IBEW Pres., Building Trades Head Give Nuclear Council a Workforce Development Boost

IBEW Pres., Building Trades Head Give Nuclear Council a Workforce Development Boost

  The bipartisan campaign Nuclear Matters, which focuses on spreading the word about the...

Virginia to Establish Taskforce to Combat Employee Misclassification, Payroll Fraud

Virginia to Establish Taskforce to Combat Employee Misclassification, Payroll Fraud

  Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed an executive order (EO) establishing a task...

Lobbyists Line Up to Protect Tax Inversion Laws While Huge Corporations Pay Zilch

Lobbyists Line Up to Protect Tax Inversion Laws While Huge Corporations Pay Zilch

  Minnesota-based Medtronic, Inc. has hired a lobbying firm headed by former U.S. Senators...

Jimmy John's Wage Suit May be Class Action, Benefit from Recent NLRB McDonald's Decision

Jimmy John’s Wage Suit May be Class Action, Benefit from Recent NLRB McDonald’s Decision

  Two former employees of Jimmy John’s are suing the sandwich chain for what they describe...

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Mar
2012
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“Want to know who the ‘union bosses’ are? See that guy running the jack hammer fixing the public street? Yeah, that guy.”

A short, awesome and angry DailyKos post went up on Friday that takes issue with use of the term “union bosses.” Boy, howdy! The anti-union trolls sure have gotten carried away with themselves, haven’t they? “Union bosses”—I am sick and fucking tired of hearing that nonsensical term. Want to know who the...
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Mar
2012
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Nonresidential Construction Index Indicates Five Percent Increase in Hiring Over Last Year

FMI, which describes itself as the “largest provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry,” released its Nonresidential Construction Index For the First Quarter, 2012 and it includes a mix of encouraging and cautious results: *Hiring: A five percentage points increase over this...
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Mar
2012
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Huge Port of Los Angeles Project Breaks Ground with Union Labor

Huge Port of Los Angeles Project Breaks Ground with Union Labor
Los Angeles’ signing of a Project Labor Agreement for the Port of Los Angeles development was easily one of 2011′s highlights for the construction industry. Yesterday, ground broke on the multi-faceted effort: The Downtown Harbor project will cut into approximately 1.2 acres of existing waterfront land along Harbor Boulevard between...
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Mar
2012
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Co. Daniels Claims Benefited from “Right-to-Work” Denies the Law Had Anything to Do With Expansion

Co. Daniels Claims Benefited from
File under “we’re not shocked.” It turns out the Indiana company being touted as having benefited from the state’s implementation of a “Right-to-Work” law denies that the law had anything to do with their recent expansion: MBC Group President Eric Holloway said Thursday that he always planned to expand his...
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Mar
2012
16

Union-Busting Law Firm Brought In for California CWA Negotiations

The Pacifica Foundation, which owns multiple radio stations, has hired notorious anti-union law firm Jackson Lewis in preparation for negotiations with Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 9415. Workers at San Francisco’s KPFA are calling for solidarity as they prepare for what is likely to be a lengthy and grueling process: Last...
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Mar
2012
15

Reich: “The American pie is growing again, but most Americans aren’t getting much of a slice.”

Reich: “The American pie is growing again, but most Americans aren’t getting much of a slice.”
In February, 227,000 new jobs were created marking the third straight month with gains above 200,000. Despite this sign of an improving economy, relief has yet to come to American workers whose share of the growth is at a record low. As Robert Reich recently pointed out, the nation is now producing more goods and [&hellip...
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Mar
2012
15

Michigan Gov Rick Snyder Signs Bill Prohibiting Graduate Student Research Assistants from Organizing

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed a new bill that prevents university graduate student research assistants from joining unions. Republican supporters say that the law helps protect the student-teacher relationship in academia. Perhaps most interesting in this scenario is the reversal of talking points between the parties involved. The GOP...
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Mar
2012
15

The Goldman Sachs Resignation Letter that Set the ‘Net on Fire

The Goldman Sachs Resignation Letter that Set the ‘Net on Fire
There is a certain fantasy among workers that on their last day with a company they would be able to write a letter explaining why their bosses are ruining everything. There is the hope that the world will view this letter and think differently about the company and its products henceforth. I wrote such a [&hellip...
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Mar
2012
14

Niagara Alliance Calls for Unprecedented 30 Percent Minority, 10 Percent Female Hiring Provisions

Niagara Alliance Calls for Unprecedented 30 Percent Minority, 10 Percent Female Hiring Provisions
The Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope (NOAH), a coalition of organizers looking to improve life for working Western New Yorkers, wants the language of the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) that will be used to build a new train station to be changed to include more hiring of women, minorities and locals. In a letter to [&hellip...
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Mar
2012
14

REPORT: 1-in-4 Workers Now Plans On Working Past 65, Up From 1-in-10 in 1991

REPORT: 1-in-4 Workers Now Plans On Working Past 65, Up From 1-in-10 in 1991
A new study released by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) shows that worker confidence in their retirement as at an all-time low. The recession left many unable to save money and many more too worried about keeping their current jobs to even think about the future. The EBRI surveyed 1,270 workers and retirees above [&hellip...
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Mar
2012
14

1,500 People Turn Out in Meridien, CT in Favor of a Project Labor Agreement

A Meriden, Connecticut City Council/School Building Committee meeting about the possible use of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for a $250 million renovation project of local high schools drew a whopping 1,500 attendants, many of whom described the meeting as “debate.” According to the Record Journal, 2,200 residents signed petitions...
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Mar
2012
14

Judge Rejects Texas Voter ID, Cites Disproportionately Negative Impact on Latinos

Judge Rejects Texas Voter ID, Cites Disproportionately Negative Impact on Latinos
The Justice Department has decided that a new Texas Voter ID Law would discriminate against hundreds of thousands of registered Latino voters and struck it down. The objection of the Justice Department means that the law will not take effect until a federal court makes a ruling. The law, which would require presentation of a [&hellip...
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