According to the NLRB it is “OK” to be a racist on the picket line

The Charleston shootings of June 2015 have certainly raised the profile of “racist” activities. But not all racist activities are deplorable if one is to interpret a decision by an NLRB Administrative Law Judge correctly. The Case In a union dispute in Findlay, Ohio striking workers had formed a picket line in front of the …

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Getting a Job by Hiding Your Ethnic Name

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” So says William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. But many people today would disagree. In the New York Times Michael Lou writes about “Whitening the Resume” (Free registration required to read) In this article he talks about …

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The BIG ISM: Racism

Racism has a long and storied history in the United States, in fact in the history of mankind. However, since I am dealing with the human resources implication under US law I will stick to that arena (mostly.) The emotional impact of racism is still quite evident with the recent encounter between a Harvard professor …

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ISM: Three Little Letters That Mean So Many Things

A couple of weeks ago on Twitter (follow me at http://twitter.com/MikeHaberman ) I made a comment about AGEISM. I even wrote a blog about Ageism in the Workplace. Laurie Ruettimann of Punk Rock HR fame came back and made comment to the effect that we seem to have an “ism” in alot of areas. And …

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