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New election rules a win for labor unions

December 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In a win for organized labor, the National Labor Relations Board today approved sweeping new rules that would speed the pace of union elections, making it easier for unions to gain members at companies that have long rebuffed them. Business groups quickly denounced the move, saying it limits the time that employers have to educate workers about the impact of joining a union. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has already filed a federal lawsuit challenging the rules. Continue Reading

What’s that tree? Try Smithsonian’s new app to see

June 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

If you’ve ever wondered what type of tree was nearby but didn’t have a guide book, a new smartphone app allows users with no formal training to satisfy their curiosity and contribute to science at the same time. Continue Reading