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Unions wary of Dems’ convention plans in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — With the American labor movement newly energized by its most serious threat in years, the Democratic Party’s decision to hold its 2012 convention in the least union-friendly state is causing friction with a key constituency. The Democratic National ...

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Taxi drivers call for investigation of Hospitality and Tourism Alliance

A union representing Charlotte’s taxicab drivers wants the city to seek an investigation of the Greater Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance by the FBI or the State Bureau of Investigation. Randy Conrad, organizer for Teamsters Local 71, told the Charlotte Passenger ...

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Fed up with government fees, developers turn to lawsuits (access required)

In Davidson, an ordinance is pitting developers against town officials. At the crux of the conflict is a section of the town’s planning ordinance that is requiring the developer of Summers Walk, a master-planned residential community, to cover the cost ...

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Advisers face scrutiny over project ties (access required)

It’s a question of conflicts of interest. On the one hand, some are wondering why two people employed by Calor Energy, a consultant for developers of a proposed plant that would burn Mecklenburg County’s trash, are allowed to sit on ...

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