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Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BLS: LABOR FORCE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY [19 August 2014]

The BLS just published a report researchers may find of interest and very useful. As the report states:

This report describes the labor force characteristics and

earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity

groups living in the United States—Whites, Blacks, Asians,

and Hispanics—and provides detailed data through a set

of supporting tables. The report also includes a limited

amount of data for American Indians and Alaska Natives

and for Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders,

people who are of Two or More Races, detailed Hispanic

ethnicity and, for the first time, detailed Asian groups.

Among the interesting statistics, Whites make up 79% of the workforce while Blacks and Asians make up 12% and 6%. The report can be downloaded at no charge here.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

 

 

 

August 26, 2014 in Information, Legal Research, Misc., Legal, Misc., Non-Legal | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Best Paying Jobs of 2014

Yahoo Finance posted an interesting article about the best paying jobs of 2014. They report on a survey done by the job portal Careercast.com which utilized data from the BLS. Below is a useful chart published by Yahoo:

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August 19, 2014 in Information, Misc., Non-Legal | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, December 6, 2013

41st Conference -National Center For Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed

The 41st Annual Conference by the National Center For The Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education will be held April 6 to 8th at Hunter College. 

I have gone to this conference and it is run well. This year's program features former NLRB Chair Wilma Liebman as well as a host of other experts. The program will be held in CUNY's graduate center. 

Other important topics which may be of interest to readers include  

 Research Panel: The Impact of the Use of Contingent Faculty on Higher Education Results
Michelle Kiss, Executive Assistant, Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, California State University System 
Dan Maxey, Dean's Fellow in Urban Education Policy, Pullias Center for Higher Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California 
Hongwei Yu, Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Champaign, Office of Community College Research 
Jeffrey Frumkin, Associate Vice Provost and Senior Director, Academic Human Resources, University of Michigan, Moderator

 Collective Bargaining Results Regarding Contingent Faculty 

Ken Hawkinson, Provost and Academic Vice President, Western Illinois University 
Rudy Fichtenbaum, President, American Association of University Professors 
Karen L. Roberts, President, Long Beach Certificated Hourly Instructors-LBCC-CHI/NEA
Holly Lawrence, Secretary, Clerk, Massachusetts Society of Professors/MTA/NEA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
Pamela Silverblatt, Vice Chancellor, Labor Relations, City University of New York, Moderator 

Views from Our Community: Labor Strategies in Organizing Contingent Faculty 
Phil Kugler, Special Assistant to the President for Organizing, American Federation of Teachers
Michelle Gallagher, Esq., Consultant for Higher Education, Massachusetts Teachers Association
Harris Freeman, Professor of Legal Research and Writing, Western New England University, Moderator
Panel in Formation

 Views from Our Community: Administrators' Perspectives on the Organizing of Contingent Faculty

Theodore Curry, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources; Professor, School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, Michigan State University
Susan Pearson, Associate Chancellor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Moderator 
Panel in Formation

 International Perspectives on Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Robyn May, Griffith University, Melbourne, Australia
Helen Fairfoul, Chief Executive, Universities and Colleges Employers Association, United Kingdom
Laurence Hopkins, Head of Research, Universities and Colleges Employers Association, United Kingdom
Cindy Oliver, President, Federation of Post-Secondary Educators, British Columbia, Canada
Michael Zweig, Professor and Director, Center for Study of Working Class Life, Stony Brook University, State University of New York, UUP, Moderator

 Legal Issues in Higher Education: Year in Review

Richard Griffin, NLRB General Counsel 
Nicholas DiGiovanni, Esq., Morgan, Brown & Joy 
Aaron Nisenson, Esq., Senior Legal Counsel, American Association of University Professors

 Additional information can be found  by downloading  Download 41st Annual National Conference--Updated Preliminary Program (1)

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

December 6, 2013 in College Professors, Conferences, CLE, Information | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Winning the Lottery, but Keeping Your Job

 Two-thirds of Americans say they would continue working even if they won $10 million in the lottery, a Gallup survey finds.

http://nyti.ms/13sLiXe

Would you??

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

 

September 12, 2013 in Information | Permalink | Comments (1)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Top Labor Songs

The Nation, of all publications, ran an interesting Sep't. 4, 2011 story for Labor Day which listed the top ten labor songs. No surprise for the top spot. Pete Seeger, “Solidarity Forever”

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

September 6, 2011 in Information | Permalink | Comments (1)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My 13 Year Old Daughter Needs A Kidney. Can you help?

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My 13 year old daughter (seen here in the blue with her sister Mollie (in pink) with my wife Lisa) has a genetic Kidney disease and now needs a Kidney transplant.

In the process of being evaluated to be a donor, it was discovered that I have Kidney disease (polycystic Kidneys) and cannot donate. My wife's blood type does not match. Our other daughter is too young to donate.

Linda's blood type is "O." We are looking for a doner with "O" blood type. If your type "O," other blood tests need to be performed to see if your a match.   

If you think you can help out, please contact me at professorrubinstein@gmail.com. 

If your unable to be a donor, but know someone that might be, I would appreciate if you could pass this information along.

Linda's sister Mollie created a Facebook page entitled My Little Sister Needs A Kidney which provides additional information about Linda. Mollie also created a You Tube Video which is wonderful.

Thank you very much for caring.

Mitchell Rubinstein  

 

May 22, 2011 in Information, Misc., Non-Legal | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Article on Sexting

Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D., who is the director of the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use recently wrote an article on sexting which lawyers and researchers may find of great interest. A pdf version of this article, which spans 23 pages is available here. The article's introduction provides:

The term “sexting” is a combination of two terms “text” and “sex.” The term is being applied to
situations to sending self-created nude or semi-nude sexually provocative images or sexually
explicit text. Most of the focus has been on sending nude images - because these are far more
likely to be more widely disseminated and because the distribution of these images can place
young people at higher risk.2
This document will outline the research findings about this phenomena, discuss the concerns
about current degree of overreaction, address legal issues, and provide recommendations for
changes in criminal statutes and for the establishment of an effective multidisciplinary approach
to investigate and intervene in these situations.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

May 9, 2010 in Articles, Information, Misc., Legal | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Michigan State Ct holds That Personal Email Messages Maintained By Public Body Are Not Subject To FOIA

The Michigan Court of Appeals has held that
personal email messages, including intra-union communication, maintained
on the email server of a public body are not subject to the Michigan
FOIA as they were not written in the exercise of an official function. This appears to be a significant decision.

The case is attached, Download Howell

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

March 11, 2010 in Information, Interesting Cases | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Elementary student in Arkansas vows to refuse to recite Pledge until gays and lesbians attain equal rights

An elementary school student told CNN during an interview that America isn't following the meaning or spirit behind the Pledge of Allegiance, and had decided he won't say the Pledge until gays and lesbians are given the same rights as everyone else. According to Will Phillips, the last line in the Pledge says 'with liberty and justice for all.' But Will says that line is not being applied to people in the gay and lesbian community because they do not enjoy the same rights or liberties as people who are not gay. Will says he has endured taunting and name-calling from fellow students, but he's determined to stand by his First Amendment right to free speech.

Source: KSLA 12 News, 11/17/09, By CNN

January 12, 2010 in Information, Science | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Internet Archive Research

Ever wonder if you could retrieve old postings of web pages on the internet? Well you can and its free! Its called the Wayback Machine. The web site's list of FAQ describes their wonderful service as follows:

What is the Internet Archive Wayback Machine?                              

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine is a service that allows people to visit archived versions of Web sites. Visitors to the Wayback Machine can type in a URL, select a date range, and then begin surfing on an archived version of the Web. Imagine surfing circa 1999 and looking at all the Y2K hype, or revisiting an older version of your favorite Web site. The Internet Archive Wayback Machine can make all of this possible.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

October 30, 2008 in Information | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)