Right-Wing Associated Builders and Contractors Begin Push for Prevailing Wage Ballot Initiative

Right-Wing Associated Builders and Contractors Begin Push for Prevailing Wage Ballot Initiative

  As their quest to repeal the state‚Äôs prevailing wage law faces intra-party roadblocks,...

For Pete's Sake: Another Pro-Worker Law, This Time for Apprentices, Enacted in FL's Sunshine City

For Pete’s Sake: Another Pro-Worker Law, This Time for Apprentices, Enacted in FL’s Sunshine City

  In Florida, the St. Petersburg City Council has approved a mandatory apprenticeship program...

Ahead of Big Budget,

Ahead of Big Budget, “Right-to-Work” Votes, IL Gov Rauner Is Literally Paying Politicians Off

  Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is once again making waves before making a difference, doling out...

H-1Backlash: Despite $377M in Profits, Fossil Replaces American Workers With Temps from India

H-1Backlash: Despite $377M in Profits, Fossil Replaces American Workers With Temps from India

  A year after profiting $377 million on $3.5 billion in sales, retailer Fossil is laying off...

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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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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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