MA: Janitorial firm fined for wage gaffe
The Boston Globe An East Boston janitorial company has been ordered by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to pay more than $750,000 for unlawfully deducting wages from workers’ paychecks.
MD: Residents, workers protest housing authority plan to privatize public housing
The Baltimore Sun
OSHA Launches Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
U.S. Supreme Court Might Take Up Rick Scott's "Drug Test Everyone" Plan
Miami News Times Gov. Rick Scott's plan to randomly drug test every single state employee in Florida -- from department heads to minimum wage DMV janitors -- has already failed the common-sense test and an appeals court ruling.
AFSCME President Blasts House Approval of Budget for Wealthy
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders released the following statement following the House approval of the budget drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan.
Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight
Truthout Services and infrastructure have been privatized, even though keeping them public is the better choice.
OSHA launches new safety and health certificate program for public sector employees
Occupational Safety & Health Administration A new certificate program that provides public sector employees training on occupational safety and health to reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities among workers in state and local governments.
Ordinary workers took extraordinary stand, made history
Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor,
Memphis Commercial Appeal Memphis sanitation strike an important turning point in the fight for civil rights, workplace equality
Countering the Siege
New York Times AFSCME President McEntee on how attacks on public service workers have energized union members and our allies in a growing battle over workers’ rights.
Obama administration supports additional funding to stabilize neighborhoods hard-hit by foreclosure
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today that the Obama Administration will work with Congress to find ways to help state and local governments better combat the effects of the housing crisis and home foreclosures.
Housing officials mark the impact of Tampa's stimulus money after one year
St. Petersburg Times According to the Congressional Budget Office, the stimulus package has created or saved between 800,000 and 2.4 million jobs.
HUD Offers $1.43 Billion In Homeless Assistance Grants to Support Thousands of Local Projects Nationwide
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is making available $1.43 billion in homeless assistance grants to thousands of local projects that house and serve homeless persons and families across the country.
HUD announces $50 million in Recovery Act funds to help local communities stabilize neighborhoods hard hit by foreclosure
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD is launching a $50 million effort to help state and local governments address the inventory of foreclosed properties.
Housing Begins Long, Slow Rebound
Associated Press It was — note the past tense — the worst housing recession anyone but survivors of the Great Depression can remember.
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