Private-sector unions have a long history in America, and apart from occasional problems involving union violence, mob racketeering, and intimidation by union bosses of rank-and-file workers, they have often served as a legitimate part of the American workplace.Read More »
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The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed Sen. Steve Yarbrough’s plan for overhauling pension systems for public safety employees, despite the near-unanimous opposition of the groups that would be affected.Read More »
In pursuing pension-reform, Speaker Adams travels a lonely road, and Sen. Yarbrough stops for visits along the way.
Two bills — one still embryonic, one written and ready — represent the common goal of reforming the state’s pension system. They also represent two very different approaches to legislation.
Now that Arizona voters have approved the use of medical marijuana, employers need new ways to deal with employees who are impaired for any reason, a state lawmaker said Tuesday.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer dedicated a high-tech medical training center Wednesday designed to help military personnel prepare for battlefield emergencies.Read More »
Arizona's unemployment rate remains at 9.4 percent after adding a modest 3,400 jobs in December.Read More »
Those unpaid furlough days for Arizona state employees would be a thing of the past under Gov. Jan Brewer's proposed new state budget.Read More »
Most state government offices will be closed Thursday for the fifth furlough day of 2010.Read More »
Phoenix attorney David Selden, one of the lawyers fighting the employer sanctions law, wouldn’t make any predictions, but disputed the AP’s proclamation that it seems the court will uphold the employer sanctions statute.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday on Arizona's employer sanctions law.Read More »