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March 22, 1994 | By Ellen O'Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Leslie C. Shields, author and consultant for black professional women, is scheduled to talk about racism in the workplace during a workshop sponsored by the Delaware Valley Network next weekend at the African-American Historical and Cultural Museum. Shields, raised in Philadelphia, is president of Career Tailors, which provides training programs on such topics as management and career development and diversity in the workplace. She is a member of the faculty at Howard University's School of Business, and co-author, with her sister, Cydney Shields, of an advice book for minority professionals called Work Sister Work: Why Black Women Can't Get Ahead and What They Can Do About It!
NEWS
February 16, 1992 | By Michael Lear-Olimpi, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
A Puerto Rican physicist with an international company enters a conference room for a high-level meeting. An Anglo man already in the room says, "If you're here to move the television, it's over there. " Such confrontations happen often and can easily cause resentments that lead to decreased productivity in a racially and ethnically diversifying U.S. workplace, management consultants say. Avoiding conflict and promoting efficient management will be the focus of the American Management Association's Fourth Annual Black Managers Forum on March 4 at 3 p.m. at Gloucester County College in Sewell.
NEWS
June 2, 1994 | by Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
Some religious groups claim that if guidelines proposed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are followed, the American workplace could become a "religion-free zone. " They envision a workplace where one could not wear jewelry with a religious motif, set up a Christmas tree, or invite a co-worker to join a church, synagogue or mosque. And a cry has arisen across the land: Say it isn't so, EEOC. No problem. Says EEOC spokesman Michael Widomski: "It isn't so. " The controversy, which continues despite the EEOC's assurances, was stirred when the EEOC decided to issue some general guidelines on the subject of workplace harassment.
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August 1, 1999 | By Kay Raftery, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Honesty, integrity, camaraderie, loyalty and fun. These are the elements that make up what William Thompson calls "The Spirited Workplace," and the name he has given to a book he's writing, seminars he's about to begin, and hopes to find an outlet for a column. Thompson, a former Baptist minister who used to head his own corporate communications firm, has combined both his theological and secular backgrounds to create his new venture, operating from his home in Drexel Hill.
NEWS
July 20, 1999 | By Valerie Reed, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Employees can take college courses without leaving their offices through the new Corporate Campus Program offered by Beaver College in Glenside. The college's full- and part-time faculty will teach the credit and noncredit courses, workshops and seminars at the workplace. The college also will tailor noncredit courses to meet a company's specific needs. Robert Kieserman, coordinator of the program, said the college recently completed an initial mailing to about 200 businesses - manufacturers, service-oriented businesses and companies with at least 100 employees.
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April 29, 1990 | By Mark Fazlollah, Inquirer Staff Writer
About 300 representatives of Philadelphia-area unions held a mock funeral yesterday for thousands of laborers killed and injured nationwide by unsafe working conditions. Carmen Bertolino, director of apprentice training for the Painters' District Council 21, said a coffin that was carried around the council headquarters in the 2700 block of Black Lake Place symbolized the workers who died on the job during the last year. "We're just using the casket as a symbolic gesture," said Bertolino, who told the group that young laborers need to be educated about the dangers of the workplace, especially those who work with toxic substances.
LIVING
October 4, 2000 | By Kathy Boccella, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Along with her purse, briefcase and lunch, Lisa Collins has one other thing that she has to remember to bring to work every day. Her identification badge. "It's a pain in the neck," said Collins, who started wearing the badge last year as director of communications at Americhoice, a Center City insurance company. "You got to have it to walk through different parts of the building. And I have to remember to take it off in the car because it gets caught on the seat belt.
NEWS
April 4, 2002 | By Linda S. Wallace
Words never make or break a woman, but a woman can make or break the words. The only way we can stop name-callers is to take away their power to hurt other people. The same holds true for oppressors and racial chauvinists in the workplace. "Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words can never hurt me," my mother constantly told my siblings and me. Not true, of course. If words can't hurt you, somebody please explain why U.S. corporations are spending millions of dollars to settle lawsuits stemming from ethnic name-calling incidents and adolescent pranks.
BUSINESS
May 14, 1999 | By Bob Fernandez, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
By the numbers, the U.S. workplace is getting safer. Behind the numbers, there are doubts. Serious injuries in private industry have fallen five years in a row, or 21.4 percent, according to government figures. They were slightly more than 1.8 million in 1997. Companies are stressing safety to cut workers' compensation costs and dangerous factory jobs are disappearing. The decline also coincides with the widespread growth in incentive programs that discourage the reporting of injuries.
NEWS
July 24, 1986 | By Russell E. Eshleman Jr., Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
Does an employer have to post a sign above the company coffee pot, warning about the hazards of too much sugar? How can an employer train a worker who cannot read or understand English to handle hazardous substances in the workplace? Where is a road contractor supposed to post a list of toxic materials when his crew is paving a four-lane, six-mile highway? Those questions and many others arose yesterday when the state Department of Labor and Industry presented its controversial "right-to-know" law to representatives of the state's 214,000 nonmanufacturing firms.
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BUSINESS
July 5, 2016 | By Erin Arvedlund, Staff Writer
Twenty-five years after she alleged sexual harassment by a U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Anita Hill will headline the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Oct. 6 at the Convention Center. And, yes, Hill plans to talk about how to address harassment in the working world today, for a generation of millennial women who either weren't born or didn't know Hill's name in 1991, the year she appeared before an all-male congressional inquiry. A renowned attorney, author, and law professor, Hill gave testimony during Clarence Thomas' Senate confirmation hearing that ignited a national debate on workplace sexual harassment.
BUSINESS
June 22, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Six out of 10 LGBT workers experience derogatory comments on their sexual orientation, and half of all transgender employees report being harassed at work - harassment that in some cases includes sexual or physical assault. Those statistics, cited in a 95-page federal report released Monday, follow this month's mass slayings in Orlando as the nation's attention is focused on the safety of the LGBT community. "There is no question that there is bias against the LGBT community in some workplaces," said Philadelphia lawyer Jonathan A. Segal.
NEWS
April 17, 2016
The Other Slavery The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America By Andrés Reséndez Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 431 pp. $30 Reviewed by Peter Lewis Farmer X lived close by our house. Late Sunday night, he'd drive to town, bail 10 blotto men out of the drunk tank, and truck them to the farm. Next morning, oh, boy, were those men surprised. It took them about 10 days to pay off Farmer X: long hours, squalid housing, painful encounters with yellow jackets.
NEWS
April 11, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Outside a West Virginia courthouse, the families of the dead waited for Don Blankenship, the former chief executive of Massey Energy Inc., about to be sentenced for a mining disaster that killed 29 miners at Massey's Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, W. Va. "I miss my son, my brother, my nephew!" shouted one man as camera crews captured the moment at the federal courthouse in Charleston on Wednesday. "How come you never came to apologize to me?" Every day 12 people - sons and brothers, mothers, and daughters - die on the job because of hazardous conditions, but rarely do their employers face serious jail time, or anything more than a misdemeanor charge.
BUSINESS
March 25, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Maybe it was when the pirates stood behind Capt. Richard Phillips and all he could hear was the click, click, click of a gun not discharging. Or maybe when there was a bang, and he felt blood coming down his face. Somehow, Phillips, held hostage on a lifeboat with four Somali pirates who had previously boarded his 17,000-ton Merchant Marine vessel off the coast of Africa, found the strength and faith to remain calm. "The way I solved that was one of the most crucial parts of being a leader, and that's staying calm," Phillips told a group of more than 400 human-resource professionals at a daylong symposium Wednesday organized by the Philadelphia Society for Human Resource Management.
NEWS
December 11, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
AS A deaf employee, Michael MacDonald can do his work as a package handler at the United Parcel Service facility at Philadelphia International Airport without assistance. But when it comes to employee meetings and to understanding certain things - such as safety and emergency procedures, company policies and procedures, and some other workplace communications - he needs an American Sign Language interpreter. Federal law - the Americans with Disabilities Act - "requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities so that they can enjoy equal employment opportunities and participate fully in the workplace," said Julie Foster, an attorney at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, which filed a lawsuit on MacDonald's behalf.
NEWS
December 10, 2015
ISSUE | EMPLOYMENT Grim outlook Advances in technology are rendering many people unemployable or not employable at their former wages ("Where have all the wages gone?" Sunday). The problem is worsening rapidly, and there are no viable solutions. If the government tries to mandate employment and salary levels, that could drive businesses out of the region, out of the state, or out of the country. Closing the borders could lead to a scenario that would please Ayn Rand. Significant increases in education spending can buy us time, but better education alone will not solve the problem: Many people will simply lack the ability to function in the 21st-century workplace.
NEWS
November 25, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
United Hospital Supply Corp., a family-run Burlington, N.J., company that makes and designs metal cabinets and furniture for laboratories and offices, faces a proposed fine of $181,500 for 21 worker health and safety violations - most of them serious and repeat violations - the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational and Safety and Health Administration said Monday. "The willful and repeat violations cited during these latest inspections were identified in 2010 at United Health Supply Corp.'s facility," Paula Dixon-Roderick, OSHA's area director in Marlton, said in a statement.
BUSINESS
June 10, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
The CEO relinquishes power, changes compensation to a "badge" system of rewards for skills, and has "governance" sessions in place of daily meetings. Welcome to the trademarked workplace known as Holacracy. Zappos.com founder Tony Hsieh embraced the Holacracy ethic so deeply that last month the online shoe company executive asked all employees to adopt it, or leave with pay. And 86 percent of Zappos employees stayed. Notable departures included the company's chief technology officer; vice presidents of customer service, human resources, and recruiting; and Alexis Gonzales-Black, who co-led the transition to Holacracy.
BUSINESS
May 13, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lloyd Industries, a Montgomeryville manufacturer of ventilation, duct, and fire-safety products, has been hit with $822,000 in fines by the U.S. Department of Labor for a series of workplace-safety violations. Labor Department officials said Monday that they launched an investigation of the company in November, after an employee lost three fingers operating a metal saw that was not equipped with safety guards. The owner of the company, William Lloyd, was required by law to provide such protection, the Labor Department said.
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