Posts Tagged ‘temporary worker’

Council, mayor at odds over temporary workers

by Associated Press Published: November 8,2013

Tags: city government, City of Meridian, employee, Meridian City Council, Percy Bland, temporary worker

MERIDIAN — The Meridian City Council and Mayor Percy Bland don’t see eye-to-eye on the issue of temporary employees who have been on the payroll for years or even decades. “This is not a problem that just happened after July 1 of 2013. This administration will deal with the problem, but these are not issues […] [...]

Cochran cosponsors amendment postponing changes to visa program

by MBJ Staff Published: June 18,2012

Tags: federal government, foreign worker, foreign workers, legislative, temporary worker, visa

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is co-sponsoring an amendment to again stop the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing new regulations for a temporary foreign worker visa program that, according to Cochran, would make it harder for seasonal industries, like shrimping, to survive. Cochran is vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee that approved […] [...]

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