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...

Illinois AG Makes It Official: Gov. Rauner's

Illinois AG Makes It Official: Gov. Rauner’s “Right-to-Work” and Prevailing Wage Zealotry is Illegal

  Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan has preemptively weighed in on anti-union legislation...

Bills to Allow Local

Bills to Allow Local “Right-to-Work,” Make Bargaining Negotiations Public Being Pushed in WA

  In Clark County, Washington, unions and democrats are opposing two pieces of proposed...

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Oct
2012
15

Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Facility, Under PLA, Earns Award

Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Facility, Under PLA, Earns Award
In a regional competition sponsored by leading construction publication Engineering News-Record, King County’s Brightwater Project was selected as one of the Northwest’s best achievements in design and structure and will compete with other regional winners in a national competition this fall. The Washington state wastewater treatment...
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Oct
2012
12

STUDY: Voters are Fact-Checking Candidate Claims Online at Record Levels

STUDY: Voters are Fact-Checking Candidate Claims Online at Record Levels
A new study shows that Americans are increasingly turning to the Internet to get their information on the 2012 election. 64 percent of “persuadable voters” fact check politicians online. This trend is partially due to trusting the information they find online more than in the mainstream media. The study was conducted by Global Strategy...
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Oct
2012
12

Anti-Prop P Op-Eds Tell the Truth About Escondido’s Attempt to Become a Charter City

Anti-Prop P Op-Eds Tell the Truth About Escondido's Attempt to Become a Charter City
In Escondido, CA, residents will have the chance to vote on whether or not to become a “charter city” via Proposition P in November. A majority of the members of the Escondido city council claim the move is necessary to save money but the electorate isn’t wholly taking their word for it. Escondido resident Chris [&hellip...
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Oct
2012
12

Former NV Building Trades Secretary-Treasurer Named “Public Official of the Year”

The former Secretary-Treasurer of the Nevada Building Trades, current Las Vegas City Councilman Steven D. Ross, has been named Public Official of the Year by the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities. Ross was first elected to represent Ward 6 in the City Council in 2005 and since then has been an active member of [&hellip...
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Oct
2012
12

Insulators Union Protests Scott Brown’s False Ad Regarding Elizabeth Warren and Asbestos Victims

Insulators Union Protests Scott Brown's False Ad Regarding Elizabeth Warren and Asbestos Victims
Recently, tucked in a few longer articles about endorsements in the Massachusetts Senate race between Scott Brown (R) and Elizabeth Warren (D) was the news that the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Union, Local 6, had staged a protest outside a Brown press conference to set the record straight regarding...
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Oct
2012
10

Former GOP Senator Endorses Obama, Says Romney “Would be Disastrous for America’s Service Members, Veterans and Military Families.”

Former GOP Senator Endorses Obama, Says Romney
Former Republican Senator Larry Pressler has issued a statement detailing why he plans to vote for President Barack Obama in November. The longtime politician and decorated Vietnam veteran, who voted for Obama in 2008 because of what he viewed as the Republican party’s drift “toward a dangerous path that put extreme party ideology...
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Oct
2012
10

If You Believe That, I’ve Got a Bridge to Lease You! (Ohio Edition)

If You Believe That, I've Got a Bridge to Lease You! (Ohio Edition)
Ohio Governor John Kasich has inched one step closer to leasing his state’s turnpike in order to generate funding for much-needed infrastructure renovations. At a time when innovative means of financing are being desperately sought to reverse the trend of deteriorating roads and bridges nationwide, Kasich’s goals are commendable....
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Oct
2012
10

Introducing HeadCount’s Gorgeous “Student ID Voter Requirements” Map

Introducing HeadCount's Gorgeous
Yesterday marked the voter registration deadline in 14 states. With new Voter ID restrictions flowing through state legislatures, being overturned at various court levels, and then being counter-sued for by Right-wingers, the idea of what constitutes one’s legal right to vote has never been a cloudier question. Among the many first time...
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Oct
2012
10

Teamsters, UPS Get an Early Jump on Contract Talks for 250,000+ Workers

Teamsters, UPS Get an Early Jump on Contract Talks for 250,000+ Workers
Ten months before their contract with UPS is up, the Teamsters are beginning negotiations that will cover the 250,000 workers operating under the current contract. That contract, tumultuously negotiated in 1997 amidst a costly and bitter strike, is what representatives from both sides hope not to mimic. Both parties want a tentative agreement in...
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Oct
2012
9

BCTD Prez: “Our productivity and workmanship allow us to achieve ‘on time and on budget’ results, while also providing family-sustaining wages that benefit the workers and their communities.”

BCTD Prez:
It’s rare that the Wall Street Journal puts the pro-labor perspective in plain view in their pages, so we figure “hey, why not give them some extra shine for it” when they do. Below find an op-ed from Building and Construction Trades Department (AFL-CIO) President Sean McGarvey titled “Construction Trades do Add...
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Oct
2012
9

Funded by Wealthy 1%ers, the Deceptively Named “Small Business Action Committee” Is Misinforming Californians on Prop 32

Funded by Wealthy 1%ers, the Deceptively Named
In California, the fight to pass the deceivingly titled “Stop Special Interest Money” Act, Prop 32, is being funded by groups with similarly deceiving names. Prop 32, which would drastically change how unions are allowed to contribute to political campaigns while simultaneously loosening regulations for big business, has been called by...
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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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