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Labor hails new NLRB union election rule, which sets off partisan uproar

WASHINGTON (PAI) – AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka hailed a new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) union elections rule, designed to cut down devices businesses use to thwart – legally or illegally – NLRB decisions.  The rule, several years in the making, also set off a partisan uproar, on and off the board, which passed it by a 3-2 party-line vote. ..

McDonald's workers get happy meal from NLRB

WASHINGTON – A complaint filed on Dec. 19 by the National Labor Relations Board against McDonald’s Corp. and some of its franchisees sent the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Right-to-Work Foundation into a conniption. That could only mean it was good news for workers – and indeed, this and other recent rulings by President Obama’s handpicked NLRB majority are finally bearing fruit for organized labor. ..

MDOT pleased with smooth bridge slide over I-96

LOWELL TWP. – Here’s a handy tip: if you ever have to slide a 4.6 million pound bridge, Dawn dishwashing liquid soap makes for a pretty good lubricant. ..

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