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Betsy Combier
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AFT President Randi Weingarten on The US Supreme Court Janus Decision
Weingarten rallying in New York City to protest the Supreme Court’s Janus decision, June 27. Photo: Professional Staff Congress 07/01/2018 #Union by Randi Weingarten President, American Federation of Teachers   Right-wing groups have been   waging war again...
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Federal Court Judge in Michigan Rules That Kids Have No Right To An Education of Any Quality
Photo by Doug Coombe Jamarria Hall, plaintiff in the literacy rights lawsuit dismissed on Friday. U.S. Court: Detroit students have no right to access to literacy https://m.metrotimes.com/news- hits/archives/2018/07/02/us- court-detroit-students-have- no-ri...
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Amy Howe on JANUS
Amy Howe For the third time, justices take on union-fee issue: In Plain English Amy Howe, Posted Mon, December 18th, 2017     Like many employees, Mark Janus was upset about deductions from his paycheck – specifically, the roughly $45 per month that goes to...
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A Statute of Limitations For Sex Assault Makes No Sense
 To do away with evil, we should get rid of laws which don't protect the victims and strengthen those that do. Make facts of sexual harassment/abuse and punishment timeless. Betsy Combier Advocatz.com betsy@advocatz.com The Sex Assault Avengers: The Enemies...
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Next Step in the #MeToo Movement: Finding Solutions
 And seeking diversity in the voices. Betsy Combier Advocatz.com betsy@advocatz.com TheAtlantic.com Is This the Next Step for the #MeToo Movement? A just-announced collective of more than 300 women in Hollywood is attempting to fight sexual harassment in th...
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Rudy Crew: Juggling Too Many Kids and Issues at the New York City Board of Education, 1997
Rudy Crew In the timeless article published in the New York Times on August 31, 1997, below,  Rudy Crew tries to make the New York City Board of Education "good for every child.......The New York City schools enroll more than one million students -- by far ...
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Leslie Wexler on the #MeToo Movement and Career Death Penalty
National Public Voice #MeToo: Not Decapitation, but Possibly Lustration 27 APR 2018   LESLEY WEXLER On Wednesday, Page Six broke news of a possible Charlie Rose-hosted television series focused on the stories of other powerful men exposed as harassers and s...
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Joseph Margulies Urges Amazon To Pick Boston As Its Second Headquarters
But he wants the administrators/politicians of the city which Amazon ultimately picks to be cautious and plan the transformation of the surrounding area appropriately. We agree. Betsy Combier betsy@advocatz.com ADVOCATZ.com  Joseph Margulies: The Amazon Shu...
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New Sexual Harassment Policies Are Enforced - or Not
The saying goes: "a law is only as good as its' implementation". At least that is what my dad, assistant attorney general under Louis Lefkowitz and others for 30 years, told me, over and over again. So what we are seeing in America is the door swung wide op...
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The Ruderman White Paper on Law, Media, Disability
DF version available for download   here Text Only version available for download   here For a searchable database of all 2013-2015 news coverage of police violence involving persons with disabilities, click   here .   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Disability is the mi...
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