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House union bill faces a tough battle

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Feb 28, 2007
A House bill to make it easier for unions to organize is facing a heated fight between business groups and labor activists. Those against the bill have put up a $1 million ad campaign. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

The House gets Sirius over a satellite merger

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 28, 2007
Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin tried to smooth out House concerns over the company's merger with XM. The satellite broadcaster is forging a $13 billion deal. Kai Ryssdal has more.
Posted In: Entertainment

Fighting for an end to Airbus drama

Stephen Beard | Feb 28, 2007
Airbus is hoping the announcement of 10,000 job cuts will end bickering between Germany and France. But unions who want to prevent the cuts will continue to fight. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Don't let your government get oily

| Feb 28, 2007
The Iraqi cabinet approved a plan this week to share oil revenue amongst its provinces. Commentator Susan Lee says to prevent the government from invading the oil money cookie jar, they should take a cue from Alaska.

It feels good to get mail

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 28, 2007
Some listeners liked the idea of a comfortable, alternative-style workplace. Others said you shouldn't treat your office like your home. Kai Ryssdal goes over these and other letters.

Smelting metal and breathing smoke

| Feb 28, 2007
Mechanic Pedro Cordova risks his health in a noisy, polluted smelting factory in La Oroya, Peru. The latest in our "Working" series, which profiles workers around the world.
Posted In: Canada, Jobs

Markets start recovery from dark Tuesday

Scott Jagow | Feb 28, 2007
Scott Jagow checks in with fund manager Justin Urquhart-Stewart in London to see what's happening on the European exchanges after yesterday's big sell-off.

Toyota enters Elvis country

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Feb 28, 2007
The Japanese automaker has made it official. It's building a billion-dollar plant in Mississippi. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

House bill would make unionizing easier

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Feb 28, 2007
A bill due on the House floor this week which would make it easier for unions to organize workers. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Crime, Jobs, Washington

Workers need stronger unionizing rights

| Feb 28, 2007
The Employee Free Choice Act would make a major change in how workers choose whether to join a union — the first such change since 1935. Commentator Robert Reich says it's about time.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington