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  • Five myths about Uber

    Five myths about Uber
    This month, the ride-hailing app Uber announced that it had raised an additional $1.2 billion from investors, who valued the company at about $40 billion. That staggering number, and the aggressive corporate culture that drove the start-up there, have...
  • Congress' backroom pension-cutting deal is even worse than expected

    At last the actual language has been released of the backroom, last-minute congressional deal allowing benefits of millions of retired workers to be shredded. It's even worse than its critics anticipated. We've tracked this inexcusably hasty,...
  • Blotter: Reports of packages being stolen from doorsteps in Bolingbrook

    Blotter: Reports of packages being stolen from doorsteps in Bolingbrook
    The following items were gathered from Bolingbrook Police Department reports: Bolingbrook has had a flurry of reports of packages being stolen from residential doorsteps in recent weeks. Numerous packages were reported stolen Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 from...
  • We should do better for pregnant workers

    We should do better for pregnant workers
    If Facebook is any indication, we're a nation that celebrates pregnancies. We click like on ultrasound images, send messages of congratulations and type "OMG! So adorbs!" on photos of newborns. In the workplace, however, pregnancy is often met with...
  • Court weighs how companies must accommodate pregnant women

    Court weighs how companies must accommodate pregnant women
    In a case that could have a profound impact on the rights of pregnant employees, the Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled over whether a Maryland UPS driver faced discrimination when she was asked to leave her job because her pregnancy prevented her from...
  • Supreme Court weighs whether pregnant workers can claim lighter duties

    Supreme Court weighs whether pregnant workers can claim lighter duties
    Since the 1970s, employers have been warned not to discriminate against pregnant employees, who "shall be treated the same" as other workers, according to a 1978 law. But as a Supreme Court argument revealed Wednesday, it is still not exactly clear what...
  • Supreme Court acknowledges ambiguity in pregnant workers law

    Decades after Congress passed an anti-discrimination law ensuring that pregnant employees "shall be treated the same" as other workers, the Supreme Court struggled Wednesday with exactly what that federal rule requires. Some say it means employers...
  • Supreme Court should affirm the rights of pregnant workers

    In September 2006, a pregnant woman named Peggy Young sent her bosses at United Parcel Service a doctor's note advising her not to lift anything heavier than 20 pounds for the first 20 weeks of her pregnancy, and then no more than 10 pounds until she gave...
  • Pregnancy: a fireable offense?

    Pregnancy: a fireable offense?
    Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Young v. United Parcel Service, a case in which an employer was permitted to suspend without pay or insurance a pregnant employee because she could not lift more that 20 pounds. Ms. Young's job for UPS was...
  • Amazon rolls out Kiva robots for holiday season onslaught

    Amazon rolls out Kiva robots for holiday season onslaught
    Amazon.com has installed more than 15,000 robots across 10 U.S. warehouses, a move that promises to cut operating costs by one-fifth and get packages out the door more quickly in the run-up to Christmas. The orange 320-pound (145 kg) robots, which...
  • 30 Years Later, Connecticut's Longest Surviving Heart Recipient Still Thankful

    30 Years Later, Connecticut's Longest Surviving Heart Recipient Still Thankful
    HARTFORD — The story of Connecticut's first successful heart transplant is one of tragedy, persistence, luck, and, ultimately, triumph. Thirty years later, the recipient, 64-year old Andy Buczek, says he still has a great deal to be thankful for...