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ALPA offers plan to revitalize airline industry; leans heavily on better pay, streamlined regulations

July 21st, 2010

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) has presented a five-point plan for revitalizing the airline industry, one that its president, Capt. John Prater, says will depend upon a “renewed commitment to strengthen our industry in every area—safety, security, and labor relations.” Prater addressed more than 150 policy makers, regulatory agency and airline representatives, journalists, and [Read more...]

Study reveals value employers and HR place on professional certification

July 20th, 2010

A global survey of more than 1,500 HR professionals shows that HR employees place a high premium on professional HR certification because it reflects the practical and professional experience of the certificant, shows a commitment to lifelong learning, and helps with career advancement. Interestingly, certification was found to be more valued in the U.S. by [Read more...]

Connecticut DOL contacts employers, individuals about computer theft

July 20th, 2010

The Connecticut Department of Labor notified approximately 5,000 individuals and employers by mail that a laptop computer was stolen within the past week from a secured environment during a recent break-in at the agency’s Bridgeport Office. The computer contained confidential information about unemployment insurance claimants who had wage discrepancy complaints, and certain employers in the [Read more...]

Consumer prices dip slightly in June for third straight month

July 19th, 2010

Consumer prices as measured by the Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers index (CPI-W) fell slightly in June, down 0.1 percent over the month prior to seasonal adjustment, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on July 16. The CPI-W, which is used as an escalator in union contracts and in federal entitlement payments, registered a June [Read more...]

California public works Compliance Monitoring takes effect August 1

July 19th, 2010

The California Department of Industrial Relations has amended its regulations governing the approval and operation of Labor Compliance Programs by state and local agencies involved with public works construction contracts. The agency also adopted new regulations governing fees and monitoring and enforcement standards for the Labor Commissioner on state bond-funded and other specific public works [Read more...]