Union Organizers Reveal Organizing Techniques

In their own words:

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Top Ten Regulations OSHA Gets Questions About

Here’s a list of the top ten enquiries sent by e-mail to OSHA about its regulations. The agency keeps tabs both by e-mail and phone enquiry, so a notation in parentheses shows the phone rank and regulation link: Powered industrial trucks (1910.178, #3) Sanitation (1910.141, #4) Hazard communication (1910.1200, #2) Bloodborne pathogens (1910.1030, #1) Personal […]

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SEIU Employs Tactics It Wants Outlawed for Employers

Betraying its own selfish interests in trying to castrate business owners when it comes to union organizing, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is now employing the very tactics it wants to outlaw for employers. The Los Angeles Times reports that the SEIU in California is blocking elections at hospitals, nursing homes and other health […]

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Painting ‘The Doctor’ a Far Cry from Today’s Reality

Sir Luke Fildes lost his eldest son Phillip on Christmas Eve 1877 while a doctor spent a compassionate vigil at the child’s side. In commemoration, Sir Fildes painted “The Doctor” (above) in 1891 to depict “the physician in our time.” This same painting was used by the American Medical Association (AMA) in 1949 to stop […]

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2009 Federal Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect July 24

On July 24, 2009 the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 to $7.25 per hour. This is the third and final annual increase under the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007. Many employers consider this increase bad timing, considering the current economic conditions. However, when the Fair Minimum Wage Act was passed in 2006, during […]

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This Just In: Twitter Dangerous to Your Health

We can be grateful to Twitter for bringing us the truth out of Iran in the ongoing civil unrest, but at least one unspecified firm has seen fit to warn against using Twitter–if the fire alarm goes off:

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Basic $12K-a-Month Employee Wins $4.1 Billion Termination Judgment

Some lucky dude by the name of Paul Thomas Chester was fired by iFreedom Communications. Chester had been paid $12,000 a month plus a 5-percent commission on gross sales and also had a bunch of stock guaranteed to him. When iFreedom fired him, Chester filed suit, which went first to an arbitrator and then to […]

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‘How the Mighty Fall’ Describes GM’s Fate Precisely

Back in January (I can’t believe this year is already almost half over!) I read and reported on a book entitled Good to Great, which offered case studies on firms that rose to the top in their field, including Circuit City and Fannie Mae. Of course, we all know what happened to those two entities. […]

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Public Perception v. ‘The Experts’ in Health Care

I‘ve shamelessly stolen the graph below that shows the differences of opinion between the public and the so-called experts on how well, or poorly, our health care system is performing–and why. I took it from the Kaiser Family Foundation Web site and the article by Drew Altman, Ph.D., entitled “Pulling It Together”:

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Stress of Global Recession Leading to Weird Results

Actually, I’m not sure if what I’m going to write about has anything to do with either stress or global economic blues, but it must be indicative of something. (Now, I know I should be writing about Government Motors and the new Pelosi GTX, or even about health care deform, but this looked too good […]

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