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Spending reflects a renewed faith in economy

...released in June by Georgia Credit Union Affiliates found increases in all types of auto lending at state credit unions during the first quarter of 2014...president and CEO of Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, based in Duluth, Ga...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-07-11/spending-re
Unions representing government workers are gaining numbers

...men are among the union-label ranks.In a blow to public sector unions, the Supreme Court...done nonunion."Union members continue...didn't see the role of unions diminishing. "I...approved of labor unions, down from the high...Employees International Union. About half its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-04/unions-representing-govern
One for the books

...a political reporter for The Washington Post even described it as a "romance" that might just be "the most successful union of a politician and a supermarket in American history."Costco co-founder and recently retired CEO James Sinegal was a speaker...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-12/one-books
Georgia business-labor coalition calls for immigration reform, cites survey

...representatives of the Technology Association of Georgia, the Georgia Restaurant Association, the Georgia Poultry Federation and the unions ALF-CIO and Workers United."You cannot dismiss the economic data because it is clear; it is compelling; it is real...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-09/georgia-business-labor-coalit
Highway robbery

...workers be paid "prevailing" ? meaning union scale ? wages.But most obvious gas-tax...transport few Americans but hugely lavish unions and a handful of supplier industries...President Reagan in his 1982 State of the Union address.Congress certainly wouldn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-11/highway-robbery
Around the block

...in the Carolinas and Georgia.Their goal is to further the education of the general public and to preserve the memory of the Union and Confederate soldiers of the American Civil War Living History group.The event is free.For more information, call...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-07-10/around-block
NCAA Presi­dent Mark Emmert calls for 'scholarships for life'

...likenesses in broadcasts and videogames.Also, former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter is leading a push to form the first union for college athletes.Committee chairman Jay Rockefeller questioned whether the amateur model is sustainable. He told Emmert...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-09/ncaa-presi-dent-mark-emme
Biz bits

...newsUNITED AUTO WORKERS leaders said Thursday they have reached a "consensus" with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognize the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company's assembly plant in Tennessee.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-10/biz-bits
A restoration of rights

...public sector, where unions have to rely on the...agency fees" ? to a union they don't want...employees to pay union dues, helping strengthen...between government unions and the Democratic...are forced to fund unions' Big Government-advocacy...to participate in union activities, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-07/restoration-rights
Ethredge Rooks

...attended Believers Gospel Chapel and retired from Carolina Crane, Inc. as a crane operator. He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local #474. Mr. Rooks was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Family members in...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171687204