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Obama Weighs in on Right-to-Work Labor Dispute

Obama Weighs in on Right-to-Work Labor Dispute
All eyes are on Michigan this week. The Obama administration told labor leaders that the president will be weighing in on the right-to-work fight in his speech.
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NY Governor Cuomo Designates $27M in Disaster Relief Funds to Provide Temporary Jobs to the Displaced

NY Governor Cuomo Designates $27M in Disaster Relief Funds to Provide Temporary Jobs to the Displaced
New York Governor and possible 2016 Presidential Candidate Andrew Cuomo is designating part of the state’s $27.7 million in disaster relief funds to provide temporary jobs for those who became unemployed because of the Hurricane Sandy.
The grant is being used to hire additional clean up help in the Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester. The National Emergency Grant will provide temporary jobs for 5,000 workers.
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Democrats Taking Legal Action to Prevent Iowa GOP From Purging Hispanics from Voter Rolls

As Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz prepares to go forward with his controversial voter purge just months before the November election, the state’s Democrats are outraged at a blatant misuse of federal funds to pay for it.
While he was questioned by the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee, Senator Tom Courtney noted that Schultz was using funding from the Help America Vote Act, a ten-year old law that helps states improve access to polls.
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TRUTH FAIRY: LA Mayor, LA Times Attempt to Expose the Horrors of Prop 32

That’s because Proposition 32 bristles with enormous loopholes tailor-made for businesses and their wealthy backers. To begin with, it exempts such common business structures as LLCs, partnerships and real estate trusts. If you’re a venture investor, land developer or law firm, Proposition 32 doesn’t lay a finger on you.
The drafters, who include conservative attorneys Thomas Hiltachk and Michael Capaldi, know full well that payroll deductions are how unions get almost all of their funds, and businesses get almost none of theirs.
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Senators Demand that Justice Department Guard Against Contractors with Criminal Histories

According to a new report from its Inspector General, the Department of Justice has failed to take the necessary precautions to stop contractors with criminal histories from receiving federally funded work.
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Waste Management Bringing in Replacement Workers from Out of State Instead of Bargaining with Seattle Teamsters

Striking Waste Management workers in Seattle braced for a showdown yesterday when an estimated 200 replacement workers were expected to arrive for their first day on the job. Complaints from customers and threats from the city have forced Waste Management to resume regular garbage pickup, but rather than negotiate with striking Teamster members they decided to bring in help/scabs from out-of-state.
“The company wants us to cave, because we see replacement workers doing our jobs,” says union driver Brent Barrett.
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