Workers Rally at Nevada Legislature While Prevailing Wage-Limiting Bill is Discussed

Workers Rally at Nevada Legislature While Prevailing Wage-Limiting Bill is Discussed

  A wage attack born in the Nevada Senate brought workers of all types together in protest on...

Dems Question Lack of PLA, Use of Out-of-State Workers on Large Shipbuilding Project in RI

Dems Question Lack of PLA, Use of Out-of-State Workers on Large Shipbuilding Project in RI

  In Rhode Island, some ranking Democrats are beginning to question why a Project Labor...

Sacrificial Rams: Unions Commit to 24-Hour Work Days, No Overtime Pay to Keep NFL Team in Town

Sacrificial Rams: Unions Commit to 24-Hour Work Days, No Overtime Pay to Keep NFL Team in Town

  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon joined officials from the St. Louis Building and Construction...

Four-Month Strike Results in FairPoint Contract; CWA, IBEW Members Receive High Praise from Electeds

Four-Month Strike Results in FairPoint Contract; CWA, IBEW Members Receive High Praise from Electeds

  A tentative agreement has been reached between FairPoint Communications and more than 1,700...

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Oct
2012
9

Monterey Downs Estimated to Bring Seaside, CA 500 Daily Construction Jobs Over a 10-Year Period

Monterey Downs Estimated to Bring Seaside, CA 500 Daily Construction Jobs Over a 10-Year Period
The proposed Monterey Downs development in the city of Seaside, California would create a world class racetrack and equestrian center as well as 1,500 residences, 2 hotels, and multiple office buildings. More importantly to the workers in the region, estimates show between 1,400 and 1,800 non-equestrian, non-construction jobs would also be coming...
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Oct
2012
8

In the Midwest, Downballot Races and Ballot Measures are Arguably as Important as the Presidential Election

In the Midwest, Downballot Races and Ballot Measures are Arguably as Important as the Presidential Election
With the election quickly approaching, all eyes on are the Obamney campaigns, but organized labor is looking to regain its voice in Midwest swing states like Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin through a host of other races and issues. The rise and fall of the middle class is contingent upon the rise and fall of workers’ [&hellip...
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Oct
2012
8

“A failed PLA substitution could cost Virginia taxpayers and Dulles Toll Road users millions.”

The recent NFL replacement referee debacle has given supporters of organized labor reason to highlight other industries and workforces which suffer when union labor is snubbed. Last week, Dennis L. Martire, LIUNA Mid-Atlantic manager and former Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority board member, did just that in a letter to the Fairfax Times....
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Oct
2012
8

Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Former Scott Walker Aide

This week, jury selection begins in the trial of former Scott Walker aide Kevin Kavanaugh. Double-K is accused of stealing $42,000 from a charitable event that was supposed to aid the families of deceased Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. The charges came out of the still-ongoing-John-Doe-Investigation by Milwaukee County District Attorney John...
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Oct
2012
5

He’s Been Admonished for Recent Vetoes, but CA Gov Brown Has Supported Many of Labor’s 2012 Legislative Items

He's Been Admonished for Recent Vetoes, but CA Gov Brown Has Supported Many of Labor's 2012 Legislative Items
California Governor Jerry Brown recently came under fire from members of the organized labor community for vetoing a domestic workers rights bill that would have provided enhanced protections to roughly 200,000 caregivers and nannies in that industry. He also vetoed a farm workers bill as well as 32 other pieces of legislation moved through the...
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Oct
2012
5

Illinois Wal-Mart Strikers Face Riot Cops, L.A. Wal-Mart Workers Stage Multi-Store Walk-Off

Illinois Wal-Mart Strikers Face Riot Cops, L.A. Wal-Mart Workers Stage Multi-Store Walk-Off
In Elwood, Illinois, nearly 600 supporters of striking Wal-Mart warehouse workers used civil disobedience to shut down an important distribution warehouse that may have cost the company an estimated eight million dollars. The 30 people who are currently striking at the facility were joined by numerous labor supporters and clergymen hoping to shine...
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Oct
2012
5

To the Chagrin of Sh*t-Kicking Activists, Number of Work Stoppages Declining Drastically in the U.S.

To the Chagrin of Sh*t-Kicking Activists, Number of Work Stoppages Declining Drastically in the U.S.
In the state of Illinois, multiple work stoppages made the news in 2012. From the Chicago Teachers Union to Caterpillar-employed machinists in Joliet, workers in the Land of Lincoln showed resolve in being fed up with concessionary demands. However, as Dave McKinney notes in the Chicago Sun-Times, it is more of a coincidence than an [&hellip...
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Oct
2012
3

BIG: Local 226 vs. Station Casinos Ruling Upheld Unanimously by NLRB

BIG: Local 226 vs. Station Casinos Ruling Upheld Unanimously by NLRB
Recently, a judge ruled that, during its anti-union campaign, Station Casinos committed 87 unfair labor practices. Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rejected an appeal by Station Casinos, upholding the decision and bringing a big victory to the Culinary Union Local 226. The order was signed by all three NLRB members including...
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Oct
2012
3

Congress Conspires Once Again to Squash Much-Needed H-2B Visa Reform

Congress Conspires Once Again to Squash Much-Needed H-2B Visa Reform
Hoping to ensure fair pay for foreign workers while persuading American companies to hire at home first, the Department of Labor aimed to mandate prevailing wages for people working in America on H-2B visas. But Federal lawmakers apparently do not share DOL’s enthusiasm for fairness and patriotism considering they have once again blocked...
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Oct
2012
2

ZOMBIE LAW 2013: NH’s Early Bill Filings Indicate “Right-to-Work” Will Return. Again.

ZOMBIE LAW 2013: NH's Early Bill Filings Indicate
No matter the outcome of this year’s election, the New Hampshire State Legislature and its nearly 400 members are unlikely to make much progress in 2013 considering the bills filed last week before the early bill request deadline indicate that they will be fighting many of the same issues as the past couple years. So [&hellip...
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Oct
2012
2

Minnesota Supreme Court Skews Anti-Worker, Denies 13 Plaintiffs the Prevailing Wage on Minny Convention Center

In an interesting and/or troubling ruling, the Minnesota Supreme Court has decided 4-2 that there is no recourse for 13 workers who were not properly paid prevailing wages on the Minneapolis Convention Center project. The decision was based on the court’s belief that the plaintiffs were not the intended third-party beneficiaries of the...
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Oct
2012
2

GOP Voter Registration, Election Scandal Now Spans FL, CA, CO, NV, VA, NC

GOP Voter Registration, Election Scandal Now Spans FL, CA, CO, NV, VA, NC
A nationwide voter registration scandal appears to be unfolding before our eyes just weeks prior to the election. This is an issue that has been frequently discussed on this and many other progressive sites, but even the most passionate onlookers are somewhat surprised about the news of the actual RNC + GOP establishment being involved. [&hellip...
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