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Jan 21, 2012

Republicans successful in limiting FAA unionization, Dems give in


FAA Deal on Capitol Hill: Labor Language Dropped


'...In exchange for Republicans dropping the NMB rule recission, Democrats have agreed to include a provision that would raise the threshold for rail and aviation workers expressing interest in forming a union from 35 percent to 50 percent. This would mark the first time that an FAA reauthorization included any NMB changes, which is likely to make organized labor uncomfortable....'


Reference: nationaljournal.com
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Jan 20, 2012

Radiation exposure of 16 workers at a nuclear research lab


Federal panel faults Idaho lab for radiation exposure mishap


'...The radiation exposure of 16 workers at a nuclear research lab in I, daho stemmed from a failure to properly assess the risks posed by the handling of decades-old plutonium fuel cells, federal investigators concluded on Wednesday....'


Reference: www.reuters.com
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Jan 9, 2012

2013 Federal Worker Pay Raise


White House calls for modest 0.5% pay raise for federal civilian workers


'...After a two-year freeze in federal workers’ salaries, President Obama will propose a 0.5 percent pay increase for civilian employees as part of his 2013...'


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com
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