Lawmakers Seek Assessment of Impact of Avondale Closing

by James Parks, Jan 28, 2011 Northrop Grumman is preparing to spin off its shipbuilding business next month, putting 4,000 skilled workers at the Avondale Shipyard in Louisiana out of work. The layoffs would devastate the Gulf region’s economy and the communities...

Press Advisory Avondale Discussion Open to the Press

Who: Ron Ault, President of the Metal Trades Department of the AFL-CIO & Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) What: Meeting open to the press for a discussion of the future of the Avondale Shipyard Where: Point Coupee Room, Lowe’s New Orleans Hotel—300 Poydras, New...

The Republican Study Committee’s Wish List for Cut in Spending

Below is the Republican Study Committee’s wish list for cuts in the “Spending Reduction Act of 2011”. Among the proposed cuts is the repeal of Davis-Bacon. Spending Reduction Act of 2011 January 2011   The Spending Reduction Act of 2011 reduces...