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The Daily Hustle: 2/8/11
Austin's past, present & Comp Plan future
"...decisions inform current land use, housing patterns, education, transportation, employment opportunities, parkland/ open spaces, and what natural resources are..."

Feb. 8, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Made in Dagenham
This film dramatizes a historic labor strike for equal pay that was conducted by the women of a British auto plant in 1968.
"...corner: Barbara Castle (Richardson), the secretary of state for Employment and Productivity in Harold Wilson's Labour government. Describing herself..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

From Low Wage to No Wage
Two class action lawsuits target wage theft
"...of low-wage workers who often do not know their employment rights or may be reluctant to exercise their rights..."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Buttross Hit With Lawsuit
Former employees file claim against county commissioner candidate
"...Properties, left in August 2009, after eight years of employment, and Frazier, the company's director of property management, resigned..."

Oct. 22, 2010 News Feature by Amy Smith

Machete
Robert Rodriguez fulfills his early promise with this Mexploitation action film that also catapults Danny Trejo into full-fledged superhero status.
"...This revenge film’s roots go back to Rodriguez’s first employment of Trejo, the titular Machete, in the 1995 film..."

Sept. 3, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Daily Hustle: 8/13/10
Press release rodeo!
"...awards program to honor local businesses during National Disability Employment Awareness Month...."

Aug. 13, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Medi-Pot Patient Sues Wal-Mart
Man survives cancer, but not Wal-Mart
"...not only against criminal action but also against adverse employment action as a result of their state-regulated pot use...."

July 12, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Breakdown
Travis County's mental health system is cracking under growing patient load
"...more investment in wrap-around services, like supportive housing and employment programs; still others contend that it isn't an either/or..."

June 4, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Recovery Projects
Help for defendants who are homeless, alcoholic, or mentally ill
"...charges – a chance at sobriety, stable housing, and employment. It's an ambitious program and (depending on how you..."

March 26, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: When a House Is Not a Home
Workers and homeowners seek justice from home builders
"...industry to make changes in its building, marketing, and employment practices. They've targeted Pulte as what the business press..."

Dec. 11, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Cap Metro Seeks More Feedback on Service Plan 2020
Transit authority mapping out the next 10 years, wants to hear from you next week
"...improving route directness; improving downtown operations; increasing service to employment and retail destinations; and, reducing unproductive service...."

Nov. 13, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

County Settles One Claim, Rejects Another
Commissioners agree to pay former HR director $40,000
"...tenure of nearly 12 years, which included four Equal Employment Opportunity complaints filed against her. The action suggests that..."

Nov. 13, 2009 News Feature by Amy Smith

Accommodating Women: The AFD vs. Nona Allen
"...alleged discrimination "altered the terms and conditions of her employment in a significant way," said Sutton. "If it did,..."

Oct. 16, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Throwdown at Travis High
LULAC, NAACP square off against principal
"...the board accepted an administration recommendation to terminate Cruz's employment, which begins that process. That gives her 30 days..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Travis County 'Death Spiral'
Facing a personnel dilemma, the commissioners respond: Fire everybody!
"...internal memos and the climate assessment report conducted by Employment Practices Solutions Inc., Smith had a history of abusiveness..."

Oct. 2, 2009 News Feature by Amy Smith

Fast & Furious
This third franchise sequel doesn't have as much smarts as speed, but it's still an uncomplicated, undemanding lark.
"...house parties and parking lot raves nor the continued employment of Brian, quite possibly the world's most incompetent cop...."

April 3, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The International
This conspiracy thriller starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts never gets past second gear.
"...in corruption, arms dealing, war profiteering, murder, and the employment of pale European men in dark suits. Wexler’s audience..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Trouble at Station 15
Austin firefighter sues city after officials stonewall unequal treatment
"...2007, Allen filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accusing the department of race and gender..."

Jan. 16, 2009 News Feature by Caitlin Meredith

Top 10 Public-Safety Stories
"...Differences In another stunning vote, firefighters rejected a new employment contract that would have given raises and committed the..."

Jan. 2, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Finding a Way Back Home
Who's looking out for Austin's returning veterans?
"...Defense) for exceeding the requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. In June, it was one..."

Dec. 26, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...At press time, Austin firefighters were voting on an employment contract that would offer modest pay raises over the..."

Nov. 28, 2008 News Feature

Shoot the Messenger!
VA tries to fire whistle-blower doctor
"...to determine whether or not to terminate Van Boven's employment. A board presiding over the hearing is expected to..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Feature by Laurel Chesky

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...Council agreed last week to remove from all city employment applications questions that relate to an applicant's criminal history..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature

New Plan Aims to Heal Insurance Ills of Small Biz
Nonprofit launches project to help small businesses provide health coverage
"...Mays believes every citizen, regardless of his or her employment status, should have access to affordable health care. "It..."

Oct. 17, 2008 News Feature by Diana Welch

Outlook Good for Police Contract
Both sides appear satisfied with the recently negotiated employment contract for Austin police
"...their ballots to determine whether to accept the latest employment contract negotiated between the city and the police union..."

Sept. 19, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Happenings
May 22-29
"...DISABILITY & ARTS EMPLOYMENT VSA Arts of Texas sponsors this workshop that aims..."

May 23, 2008 News Feature

Page Two: Correlation Does Not Imply Causation
The lessons of Florida beaches, anti-drug education, and chain gangs
"...a criminal drug record a plus in terms of employment; in that regard, it was different from almost every..."

May 9, 2008 Column by Louis Black

Mad Money
Diane Keaton, Katie Holmes, and Queen Latifah as janitors at the Federal Reserve who plot the "recycling" of currency that is pegged for destruction.
"...enterprising woman dangling from the lowest rungs of the employment ladder. Enlisting the aid of two of her fellow..."

Jan. 25, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Sister Bobbie
'Sister Bobbie' puts the 'Family' in Willie Nelson and Family
"...that was also a stenographer on record at the employment office in Fort Worth, and Hammond was looking for..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Naked City
"...of the survey – were working, about 90% wanted employment. The obstacles to employment were varied: 62 cited health..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature

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