EEOC Proposes Limited Technical Change to Federal Sector Complaint Processing Regulations

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued a technical Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes a limited procedural change to the federal sector processing regulations. This NPRM was posted by the Federal Register for public inspection today and will be published in the Federal Register on February 14, 2019. Members of the … Read moreEEOC Proposes Limited Technical Change to Federal Sector Complaint Processing Regulations

The Trump Administration is Building a Stronger Future

The Trump Administration is Building a Stronger Future February 13, 2019 kcpullen@doc.gov Wed, 02/13/2019 – 12:11 Manufacturing U.S. Commerce Department Deputy Secretary Karen Dunn Kelley Visits RE2 Robotics in Pittsburgh.  Post by Karen Dunn Kelley Since I started at the Department of Commerce, I have found great enjoyment visiting private businesses to learn about how … Read moreThe Trump Administration is Building a Stronger Future

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Form ED-840P, Petition by a Firm for Certification of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance, and Adjustment Proposals; Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Program

The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Please follow and like us:

CT represents in DC – A few stood against many!!

A member of our group made a 24-hour whirlwind trip to our cation’s capital on Feb. 10 to help protest against a Republican Hindu Coalition rally in front of the White house. A group of about 60 Indian Visa workers gathered to voice support for legislation that would dramatically increase the number of Green Cards … Read moreCT represents in DC – A few stood against many!!

Press coverage from our rally … And proof Infosys lied

Our main beef with the state’s deal with Infosys is that they didn’t mandate that the India-based firm hire Americans. This is what Governor Lamont said … The Lamont administration said this … “Governor Lamont looks forward to Infosys becoming a key … These will be full–time jobs for individuals, many of whom live, work … Read morePress coverage from our rally … And proof Infosys lied

Tracking the Changing Nature of Work: the Process Continues

The days of working the same 9-to-5 job for 40 years are a fading memory. Work today may involve multiple part-time jobs, working from home, obtaining work through a mobile device, and changing jobs frequently. The so-called “changing nature of work” is already here, and at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics we are trying … Read moreTracking the Changing Nature of Work: the Process Continues

Latest Weather Satellite Will Improve Forecasts for Western U.S., Alaska, Hawaii

Latest Weather Satellite Will Improve Forecasts for Western U.S., Alaska, Hawaii February 12, 2019 kcpullen@doc.gov Tue, 02/12/2019 – 12:10 Atmospheric data Weather and satellites GOES-17 is now operational as GOES West NOAA Today, GOES-17, the second of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) next-generation geostationary weather satellites, has completed its checkout phase and is … Read moreLatest Weather Satellite Will Improve Forecasts for Western U.S., Alaska, Hawaii

Do higher wages kill jobs? (with Mayor Eric Garcetti and Alan Krueger)

Trickle-downers always argue that raising the minimum wage inevitably kills jobs. But the empirical evidence from Seattle, Los Angeles, and elsewhere prove otherwise. Experts, including Mayor Garcetti of LA, discuss how our economic understanding has changed, and why changing the public perception around the minimum wage has been so difficult. Eric Garcetti: Mayor of Los … Read moreDo higher wages kill jobs? (with Mayor Eric Garcetti and Alan Krueger)

Do higher wages kill jobs? (with Mayor Eric Garcetti and Alan Krueger)

Trickle-downers always argue that raising the minimum wage inevitably kills jobs. But the empirical evidence from Seattle, Los Angeles, and elsewhere prove otherwise. Experts, including Mayor Garcetti of LA, discuss how our economic understanding has changed, and why changing the public perception around the minimum wage has been so difficult. Eric Garcetti: Mayor of Los … Read moreDo higher wages kill jobs? (with Mayor Eric Garcetti and Alan Krueger)

Do higher wages kill jobs?

Trickle-downers always argue that raising the minimum wage inevitably kills jobs. But the empirical evidence from Seattle, Los Angeles, and elsewhere prove otherwise. Experts, including Mayor Garcetti of LA, discuss how our economic understanding has changed, and why changing the public perception around the minimum wage has been so difficult. Eric Garcetti: Mayor of Los … Read moreDo higher wages kill jobs?

USINPAC Continues Push for Green Card Changes for Indians

Washington DC: USINPAC continues its push for H-1B visa and green card changes. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. According to a report in 2018, three-fourths of H-1B visa holders are Indian IT specialists. Many US employers want to retain these high-skilled … Read moreUSINPAC Continues Push for Green Card Changes for Indians

INDIA COULD LEARN FROM AMERICAN SUCCESS IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE INDUSTRY Copy

As awareness about climate change increases has sparked the move away from gas and diesel powered vehicles and a move towards electric vehicles (EVs). Countries all around the world are introducing programs and policies to make electric vehicle ownership more attractive to prospect consumers, and many of these programs are having considerable success. The United … Read moreINDIA COULD LEARN FROM AMERICAN SUCCESS IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE INDUSTRY Copy

ILWU members help LA Teachers win strike to improve public schools

Supporting quality public schools: ILWU members participated in a solidarity campaign organized by the Southern California District Council that helped teachers in LA win a six-day strike for smaller class sizes, more nurses andcounselors, a cap on new private charter schools and greater accountability for existing charters. The community-wide effort involved hundreds of volunteers who … Read moreILWU members help LA Teachers win strike to improve public schools

NOAA and NCAR Partner on New State-of-the-Art Weather and Climate Modeling Framework

NOAA and NCAR Partner on New State-of-the-Art Weather and Climate Modeling Framework February 8, 2019 kcpullen@doc.gov Fri, 02/08/2019 – 12:41 Atmospheric data Weather and satellites A National Weather Service meteorologist uses weather model data to generate precipitation forecasts from NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center in College Park, MD.  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) The United … Read moreNOAA and NCAR Partner on New State-of-the-Art Weather and Climate Modeling Framework

Priority Makes the Difference – FirstNet in Action

Priority Makes the Difference – FirstNet in Action February 8, 2019 kcpullen@doc.gov Fri, 02/08/2019 – 10:56 First responder network FirstNet’s advanced speeds enable the Richmond (Va.) Police Department to receive and monitor live camera and weather feeds, pull up suspect information quickly, and tie computer-aided dispatch interfaces to 911 call centers. The following is a … Read morePriority Makes the Difference – FirstNet in Action

New Census Bureau Director – Moving Ahead and Achieving a Successful 2020 Census

New Census Bureau Director – Moving Ahead and Achieving a Successful 2020 Census February 8, 2019 kcpullen@doc.gov Fri, 02/08/2019 – 10:04 2020 Census U.S. Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Director’s Blog By Dr. Steven Dillingham, U.S. Census Bureau Director The mission here at the … Read moreNew Census Bureau Director – Moving Ahead and Achieving a Successful 2020 Census

Latest Labor Board Decision A Step In The Right Direction, But Not A Magic Bullet

I recently wrote about the January 25 decision from the National Labor Relations Board that makes it easier for businesses to classify their workers as independent contractors (SuperShuttle DFW, Inc.). You can read the full article here. In a nutshell, now that the Board is comprised of Trump appointees and majority Republican, it reversed a … Read moreLatest Labor Board Decision A Step In The Right Direction, But Not A Magic
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China mobilizes anti-ship missiles after Navy patrol in South China Sea – News – Stripes

Editor’s note: US consumers are paying for China’s ability to engage in military aggression against us.  “Last month, Chinese Rear Adm. Lou Yuan told an audience in Shenzhen that sinking a pair of U.S. aircraft carriers would settle issues of sovereignty in the South China Sea. What the United States fears the most is taking casualties,” he said, … Read moreChina mobilizes anti-ship missiles after Navy patrol in South China Sea – News – Stripes

NJ Desi Software Guy Charged with Hardcore Murder-for-Hire Crime

New Jersey Indian IT consultant Narsan Lingala (55) of Middlesex County and his ex-girlfriend Sandya Reddy (52) were charged on February 6, 2019, over an alleged plot to pay a purported hitman to kill Narsan’s estranged wife. Narsan was already in custody on a different charge when he allegedly approached another inmate and asked him … Read moreNJ Desi Software Guy Charged with Hardcore Murder-for-Hire Crime

Dave Arian: former ILWU President and Port Commissioner had radical roots

Remembering our brother Dave Arian: The entire ILWU family mourned the loss of former ILWU President Dave Arian. Dave mentored generations of longshore workers in Southern California and up and down the Coast. He is pictured here addressing a crowd in San Pedro on June 29, 2018. David Arian, a major force in the ILWU … Read moreDave Arian: former ILWU President and Port Commissioner had radical roots

The 28 counties where a majority of school-age children speak Spanish at home

It is no surprise to see California and Texas well represented on this list, but look at Kansas, Nebraska, and Washington. Concentrations of Spanish speakers can be found farther north than most people realize. County, State Total, ages 5-17 speak Spanish at home, 5-17: % 5-17 who speak Spanish at home Starr, Texas 14,649 13,693 … Read moreThe 28 counties where a majority of school-age children speak Spanish at home

Neeraj Sharma Charged with H1-B Visa and Naturalization Fraud

Neeraj Sharma (43), Piscataway, NJ resident and owner and chief executive officer of Indian IT staffing company Magnavision arrested today for allegedly submitting 11 fraudulent H-1B visa applications as well as fraudulently procuring his own citizenship. Magnavision, located in Somerset, NJ offers information technology staffing and consulting services to clients in need of IT support. … Read moreNeeraj Sharma Charged with H1-B Visa and Naturalization Fraud

Do regulations kill growth? (with Robert Reich)

Deregulation for the powerful is a central tenet of the trickle-down myth, embraced by Democrats and Republican alike. Government regulations, we’re told, are costly and inefficient intrusions that slow grow and kill jobs. But Robert Reich explains that when thoughtfully applied, regulations are absolutely essential to growing a safe, secure, and broadly prosperous economy. Robert … Read moreDo regulations kill growth? (with Robert Reich)

Do regulations kill growth? (with Robert Reich)

Deregulation for the powerful is a central tenet of the trickle-down myth, embraced by Democrats and Republican alike. Government regulations, we’re told, are costly and inefficient intrusions that slow grow and kill jobs. But Robert Reich explains that when thoughtfully applied, regulations are absolutely essential to growing a safe, secure, and broadly prosperous economy.  Robert … Read moreDo regulations kill growth? (with Robert Reich)

Do regulations kill growth?

Deregulation for the powerful is a central tenet of the trickle-down myth, embraced by Democrats and Republican alike. Government regulations, we’re told, are costly and inefficient intrusions that slow grow and kill jobs. But Robert Reich explains that when thoughtfully applied, regulations are absolutely essential to growing a safe, secure, and broadly prosperous economy. Robert … Read moreDo regulations kill growth?

Middlesex County, New Jersey Indian CPA Amit Govil Pleads Guilty

Amit Govil (58) of New Brunswick, NJ pleaded guilty today to an indictment charging him with making and subscribing a false tax return. Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in New York and New Jersey, Amit Govil admitted in Newark federal court that he under-reported his income on his personal tax return, avoiding paying more … Read moreMiddlesex County, New Jersey Indian CPA Amit Govil Pleads Guilty