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Entries by Dave Jamieson from 09/2011

FAA Shutdown Looms Once Again As Lawmakers See Little Progress

Posted 09.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the authorization for Federal Aviation Administration funding set to expire in two weeks, House and Senate leadership don't appear ...

Wilma Liebman, Outgoing NLRB Chair, Finds 'Silver Lining' In Political Rancor

Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wilma Liebman, the outgoing chairwoman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), can't recall a time when the very idea of collectiv...

Postal Service Default: Postmaster General Pleads For Congressional Action As Bankruptcy Looms

Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The postmaster general pleaded with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to pass legislation that would help the postal service right it...

AFL-CIO Goes To Bat For Undocumented Workers

Posted 09.08.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The country’s largest trade union came out in defense of undocumented workers on Thursday, criticizing a recent ruling by the federal ...

Economists: Employer Tax Breaks May Be Weakest Link In Obama Jobs Plan

Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama staked his presidency on a $447 billion jobs plan presented to Congress Thursday night, and a surprisingly large ...

AFL-CIO's Trumka Blasts 'Outsourcer's Bill Of Rights' Pushed By Republicans

Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka blasted a Republican bill designed to cripple the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), calling the le...

Charles Scott Howard: The Miner Who Took On Big Coal

Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

WHITESBURG, Ky. -- On a July morning four years ago, Charles Scott Howard left his home in the mountains of Southeastern Kentucky and drove his pickup...

Lobbying Group Launches 'Defense Fund' To Fight Raises For Guest Workers

Posted 09.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- At the end of this month, many of the foreign guest workers employed in low-wage American jobs will be getting a raise, courtesy of a ne...

NLRB Boeing Case: Bill To Weaken Labor Board Passed By House Republicans

Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In their latest effort to aid the Boeing Company, House Republicans took the extraordinary step on Thursday of voting to strip the Natio...

Blueprint For Troubled Postal Service Included In Obama's Deficit-Reduction Plan

Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his deficit-reduction plan detailed on Monday, President Obama put forth a comprehensive reform package aimed at restoring financial ...

California Hospital Strikes: Health Care At Center Of Labor Disputes

Posted 09.20.2011 | Business

More than 20,000 nurses and hospital workers will likely go on strike throughout California later this week, in one of the largest such work stoppages...

Bass Pro Sued By Feds For Discriminating Against Non-White Job Seekers

Posted 09.21.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Bass Pro Shops, one of the leading retailers of outdoor gear, is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for alle...

Underemployment: Retail Workers Struggle For Hours In Weak Recovery

Posted 09.23.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A little over two years ago, Floyd Kelly, then an associate at Walmart, transferred from one company store in Washington State to anothe...

Postal Service Workers Rally Against ‘Manufactured' Crisis

Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Postal workers and their supporters plan to rally in congressional districts across the country Tuesday afternoon, hoping to convince th...

Outsourcing Hotel Jobs To Be Banned In Cambridge

Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

The City of Cambridge, Mass., has moved to create an ordinance that will effectively bar hotels from outsourcing in-house jobs, the first ban of its k...

American Worker Super PAC To Back Dems In Latino-Heavy Districts

Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sign that unions too are looking to make the most of the Citizens United decision, labor groups on Thursday launched a new super PA...

Hooters Lawsuit Claims Rival Restaurant Stole ‘Trade Secrets'

Posted 09.30.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Hooters, the restaurant chain famous for its scantily clad Hooters Girls, sued the partner of an upstart rival in Georgia federal court ...

House Republicans' Labor Budget Cuts Rules That Protect Rooftop Workers From Falling, Coal Miners From Coal Dust

Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In addition to blocking President Obama's health care law and slashing funding for job training, the budget plan presented by House Repu...