Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Department of Labor Delivers Tough Blow to Companies Looking to Hide Union-Bias

Posted by on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 @ 11:03 AM

The United States Labor Department announced Wednesday the closing of loopholes in the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (Landrum-Griffin Act) allowing employers to hire anti-union consultants, known as "persuaders," without reporting the arrangements.

As the law stands, reporting is only required if the persuaders are speaking directly with employers, but not if their influence reaches the workplace via intermediaries.  So, consultants could advise company supervisors looking to suppress the organization of the workforce on what to say to workers and how to say it, and completely bypass the reporting requirements. 

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Topics: Labor Unions, Department of Labor, Union Labor, Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, Landrum-Griffin Act

Labor Day’s local roots

Posted by on Thu, Sep 3, 2015 @ 11:09 AM
Adlai Stevenson I served as the 21st from 1893-1897.  Stevenson and his family line are honored with Stevenson Hall. Coutesy of Google images.
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Topics: Union Labor

Robert Reich: The sharing economy will be our undoing

Posted by on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 @ 14:08 PM

As Labor Day looms, more Americans than ever don’t know how much they’ll be earning next week or even tomorrow.

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Topics: Union Advantage, Union Labor

Union pension fund to invest $26 million at Westmoreland Union Manor

Posted by on Mon, Jul 6, 2015 @ 12:07 PM

 The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is investing $25.9 million of union and public pension capital for the rehabilitation of Westmoreland Union Manor in Southeast Portland.

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Topics: AFL-CIO, Union Advantage, Union Labor

The Top 10 Advantages To Joining A Union

Posted by on Tue, Jun 30, 2015 @ 13:06 PM

More than just benefits and job security, there are many advantages to joining a union – here are the Top 10.

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Canada, Union Advantage, Construction, Union Labor

Contractors, Unions Optimistic About Industry Growth, But Labor Shortages Remain

Posted by on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 09:06 AM

A new study based on survey responses from nearly 1,000 construction industry respondents revealed that most construction contractors, labor unions and project owners are optimistic about the industry's growth over the next few years, The Association of Union Constructors announced June 15.

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Construction, Union Labor


Posted by on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 @ 15:06 PM

The White House’s goal to raise $2 billion in commitments from the private sector to invest in clean energy technology has exceeded expectations with the announcement that they have reached $4 billion. (USA Today)

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Topics: Construction Jobs, energy efficiency, Construction, Union Labor

Time is a valuable asset for workers

Posted by on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 @ 10:06 AM
America's workforce finds itself at two different polar ends. There are those struggling in largely low-income jobs who many times can't get enough hours to cover their bills. And then there are those at the professional level who are seemingly expected to work around the clock. In both instances, families are suffering.
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Topics: Labor Unions, Union Advantage, Union Labor

Labr? An App For Organizing Workers Is Coming

Posted by on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 @ 09:06 AM
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Topics: Organizing, Union Labor

How can the US strengthen unions?

Posted by on Fri, May 29, 2015 @ 12:05 PM

In the US, the decline of the middle class is nearly identical to the decline of American labor union membership. What does this mean for the future of unions and the US economy?

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Topics: Labor Unions, legislation, Union Labor

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