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Articles by Christina Le Beau

Tips From the Trenches

March 6, 2009
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‘You have to educate yourself,’ says the owner of a landscaping company that was shut out of a job site because her firm wasn’t unionized. Christy Webber panicked and agreed to contracts with two unions that wanted to sign her employees.
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Unionization Loopholes Theyre Tight

March 6, 2009
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With ‘card check’ top of mind, some opponents have dug up an old National Labor Relations Board regulation and claimed that many small businesses are exempt from union activity. That’s not necessarily true.
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Dealing With a More Union-Friendly World

March 6, 2009
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If the Employee Free Choice Act becomes law, small-business owners will be among the many employers dealing with unions for the first time.
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Tale of a Reluctant Convert

August 31, 2008
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Kevin Bart became a solar-panel installer because he needed a job. Now he and his wife eat organic food and drink filtered water.
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Eco-Carpet Ride

August 31, 2008
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In her job as manager of sustainable strategy for InterfaceFlor LLC, a maker of modular carpet tiles for commercial buildings, Lindsay James spends a lot of time educating salespeople and clients about how the company’s eco-friendly products are made.
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Environmental-Jobs Market Has Bloomed

August 31, 2008
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When Stephen Bell graduated with a degree in environmental management from the University of Rhode Island in 1993, environmental jobs were few and far between. How times have changed.
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Hes LEEDing the Way

August 31, 2008
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Two years ago, Gary Hardy would have told you green was the color of money and grass, and that’s about it. Then he went back to school and plans to be accredited in the principles of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
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Hes Sold on Green Technology

August 31, 2008
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On the job, Ermin Arslanagic, an account executive with Johnson Controls, works to convince municipalities they can save money by installing energy-efficient utilities and control systems, switching to wind and solar power, and more. At home, he’s a recycler who conserves energy.
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Jobs of the Future A New Green World

August 31, 2008
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Thanks to the likes of former Vice President Al Gore, rapidly mobilizing consumers and the very real threat of legislation limiting carbon emissions, businesses are seeing the environmental benefit and the financial sense of giving a hoot.
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