Tag: Challenged

Linda Dickerson, consultant, longtime advocate for physically challenged, dies

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For Linda Dickerson, making sure that the many charitable organizations for whom she worked or served as a consultant were successful was more than just a job.

It was a passion that grew from putting her own physical challenges aside to get things done for others.

Ms. Dickerson, a longtime consultant to the region’s nonprofit organizations and a leading advocate for people with physical challenges died on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. She was 59.

“Linda has used a wheelchair to get around since she was a young child, but she never let that stand in the way of accomplishing anything she set out to do,” said long-time friend Ginny Thornburgh, a former first lady of Pennsylvania. “She had too much to do, too many ideas

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Tesla’s Sustainability Reputation Will Be Challenged With Shareholder Proposals

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(TSLA) sustainable reputation ordinarily isn’t in question, but shareholder proposals at its Sept. 20 annual meeting are challenging the electric vehicle manufacturer’s employee arbitration policy and its human rights guidelines, demonstrating the complexity of being a sustainable company.

Tesla, the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer, epitomizes the revolution to combat climate change by turning away from fossil fuels. It says its mission is to “accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.”

The world is coming around to this way of thinking. As wildfires devastated the West Coast, the Business Roundtable, a powerful emblem of corporate America, announced it would support broad-based measures to slash greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This month, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which regulates the U.S. derivatives markets, said climate change “poses a major risk to the stability of the U.S. financial system and to its

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A Court Reprieve For US President Donald Trump’s H-1B Visa Ban, Challenged By 169 Indians

The US President’s visa order freezes through the end of the year new H-1B and H-4 visas. (File)

The Donald Trump administration’s move in US to curtail H-1B visas widely used by foreign technology workers survived an initial court challenge.

US President Donald Trump’s June 22 proclamation declaring foreign workers a risk to the US labor market amid the coronavirus pandemic triggered pushback from workers and business groups. An array of the nation’s biggest tech companies have warned that the policy will do “irreparable harm on businesses and the nation’s economy.”

But in a ruling Wednesday, US District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington declined to bar the administration from imposing the visa restrictions while the legal challenge to them plays out.

The case was brought by a group of 169 Indian nationals who recently went back to India after living in the US on work visas and are now attempting

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