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Entries by Dave Jamieson from 05/2011

Osama Bin Laden Dead: Somber Reflection, Quiet Satisfaction At Pentagon

Posted 05.02.2011 | World

ARLINGTON, VA -- Cassandra Johnson has passed by the Pentagon Memorial every workday since it opened on Sept. 11, 2008. Last night, when news broke th...

Right To Work: Senate Republicans Pick Fight With Labor Board

Posted 05.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at strengthening "right-to-work" laws in the wake of a complaint filed by the Na...

Minimum Wage: Judge Says Florida Stiffed Its Workers

Posted 05.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Florida judge has ruled the state violated its own constitution when it failed to raise the minimum wage for 2011. As a result, the ra...

Walker, Kasich Tributes To Public Workers Prompt Laughter, Derision

Posted 05.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) have decided to pay tribute to state workers. In Ohio, Kasich declared ...

Boeing Complaint: Solomon, NLRB Dig In Against Republican Critics

Posted 05.09.2011 | Politics

Facing an onslaught of criticism from Republican lawmakers and corporate interests, National Labor Relations Board acting general counsel Lafe Solomon...

Nikki Haley, Rand Paul: NLRB's Boeing Complaint An 'Attack,' 'Assault' On Businesses

Posted 05.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) joined a coalition of business interests and Republican lawmakers Tuesday in bashing the National Labor Relati...

Chipotle, Undocumented Workers, And The Trouble With 'Enforcement-Only' Immigration

Posted 05.11.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Miguel Bravo's year-and-a-half-long stint working at a Chipotle in Washington, D.C., came to an abrupt end on March 9. That day, he says,...

Boeing Complaint Now At Center Of Job, Wage Growth Debate

Posted 05.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A controversial complaint recently filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against the Boeing Company became the centerpiece ...

Yankee Stadium Tips Taken By Owners, Servers Allege

Posted 05.13.2011 | Sports

In the more desirable seats at Yankee Stadium, an already pricey $10.50 draft beer will run you an eye-popping $12.60 thanks to an involuntary 20 perc...

Mine Safety: Big Coal Rep Gave 'Contradictory' Testimony, Dems Allege

Posted 05.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats have accused a coal industry representative of giving "questionable" testimony during a hearing on mine safety reform ea...

Hospital Workers, Facing Layoffs, Launch Counterattack On Executives

Posted 05.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In recent months, the management at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has approached workers with a set of proposals that includ...

Whistleblowing Kentucky Miner Fired, Alleges Discrimination

Posted 05.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Kentucky miner whose whistleblower case recently caught the attention of mine safety proponents on Capitol Hill was fired yesterday, h...

Walmart In South Africa: Retail Giant May Acquiesce To Workers, Suppliers

Posted 05.18.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Walmart, long known for its tough stance on labor, may be forced to make concessions to unions and suppliers in its bid for control of S...

Massey Put Profits Before Workers At Upper Big Branch Mine, Investigator Says

Posted 05.19.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- The lead investigator examining the Upper Big Branch Mine tragedy lambasted coal company Massey Energy Thursday for failing to ensure the ...

Certified Nursing Assistants At Center Of National Labor Dispute

Posted 05.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In late 2008, a small group of certified nursing assistants in Mobile, Ala., made a bid to unionize. Two and a half years later, the nur...

Facebook Posting Led To Worker's Unfair Firing: Feds

Posted 05.24.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced today that it has filed a complaint alleging that a Chicago-area car dealership wron...

Table Saw Accident Victims Plea For Safety Standards (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A consumers' advocacy group and a panel of table-saw victims called on government regulators and the power-tool industry Wednesday to en...

Washington Redskins, TSA Agents Find Unlikely Solidarity

Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Officers with the Transportation Security Administration know a thing or two about feeling under appreciated and belittled in the workpl...

Grocery Store Workers Go On Hunger Strike Over Stagnant Wages

Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

All night long, Jose Garcia performs his job while surrounded by food -- a painful bit of irony, he says. The 52-year-old Mexican immigrant works t...

Wage Theft: Illinois Restaurateur Owes Workers $1 Million In Back Pay, Damages

Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Workers got a pretty raw deal at Dolores Onate's two Mexican restaurants in Decatur, Ill. Not only were the waiters and kitchen workers ...