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Military Commercial Driver’s License Act Encourages Veteran Hire

The Teamsters Union and it’s President Jim Hoffa are applauding the Military Commercial Driver’s License Act of 2012 that was signed into law by President Obama on Friday. The bill will help eliminate obstacles facing military service members who try to obtain commercial driver’s licenses.
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CO Scientitsts: By 2050, Up to 80% of U.S. Electricity Could Be Generated by Renewables

At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado, scientists have modeled what the U.S. would look like in 2050, and they say it’s possible for renewable energy to make up 80 percent of the electricity generated, even with existing technologies.
Whether that comes to pass will depend on the price of technology, transmission capacity and policies and regulations that encourage renewable energy development.
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The GOP Might Bash Unions, But They Hired the IBEW to Wire Their Convention

At their recent National Convention in Tampa, Florida, Republicans needed to guarantee their union-bashing, anti-worker message made it through 40 miles of cable to hundreds of stations worldwide for millions of viewers to see without interruption. In order for the proceedings to go on without a hitch, though, the GOP hired the best: the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Oh, the irony.
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REPORT: Between ’01 and ’11, Trade Deficit With China Eliminated or Displaced 2.7 Million US Jobs

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) reveals the effect that China’s admittance to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has had on U.S. workers and the domestic economy.
According to Robert E. Scott, researcher of The China Toll, “between 2001 and 2011, the trade deficit with China eliminated or displaced more than 2.7 million U.S. jobs, over 2.1 million of which (76.9 percent) were in manufacturing.”
Nearly 2.7 million jobs have been lost to China. 662,100 of these losses came between 2008-2011 according to the study. The computer and electronics industry has been hit particularly hard with 1,064,800 jobs displaced, 38.8 percent of the 2001–2011 total.
Wages of workers with less than a four year college degree have been driven down by competition from less developed countries. Roughly 70 percent of that workforce, nearly 100 million workers, have felt the chilling effect.
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POLL: 88% of Americans Think the U.S. Can Regain 'the Strongest Position in the World Economy'

According to a new poll, Americans believe the government should be doing all it can to rebuild our nation’s manufacturing base, regardless of party affiliation.
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