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Court disarms ‘ambush’ elections rule for union representation

Responding to Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and U.S. Chamber of Commerce challenges, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia overturned a National Labor Relations Board rule expediting union representation elections, citing the measure’s adoption absent a quorum of the five-member agency.

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Lafarge Canada heeds safety directive in switch to 44-lb. cement bag

Recognizing the Canadian Center for Occupational Health & Safety-recommended 23-kilogram (50-lb.) threshold for objects workers regularly handle, Lafarge Canada has introduced a 20-kilogram (44-lb.) alternative to the traditional 40-kilogram (88-lb.) cement bag.

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OSHA proposes $154K in fines for veneer stone installer

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Refton, Pa.-based Quality Stone Veneer Inc. with eight safety violations, including one willful, for scaffolding hazards found during stone installation at a Hegins, Pa., residential site.

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New Corps Chief

Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick became the 53rd U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general and U.S. Army chief of engineers during an assumption of command ceremony last month at Baruch Auditorium, Fort Lesley J. McNair.

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