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2014-10-31 12:22:06

MEDIA ADVISORY PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard, USW members and other labor advocates will rally in support gubernatorial candidate Rep. Mike Michaud. The rally will also underscore the labor movement's coordinated GOTV effort in Maine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO WHO: Rep. Mike Michaud, Candidate for Governor, a USW member; Leo W. Gerard, USW International...

2014-10-31 12:21:25

Union honors fallen Officer Gerardo Hernandez, calls on TSA to improve security for employees and flying public WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees is marking the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport with a renewed call for enhanced safety procedures to protect federal employees and the flying public. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO One year ago on Nov. 1, a...

2014-10-30 16:28:59

Action to Include Strike by 18,000 Kaiser California RNs OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered nurses from California to Maine will hold strikes, picketing, and other actions Wednesday, November 12 in 14 U.S. states and the District of Columbia - with possible support actions globally - as the largest U.S. organization of nurses steps up the demand for tougher Ebola safety precautions in the nation's hospitals. National Nurses United will hold a press...

2014-10-27 16:23:37

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard, issued the following statement today upon release by the White House of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) report. Gerard was appointed by President Obama to a steering committee known as "AMP 2.0" launched to revitalize American manufacturing and create jobs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "The AMP Steering Committee 2.0 report...

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...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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