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JULY 28, 2011 Ikea Me This
voted 221-69 to have the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers represent them in collective bargaining, union and plant officials said. Thrilled to hear about this recent turn of events in Ikea's only US Factory. At Ikea’s Only U.S. Employees at the Swedwood plant in Danville, Va., Unions Ikea
| | TRADESMEN INSIGHTS
NOVEMBER 30, 2011 “Right Skills Now” Provides Fast-Track Training for Tradesmen
For American manufacturing to be successful, employers need machinists that have the right skills, and they need those skills now. She helped launch the training program for CNC machinists in her home state. It’s not just for CNC machinists. The biggest issue I hear from both contractors and manufacturers is lack of work isn’t the issue, but lack of qualified people to do it is. Right Skills Now may not be the end all but it’s a model that can work for both on a regional basis. As a small business owner representing the manufacturing sector, Ms. Cooper, Ph.D.,
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| | GREEN GODDESS
SEPTEMBER 3, 2012 Spent Energy
Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., On this Labor Day I wonder how many of you are not "spending energy" in wasted labor. Labor day's origins came from where else?
| | CONSTRUCTION LIEN BLOG
JUNE 6, 2013 Georgia Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Things to Know
This includes general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers (to general contractors and subcontractors), laborers, registered architects, registered professional engineers, machinists or manufacturers of machinery, and equipment renters. 'See original article at Georgia Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Things to Know. Mechanics lien law varies from state to state. Written by Scott Wolfe Jr.
| | THE SMART VAN
FEBRUARY 16, 2012 Laser-Eye Surgery Repair: SmartVan’s Job of the Week
Dresser-Rand is in need of a machinist who can travel to customers’ businesses to operate on its equipment, which includes lathes and mills. The No, it’s not science fiction, and your tool belt won’t have a holster for a ray gun. But in this week’s SmartVan Job of the Week, you’ll get to play with lasers. For real. Repair Eye Surgery Lasers. The 411 : LenSxInc.
| | TRADESMEN INSIGHTS
JULY 17, 2012 An Employer’s Back to School List
We can no longer take for granted that a surplus of craft machinists is ‘out there’ somewhere just waiting for our offer. The first item on that list should be “to increase the visibility, value and prestige of precision machinists, programmers, engineers and our other high value team members.” Guest Post. Miles writes a blog for the association called Speaking of Precision. Miles
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MIKE ROWE WORKS The Unqualified Workforce Is Prolonging Our Economic Woes
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011
He needs hundreds of technicians, welders, and machinists
. The U.S. is not only suffering from a skills gap it is suffering from a skills mismatch. This article from the National Journal, by Michael Hirsh and Fawn Johnson reports on the ever widening space between those looking for work and companies who need to hire workers with technical and machinng skills. Desperately Seeking Skills. How an unqualified workforce is prolonging America’s economic misery. Eric Spiegel dwells in an alternate universe. percent. the U.S. subsidiary of the German engineering conglomerate. s, either. MORE >>
GREEN GODDESS Fries With That?
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2012
As the instructor Joseph Goldenberg explained, today’s skilled factory worker is really a hybrid of an old-school machinist
and a computer programmer. A couple of weeks ago I watched a 60 Minutes segment on the "problems" employers are having finding trained and work-ready employees for the jobs they have available. They profiled a company in Las Vegas that was having problems finding those workers with the skill sets necessary. Many of them were technical some were simple organizational and communication skills. The irony is not lost here. Who Built It? Well, Who Paid for It? The catch? MORE >>
GREEN GODDESS The Art of the Trade
| SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012
But the damage to skill and craftsmanship — what’s needed to build a complex airliner or a tractor, or for a worker to move up from assembler to machinist
to supervisor — went largely unnoticed. In parallel to the book "Art of the Deal" which by its Author, Donald Trump, seems to embrace the past 30 years emphasis on largesse oblige, I share with you this essay from the New York Times about the Art of the Trade and the loss of the craftsman. We have lost the art of the trades in many ways. so it falls to the bottom of the list. This was the 70s and perhaps it was really another time. MORE >>
CONSTRUCTION LIEN BLOG How To File A California Mechanics Lien
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011
This post, originally published as a Google Knol (which is being discontinued, yawn), is now repurposed for this blog. One of the reasons I want to republish this thing is because I consider it one of the most comprehensive how-to guides for California mechanic lien filings. This how-to guide really does give a start-to-finish explanation on how to file a California mechanics lien. Attorneys and Collection Agencies around the country will unanimously agree that filing a mechanic’s lien is one of the best ways to collect money owed to you on a construction project. Cleaning services. MORE >>
CONSTRUCTION LIEN BLOG Georgia Mechanics Lien: How To File Your Claim
| THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013
The statutes provide that the following parties have the right to file a Georgia Mechanics Lien : Mechanics of all sorts who have taken no personal security for work done or materials furnished, contractors, subcontractors, materialmen to contractor or subcontractors, laborers, registered architects, registered surveyors, registered professional engineers, contractors/subcontractors/materialmen furnishing material to subcontractors, machinists
/manufacturers of machinery, equipment renters. This article is a step-by-step guide to filing a Georgia mechanics lien. Not everyone does. MORE >>
- Working Man GREEN GODDESS | FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
- How To File A California Mechanics Lien CONSTRUCTION LIEN BLOG | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011
- Can I File A Lien in Georgia? GEORGIA CONSTRUCTION LAW BLOG | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
- And Nobody Knows - Ikea GREEN GODDESS | MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
- Maybe they mean Green as in "Alien" GREEN GODDESS | FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009
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