World Trade Center Tower Reaches Midpoint

The attached site has a wonderful tour of the construction from the new World Trade Center in New York City. The story and video serve as a reminder of just how picturesque the construction industry really is. It is also a reminder about the dangers of the industry and the perils of those who capture video of the  events. Read more »

'Job-killing' regulation? 'Job-killing' spending? Let's kill this GOP canard

Republicans these days can't get through a sentence without tossing in their new favorite adjective, "job-killing." There's "job-killing legislation," in particular the health-care reform law. And "job-killing regulations," especially anything coming out of the EPA and the IRS. Big deficits are always "job-killing," which might come as something of a surprise to all you Keynesians out there, along with the "job-killing spending binge" and even "job-killing stimulus projects."

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How Conservative Attacks on Health Care Reform Will Affect You

Conservatives are starting to implement their onslaught to repeal the Affordable Care Act this week as Republicans take control of the House of Representatives. They have scheduled a vote on January 12. If conservatives have their way and repeal the Affordable Care Act, we will go back to a health care system that failed millions of Americans.

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/01/repeal_consequences.html

Where Are The Jobs? For Many Companies, Overseas

Corporate profits are up. Stock prices are up. So why isn't anyone hiring?Actually, many American companies are - just maybe not in your town. They're hiring overseas, where sales are surging and the pipeline of orders is fat. NPR has the story.

The Wage Theft / Worker Misclassification Movement

Last September, Jim Kollaer wrote a comprehensive article in Construction Citizen about worker misclassification. He discovered that twenty-six states including Minnesota, have signed Wage Theft and/or Worker Misclassification bills into law as the focus in a number of legislatures has swung to the issue that is costing workers and taxing agencies billions of dollars in lost revenue.

http://constructioncitizen.com/blog/wage-theft-worker-misclassification-...

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