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Teamsters Unions Striking, Battling Concessions Nationwide

 
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Even with Missouri GOP Supermajority, Right-to-Work Unlikely to Pass

Even with Missouri GOP Supermajority, Right-to-Work Unlikely to Pass
Weeks after Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder told attendees of an American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conference that his state was hoping to enact Right-to-Work legislation, the prospects that reality look grim. Kinder said “Right-to-Work” could be achieved through a ballot measure, but some of his fellow Republicans believe this would inevitably fail and could even cost the party seats in the legislature.
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CA 'Charter Cities' Undercut Prevailing Wage Laws in Race to the Bottom

CA 'Charter Cities' Undercut Prevailing Wage Laws in Race to the Bottom
In a recent op-ed for the Modesto Bee, Mark Breslin, CEO of San Francisco-based United Contractors, explains why he favors California’s SB7, a bill which would make charter cities eligible for public funds if they would only follow prevailing wage guidelines.
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New Conflict-of-Interest Involving Clarence Thomas's Wife?

New Conflict-of-Interest Involving Clarence Thomas's Wife?
Mother Jones is out with a new story about a group of prominent conservatives, including the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, meeting weekly to plan a “30-front war seeking to fundamentally transform the nation,” according to documents obtained by the magazine.
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Crossing the Border Could Get Easier for Businesses that Can Afford It

Crossing the Border Could Get Easier for Businesses that Can Afford It
A new pilot program from the Department of Homeland Security allows partial private funding to help expedite business across the border. Vermont businessman Bill Stenger is using the program to make crossing more efficient for his Canadian customers - but it benefits him in other ways.
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Steelworkers, Lawmakers Express Outrage Over Chinese Steel Being Used on Verrazano Bridge Renovation

Steelworkers, Lawmakers Express Outrage Over Chinese Steel Being Used on Verrazano Bridge Renovation
New York Metropolitan Transit Authority has decided to outsource the steel fabrication for the $285 million Verrazano-Narrows Bridge renovation. United Steelworkers' VP calls it "a kick in the teeth" while Staten Island lawmakers call it "shocking."
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Ms. Classification: Former Lady Gaga Assistant Suing for $380,000 of Unpaid Overtime

Ms. Classification: Former Lady Gaga Assistant Suing for $380,000 of Unpaid Overtime
A former assistant to singer Lady Gaga is taking her former employer to court for unpaid overtime after being forced to be “on call” for 24 hours a day. Gaga's response? She's a "rat who is suing me for money she didn’t earn."
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WI Gov Walker Aims to Sell Off Highways, Prisons, and University Buildings Under 'No-Bid' Contracts

WI Gov Walker Aims to Sell Off Highways, Prisons, and University Buildings Under 'No-Bid' Contracts
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s latest plan to lower his state's debt revolves around selling off university buildings, highways and prisons despite the potential long-term drawbacks. Among the targets are buildings originally paid for by student fees and donations throughout the University of Wisconsin school system.
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Scalia’s Speech to Secretive Hollywood Political Organization Raises Questions

Scalia’s Speech to Secretive Hollywood Political Organization Raises Questions
Common Cause has obtained the financial disclosure reports of eight of the nine Justices of the Supreme Court. Justice Alito’s is unavailable, either because it was not yet ready for release or because he filed an extension.
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Philadelphia Building Trades Union Alerted Inspections Office to Center City’s Dangers

Philadelphia Building Trades Union Alerted Inspections Office to Center City’s Dangers
When low-road contractors run ripshod through town, unchecked with under-achieving workers, disaster is always around the corner. Union workers and organizations should not have to act as policemen for the dangerous and unscrupulous practices of unaccountable contractors.
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