Gov. Mitch Daniels signaled this afternoon that Republicans should to drop the right-to-work bill that has brought the Indiana House to a standstill for two days and imperiled other measures.
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) is now to the right of Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) on the question of allowing public sector workers to unionize.
A new database on contractors’ past behavior has industry scrambling to prepare, according to contracting lawyers and advocates. The Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System, or FAPIIS, is meant to ensure the government, before making major awards to contractors, knows of past problems such as criminal convictions, fines, suspensions and contracts terminated due to default.
The federal government next week will launch a massive study to see whether workers who helped clean up last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill are getting sick as a result of those jobs.
Nurses and other health care workers are in danger every day at work. In fact, they are almost three times more likely than other workers to experience violence on the job, according to “Violence: Occupational Hazard in Hospitals,” a study published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in 2002.
Last Tuesday morning at 10:30, two men installing structural steel atop an addition to the Redeemer Presbyterian Church on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, fell five floors down an elevator shaft to their deaths. There was an immediate rush to judgment by major media outlets, each in turn looking at the iron work sub-contractor on the site, Cross County Contracting, Inc, a local firm based in the Town of Shawangunk.
Investigators are looking into the death of a radio antenna installer from Georgia who fell 110 feet from tower at 3:06 p.m. Sunday, according to sheriff’s reports.