News of Note

Sep 29

Local 1503 Gets Fresh Start with Full House

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Aug 07

Vanishing Overtime Drags on Economic Growth

The misclassification of millions of American workers prevents them from collecting overtime -and acts as a drag on the economy.

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Aug 06
WPRN Reports: Construction Industry Faces Worker Shortage

Construction Industry Faces Loss of Skilled Workers

We've noted before that population demographics are working against the construction industry (See the link we posted from the AGC website way back in May 2013).  Baby boomers are now retiring at an accelerated rate and the industry is having increasing difficulty  replacing them.  Here's an article that ran today on the PBS website...

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Jul 27

How Much Should You be Making?

Here's a piece of research from the Economic Policies Institute that charts gains in worker productivity against wage rates. These two barometers of economic vitality should be moving together in a progressive economy...

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Jul 21

What you need to know about lower back pain...

An excellent YouTube video gives some perspective on lower back pain.

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Jul 01

'Supremes' Again Side with Corporate America

Adverse rulings continue the assault on labor rights

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Mar 29

Oso Disaster Hits Close to Home

Ty Suddart addresses the May Delegates meeting.  He lost his home and belongings in the Oso mudslide, and except for some brave rescuers would have lost his wife and child.  'Hug your wife and family before you leave for work' he advises.
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Dec 12

Are Young Workers the Future of Labor?

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Dec 10

"We Pledge Allegiance to ALEC and to the Corporations for Which it Stands"

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch came out with an editorial yesterday lambasting ALEC for its single-minded efforts to subvert democracy on behalf of corporations...

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Dec 09
Retired union carpenters and guest, recently retired Reimers and Jolivette Secretary Betty Rogers
Retired union carpenters and guest, recently retired Reimers and Jolivette Secretary Betty Rogers

Retiree Luncheon Draws Friends and Colleagues

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