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Cinema With a Conscience
Mobile Loaves & Fishes team up with the Alamo Drafthouse
"...a long-term home with access to health care and employment opportunities: Some residents even learn trades like blacksmithing, and..."

March 10, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Council Proposes “Austin Affordability Action Plan”
Looking for ways to balance the budget
" session), it's a five-part plan addressing housing supply, employment incentives, budget planning, property taxes, and transportation (see below)...."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Can a Working Musician Find a Decent Job in This Town?
Musicians looking to subsidize their poverty-level passion already have one strike against them
"...most of my income comes from odd jobs, freelancing, self-employment, and savings now down to zero. What little money..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Music Feature by Leslie Sisson

Evil Triplet’s Career Opportunities
ATX punk pioneer previews heavy psych on “Get a Job”
"...finds the guitarist/vocalist recruiting for some mysterious position of employment. “Janitors, salespeople, ambitious students: Enjoy music? Enjoy helping others?..."

Jan. 16, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...Johnson, D-Dal­las) seek to prohibit discrimination in housing and employment. The companion SB 165 (co-authored by Senators José Rodríguez,..."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Economic Fallacies
"...a vastly expanded pool of workers will increase overall employment and reduce suffering. Fallacy #1: Job creation is a..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Postmarks

Welcome to the Working Week-and-a-Half
A new federal provision mandating overtime pay for a new pool of salaried employees goes into effect in December. What does it mean, and how long will it last?
"...don't have to pay overtime," said Susan Burton, an employment attorney whose clients are largely small businesses and local..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Feature by Jack Craver

Hacksaw Ridge
A pacifist goes to war in Mel Gibson's brutal film
"...disgraces were played out in public and limited Gibson’s employment opportunities over the next decade, he is back helming..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Pushing Forward
LGBTQ orgs and APD gather for hate crime summit
"...removed trans issues from their original attempt at the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Over the last decade, the HRC has..."

Oct. 28, 2016 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Lynch Prevails in APD Lawsuit
Jury's ruling will net detective $240,000 in back pay, pain and suffering
"...of action, filing a 2011 complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Lynch would file a second EEOC complaint..."

Sept. 30, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Charges Against Prado Dropped, for Now
Driver in collision that killed Ofc. Abdul-Khaliq stays hung in the balance
"...Policy 949.5.3 stipulates that officers working Law Enforcement Related Employment (LERE) assignments as motor vehicle escort guides for public..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Without Teeth, Are Nondiscrimination Laws Effective?
City ordinance aims to protect LGBTQ Austinites, but the punishment for violators is mild
"...time, Austin has maintained local nondiscrimination protections in housing, employment, and public accommodation for sexual orientation for years, adding..."

May 27, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Council: What Drought?
Zimmerman and Troxclair take on water restrictions
"...the recession, a fact confirmed by upward revision of employment figures for the past several years. Strong economic performance..."

May 6, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

First in the South?

March 25, 2016 Postmarks

Will Austin Applicants Get a "Fair Chance"?
Proposed ordinance would require businesses consider job applicants with criminal histories
"...job applicant's criminal history until a conditional offer of employment has been made, last May. Since then, there has..."

March 25, 2016 News Feature by Amy Kamp

High Tech Meets High Art in UT's CAET Initiative
New center teaches art students technical and computer skills
"...Fine arts degrees don’t equate to immediate gainful employment in one’s chosen field. Often, graduates resort to a..."

Feb. 15, 2016 Screens Post by Tucker Whatley

Time for a Suspension
APD tackles officers' time management problems
"...since 2000. Rob­erts was scheduled to work a secondary employment gig with Cap Metro on June 6, assigned to..."

Dec. 11, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Stomped Out
As Sheffield's case awaits trial, he still wonders why CLEAT took such drastic action against him
"...tear with regard to private sector employers issuing overbroad employment policies in these areas," he wrote. "Both [CLEAT attorney..."

Oct. 16, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Crash Course
Cabs try to survive in the era of Uber
"...small businesses. Commit­ments are unprotected and each driver pays self-employment taxes, as well as insurance and a variety of..."

Aug. 7, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Mr. Holmes
Ian McKellen plays Sherlock Holmes at 93, as his memory begins to fail
"...Mrs. Munro, a war widow, wishes for little but employment elsewhere. (It’s a thankless role that has little chance..."

July 17, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Playback: Austin Music Census
The Austin Music Census hits the fan. As does Tyler, the Creator!
"...all music-related means in 2013. Even factoring in supplementary employment, approximately 75% of local musicians fall below Austin's average..."

June 5, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The D Train
Jack Black stars in this unorthodox comedy about a high school reunion
"...time to party with Dan if he had gainful employment, but Dan is too swept up in the reflected..."

May 8, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

City Plans '[re]Manufacture' for Landfill
City hopes to create jobs while moving Austin closer to its zero-waste goals
"...Austin's population without advanced degrees or with barriers to employment like previous incarceration. "Our statistics on income inequality are..."

Aug. 8, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Point Austin: ... And Two Steps Back
Firefighters fulfill threat to contest DOJ decree
"...would offer only a lackluster defense to any Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint – and eventually get what it..."

July 4, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Going Down Slow
The fading numbers of Austin's African-Americans
"...confidence in the public school system," and lack of employment opportunities may all have contributed to the population decline:..."

June 27, 2014 News Column by Michael King

The Hightower Report
Fast-food chains stealing from low-wage workers
"'s slimy. For more information, go to the National Employment Law Project:"

June 6, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Road to 10-1 ... Is Getting Crowded [Updated May 12]
As May money season opens, candidates blossom
"...City Council District 7 Pete Salazar Jr. Occupation: former employment specialist, Caritas of Austin Experience: Caritas representation on Ending..."

May 2, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Are You Suddenly Sleepy?
Council rolls through the resolutions as Leffingwell becomes a jetsetter
"...the city, the Austin Firefight­ers Association, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The AFA called the mediation "wonderful news,"..."

March 7, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

The Pols Just Keep on Coming
Your Guide to Candidates for the New 10-1 Universe
"...Pete Salazar Jr., employment specialist at Caritas of Austin, announced via Facebook ("

Feb. 3, 2014 News Post by Michael King

ACC Throws Book at Affordable Care Act
Administrators trim adjunct faculty hours to avoid providing health coverage
"...22, the administration laid out two changes to its employment rules: changes to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas,..."

Dec. 13, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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