Monthly Archives: February 2012
Three Pinocchios from the Washington Post for this anti-union Superbowl ad.Â Take a look at the add below and read more about what the Washington Post had to say HERE. Â
“The last state before Indiana to adopt a similar measure was Oklahoma, 10 years ago. At the time it passed, advocates promised that it would result in a surge of manufacturing jobs coming to the state. But in the decade that has followed, industrial exits from Oklahoma have increased 30 percent, manufacturing employment in the … Read more
Gov. Jan Brewer distanced herself on Friday from a series of Republican proposals in the Arizona Senate that could devastate organized labor in her state, saying she was never consulted on them and has other priorities. The popular Republican had remained silent on the matter since the bills were introduced on Monday, but her chief … Read more
Work built this country and will build it again. Work binds us together. Do you want to know how your work connects you to other people? Then visit www.WorkConnectsUsAll.org and you will see how workers are united throughout their work.Â Click below and watch the commercial now… ďż˝
Yes, primaries can be tough and bruising. Thatâ€™s what they should be. Primaries are not only for choosing a great candidate. They are for making a candidate great. Read more at POLITICO.
The road to passing Speaker John Boehnerâ€™s energy and infrastructure bill looks to be as bumpy as the highways itâ€™s trying to fix. GOP leaders insist they will bring their energy-expanding and road-building plan to the floor this month, but itâ€™s clear they have a ways to go before uniting the Republican Conference. And thanks … Read more
The American people, a small slice of them, have spoken, and they are none too pleased. The rest are yet to be heard, as the men who would be president march West, to caucuses Saturday in Nevada, where the unemployment rate is 13 percent, and then to Colorado and Minnesota on Tuesday. Read more at … Read more
WASHINGTON â€” The unemployment rate fell for the fifth straight month after a surge of January hiring, a promising shift in the nationâ€™s outlook for job growth. The Labor Department says employers added 243,000 jobs in January, the most in nine months. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent from 8.5 percent in December. Thatâ€™s … Read more
The survey, 2012 Construction Industry Forecast, conducted by Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Inc., reported the â€śoptimism quotientâ€ťâ€”the surveyâ€™s primary benchmark for measuring contractor and equipmentÂ distributor sentimentâ€”at 114 for 2012, an increase from 96 a year earlier. Read more at DURABILITY+DESIGN.
The tentative agreement, reached Monday, with International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 1010, which represents employees such as bus drivers and cafeteria workers, includes a step increase or a one-time bonus for some employees. Read more at FloridaToday.com.