John Doe Documents Reveal $1.8M in Tax Credits Awarded to Prime Scott Walker Dark Money Donor

John Doe Documents Reveal $1.8M in Tax Credits Awarded to Prime Scott Walker Dark Money Donor

  A recent article from Yahoo! Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff reveals that...

NLRB Ruling Against FedEx Home Maintained Upon Review; Employees Were Misclassified

NLRB Ruling Against FedEx Home Maintained Upon Review; Employees Were Misclassified

  Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled against reconsidering its...

NLRB Finds Widespread Union Suppression Policy at T-Mobile U.S.

NLRB Finds Widespread Union Suppression Policy at T-Mobile U.S.

  A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge recently ruled that T-Mobile U.S. is guilty of...

STEM the Tide: Pair of Conservatives Join Labor's Call for a Cap on H-1B Visas, Stricter Enforcement

STEM the Tide: Pair of Conservatives Join Labor’s Call for a Cap on H-1B Visas, Stricter Enforcement

  Two conservatives on the Senate Judiciary Committee have developed an unlikely kinship with...

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Oct
2012
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CWA Applauds AT&T’s $9.5 Billion Pension Funding Move

CWA Applauds AT&T's $9.5 Billion Pension Funding Move
Last Friday, AT&T announced that it would direct a $9.5 billion stake of its wireless business to its pension plan in order to provide benefits for 360,000 retired employees. An AT&T spokeswoman also admitted to Reuters that the pension plan had been underfunded by $0.2 billion at the end of 2011. The move mirrors similar [&hellip...
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Oct
2012
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TAGG OF TRICKS: Word Surfaces that Romney’s Family Owns Voting Machines in Swing States

TAGG OF TRICKS: Word Surfaces that Romney’s Family Owns Voting Machines in Swing States
In the final weeks before the 2012 election, cries of GOP voter suppression from social justice groups such as the ACLU and the NAACP have intensified as attempted voter fraud appears to be linked to the Republican National Committee itself. It has gotten so bad that the United Nations may be needed to monitor the [&hellip...
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Oct
2012
25

Illinois Contractor Who Forced Employees into a Kickback Scheme and Dodged Prevailing Wages Freed on $100,000 Bond Ahead of Arraignment Today

North Suburban Asphalt Maintenance, an Illinois contractor which forced its employees to participate in a kickback scheme while dodging the prevailing wage, has been formally charged with defrauding several north Chicago suburban communities of $400,000. According to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, “The contractor’s kickback...
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Oct
2012
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VIDEO: IBEW Local 569 Out in Front on Green Technology Training

VIDEO: IBEW Local 569 Out in Front on Green Technology Training
In San Diego, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 569 has been collaborating with the environmental community to help train its workers in clean energy technology. The jobs of tomorrow take training today, so kudos to the IBEW for getting out in front on meeting the challenge that will come with environmentally...
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Oct
2012
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Denver Child Care Provider Ordered to Pay $41,000 of Back Wages to 354 Misclassified Employees

Denver Child Care Provider Ordered to Pay $41,000 of Back Wages to 354 Misclassified Employees
A Denver child care provider, Crème de la Crème, has been cited by the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division for misclassifying employees as independent contractors. The WHD found systematic labor violations at 21 child care centers in eight states and ordered the company to pay more than $41,000 in back wages to 354 [&hellip...
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Oct
2012
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New Jersey Bill to End Misclassification of Truckers Passes Through Committee

In New Jersey, the Assembly Labor Committee has voted 6-3 to move forward with legislation that would force businesses to classify truck drivers as employees, not independent contractors, in an attempt to prevent employee misclassification. The bill (A-1578) was sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Wisniewski, Vincent Prieto, Thomas P. Giblin and...
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Oct
2012
23

Scott Brown Apologizes for Calling Man Whose Father Died of Mesothelioma a “Paid Actor”

Scott Brown Apologizes for Calling Man Whose Father Died of Mesothelioma a
The heated Senate race in Massachusetts between incumbent Scott Brown and Democratic party darling Elizabeth Warren has produced its share of jabs, but as the campaign enters its final weeks Warren has a small lead in the most recent batch of polls, roughly 49% to 47%. Disparaging remarks during the campaign often make the news [&hellip...
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Oct
2012
23

High Hopes for PLA on Virginia’s I-95 HOT Lanes Project Following Recent Successes

High Hopes for PLA on Virginia's I-95 HOT Lanes Project Following Recent Successes
A Project Labor Agreement (PLA) has been signed between prime contractor Fluor-Lane 95, LLC and the Northern Virginia affiliate of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) that will set the standards that govern the $1 billion I-95 HOT Lanes project. The express lanes on I-95 will take two and a half years to [&hellip...
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Oct
2012
22

Waste Management of Massachusetts Ordered to Pay 56 Workers a $376,000 Settlement

Waste Management of Massachusetts Ordered to Pay 56 Workers a $376,000 Settlement
Waste Management of Massachusetts has been ordered to pay $376,000 to settle wage violations that occurred between June 2008 and June 2011. During that time the company did not properly pay 56 workers under prevailing wage laws according to MA Attorney General Martha Coakley. The affected workers were charged for health care coverage that they...
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Oct
2012
22

Military Commercial Driver’s License Act Fills the Trucker Shortage Gap, Encourages Veteran Hire

Military Commercial Driver's License Act Fills the Trucker Shortage Gap, Encourages Veteran Hire
The Teamsters Union and it’s President Jim Hoffa are applauding the Military Commercial Driver’s License Act of 2012 that was signed into law by President Obama on Friday. The bill will help eliminate obstacles facing military service members who try to obtain commercial driver’s licenses. With the construction industry...
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Oct
2012
22

Political Intimidation in the Workplace, As American as Apple Pie!

Political Intimidation in the Workplace, As American as Apple Pie!
In the Citizens United States of America, politics has gotten so opaque and so corrupt that behavior that once would have sparked outrage is now viewed as shrewd, “the new norm” if you will. Last week, In These Times released an exposé of a conference call between the anti-union National Federation of Independent Business and [&hellip...
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Oct
2012
22

Andy Gammon Died on the Job. Four Companies Violated Procedure and Were Fined Just $15,300.

Conceptually, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s responsibility is to ensure workers are not exposed to unsafe conditions thus allowing them to return home from work to care for their families. But in actuality, OSHA’s main task is not to affect worker behavior whatsoever. Rather, their main impact comes when they...
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