Medicare at 45: Health Reform Means New Benefits for Seniors

July 30 is the 45th anniversary of Medicare, a milestone for a true American success story that has helped reduce senior poverty by two-thirds, by Barbara J. Easterling, President, Alliance for Retired Americans
This year is an especially happy birthday for Medicare because the new health reform law makes it easier for seniors to afford to see a doctor, fill a prescription, and receive free preventive screenings and tests for serious diseases. Read more »

IUPAT Launches New Program to Announce Job Alerts for Members on Their Mobile Phones

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) has just launched a new service that enables members in our core crafts to get job leads via text alerts on their mobile phones.

Here's how it works: Members text the first letter of their craft from their mobile phone to 48728 .

Example: Read more »

Will contractor methods pass an OSHA inspection?

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced earlier this year that OSHA compliance officers will start verifying not only that required training has been conducted, but that the training was provided in a format that the workers could understand, including all applicable languages. Read more.

Workers Memorial provides opportunity to remember and renew commitment

Years of effort came to fruition Tuesday with the dedication of the Minnesota Workers Memorial, a monument on the grounds of the state Capitol dedicated to those injured and killed on the job. Read more »

Study Confirms Benefits of Project Labor Agreements

In what is probably the broadest, most detailed study ever conducted on the merits of project labor agreements (PLAs), three academic researchers have concluded that there is no substantial evidence that PLAs reduce the number of bidders or change the costs of construction projects. Read more »

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