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Are Unions Still Necessary In The 21st Century?

This question is an interesting one. I am a manager in charge of quite a few union employees in a massive company. While we have a fairly good relationship with the union, I often find myself wondering whether or not the union is a necessary thing anymore. Most issues covered by unions, and that unions were created to stop, are no longer really issues.

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Forced time off drives pay deal

About 1,200 county workers furloughed for a week in 2009 amid a ballooning budget gap will get the days back as paid time off under a settlement between unions and the County. The agreement could save taxpayers as much as $1.4 million over the alternative were the unions to prevail in allegations to state labor regulators that the forced time off was improperly imposed. A copy of the settlement was not immediately available, but one union leader said it includes a provision that the county could not try to impose furloughs without negotiation again.

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Why the U.S. Has a Worse Youth Unemployment Problem than Europe

The latest unemployment statistics released this week on both sides of the Atlantic show that the number of jobless is continuing to rise in Europe far above the rate in the U.S., and the picture is especially bleak for young Europeans under the age of 25. In the 27 E.U. nations as a whole, the youth unemployment rate rose to 22.8% in September, up from 21.7% the previous year. In Greece and Spain, that proportion is over 50%. In the U.S., meanwhile, the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged in October, at 7.9%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Nov. 2. And the U.S. rate of unemployment among young people under 25 was 16%.

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Public Employee Union Benefits Are a Fiscal Disaster

State governments are in a huge hole, and they’re still digging. Thanks to the Great Recession, their tax receipts have suffered the greatest decline since the Great Depression: now 12 percent below pre-recession levels (adjusted for inflation). For their 2012 budgets, states face gaps hovering around $140 billion, and that’s on top of previous budget shortfalls of over $400 billion since the recession began.

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Discrimination and the Irish American Experience

The month of March isn’t just home to St. Patrick’s Day but also to Irish American Heritage Month. In honor of the annual event the U.S. Census Bureau releases a variety of facts and figures about Irish Americans and the White House issues a proclamation about the Irish experience in the United States.

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Discrimination against Muslims in the United States

REPOST ARTICLE SOURCE: http://www.helium.com/items/2365192-discrimination-against-muslims-in-the-united-states   In the United States, discrimination is nothing new. It just shows that the civil rights movement in the United States is still and forever ongoing. Ever since the founding of the United States, discrimination has been present in some means or form. There has been discrimination toward non-Christians, women, Native Americans, [...]

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Esco Corporation Business Briefing Breakfast Rob Cornilles

Yesterday I delivered packets with our petition signatures, articles and other information to ESCO Corporation’s president Calvin Collins. I attended their company’s Business Breakfast Briefing held at the Multnomah Athletic Club with Jasmine, a member of Portland Rising Tide.

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Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary

Regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed in December.
Twenty-two states recorded unemployment rate decreases, 16 states and the
District of Columbia posted increases, and 12 states had no change, the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-two states and the District
of Columbia registered unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, six
states experienced increases, and two states had no change. The national
jobless rate, 7.8 percent, was unchanged from November and was 0.7 percentage
point lower than in December 2011.

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