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Labor Department Approves Grant for Goodyear Union City workers

November 9, 2011
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The U.S. Department of Labor has authorized a $3. 5 million National Emergency Grant to provide re-employment and support services to some 850 workers laid off when Goodyear closed its Union City, Tennessee, plant in July 2011.
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Health Care Sees Little Hiring in October

November 4, 2011
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The health care industry saw little job creation in October, adding about 11,600 positions, while the overall U.S. unemployment rate was pegged at 9 percent.
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Ford: Labor Agreement Will Keep Costs in Check

October 20, 2011
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Ford Motor Co.’s new four-year contract with the United Auto Workers will allow it to keep its annual labor cost increases under 1 percent, company officials told the financial community this morning.
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Ford to Add, Retain 12,000 Jobs With New UAW Agreement

October 4, 2011
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The automaker plans to insource manufacturing work from Mexico, Japan and China. The 12,000 new or retained jobs include 5,000 previously announced positions, Ford said.
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NLRB Issues Employee Notification Rule

September 28, 2011
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Private-sector employers with workplaces under NLRB jurisdiction (all but the smallest companies) will be required to post the employee rights notice on bulletin boards in the same area that other notices are typically posted. The rollout has been postponed until Jan. 31, 2012.
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UAW Says GM Workers Ratify Labor Contract By 2-to-1 Margin

September 28, 2011
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Under the pact, the automaker's 48,000 hourly workers have traded the promise of generous pay and benefits for job security and compensation gains that are more closely tied to the automaker's health, profitability and quality advances.
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Back These Smart Safety Net Fixes

September 20, 2011
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Sadly, some business leaders pooh-poohed the call for payroll tax relief and a tax credit for hiring the long-term unemployed with what amounted to a kind of whining. Let's hope the employer community reacts more positively to the president's safety net legislation.
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SEC Formalizes Dodd-Frank Rules on Whistle-Blowers

May 27, 2011
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Awards under the new program will depend on the quality and timeliness of the information, which must lead to successful enforcement actions with sanctions of at least $1 million.
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Detroit 3 Are Expected to Add 36,000 Tier 2 Jobs by 2015

April 13, 2011
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The U.S. automakers are authorized under their current contracts with the UAW to have up to 25 percent of their hourly workers in the lower-wage category.
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