News of Note

Nov 24

60 Minutes Asks Hard Questions About Infrastructure

Can a country with the world's 16th best infrastructure really compete in the modern international economy?

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Nov 20

Volunteers Step Forward to help O.C. High School

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Nov 14

Local Labor Launches Minimum Wage Fight

The Oregon AFL-CIO and Jobs With Justice programs are launching local efforts this weekend to highlight the need for a new minimum wage.

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Oct 26

Bridging the Way Conference Set

The 4th Annual Sisters in the Brotherhood Conference is scheduled for January 22-25 at the UBC International Training Center in Las Vegas.

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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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