Union Front Group Peddles Questionable Poll on Sexual Harassment

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A union front group relied on seriously flawed polling to paint a picture of rampant sexual harassment in the restaurant industry, according to labor watchdogs.

Restaurant Opportunities Center, a union-founded non-profit worker center, released a report on Tuesday saying that the majority of tipped employees experience sexual harassment on a weekly basis.

Parents March for Charter Schools in NYC

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More than 20,000 parents, students, and educators packed into a tiny New York City park to demand access to charter schools on Thursday.

Esther Ansah arrived with her triplets out of gratitude for the success Simon, Samuel, and Naomi, have enjoyed at the Bronx Success Academy. One of the perks of having triplets is that it increases your chances of winning the city’s highly competitive charter school lottery. One of the 9-year-olds won the golden ticket in kindergarten; the academy accepted all three.

Watchdogs Slam President’s Perez Power Play

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Rumors that President Barack Obama may tap controversial Labor Secretary Tom Perez to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder are drawing fire from government and labor watchdogs.

The White House is considering naming Perez to be the nation’s top law enforcement official, according to a report published Monday by Politico. Perez, a two-time Obama appointee at the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and the Department of Labor, would succeed Holder, whose tenure was marred by controversy, scandal, and calls for his resignation.