1. Overview for 2001
Terrorism Will Not Prevail — By Ron Yarman
Monthly Labor review
No American has been left un-scarred by the tragic events at the World Trade Center in New York and at the Pentagon in Washington. As we are discovering, federal workers and their families are among the victims and many others performed acts of courage and heroism in the subsequent rescues and recoveries. Members of the NCFLL and federal employees from dozens of agencies will be among those who begin the difficult work of recovery and healing. On behalf of the NCFLL, we express our condolences to all those who have suffered in these incidents. We encourage all NCFLL members to stand up in any way you can to provide aid and comfort to your fellow Americans in this time of need.
This expectation that employees will not be fired if they perform their jobs well has eroded in recent decades in the face of an increased incidence of mass layoffs, reductions in companies? workforces, and job turnover. In legal terms, though, since the last half of the 19th century, employment in each of the United States has been “at will,” or terminable by either the employer or
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