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2014-10-22 16:28:48

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Nurses Association (CNA) has joined Marin General Hospital nurses and Teamsters 856 in opposing Measure R in the Marin Healthcare District election on November 4, 2014. The CNA has also endorsed the three candidates for the elected public District Board who oppose Measure R - Jennifer Hershon, RN, Evelyn Foster and Joe Salama, J.D. According to Barb Ryan, RN, Chief RN Rep for CNA at Marin General Hospital, "Marin...

2014-10-22 16:27:56

Union says members seeking guidance on protective equipment, containment policies WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees is calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue guidelines to protect public safety and law enforcement workers who are most likely to come in contact with people infected with Ebola. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO "CDC's guidelines for the use of personal...

2014-10-21 16:30:00

New rule largely outsources poultry inspection, endangering health of consumers WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to block implementation of a new poultry inspection system that will impede federal inspection of chicken and turkey carcasses, potentially resulting in diseased or tainted poultry being sold to consumers....

2014-10-21 00:21:32

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Will California, the world's 8(th) largest economy, set a national standard for the U.S. and beyond on the highest safety standards and protocols for confronting the deadly Ebola virus? That's the proposal leaders of the National Nurses United and California Nurses Association will make to California Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, NNU/CNA leaders will comment on the new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and...

2014-10-16 12:21:32

Workers gained collective bargaining rights, first contract during Pistole's tenure WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to TSA's announcement today that Administrator John Pistole will retire from public service at year's end, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox, Sr. issued the following statement: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO "AFGE thanks Administrator John Pistole for his four years...

2014-10-14 16:26:36

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- West Virginia's three major organizations representing teachers and other school workers have endorsed Delegate Doug Skaff in the race for the West Virginia Senate from the 17(th) District in Kanawha County. He has received endorsements from the political action committees of the West Virginia Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia and the West Virginia School Services Personnel Association. "West...

2014-10-14 12:30:26

UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust partners with Davis Vision to provide vision coverage for 590,000 eligible UAW GM and Chrysler retirees & dependents SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Davis Vision today announced the signing of a major new client, the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (the "Trust"). The Trust is the largest non-governmental purchaser of retiree health care benefits in the United States and provides health care benefits to more than 755,000 UAW retirees...

2014-10-09 20:21:46

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the recent Ebola crisis and the heightened risk for Transportation Security Officers, Border Patrol agents and other federal employees, the American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO "The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) urges the government to take all necessary...

2014-10-02 16:27:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In keeping with VA Secretary Robert McDonald's commitment to AFGE and its National VA Council to reverse harmful downgrades of medical center employees who interface with patients, the Department ordered top leadership to delay grade reductions for all 17 targeted positions covering nearly 21,000 lower wage employees. McDonald's Chief of Staff Jose Riojas stated in his September 24(th) memo extending the stay that no downgrades of...

2014-10-01 12:31:32

Law enforcement agents along southern U.S. border offer aid, assistance to immigrants WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The image is a powerful one: an army of armed law enforcement officers stationed along the border, impeding the flow of undocumented immigrants, illegal drugs and human trafficking into the country. But there's another view that the public often doesn't see: these same federal officers, offering humanitarian aid and assistance to countless...


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