THE WEST WING Weekly Memo 4-19-13
Each Weekly Memo to the City Council and the agenda packet is also provided on theCity Councilweb page.
Waste Water Treatment Update
City staff and consultants met with Cal Tininenko... Posted on 4/19/13 at 12:26 PM
BEST FRIENDS ND DSU Professor Gets Canned
Dr. Peter Wilson, Dickinson State University assistant professor, spent part of his Labor Day weekend cleaning this collection bin on West 15th Street in Dickinson. Pete bagged up more than 200 pounds... Posted on 9/5/12 at 9:23 AM
THE NEW FORTY Way to go Joe!
I love good news stories. In a world that has plenty of tragedy and daily reports of folks who are lying, stealing, cheating, or hurting others -I welcome a storythat reminds of the good in people. Su... Posted on 9/2/12 at 9:06 PM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Labor Day Word Search
Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend! Here's a word search you can print and enjoy.
... Posted on 8/31/12 at 11:59 AM
The gay marriage debate illustrates how being in or out of power affects how politicians look at the world. Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Red Wing, told Democrats during Thursday’s historic same-sex marriage debate that two years ago they were against the government defining marriage. This year, he added, that is what Democrats are all about as they promote allowing same-sex couples to marry.
City and school leaders bristled at comments made Tuesday by syndicated liberal radio host Ed Schultz when he equated eighth-grade volunteers filling sandbags at Sandbag Central to “slave labor” helping only the rich.
Big business and labor have resolved a dispute over a low-skilled worker program that threatened to hold up agreement on a sweeping immigration bill, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
Service Employees International Union members gathered Sunday to learn more about the status of the talks and to review a tentative deal reached for last week for 4,000 janitors represented by the union that includes a raise of $1.20 an hour over three years.
The nation's labor unions suffered sharp declines in membership last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday, led by losses in the public sector as cash-strapped state and local governments laid off workers and — in some cases — limited collective bargaining rights.
Rick Snyder warned Michigan’s labor leaders. The state’s mild-mannered Republican governor, currently in his first term in his first public office, has rarely been accused of being (or praised for being) a fire-breathing conservative.
The Minnesota Orchestra was called the world's greatest not long ago, welcome recognition for musicians based outside a top cultural center. Now its members are locked out of Orchestra Hall, stuck in the same kind of labor-management battle recently afflicting teachers and football referees.
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