a conversation with political scientist Margaret Levi on the future of our economy and how we can find dignity in work. And economist Janelle Jones talks about the importance of the Black female workforce.

NSC Statement on Confirmation of Doug Parker as Assistant Secretary for OSHA

Itasca, IL ( – The National Safety Council is pleased with the Senate confirmation of Doug Parker as assistant secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration at the Department of Labor. This is the first confirmed leader in that position in more than four and a half years and is needed as the nation continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic in workplaces and communities.

Biden Nominee CalOSHA Chief Doug Parker Confirmed to Head Federal OSHA

By Brent I. Clark, James L. Curtis, Adam R. Young, A. Scott Hecker, Patrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen. : Yesterday the Senate voted to confirm Doug Parker to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Mr. Parker previously served in the Obama Administration...

The strikes continue. Will you show solidarity?

There are a wave of strikes across the country, as workers are standing up for their rights and livelihood. We at PDA stand with the workers and the labor movement. United Automobile Workers (UAW) are on their first strike at John Deere since 1986, and 2,000 nurses in New York, 1,400 Kellogg’s workers across the country, 1,100 miners in Alabama, and hundreds of Food and Commercial workers in Kentucky are also on the picket lines.

90% Agree On What Will Affect Indianapolis Real Estate

When 90% of Americans agree on anything, pollsters should go back to double-check their arithmetic. But last week, Indianapolis residents found that rare consensus was being documented across the media. The subject of the unanimity was inflation. pollsters reported that a full 31% of respondents now say they are somewhat concerned about “rising costs.” Fifty-eight percent said they are “very concerned.”

Biden Administration Takes Steps to Implement Brown, Padilla, Warren Plan to Protect Workers from Heat Hazards Amid Rising Temperatures

WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced plans to begin implementing U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Alex Padilla (D-CA), and Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) plan to protect workers from heat hazards, publishing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings with provisions based on the senators’ legislation. Currently, OSHA does not have a specific standard for hazardous heat conditions and this action begins the process to consider a heat-specific workplace rule. The new rulemaking comes as part of the administration’s newly coordinated, interagency effort to respond to extreme heat.