The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 has filed a lawsuit against Indiana’s governor, attorney general and labor commissioner contending that forcing union workers to work alongside non-union workers is slavery.
Reinforcing what most employers in Washington State already know, a new report by the Washington Roundtable concludes our state’s business climate is in serious need of improvement.
The Washington Roundtable is a nonprofit, public policy organization comprised of executives of some of the state’s biggest private sector employers (Starbucks, Safeco and Boeing, to name a few). So when Roundtable members say our state needs a more competitive business climate, they know what they’re talking about.
One of the most contentious proposals the Legislature considered this year was the plan to reform the state's pension system. The compromise bill ultimately agreed to (SB 6378) was adopted by a vote of 56-42 in the House and 27-22 in the Senate.