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Postal workers bargaining to protect the public good

At the opening bargaining session for a new collective bargaining agreement between the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and the US Postal Service (USPS), APWU broke with tradition by proposing changes to the Postal Service that will protect and expand this vital national service, so that it can better serve the public good. 674 more words

Weekend News & Commentary — February 28 - March 1

The New York Times published a feature story on the difficulties Americans with criminal records face in obtaining employment after a conviction.  Given the significant increase in the number of Americans with criminal records, employers have increasingly used background checks in hiring decisions.  713 more words

On Labor

"Contempt For The People": The Real Problem With What Scott Walker Said About ISIS

Scott Walker is learning that when you want to play in the big leagues, things move pretty fast. And when you’re a governor without foreign policy experience, sometimes you can get a little tripped up trying to show how what you’ve done in your state prepares you for dealing with international challenges. 572 more words


Kansas House, Senate approve teacher bargaining bills

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — Both chambers of the Kansas Legislature have advanced changes in the rules for collective bargaining between school boards and teachers’ unions. 107 more words


Bucking the Trend: Manitoba Defends Workers' Pensions

Each day Canadian newspapers carry a version of the same story: working Canadians are not prepared for retirement. Statisticians and economists who look at the problem conclude that about half of middle-class baby boomers will experience a steep drop in living standards when they retire. 1,705 more words

Economic Well-being

Opinion: Compensation for government-sector workers should reflect what's offered in the private sector

As the Quebec government struggles to eliminate its deficit and rein in the largest debt burden in Canada, it has identified government-sector compensation as a way to restrain spending and balance the budget in 2015/16. 591 more words


2015 Budget and Trustee Meeting 1/26/2015

Attached is the agenda and packet for the Trustee Meeting from 1/26/2015. Included in this attachment is the Township’s Budget for 2015 which was passed at this meeting. 50 more words