MNA Daily NewsScan, August 8, 2012 – Women in the Boardroom; Another Verizon Strike Looming?

8 Aug

LABOR NEWS

Women Know Best: Companies with women on their boards performed better in challenging markets than those with all-male boards in a study suggesting that mixing genders may temper risky investment moves and increase return on equity.

Unions representing more than 30,000 workers will gather in Philadelphia this Saturday as part of a “Workers Stand for America” rally.

Verizon workers struck for two energetic weeks last summer in response to billions’ worth of concessions demands from the profitable telecommunications company. Now, after 12 more months of fruitless negotiations, 45,000 Communications Workers and Electrical Workers (IBEW) across the Northeast may be putting down their tools and walking out again.

NOTES ON NURSING

Nursing schools are bracing for a faculty shortage, according to this story from NPR.

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