Posts Tagged ‘E.M. Ployd’

May
2011
15

Disney Trademarks “Seal Team 6,” the Name of the Elite Special Forces Unit that Killed Bin Laden

Disney Trademarks
In a perfect example of a big media company looking to capitalize on current events, The Walt Disney Company has trademarked “Seal Team 6,” which also happens to be the name of the elite special forces team that killed Osama Bin Laden. Here’s to you, Capitalism. Entertainment goliath Disney already has trademark applications in...
May
2011
15

FACIALLY MOTIVATED: Expensive Photographs of the Greatest Beards In the World

FACIALLY MOTIVATED: Expensive Photographs of the Greatest Beards In the World
Photographer Dave Mead has searched the world over for some of the most incredible beards grown to man. You can view the full set, and purchase glossy prints of them if you’re the kind of person to spend hundreds of dollars on a stranger’s face, on the artist’s website. The Daily Mail had this to [&hellip...
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May
2011
15

5,000 Layoff Notices Rescinded In Deal Cut Between Connecticut Gov. and Public Employees Union

“Our agreement is historic in every way because of the way we achieved it,’’ Malloy said at the state Capitol, surrounded by Democratic legislative leaders. “We respected the collective bargaining process and we respected each other, negotiating in good faith, without fireworks and without anger.’’ A deal struck...
May
2011
14

Ohio’s SB5 Author Loses Police Endorsment

Ohio's SB5 Author Loses Police Endorsment
Surprised that it took this long? We are too. From the Associated Press: Ohio’s largest law enforcement organization has withdrawn its endorsement of the Republican state senator who sponsored a new law that restricts public workers’ collective bargaining rights and led thousands to protest at the Statehouse. The state board of the...
May
2011
14

VIDEO: Apprenticeship Testimonials Tout Union’s Ability to Build Careers

VIDEO: Apprenticeship Testimonials Tout Union's Ability to Build Careers
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 136, located in Birmingham, Alabama, has been posting video testimonials by apprentices and apprentice instructors through 2011. The videos display a diverse group of individuals, both young and old, who have reaped the rewards of the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee...
May
2011
14

Help the Letter Carriers’ Union “Stamp Out Hunger” Today, Leave Canned Goods By Your Mailbox

Help the Letter Carriers' Union
Daily Kos contributor James Parks has the drop on the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) effort to “Stamp Out Hunger”: NALC asks that you collect canned goods and dry food, such as tuna, canned meat, soups, pasta, rice and cereal, and leave them in a bag or box by your mailbox on Sat., May [&hellip...
May
2011
14

L.A.’s $1.5 Billion PLA Gains City Approval

L.A.'s $1.5 Billion PLA Gains City Approval
In March, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners signed off on a Project Labor Agreement that was estimated to create 6,000 jobs through 2016. On Wednesday, this agreement was approved by the City Council: “Up until now, we’ve had to negotiate each one of these projects each time they came up at the harbor,” [&hellip...
May
2011
13

Sen. Tom Harkin Grills Boeing Executive for 34% Pay Increase From 2008 to 2009

In the video below, posted on Twitter by American Rights at Work, Senator Tom Harkin gives Boeing general counsel and Senior Vice President, J. Michael Luttig, an earful over the discrepancy between worker pay raises and executive pay raises. Despite a somewhat unfair edit at the end of the video — the video fades out [&hellip...
May
2011
13

CAUTION: Construction Workers Highly Susceptible to Health Risks from UV Radiation

CAUTION: Construction Workers Highly Susceptible to Health Risks from UV Radiation
Concern over the health risks of exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation has been rising for decades. With summer fast approaching, construction workers need to take extra precautions because they often work outdoors. This archived study from the Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Health and Safety (eLCOSH) highlights...
May
2011
13

Union Arbitration Case Earns 942 Non-Union Employees a Two Percent Raise

The talking points have rung loud and clear throughout this year’s renewed nationwide conversation about unionism: unions brought you the 9 to 5 workday; if you like weekends, thank a union; when union wages go up, wages go up for all workers. Yesterday, in Illinois, where the Illinois Labor Relations Board (ILRB) ruled that McHenry [&hellip...
May
2011
13

Ohio’s Prevailing Wage Under Attack as June 30 Biennial Budget Deadline Nears

Ohio’s Prevailing Wage Under Attack as June 30 Biennial Budget Deadline Nears
In Ohio, projects that cost less than $3.5 million would no longer be subject to the prevailing wage under the proposed biennial budget, HB153. This is a drastic, almost unfathomable threshold change from the current figure of $79,000. The Marrietta Times has more: “That threshold was set so that smaller local projects could be done [&hellip...
May
2011
13

Union Mortgage Assistance Program Lands Fourth-Generation UA Member a New Home

This could be the home where we raise a fifth-generation union pipefitter! UnionPlus, an organization established to offer consumer benefits to members of participating labor unions, often recounts the success stories that it facilitates on its website. Such is the case with Ohioan Matthew Chiles, a fourth generation member of UA Plumbers and...