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Articles by Mark Schoeff Jr.

Labor's Agenda Set to Move to the Front Burner

December 29, 2009
Once Congress is done wrestling with health care reform, it is expected to turn its attention to the Employee Free Choice Act. And although the act has been dormant for months, organized labor’s priorities are sprouting in Washington in other ways. Here are the labor-relations issues employers need to watch in the new year.
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Prepared for a World of Free Choice

December 29, 2009
While some companies are trying to position themselves to fend off union organizing in the even of the Employee Free Choice Act’s passage, most employers ‘are still in denial about the likelihood of significant pro-union legislation passing,’ one expert says.
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A U.S. Training Upgrade

October 1, 2009
There is wide agreement in Washington, and among employers, that American workers need more education and training, but some experts say current federal proposals don’t go far enough.
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