So the Dallas ISD Board of Education, which decided at its last meeting to keep but humiliate its superintendent of schools, will meet again tomorrow, locked inside another closed-door "executive session," to decide whether to keep, fire or further humiliate the superintendent. A person looking on ... More >>
Congress didn't explicitly reference lactation when it passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in 1978. It merely said that employers can't fire or punish women because of "pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions," which would seem to encompass the postpartum activation of the mammary g ... More >>
Or was it all three?
It happened in Coppell. You can probably guess when. Video is unsafe for work, presuming your boss isn't big on F-bombs.
Editor's note: Rob Mahoney writes about the Mavericks on his ESPN-affiliated blog The Two Man Game and about basketball for The New York Times's Off the Dribble blog. Presumably his New York Times bio will henceforth note that he now writes about the Mavericks for Unfair Park. Hark: The NBA season ... More >>
Yesterday Major League Baseball sent word that it has a new labor agreement in place with the Major League Baseball Players Association -- this one, good for five years. It hasn't been signed yet; Tuesday's announcement, which follows, details the memorandum of understanding that will formally re ... More >>
We told you yesterday that the Dallas Independent School District is considering offering "excess" Chapter 21 employees -- teachers, principals, librarians, counselors -- a pile of cash worth $3 million to retire. After last night's called board meeting, it became clear that while that's probably ... More >>
10. Per the new collective bargaining agreement, the Cowboys are tweaking their San Antonio schedule. Today's padded practice ends at 4:15 p.m. instead of 5:30. Off day is moved from Wednesday to tomorrow. Plan accordingly. 9. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan keeps calling cornerba ... More >>
Photo by Leslie MinoraPolice directed traffic as teachers searched for parking at Harold Wendell Lang Sr. Middle School. We tried to get closer, we swear.Hundreds of former Dallas Independent School District teachers flocked to Harold Wendell Lang Sr. Middle School late yesterday. They were h ... More >>
With the NFL lockout finally over, the Cowboys embark on an unprecedented training camp and an unpredictable 2011 season.
And here you thought the NFL lockout was over. Not hardly: As Peter King puts it this morning, yesterday's Sure Thing turned into Sour Grapes rather quickly, with the players refusing to sign off on the owners' done deal. Jerry Jones, in the SI.com piece, had no comment about the new-but-not-signed ... More >>
I'll never forget the image. It was 2009 and your Cowboys were holding their afternoon training camp practice at San Antonio's Alamodome. In shorts. The pace and feel of coach Wade Phillips' camp mimicked that of a leisurely picnic kicking off a weekend 10-year high school reu ... More >>
Flickr user: QuesterMarkJust got off the phone with Jim Witt, executive editor of the Star-Telegram, who pointedly did not deny this morning's hot rumor -- that the Fort Worth newspaper's building, which has been on the market since September 2008, has been sold and the staff told to work from ho ... More >>
Patrick MichelsEric CowanDallas Independent School District trustee Eric Cowan's first blog entry of 2011 is a sobering follow-up to Superintendent Michael Hinojosa's budget-gutting presentation to the board on Thursday: "The Economics of Public Education." There's no easy way to sum it up, as Co ... More >>
Definitely a bad call when your job interviewer is driving you to lunch.Business etiquette books typically advise job seekers to take their cues from their interviewers, but a new study suggests that dictum doesn't apply when alcohol's involved. According to a study released today by the Uni ... More >>
A.H. Belo president and CEO Robert DecherdOn DMNCuts, word is A.H. Belo Corp. will start trimming staff at The Dallas Morning News early next week. Which will be followed on May 1 by pay cuts for all: Robert Decherd this morning sent a "Letter to Colleagues" in which the A.H. Belo chairman, CEO and ... More >>
In light of the news that American International Group -- better known as AIG -- is doling out those "distasteful" but nonetheless delicious bonuses to its execs, the House Financial Services Subcommittee is meeting at this very moment to discuss AIG and "how it got into its current situation, why i ... More >>
The only thing worse than giving developers subsidies is a unions threat to stop the giveaways
Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, now a Dallas resident?As Jim noted last week, disgraced former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is out of the joint and heading to Texas -- where, no kiddin', he has a job interview tomorrow. So reports The Detroit News today, which eliminates one potential emplo ... More >>
A Friend of Unfair Park who works -- sorry, make that worked -- for Electronic Data Systems in Plano sends this missive:Amazing how the DMN or any of the local news outlets has not reported the fact EDS has laid off 8,000 to 10,000 people this week. I was one of them on Monday. I will be on the payr ... More >>
Texas leading workers comp insurer says we dont need courts and juries watching over them. Yeah, right.
Raise a glass for workplace diversity
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Belo's answers raise more questions
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Dirty tricks or no, Teamsters say they won't stop their efforts to organize at Saia trucking
National union leaders do the math and switch their position on immigration
A pack of unions struggle for the right to represent DISD workers
A gay-bashing pilot prompts a change at Southwest Airlines
A shortage of workers spells happy times for job-seekers and college graduates
The Cold War over, defense giant Lockheed Martin mines another government program for profit -- the war on poverty
An insurance company has been paying ex-Cowboys workers comp, but Jerry Jones insists it's not his problem