9/11 Claimed Nearly 3000 Lives. Cancer Related to the Rescue and Clean Up May Claim 3000 More.

9/11 Claimed Nearly 3000 Lives. Cancer Related to the Rescue and Clean Up May Claim 3000 More.

  The official number of deaths resulting from the infamous 9/11 Al-Qaeda attacks stands at...

$800 Million Asbestos Settlement Will End Rust-Oleum Maker's Worker Harming Days

$800 Million Asbestos Settlement Will End Rust-Oleum Maker’s Worker Harming Days

  The Medina, OH based RPM International, makers of Rust-Oleum and other specialty paints, has...

With One Case Before State Supreme Court, 2nd IN Judge Rules

With One Case Before State Supreme Court, 2nd IN Judge Rules “Right-to-Work” Unconstitutional

  An Indiana Judge has ruled that the state’s “Right-to-Work” law is unconstitutional,...

Mass. to Expand Its Already Powerful and Effective Wage and Misclassification Task Force

Mass. to Expand Its Already Powerful and Effective Wage and Misclassification Task Force

  Six years after Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick created the Joint Task Force on the...

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Mar
2012
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BRIGHT IDEA: Ontario “May” Halt Corporate Tax Cuts. After All, They Froze Employee Wages.

BRIGHT IDEA: Ontario “May” Halt Corporate Tax Cuts.  After All, They Froze Employee Wages.
It is a shame that the bar has been lowered so far that something as rational and level-headed as this warrants a celebration. Sadly, that is the tilted world we live in. Ontario has announced that instead of lowering the corporate tax rate while they’ve frozen employee wages and asked unionized workers to make contract ...
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Mar
2012
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By 2020, There Will Be Fewer Whites in the Workforce Than Non-Whites

By 2020, There Will Be Fewer Whites in the Workforce Than Non-Whites
New numbers show that by the end of the decade there will be fewer white workers in the workforce than non-whites. This is the first time since record-keeping began that this will be the case. In addition, Latinos will make up three fourths of the predicted growth in the labor market by 2020, according to ...
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Mar
2012
6

RIGGED-AMAROLE: Did Romney Help Marriot International Scheme Its Way Out of Taxes?

RIGGED-AMAROLE: Did Romney Help Marriot International Scheme Its Way Out of Taxes?
There may be no better day of the year to drum up some old fashion scandal-mongering than today, Super Tuesday, as Mitt Romney will “compete” against Rick Santorum and Newt Ginigrich in 10 different states for the votes of the GOP faithful. Something to keep an eye on, then, is this article from The Inquisitr ...
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Mar
2012
5

ZOMBIE LAW 2012: Rehashed “Right-to-Work” Is More Draconian Than What Failed in NH Last Year

ZOMBIE LAW 2012: Rehashed “Right-to-Work” Is More Draconian Than What Failed in NH Last Year
Perhaps nowhere are the absurdities of the war on workers as prevalent as New Hampshire. Despite losing a “Right-to-Work” fight less than 10 months ago, New Hampshire Republicans are giving it another go, this time with expanded anti-union provisions: Now, public workers don’t have to be in a union and pay union dues. But when ...
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Mar
2012
5

The Prevailing Wage Isn’t a Union Issue, It’s a Worker Issue

In Pennsylvania, the anti-union GOP’s intention is to draw harsh divisions among voters. There, turning the 2012 election into a class war is a forgone conclusion. But not everybody believes the fabricated hype. One such non-believer is Frank Bankard of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 542 who wrote an opinion piece...
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Mar
2012
5

Who Said It? Mitt Romney or Mr. Burns?

Who Said It? Mitt Romney or Mr. Burns?
One day you’re sitting by yourself thinking, “Mitt Romney isn’t compared to Mr. Burns of the Simpsons often enough.” And then, the next day, the esteemed satirists of Mad Magazine release the infographic-slash-pop quiz, “Who Said It? Mitt Romney or Mr. Burns?” Just like Mr. Burns, the cartoon billionaire and...
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Mar
2012
4

CA’s Paycheck Deception Ballot Measure Includes a “Giant Loophole to Allow for Unlimited Corporate Spending on Campaigns”

The misleadingly titled “Stop Special Interest Money Now” Act was picked apart in this Friday’s edition of the San Jose Mercury News. In an op-ed regarding California’s latest paycheck deception bill, Ron Lind writes: The measure is a wolf in sheep’s clothing designed to fool voters into approving a corporate power...
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Mar
2012
4

Minnesota Super-Gov., Mark Dayton, to Lead Rally for New Stadium, Union Jobs on Tuesday

Minnesota Super-Gov., Mark Dayton, to Lead Rally for New Stadium, Union Jobs on Tuesday
Continuing in his role as most active, awesome Governor in the U.S., Minnesota’s Mark Dayton will lead a rally on Tuesday in support of a job-creating football stadium: Minneapolis City Council members will soon be contacted by up to 30,000 job-hungry labor union members, all eager for the construction work a new Minnesota Vikings stadium ...
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Mar
2012
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“At this time, the county of Ventura has 34 active public works contracts. Three out of five of these contracts are with contractors from outside Ventura County.”

Project Labor Agreements draw the ire of anti-union Republicans because they view them as a union vs. non-union issue. Yet, many demographics benefit from PLAs, including the demographic of ‘people who get their name called thanks to local hiring provisions therein.’ Maricela Morales of the Ventura County Star recently wrote a piece...
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Mar
2012
2

GE Now Averaging 2.3% Tax Rate Over the Last Ten Years Despite Taxpayer-Funded Bailout

GE Now Averaging 2.3% Tax Rate Over the Last Ten Years Despite Taxpayer-Funded Bailout
It is not exactly news that General Electric (GE) is breaking laws and avoiding taxes while taking billions of dollars from the federal government. But, since GE’s CEO Jeffrey Immelt became President Obama’s “job czar,” the focus on this rehashed story has become ever-more personal for onlookers who can’t stomach...
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Mar
2012
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MASSIVE! Federal Judge Rules Michigan’s Ban of Project Labor Agreements is Unconstitutional

MASSIVE! Federal Judge Rules Michigan’s Ban of Project Labor Agreements is Unconstitutional
In a decision that will have massively positive implications for the state, its workers and construction owners alike, a Federal judge has ruled that Michigan’s recent ban of Project Labor Agreements is unconstitutional: U.S. District Judge Victoria A. Roberts of the Eastern District of Michigan ruled in favor of the Michigan Building and...
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Mar
2012
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United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Endorses President Obama for Re-Election

United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Endorses President Obama for Re-Election
The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA) was the first International Union to endorse President Barack Obama’s candidacy for President of the United States in 2008 and yesterday they announced their endorsement of his re-election bid, making the UA the first building trades union to...
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