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2014-04-16 12:27:34

AFGE member and BOP Local President Jill Carver works with inmates at West Virginia correctional facility WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jill Carver teaches parenting skills to more than a hundred men every day, but these are no ordinary students. Jill works inside a medium-security federal prison in West Virginia, and her students are inmates. "The Bureau of Prisons is not for everyone. You have to have a certain mentality to work in a federal prison," Jill...

2014-04-14 16:22:03

40(th) Anniversary Forum commemorates Elliot Lake miners SUDBURY, ON, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - "The most important thing to come out of the mines is the miner," wrote Dr. James Ham in his 1976 Royal Commission report on the Health and Safety of Workers in Mines. The United Steelworkers (USW) shares that conviction, 40 years after Elliot Lake uranium miners went on a wildcat strike for better health and safety conditions. "Today all workers have laws to protect them, thanks to...

2014-04-12 08:20:03

MEDIA ADVISORY PITTSBURGH, April 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) and longtime ally the Pittsburgh A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) are proud to announce their collaboration with the Thelma Lovette YMCA and the Energy Innovation Center. This partnership will build upon the APRI's existing work force development program, "Breaking the Chains of Poverty," to promote access to exercise facilities among marginalized communities, as well as providing...

2014-04-02 08:36:01

PHILADELPHIA, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc., an affiliate of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com), announced that it has reached a new multi-year labor agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), which represents the largest number of company employees in North America. The new agreement was passed by an overwhelming majority of the vote and affects more than 400 employees across five...

2014-03-31 12:30:51

Construction of $52 Million Residential Development Will Generate 260 Union Construction Jobs MINNEAPOLIS, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) today announced $33 million of pension capital funding for construction of Five 15 on the Park, a 259-unit apartment complex in Minneapolis. The $52 million project is expected to generate approximately 260 union construction jobs at a time when construction unemployment remains high. Five 15...

2014-03-28 16:20:47

Recommends new unit of armed TSA law enforcement officers at congressional hearing LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox, Sr. today testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Transportation Security field hearing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) about airport screening area security. The hearing comes in the wake of last year's tragic shooting...

2014-03-28 12:21:51

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Panels representing the United Steelworkers (USW) who are job safety specialists will each present testimony this morning at public hearings being held by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) in support of a OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) proposed standard to protect workers from silica exposure. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The two USW panels will include workers from facilities where...

2014-03-26 12:23:24

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers (USW), today said his union stands with the labor, faith, civil rights, community and business allies to applaud Democrats in the U.S. House Representatives for filing a discharge petition today that urges a vote on immigration reform. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "This is the year for action. The USW is committed to working with all elected leaders...

2014-03-26 12:21:20

AFGE member and LAX Officer Victor Payes recalls harrowing Nov. 1 shooting, threats to TSOs and flying public WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An American Federation of Government Employees member who serves as a Transportation Security Officer at Los Angeles International Airport and witnessed the aftermath of the fatal Nov. 1 shooting there shares his story in the debut video for AFGE's documentary series, "I Am AFGE." Victor Payes raced to the airport as...

2014-03-19 16:22:57

Year-long "I Am AFGE" campaign features federal employees who make America great WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees is kicking off a year-long campaign to increase the public's awareness and appreciation of the women and men who work for them each and every day. The multi-faceted campaign, called "I Am AFGE," launches today with the release of a two-minute video that highlights the invaluable services federal...