Posts Tagged ‘Jobs’

Mar
2014
6

Redgrass State: KY GOP Stirs Election Year Pot with Introduction of “Right-to-Work”

Redgrass State: KY GOP Stirs Election Year Pot with Introduction of
  Kentucky House GOP leader Jeff Hoover has introduced a bill that would make the Bluegrass State the 25th “Right-to-Work” state in the nation.  Democrats currently hold a 54-46 edge in the House, meaning passage is unlikely.  Still, the aggressive move makes “Right-to-Work” — and general anti-union sentiment in a state that...
Jan
2014
17

Missouri ALEC Co-Chair on Wages in RTW States: “Sure They Go Down” (VIDEO)

Missouri ALEC Co-Chair on Wages in RTW States:
  In a video unveiled by Progress Missouri, State Senator/ALEC Co-chair Ed Emery admits that “Right-to-Work” laws would mean lower wages for Missourians. But don’t get your hopes up: this is a gotcha moment, not a rejection of anti-worker policy. For Emery, “Right-to-Work” is all about bringing more jobs to Missouri. This...
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Oct
2013
29

CA Labor Commish: Chinese Bus Co. Won Contract With $2M in Tax Incentives, Shipped in Chinese Nationals and Underpaid, Mistreated Them

CA Labor Commish: Chinese Bus Co. Won Contract With $2M in Tax Incentives, Shipped in Chinese Nationals and Underpaid, Mistreated Them
  In 2010, after spending a year wooing high-tech Chinese motor company BYD to California using $2 million in tax subsidies, then-L.A. mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa claimed the company’s new operation would create “hundreds of green-collar jobs.”  Fast forward to 2013 and the New York Times reports that the business has created...
Sep
2013
8

Nature.com: Environmentalist Assertions About Keystone XL “Are Clearly Not Intellectually True”

Nature.com: Environmentalist Assertions About Keystone XL
  The proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta into the U.S. has become a political divider. But as a recent article from Nature.com shows, the project is also dividing the scientific community.  Environmental extremists like Bill McKibben have called Keystone XL “the fuse to the biggest...
Aug
2013
20

71% of Americans Say Higher Pay, Not More Foreign Workers, is Solution to Perceived “Skills Gap”

71% of Americans Say Higher Pay, Not More Foreign Workers, is Solution to Perceived
  New polling shows that Americans are increasingly opposed to allowing an influx of foreign workers into the country while unemployment remains above seven percent. The survey was commissioned by NumbersUSA and was conducted by Pulse Opinion Research: 44 percent of likely voters want the government to reduce the number of permanent work...
Aug
2013
8

Delta Water Tunnel Plan Would Create 177,000 CA Jobs Over 50 Years, Gov. Brown Says

Delta Water Tunnel Plan Would Create 177,000 CA Jobs Over 50 Years, Gov. Brown Says
  A new water plan for California from Gov. Jerry Brown would spur $83.5 billion in new economic activity and create 177,000 construction and Delta restoration-related jobs in the next 50 years according to the governor’s office.  The plan would help modernize California’s water systems by building two massive, 35-mile long tunnels...
Aug
2013
5

Construction Sector Recovery Seen as Regional, in Keeping with Overall Private Sector Trends

Construction Sector Recovery Seen as Regional, in Keeping with Overall Private Sector Trends
  Numbers released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) show that construction jobs grew in 185 of 339 metropolitan areas between May of 2012 and May of 2013. In 115 other metropolitan areas numbers decreased and in 39 others they remained stagnant, according to AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson, “It appears that the...
Jul
2013
22

NEW POLL: 64 Percent of Americans Support Keystone XL

NEW POLL: 64 Percent of Americans Support Keystone XL
  New United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection polling shows that a majority of Americans support construction of the Keystone XL pipeline by a wide margin. 64 percent of Americans support the pipeline according to the numbers while only 24 percent disapprove.  The Obama Administration is currently considering if it will...
Dec
2011
28

Cuomo, Democratic Leaders at Odds About Where to Locate a Potential New York Casino

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to put a casino in New York, but some Democrats aren’t on his side. While touting Buffalo and Albany as alternate locations, Cuomo has said that he doesn’t envision a NYC casino being a problem if it were located outside of a densely populated part of the five boroughs. A place [&hellip...