Indiana’s airwaves are being saturated with ads featuring Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) promoting his right to work for less legislation that Republican lawmakers are trying to ram through the legislature. But Daniels continues to refuse to reveal who is bankrolling the media barrage.
The ads are funded by a shadowy group that calls itself the Indiana Opportunity Fund. Public records show the group has spent $600,000 on the right to work for less propaganda. But, the group—founded by Republican party activist Jim Bopp—is not required to divulge the source of the cash and Daniels has ignored requests from Hoosier working families, the media and others to disclose whose deep pockets he is dipping into for the advertisements.
He also claims in those commercials that a third of all companies that consider locating in the state decide not to because of the lack of a so-called right to work law. But Danie
Forecasts for IT hiring are almost universally predicting that project managers and business analysts will be in demand in 2012, but what about cloud transformation officers?
With big data, mobile computing, social media, cloud computing and the consumerization of IT all converging on IT in 2012, some new — and intriguing — job titles are beginning to emerge.
Computerworld went digging and unearthed a handful of positions you can expect to see popping up more and more — along with details on what you’ll need to land one of them.
Union representatives of the International Transport Workers Federation from Australia and New Zealand were not allowed by the Fiji government to enter the country Wednesday. The three-day mission was to investigate alleged violation of human and labour rights by the Bainimarama military regime.Previous image Enlarge Close Next image /
Upon arrival at Fijis Nadi Airport, Australian Council of Trade Unions President Ged Kearney and her New Zealand counterpart, Helen Kelly, were turned away and sent home.
“The human rights of all Fijians are being willfully abused by the Bainimarama military regime. T
The Boeing Co. considered several other locations before it announced this week that it will build its new generation 737 MAX at its Renton, Wash., facilities where skilled members of the SPEEA/International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) Local 2001 and Machinists (IAM) District 751 have produced high quality aircraft for decades.
An independent study sponsored by the unions along with government and business groups helped convince Boeing that Renton was the best place to build the new generation 737.
The study, known as Project Pegasus, showed that Renton with the large pool of highly skilled workers was the best option with the lowest risk for the airline manufacturer, says SPEEA President Tom McCarty.
This was a very proactive effort to make sure these planes are designed and built by the most experienced and productive workforce in the world.
Westpac is to carry out an organisational reshuffle which will see its IT department move from the forefront to the backseat of the organisation.
In a statement to the ASX , the bank said the IT department would be moved to a new Group Services division, which will also include banking operations, property services and legal and will be led by group chief operating officer John Arthur.
The second division, Australian Financial Services, will include Westpac retail and business banking, St George banking, BT Financial and banking products and risk management. The division will be led by current RBS chief executive UK retail, wealth an Ulster Bank, Brian Hartzer.
Nursing leaders have warned of a major crisis as 56,058 NHS jobs across the UK are due to be cut.
In England, the post cuts have increased by 50 percent with 48, 029 NHS posts set to be axed or already lost since the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) began tracking post losses in April 2010. The figure was 30,873 seven months ago.
An RCN analysis of 41 trusts in England revealed that clinical posts make up almost half of the total workforce cuts with nursing posts accounting for more than a third of the posts earmarked to be cut.
“Cutting staff numbers by up to a quarter and axing a third of nursing posts will undoubtedly have a deep and potentially dangerous impact on patient care.
Judy Parkins, AFL-CIO director of Community Services, sends us this report.
The North Central Indiana AFL-CIO Council and United Way in South Bend are giving community members the opportunity to Adopt a Family and heat a home. Dawn Chapla, AFL-CIO Community Services liaison, wrote the grant that will match donated dollars for heating, provide free budget counseling and provide a case coordinator to develop and work on a plan of action.
The labor council works to build and identify tools like the Team HEAT grant, free tax assistance and financial education for members and their families. Union leaders know that the more members work with local case coordinators, the better their outcomes are. Says Chapla:
The Team HEAT program helps to let people know they are pulling their share and not just getting a hand out. It i