Daily Archives: October 29, 2013

Senate Advances Nomination of Richard Griffin to Serve as General Counsel to the National Labor Relations Board

  Harkin, Chair of Senate Labor Committee, Applauds Senate Action WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate voted to advance the nomination of … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Senate Manufacturing Jobs for America Initiative

October 29, 2013   The AFL-CIO applauds the Senate Democrats for pulling together this broad legislative package to support domestic manufacturing. This is an example of the results-oriented approach Congress should be taking to invest in growth and create jobs, … Continue reading

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Harkin Welcomes Upcoming Senate Vote on Bipartisan, Employment Non-Discrimination Act

  WASHINGTON—Today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) released the following statement in response to an announcement by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, would … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: Franchise fee increase makes the most sense

Early next year, the books should finally be closed on a lengthy and costly legal battle over Des Moines’ fees from gas and electric utility customers. That is except for one thing: The city must figure out how to repay … Continue reading

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Today in Labor History October 30

  Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers “in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns” to try to catch them using drugs – … Continue reading

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