Biz Groups Say Labor, PLAs are Vital to Shale Gas Success in West Virginia

Biz Groups Say Labor, PLAs are Vital to Shale Gas Success in West Virginia

  While speaking at the annual West Virginia Chamber of Commerce meeting, natural gas...

Building Trades Stress Importance of Local Hire on Final Phases of Toledo Waterways Initiative

Building Trades Stress Importance of Local Hire on Final Phases of Toledo Waterways Initiative

  As the City of Toledo moves forward with a new sewer project, community and labor leaders...

Overcoming Military Concerns, SunZia Project Expects to Bring 43K Clean Energy Jobs to the West

Overcoming Military Concerns, SunZia Project Expects to Bring 43K Clean Energy Jobs to the West

  The SunZia Transmission Line project, which will help generate wind and solar energy for...

Union Local Vital to Napa Earthquake Emergency Response Effort

Union Local Vital to Napa Earthquake Emergency Response Effort

  Following the earthquake that rocked Napa, California early Sunday morning, members of...

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May
2012
14

Labor Professor: In Pennsylvania, “Union Busting Won’t Help…”

Labor Professor: In Pennsylvania, “Union Busting Won’t Help…”
The story of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett begins with Pennsylvania unions being busted and ends with privatization in the name of “tax relief.” While the state’s money woes could easily be solved by higher taxation on corporations, Corbett is taking pages out of the American For Prosperity/ALEC playbook and demonizing...
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May
2012
14

VIDEO: Romney Speech Proves He’ll Do More Damage to Labor than Bush I, Bush II or Reagan Ever Did

Posting about a video like this is a bittersweet foray. On the one hand, the degree to which Mitt Romney is willing to spew falsehoods regarding organized labor is so outrageous that it must be answered. On the other hand, helping broadcast his smear to even one more viewer (at the time of publication this [&hellip...
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May
2012
14

DEJA-EWW: Chase Bank VP Discovers Fraud, Blows Whistle, Gets Fired

DEJA-EWW: Chase Bank VP Discovers Fraud, Blows Whistle, Gets Fired
Laws protecting “whistleblowers” have been shot down more frequently than we’re comfortable with of late, so it is important to hear the stories of those who have done the whistleblowing and the neglect they experienced as result. The Huffington Post recently told the story of Linda Almonte, a former division Vice-President at...
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May
2012
9

Barrett Clobbers Falk, but Mitchell Wins Lt. Gov. Giving Labor a Cause for Honest Enthusiasm

Barrett Clobbers Falk, but Mitchell Wins Lt. Gov. Giving Labor a Cause for Honest Enthusiasm
Yesterday’s Wisconsin Recall Election primaries went largely as polls predicted with Tom Barrett clobbering Kathleen Falk in the Governor’s race despite the lion’s share of union support. Labor’s other favorite candidate, though, firefighter Mahlon Mitchell, cruised to a victory in the Lieutenant Governor’s primary...
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May
2012
9

Fox News “Expert” Says Giving Women the Right to Vote Was “One of the Greatest Mistakes America Made”

Fox News “Expert” Says Giving Women the Right to Vote Was “One of the Greatest Mistakes America Made”
Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, Tea Party activist and founder of the conservative religious group, Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny (BOND), has some ideas on where things went wrong with America and they seem to be centered around the 19th amendment. Yes, that 19th amendment. According to Rev. Peterson, the problem is that we let [&hellip...
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May
2012
9

DNC Returns $50,000 of Wal-Mart Gift Cards to Maintain Convention’s Anti-Corporate Donation Pledge

Organizers of the Democratic National Convention, to be held this September in Charlotte, North Carolina, decided in advance not to accept cash donations from corporations. This has led to funding difficulties. To skirt the imposed regulations, Wal-Mart made an “in-kind” donation of $50,000 in gift cards to help with convention costs....
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May
2012
9

Vikings Stadium Bill Clears MN Legislature but Team Owners Will Have to Pay Extra $100M

Vikings Stadium Bill Clears MN Legislature but Team Owners Will Have to Pay Extra $100M
UPDATE: The stadium proposal has passed the Senate as well. See who voted how via IUOE Local 49. Minnesota’s effort to replace the aging Metrodome, where the Minnesota Vikings play, progressed on Monday when the House passed a stadium proposal by a vote of 73-58. It now moves on to the Senate. The $975 stadium [&hellip...
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May
2012
8

Polls Suggest Barrett Has Dem Gov Lead Going Into Wisconsin Primaries Today

Polls Suggest Barrett Has Dem Gov Lead Going Into Wisconsin Primaries Today
As one Wisconsin Ironworker noted on Facebook last night: “Tomorrow is the playoffs. Super Bowl is in June!” While this afternoon’s cheesehead election drama will not nearly match that of the actual recall election in a month’s time, there is nonetheless ample intrigue as Democrats, labor unions and other progressive...
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May
2012
8

Insulators Local 12 Has Rising Star in Movement to Weatherize, Economize Buildings

Insulators Local 12 Has Rising Star in Movement to Weatherize, Economize Buildings
Mathew Aracich was recently elected to the position of Business Manager of the Heat and Frost Insulators, Local Union 12, after his time as Financial Secretary there. Aracich is in a unique position to promote the importance of his trade as he has been part of the movement to weatherize America and has spent time [&hellip...
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May
2012
8

WORKER VICTORY: Connecticut Senate and House Overwhelmingly Support PLA Legislation

WORKER VICTORY: Connecticut Senate and House Overwhelmingly Support PLA Legislation
A bill that ensures that Connecticut can use Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on public works projects cleared the State Senate with a 32-3 vote last week and, yesterday, cleared the House by an equally sizable margin. A legal battle in Hartford brought to light the need for this important legislation which allows the local hire, [&hellip...
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May
2012
8

Ann Romney Wins Ms. Out of Touch Pageant Wearing $1000 T-Shirt on CBS

Ann Romney Wins Ms. Out of Touch Pageant Wearing $1000 T-Shirt on CBS
One of the things about Michelle Obama’s style that made her a fashion icon in 2008 was that she wore affordable clothing well. She, like many women across the country, was looking good on a budget. Sure, once in office the top designers in the world came crawling out of the Italian woodwork to shower [&hellip...
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May
2012
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ARAW Calls for Terence Flynn’s Immediate Resignation as NLRB Scandal Intensifies

ARAW Calls for Terence Flynn's Immediate Resignation as NLRB Scandal Intensifies
The scandal that presumed Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney tried to distance himself from by asking Labor Policy advisor Peter Schaumber to leave the campaign is still swirling around the webosphere as new details have been released giving details about the improper doings between Schaumber and NLRB Board Member Terence Flynn. The...
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