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UPS Pilots' Union Says FAA Fatigue Rule Threatens Public Safety

December 22, 2011
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Under the new rule finalized Dec. 21, cargo pilots are exempt from a sweeping overhaul of commercial airline pilot scheduling, where pilots would fly shorter shifts and be given longer rest periods, the FAA said in statement.
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Detroit 3 Salaried Labor Costs to Overtake UAW Hourly Costs, Researcher Says

November 30, 2011
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For the first time in modern history, overall salaried labor costs next year at the Detroit 3 are expected to exceed those of all UAW-represented factory workers, says Sean McAlinden, chief economist for the Center for Automotive Research.
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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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San Diego Public Employee Pension System Reform Going to Popular Vote in 2012

November 9, 2011
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The proposal would see traditional pension benefits for all new city hires—excluding police—eliminated in favor of a 401(k)-style retirement plan.
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Report: Governmental Entities Benefit Most from Early Retiree Program

October 31, 2011
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Federal agency says of the more than $2.7 billion that was paid out through June 30, 45.6 percent went to governmental entities while 36.6 percent went to commercial entities, such as self-funded private employers.
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Hybrid Pension Plan on the Drawing Board in California

October 31, 2011
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The proposal would create a pension plan with elements of defined benefit and defined contribution plans and would also raise the retirement age for new state and local government employees to 67.
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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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California to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed in Other States

October 13, 2009
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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law a bill that recognizes same-sex marriages entered into in other states.
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Solis Vows at Swearing-In to Bolster Job Training, Enforcement

March 13, 2009
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New Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis won’t waste time making her presence felt by companies that her agency determines are subjecting employees to dangerous working conditions or are shorting their pay.
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