Posts Tagged ‘E.M. Ployd’

May
2011
4

States Receive Invaluable Help from Union Volunteers in the Name of Conservation

The following originally appeared on the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance website. USA Unites Union Community, State Fish & Wildlife Organizations In the last year—amidst nationwide debates over Unions and a wavering economy—the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance has worked with local Union members to establish volunteer aid for nearly a...
May
2011
4

St. Joseph’s Day Breakfast Honors 9/11 First Responders, Labor Leaders to Appear

St. Joseph’s Day Breakfast Honors 9/11 First Responders, Labor Leaders to Appear
The 14th Annual Faith & Politics Institute breakfast comes at a timely moment, as 9/11 First Responders will share memories while being honored by labor leaders Richard Trumka (President, AFL-CIO) and Hilda Solis (U.S. Secretary of Labor). Congressmen Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) will also join the festivities as will...
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May
2011
4

MLQue?

MLQue?
If you used the Internet yesterday, you probably saw a Martin Luther King, Jr. quote over a dozen times in your Facebook feed. The quote read like this: I will mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for [&hellip...
May
2011
4

Louisiana Senate Bill 76 Takes Aim at Union Labor, Rally Scheduled for State Capitol

Louisiana Senate Bill 76 Takes Aim at Union Labor, Rally Scheduled for State Capitol
Conservative blogs have touted Louisiana Senate Bill 76, introduced by Republican State Senator Danny Martiny, as pro-business legislation “aimed against contracts negotiated between employers and unions.” The main article in circulation, Kevin Mooney’s “Louisiana Bill Pre-Empts Union-Backed Project Labor Agreements,”...
May
2011
3

In Michigan, Recall Effort Extends Beyond Governor to State Reps and…Teriyaki Jerky?

In Michigan, Recall Effort Extends Beyond Governor to State Reps and...Teriyaki Jerky?
The EclectaBlog this morning broke news of targeted recall efforts against eight Republican State Representatives, seven of whom voted for Governor Rick Snyder’s Emergency Financial Manager Law. These Republicans are being targeted because they won narrow victories in November 2010 and most are in traditionally blue (Democratic)...
May
2011
3

Construction Spending Up for the First Time in Three Months After Reaching Lowest Point in a Decade

If you’re a reader of this blog, you know how We Party Patriots feels about statistics and trends: They don’t mean diddly to the folks on the bench. So, it is with hesitation that we relay the news of the first construction spending gains this year, following the ten-year low reached in February. “Nowhere to [&hellip...
May
2011
2

“The worst thing we can do is forget. We have to keep putting the rights of workers before profits.”

The Vancouver, B.C. District Council 38 (part of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades), held their annual day of mourning last week, honoring the 143 workers who died on the job in British Columbia last year. They published the following recap of the gathering: On the morning of April 28, 2011 just after [&hellip...
May
2011
2

A National Manufacturing Strategy and Incentives for Investment are Crucial to a Job-Rich Nation

A National Manufacturing Strategy and Incentives for Investment are Crucial to a Job-Rich Nation
There is no reason to resign ourselves to defeat or to sugarcoat the challenges we face. We possess the tools, talent, and resources to revive manufacturing. But to do so we need a national strategy for manufacturing renewal. Last week, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), released a report titled “The Case for a...
May
2011
2

CRAFTSMAN Named Top Power Tool

CRAFTSMAN Named Top Power Tool
A few weeks back, Craftsman was named the Top Power Tool brand in a nationwide survey, according to a press release: In a January survey of more than 25,000 U.S. customers, the Craftsman brand was singled out as America’s top Power Tool brand. The 2011 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study, which was conducted online by Harris [&hellip...
May
2011
1

Rick Snyder Recall Sabotage Has Begun

Rick Snyder Recall Sabotage Has Begun
Hat tip to Joe’s Union Review for finding this one so quickly. A website has been set up to organize individuals and counties for the recall effort in Michigan that seeks to remove Governor Rick Snyder from the gubernatiorial duties he has been abusing since being sworn in to office. Fire Rick Snyder, which sarcastically [&hellip...
May
2011
1

VIDEO: OBAMA’S BACK!

Can’t say much about this video from last night’s White House Correspondence Dinner. President Obama’s charm was in full effect all over again. Obama came out to “Real American,” Hulk Hogan’s theme song, initiating the birth certificate blowback from the first minute. Obama dishes out more disses than a 4th...
Apr
2011
30

Wage Theft Bill Seeks Approval in Oregon

Wage Theft Bill Seeks Approval in Oregon
The construction industry is of particular concern, and that’s why labor brokers working in that industry are a target of SB 612. Our friends at the Northwest Workers’ Justice Project are seeing that builders increasingly have come to rely on loosely regulated construction labor brokers to supply workers. Despite bleeding as blue as...