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2014-07-30 12:28:49

AFGE member sees union as champion of workers and a stabilizing force in the community WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a time when union membership has been on a decline, a groundswell of workers, from teachers to fast-food workers, organized and unorganized, have taken action against union busting and poor working conditions. The actions of these workers is partly what inspired Suzanne McBride, American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2206...

2014-07-28 12:25:43

Sweeney to Receive Meany-Kirkland Worker Rights Lifetime Achievement Award WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO HITWIRE today released a story on John J. Sweeney, President Emeritus of the AFL-CIO and currently chairman of the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust. The article details Sweeney's five decades in the labor movement, including his battles to secure a living wage for janitors and other service workers, and fights on behalf of minorities and women...

2014-07-24 16:21:35

S.I.U. and the Government of Canada join forces and focus on a Priority Veteran Hiring Initiative THOROLD, ON, July 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Seafarers' International Union of Canada (S.I.U), the most important sailors' union in Canada, representing the majority of unlicensed and licensed sailors working aboard vessels across Canada, today announced that it has launched a new initiative that will focus on priority training and hiring for members of the Canadian Armed Forces as...

2014-07-23 16:28:16

Association representing over 1,100 Special Districts announces opposition; LAO reaffirms "state and local government costs" of 46 up to "several hundred million dollars annually" SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the growing campaign to defeat November's most fiscally reckless measure - Proposition 46, which would sharply increase health care costs for consumers, taxpayers and local governments in California - announced that the measure is now opposed by one of...

2014-07-22 16:22:13

Billionaire Icahn Still Prefers Fines to Medical Coverage for Locked-Out Steelworkers CANTON, Ohio, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that despite recent management changes at PSC Metals, a subsidiary of billionaire investor Carl Icahn's Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ: IEP), the company still refuses to negotiate in good faith with the union or comply with the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)....

2014-07-18 08:25:40

Construction project first of three new buildings to create hundreds of local jobs. CHICAGO, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking ceremony took place this morning (Friday, July 18, 2014) at Wolf Point West Tower featuring more than one hundred and fifty workers and local labor leaders. Wolf Point West Tower is a $160 million, 48-story multifamily project being built in Chicago. The AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust (BIT) indirectly provided a $34 million equity investment...

2014-07-17 16:25:56

Annual Fill the Boot Campaigns Heat Up This Summer; Events Nationwide Benefit Children and Adults Fighting Muscle Disease CHICAGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) are set to kick off another summer season of the fire fighters' spirited Fill the Boot campaign. Throughout 2014, the two organizations are celebrating 60 years of a partnership committed to saving and improving the lives...

2014-07-17 16:20:40

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- I am pleased to report that SMART (International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers) members at the Long Island Rail Road, along with their brothers and sisters at allied Unions, have finally attained a hard earned and fair contract that will avoid a disaster for workers and communities on Long Island. These members have sacrificed much during these past five years while never faltering in servicing...

2014-07-17 12:32:03

AFGE urges government to allow public comment on rule before enactment WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees says the public should be allowed to review and comment on a U.S Department of Agriculture plan to overhaul the poultry inspection system before the rule takes effect. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO USDA submitted a revised version of the rule to the Office of Management and Budget on...

2014-07-14 16:20:51

Crew abandoned without wages, food and water aboard the Liberian flagged vessel, Fritz, in Oshawa Harbor THOROLD, ON, July 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Seafarers' International Union of Canada (S.I.U), the most important sailors' union in Canada, representing the majority of unlicensed sailors working aboard vessels across Canada, today announced that it will stand alongside its brothers as they strike aboard the Liberian registered vessel, Fritz. The Fritz, currently in the Port...


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