Go Figures: WA Panel, Unions Want Boeing Held Legally Accountable for Tax Incentive Abuse

Go Figures: WA Panel, Unions Want Boeing Held Legally Accountable for Tax Incentive Abuse

  In Washington state, the five members that make up the Citizen’s Commission for...

Nearly $2 Million in Back Pay Coming to Misclassified Solar Workers in Nevada

Nearly $2 Million in Back Pay Coming to Misclassified Solar Workers in Nevada

  The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that 147 workers hired by contractors to...

“We’re Negotiating With Wolves of Wall Street”: IBEW, CWA Two Weeks Into FairPoint Strike

  It’s been two weeks since 2,000 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and...

$17.27 an Hour, With Benefits, While Training? Welcome to Union Apprenticeship in Indiana

$17.27 an Hour, With Benefits, While Training? Welcome to Union Apprenticeship in Indiana

  In order to ensure that the region’s young adults can get proper information about careers...

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Sep
2014
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Female, Minority Hiring Goals Being Eclipsed on Vikings New Stadium Thanks to Project Labor Agreement

Female, Minority Hiring Goals Being Eclipsed on Vikings New Stadium Thanks to Project Labor Agreement
  The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) has released a progress report on the new Vikings stadium which shows that the goals set for the hiring of minorities and women are being exceeded.  The stadium is being built under the guidelines of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA), perhaps the only established way of realizing hiring...
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Sep
2014
29

de Hired: NYC Mayor Revokes Massive Food Service Contract from Established Living Wage Violator

de Hired: NYC Mayor Revokes Massive Food Service Contract from Established Living Wage Violator
  The City of New York has withdrawn an $82 million contract with food service company Maramont Corp. after the New York Daily News revealed that the company owed nearly $88 million for failing to pay living wages for over a decade.  New York City had awarded two new contracts to the company despite their [&hellip...
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Sep
2014
29

Costly Anti-Union Bill C-377, Thwarted Before, Rears Its Head in Canada Again

Costly Anti-Union Bill C-377, Thwarted Before, Rears Its Head in Canada Again
  In Canada, the anti-union Bill C-377 is back again and labor organizations are preparing to fight it and its potential unconstitutionality.  The bill is supported and lobbied for by Merit Canada, an anti-union organization that supports “merit shop” employers.  It would force Canadian unions to spend assets — both time and money...
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Sep
2014
26

“Why Do You Work if You Don’t Have Money?” Worker Groups Make Creative Claim that Wisconsin Should Raise the Minimum Wage

  On Wednesday, Wisconsin Jobs Now, Wisconsin Working Families, and 100 low wage workers submitted over 100 formal complaints to Governor Scott Walker hoping to use a little-known clause in state law to force him to raise the minimum wage.  The clause states that the state’s minimum wage “shall not be less than a living [&hellip...
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Sep
2014
26

11-Year Employee Fired by Marriot Spin-Off for Winning County Commission’s Democratic Primary

11-Year Employee Fired by Marriot Spin-Off for Winning County Commission's Democratic Primary
  Growing up we’re taught to be all we can be, to push ourselves to become leaders, and to never give up. But in the Osceola County Commission race, a Democratic nominee has been fired from her day job for doing just that, because her employer is a donor to the campaign of the Republican [&hellip...
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Sep
2014
26

Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money!

Mo' (Dark) Money, Mo' (Dark) Money, Mo' (Dark) Money!
  A coding error is to blame for the release of sensitive documents on the website of the Republican Governors Association (RGA) which disclose corporate donors and the amount of they donated.  The documents shed light on the secretive world of political “non-partisan” charities and the benefits that come with donating in secret.  The...
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Sep
2014
26

Despite Lack of Evidence, Michigan Dems Fear Lame Duck Session Could be Hotbed for Bad Bills Again

  Democrats in Michigan are preparing for the possibility of legislation that would repeal prevailing wages and change the electoral college system during the upcoming lame duck session.  Last year the state GOP made a successful push to enact “Right-to-Work” legislation during the same time period. WLNS 6 News Capitol correspondent Tim...
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Sep
2014
25

Hillary Clinton: With C.H.O.I.C.E., Building Trades “Leading the Way” in Labor-Management Partnerships

Hillary Clinton: With C.H.O.I.C.E., Building Trades
  This week the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convened a caucus of star politicians and activists to discuss game-changing efforts on a wide array of topics, from sustainability and climate to labor. Stateside, much of the latter centered around Hillary Clinton’s ‘Job One’ program (highlighted earlier this week on We Party...
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Sep
2014
25

Navy Times Touts Various Building Trades-Sponsored Veteran Hiring Programs

Navy Times Touts Various Building Trades-Sponsored Veteran Hiring Programs
  In a recent article for the Military Times, Steven Maieli, founder of the website TransitioningVeteran.com, discusses the career opportunities available to servicemen and women through apprenticeships.  As military members return home to civilian life, apprenticeship can be an excellent, reliable new beginning which the discipline of the...
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Sep
2014
25

Designing Women: NYC’s Landmarks, Skyline Weren’t All Conceived of, Built by Men

Designing Women: NYC's Landmarks, Skyline Weren't All Conceived of, Built by Men
  A tip of the cap is deserved for the New York Times which this week delivered a brief history of the women who helped build New York.  We’re not speaking figuratively either. We’re talking construction. The city features notable landmarks and an iconic skyline, and it is important to remember that women played a [&hellip...
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Sep
2014
23

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Job One’ Corrals Big and Small Biz to Boost Youth Employment

Hillary Clinton's 'Job One' Corrals Big and Small Biz to Boost Youth Employment
  In hopes of assisting the nearly 6 million young Americans who are out of school and out of work, Hillary Clinton this summer launched the Job One program as part of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).  Job One aims to help young people begin a track of upward mobility by ensuring they have an [&hellip...
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Sep
2014
23

OMG LOL WTF NLRB.

OMG LOL WTF NLRB.
  A plan proposed by Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander to change the makeup of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would “effectively cripple the agency” according to its opponents.  Alexander, a champion of anti-union, right-wing extremism, is suggesting the board add a sixth member and have three members from each party. This, he...
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