Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi’

Feb
2014
20

Mississippi Senate Passes Host of Anti-Union Bills, Could Stifle UAW Progress There

  Last week, the Mississippi state senate passed three bills aimed at reigning in “union privilege.” State Sen. John Polk, R-Hattiesburg, presented the bills on the Senate floor and urged their passage to preserve the state’s image as being “business friendly.” All three bills passed along party lines.   Among the “privileges”...
Jun
2013
11

$4B MS Power Project Falls Behind Schedule Using Non-Union Labor, Turns to Union Labor to Meet Its Deadline

$4B MS Power Project Falls Behind Schedule Using Non-Union Labor, Turns to Union Labor to Meet Its Deadline
  In Mississippi, a dying project is being given new life as developers turn to union halls for help.   Mississippi Power’s new 582-Megawatt project in Kemper County faced serious logistical struggles when non-union contractors fell behind on the $4 billion utility build. In order to meet the original deadline of December 2013,...
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