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Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell's iconic 1943 "Rosie the Riveter" painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, has died. She was 92.Read more >
US Labor Department recovers more than $1.4M in back wages, damages for 300 employees of Long Island City plumbing and heating contractors
NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a settlement by consent judgment that provides for the recovery of $1.42 million in back wages and liquidated damages for more than 300 current and former employees of four Long Island City plumbing and heating contractors. The related businesses are Danica Group LLC; Copper Plumbing & Heating LLC; Copper II Plumbing & Heating LLC; Copper III Plumbing & Heating LLC, and the owners are Thomas Andreadakis, Leonidas Andreadakis and Helen Andreadakis.Read more >
More than a half dozen members of a carpenters union protested outside the Seaside Village construction project Monday morning, calling attention to state Department of Labor stop-work orders alleging that three out-of-state contractors had violated labor laws at the Niantic site.Read more >
A former drywall contractor in Walla Walla must pay more than $1 million in delinquent workers' compensation premiums and penalties. The Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals recently held Shawn A. Campbell and his spouse personally liable for unpaid premiums, interest and late penalties racked up by his company, E & E Acoustics, LLC.Read more >
Union Contractor Buck Construction LLC will continue to grow and deliver high quality carpentry work throughout southern New Jersey.
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In 2015, nearly 5 million American workers might get a pay raise. By joining together to ask for one. Through a union. Minimum wage hikes, overtime expansion, paid sick leave and other policy improvements are important to raise wages in America. But the best way for workers to get a raise is by asking for one with a collective voice. That’s what workers do – bargain together in unions to improve our lives.Read more >
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - As state legislators near the finish line of their budget negotiations, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner this morning hosted a news conference to repeat her call to increase funding for roads, water lines and other infrastructure.Read more >
Vermont Gas President and CEO Don Rendall is still waiting for a dull moment.
Nearly two weeks before he officially took over as CEO from his predecessor Don Gilbert on Jan. 1, Rendall announced a second cost increase for Phase 1 of Vermont Gas' natural gas pipeline expansion from Colchester to Middlebury. The price went from $121.6 million to $154 million. The original cost estimate was $86 million.Read more >