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2014-09-17 16:27:35

AFGE says retention, retaliation problems remain on VA's critical list WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Increasing the pay rates for VA doctors and dentists should help the Department of Veterans Affairs recruit additional providers to treat our veterans, but the VA still needs to tackle troubling retention and retaliation problems, the head of the largest union representing VA workers said today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO "VA...

2014-09-11 16:21:59

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today welcomed the news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corp of Engineers will approve mine expansion at USS Minnesota Ore Operations, Minntac. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The final permit will allow Minntac to expand mine capacity as well as adding an additional 16 years of mine life. This taconite plant currently produces 15 million tons of...

2014-09-10 23:01:43

The Muscular Dystrophy Association today announced that the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has raised more than $1.4 million over the past year to help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease. CHICAGO, (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association today announced that the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has raised more than $1.4 million over the past year to help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle...

2014-09-10 16:20:25

Canadian Maritime and Supply Chain Coalition Urges for Full Disclosure of CETA MONTREAL, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Maritime and Supply Chain Coalition today learned that European Member States have until September 12, 2014 to make amendments to the text of the Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). Based on this new information, the Coalition is demanding that the Canadian Government release the full text of the agreement for review....

2014-09-04 23:01:40

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) raised more than $28 million over the past year to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease. CHICAGO, (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) raised more than $28 million over the past year to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease. “For 60 years, the men and women of...

2014-09-03 16:21:43

Leaders are fighting for the survival of the Canadian Maritime Industry OTTAWA, Sept. 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Maritime and Supply Chain Coalition held a press conference today explaining their significant worries concerning the Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and the lack of transparency that our government has had when making this deal. This free trade agreement will allow EU beneficially owned Flag of Convenience (FOC) vessels and...

2014-09-03 08:22:54

OTTAWA, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - What the seafaring industry fears the most may become a reality. The Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will have severe negative impact on Canadian Seafarers and the Canadian Marine Industry as a whole by opening domestic trade to foreign carriers, doing away with our Cabotage Laws. This is the most serious threat that we have ever faced in our industry. What: Press Conference to expose the lack of...

2014-09-02 16:20:39

OTTAWA, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - What the seafaring industry fears the most may become a reality. The Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will have severe negative impact on Canadian Seafarers and the Canadian Marine Industry as a whole by opening domestic trade to foreign carriers, doing away with our Cabotage Laws. This is the most serious threat that we have ever faced in our industry. What: Press Conference to expose the lack of...

2014-08-27 16:25:40

New hiring, whistleblower initiatives are good steps, yet culture of fear still exists at agency WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today applauded President Obama's announcement detailing efforts to improve health care access for veterans and their family members, but cautioned that much work remains to eliminate the culture of fear permeating the Department of Veterans Affairs....

2014-08-25 23:08:27

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 has installed 19 Clear Blue/Illumient solar and wind powered street lights at their Boston headquarters. These "Smart Off-Grid" lights communicate wirelessly with Clear Blue’s advanced cloud-based software to enable IBEW personnel to remotely control, maintain and operate them over the Internet; change lighting profiles in real time; run diagnostics and optimize power management, to ensure the highest level of...


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