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VIAW Newswire 03.07.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

Ex-Hostess/Interstate Workers Win Extra Benefits Under Trade Adjustmen Assistance

When Hostess filed for bankruptcy for the second time in a few years, workers knew that the company’s problems were not their fault but the product of years of mismanagement.

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Broken Immigration Systems Puts Workers’ Rights on ICE

A new report outlines how employers across the country are gaming today’s broken immigration system to exploit immigrant workers and evade both labor and immigration laws.

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L.A. Bus Buy Creates New U.S. Jobs…Let’s Make Sure Other Cities Follow Suit

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (aka L.A. Metro) needed new, clean buses.

What’s So Great About Unions, Anyway?

Let’s be honest. Sometimes, outside of election campaign seasons, even progressives wonder what’s so great about unions. Sure, we had a role to play before job safety laws, the eight-hour day, Social Security and civil rights laws were passed. But today?

An Invitation to Rick Perry to Come Back to California

You have to feel a little bad for Texas Gov. Rick Perry. He came all the way to California this week to “poach jobs” and left empty-handed. Maybe Perry hasn’t read the studies that show very few jobs move from California to other states. Or maybe he wasn’t aware that California is on the rebound in a big way, now leading the nation in job creation. At the end of the day, Perry’s trip really was all hat, no cattle.

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