Author: Paul Hoos
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New rules for Veterans Day for Oregon employers

During the last legislative session, the Oregon Legislature unanimously passed Senate Bill 1, providing for Veterans Day time off for veterans. The law became effective immediately upon signing. Beginning this Veterans Day, November 11, 2013, Oregon employers will be required to provide

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HealthCare.gov: Why didn’t the White House use WordPress? – POLITICO.com

Great read on WordPress and why its a good solution. HealthCare.gov is “a disaster,” “a failure” and “excruciatingly embarrassing” for the Obama administration. Why didn’t they just use WordPress? Of the 14 states running their own health insurance marketplaces, five

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Jobs top issue in Pratt & Whitney-Machinists talks

HARTFORD — As jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and the Machinists Union begin negotiations Thursday for a new contract governing pay, benefits, work rules and other conditions, the top issue will be jobs. Neither company nor union representatives would

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Machinists Union Ratifies United Contract But Says US Airways Drags Its Feet

The International Association of Machinists is applauding a new deal covering 28,000 workers at United Airlines, but says it cannot seem to make any headway on two US Airways contract. The United deal runs through 2016 and covers fleet service

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NY Times Profiles IAM Lobstermen in Maine

Yvonne Rosen, a member of the IAM’s Maine Lobstermen’s Union, tosses back undersized lobsters while pulling traps off the coast of Maine. (Courtesy: Craig Dilger for The New York Times) The IAM’s year-long campaign to help establish the Maine Lobstermen’s

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