Thursday, May 09, 2013
Inspire Speakers Series
Join Phipps and Green Building Alliance (GBA) on the second Thursday of each month to hear from local and national sustainability experts as a participant in the Inspire Speakers Series. The special guest for the May 9 talk, entitled Defying Boundaries: Integrating Sustainability Practices, is David Orr (author, healthy building pioneer, environmental education expert and distinguished professor at Oberlin College). Refreshments will be provided and registrants are invited to tour Phipps one hour before the start of the talk. Register online at www.go-gba.org/inspirespeakersseries
Last week a coalition of 21 states sued U.S. department of labor over a new rule mandating employers pay overtime to their white collar workers performing administrative and professional duties while doubling the salary threshold to $47,500 for eligibility. The Obama administration hails it as a meaningful boost to many workers' wallets ensuring fairer compensation. While states claim the regulation will burden private and public sectors by straining budgets, forcing layoffs, and cutting work hours.
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Should the Charlotte police release to the public the video footage from the police shooting earlier this week?