Daily Archives: February 5, 2013

Union Members Play Big Part in Super Bowl Game Plan

In New Orleans this Super Bowl week, there are plenty of fans sporting 49ers’ red and gold caps and jerseys and Ravens’ purple and black gear. But there are also thousands of union members—including many from unions in the Greater … Continue reading

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Ask the White House: Let OSHA protect construction workers

LiUNA! has launched an online petition to prompt government action on exposure to silica. Silicosis, a respiratory disease caused by exposure to silica dust, is a widespread and longstanding occupational disease, described by Hippocrates more than two millennia ago. In … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court Decision Would Have Invalidated Hundreds Of Recess Appointments From Reagan To Obama

Just how sweeping was a last month’s federal appeals court decision declaring three one-year-old Obama recess appointments unconstitutional? The Congressional Research Service turned back the clock (PDF) to the beginning of Ronald Reagan’s first term and dug up all the … Continue reading

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In Floor Speech, Harkin Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Family and Medical Leave Act

WASHINGTON—Today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, spoke on the floor of the Senate to mark the twentieth anniversary of the enactment of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Below … Continue reading

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Iowa sees high turnout

Nearly 70 percent of eligible voters went to the polls in November By Ed Tibbetts, Quad-City Times Iowa voters proved themselves once again to be among the most motivated in the country. New analysis says only four other states had … Continue reading

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