Skills for America’s Future Manufacturing Event

President Obama visits Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia to announce new commitments by the private sector, community colleges and the National Association of Manufacturers to give 500000 community college students industry-accepted credentials. June 8, 2011.
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Disintegrating Democracy at Work: Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy

Disintegrating Democracy at Work: Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy

The shift from manufacturing- to service-based economies has often been accompanied by the expansion of low-wage and insecure employment. Many consider the effects of this shift inevitable. In Disintegrating Democracy at Work, Virginia Doellgast contends that high pay and good working conditions are possible even for marginal service jobs. This outcome, however, depends on strong unions and encompassing collective bargaining institutions, which are necessary to give workers a voice in the decisions that affect the design of their jobs and the distribution of productivity gains.

Doellgast’s conclusions are based on a comparative study of the changes that occurred in the organization of call center jobs in the United States and Germany following the liberalization of telecommunications markets. Based on survey data and interviews with workers, managers, and union representatives, she found that German managers more often took the “high road” than those in the United States, investing in skills and giving employees more control over their work. Doellgast traces the difference to stronger institutional supports for workplace democracy in Germany. However, these democratic structures were increasingly precarious, as managers in both countries used outsourcing strategies to move jobs to workplaces with lower pay and weaker or no union representation. Doellgast’s comparative findings show the importance of policy choices in closing off these escape routes, promoting broad access to good jobs in expanding service industries.

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Air France and Qantas—are so concerned about the detrimental effects of Emirates’ growth on their future ability to compete with it on a level playing field that they have resorted to openly accusing their Dubai-based rival of receiving hidden state

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Air France and Qantas—are so concerned about the detrimental effects of Emirates’ growth on their future ability to compete with it on a level playing field that they have resorted to openly accusing their Dubai-based rival of receiving hidden state
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Emirates Airlines will begin nonstop daily service from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to San Francisco International Airport in October, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has announced.

The Dubai-based airline will be the first airline to connect the two cities, using a Boeing 777-200LR for the 16-hour flight, according to Newsom’s office. The aircraft can seat up to 266 passengers for the 8,103-mile flight.

"It’s my pleasure to welcome Emirates to San Francisco," Newsom said. "We know this will be a long and advantageous relationship between two of the leading tourism centers of the world."

Emirates Airlines serves 99 cities in 62 countries across the Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Europe, the Far East and four destinations in North America, Newsom’s office reported. The airline’s other U.S. destinations are New York, Houston and Los Angeles.

"There is a strong demand for connections the between the San Francisco Bay Area and both the Middle East and Indian subcontinent," Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airlines and Group HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed said in a statement. "We see San Francisco as an integral part of our network development."

Nice and red, oh the mayor doesn’t put this carpet out for just anybody, only people, I mean airlines, I mean countries with lots of oil, for his hair
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Emirates Airlines will begin nonstop daily service from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to San Francisco International Airport in October, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has announced.

The Dubai-based airline will be the first airline to connect the two cities, using a Boeing 777-200LR for the 16-hour flight, according to Newsom’s office. The aircraft can seat up to 266 passengers for the 8,103-mile flight.

"It’s my pleasure to welcome Emirates to San Francisco," Newsom said. "We know this will be a long and advantageous relationship between two of the leading tourism centers of the world."

Emirates Airlines serves 99 cities in 62 countries across the Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Europe, the Far East and four destinations in North America, Newsom’s office reported. The airline’s other U.S. destinations are New York, Houston and Los Angeles.

"There is a strong demand for connections the between the San Francisco Bay Area and both the Middle East and Indian subcontinent," Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airlines and Group HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed said in a statement. "We see San Francisco as an integral part of our network development."

Sprint 4G Rollout Event
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November 11, 2009

Pictured: Colin Alsheimer and Alyssa Gardina

Sprint partnered with Social Media Club to celebrate the rollout of the new 4G platform. Guests enjoyed live demonstrations of Sprint 4G with the help of Sprint’s 4G Mobile Marketing Team, refreshments on the patio of Iron Cactus, and networked with local social media and technology enthusiasts.