Thursday's ruling on joint employment issues received a frosty reception from major business groups—particularly in the franchise space—though many unions backed the board's decision.
The annual contest, which highlights the work of veterinary professionals, ran into some trouble after anti-declawing activists used controversial tactics to influence the vote. The American Veterinary Medical Association chose to give all 20 finalists an award.
Associations in the television news industry had safety concerns prior to this week's murder of a Virginia TV reporter and cameraman, which was shown on live television and published through social media. If anything, the incident only reinforced those concerns.
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists spoke out against the Trump campaign's decision to forcibly remove Univision reporter Jorge Ramos from a press conference. The association says Ramos—who has emerged as a prominent critic of Trump's immigration plan—was just doing his job.
A Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker spoke out against participation awards, leading the Awards and Personalization Association to defend its industry. But other groups in the youth sports space say that James Harrison had a point—and that there are better ways to reward young athletes for their hard work.
Forthcoming regulations for personal trainers from the District of Columbia have many in the industry—particularly those affiliated with CrossFit—concerned about the long-term effects on the industry. But a coalition of trainer groups that supports the regulations sees things differently.
The fast-growing machine-to-machine communications organization couldn't grow fast enough to outpace the popularity of "Internet of Things" as the buzzy term of choice to describe the space, so rather than fight it, the council found room to use both terms in its name.
The story of a marine biologist, a bottle, and an association's unlikely messaging coup. Also: Facebook offers up a button that nonprofits probably can't wait to get their hands on.
After a major exploit was found in a widely used piece of open-source security software, the tech industry learned that the solution to the issue was to offer collective industry backing. Now that security platform is stronger than ever—and the Linux Foundation is looking to help similar open-source efforts.
If you're looking to fly soon, now's the time to buy, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that ticket prices just saw a big drop last month. While that's good for travelers, the airline industry is likely to have more mixed feelings about the news.