CEI Weekly: Union Threatens Strike at Ground Zero

Friday, August 5, 2011

 

 

Feature: Construction workers have walked off the job and threatened a formal strike at the World Trade Center site.

FEATURED STORY: Union Threatens Strike at Ground Zero

 

With only a month to go before the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, union workers at the World Trade Center site are refusing to work and are threatening a full-on strike. The union is hoping to bully their way into their ideal contract---meanwhile, they're upsetting people in New York City and across America. Labor Policy Counsel Vincent Vernuccio appeared on Fox Business to talk about the union workers' tone deaf bungling of their labor dispute at Ground Zero. Watch the interview here.

 

 

SHAPING THE DEBATE

 

Protecting IP While Preserving Online Innovation

Ryan Radia's hill briefing (video)

 

Hidden Truth: The Perils and Protection of Off-Label Drug and Medical Device Promotion

Greg Conko's study in Health Matrix

 

The Case Against John Bryson

David Bier's op-ed in The Kansas City Star

 

Going Down to the Wire on Debt-Limit Deal

John Berlau's radio interview on KCRW

 

The Coming War on Vitamins

Michelle Minton's op-ed in The Washington Times

 

Reforming Regulation, Bit by BIt

Ryan Young's op-ed on FoxNews.com

 

Lemonade Crackdown

Iain Murray's blog post in National Review Online

 

New Fuel Economy Standards Could Hurt More Than They Help

Sam Kazman's radio interview on One News Now

 

Back to Big Government Spending as Usual

Trey Kovac's citation in Michelle Malkin's nationally syndicated column

 

Now Government Trying to Ban Sale of Your Supplements

Michelle Minton's citation in NewsMax

 

 

                     

 

 

    CEI PODCAST

 

August 4, 2011: Liberalizing Trade

 

Congress is likely to take up

stalled free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea when it returns from its August

recess. Adjunct Fellow Fran Smith

talks about the good and bad parts

of the agreements. Billions of dollars

of economic benefits are offset by trade-unrelated provisions, such

as labor and environmental

standards. These erode our trading partners’ lawmaking sovereignty.

An increase in trade adjustment assistance also seems likely. This

gives money and training to workers who lose their jobs because of international trade.

 

 

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