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2014-10-13 12:21:19

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mike Perrone, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical employees, released the following statement upon the reopening of the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAU ARTCC): "PASS stands with the FAA and the entire aviation community in recognition of the hard work and heroic efforts of Technical Operations...

2014-07-31 16:22:26

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- I am honored to be at the White House to witness the signing of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The Metal Trades Department and its affiliated unions have been advocating for and supporting this action for many years. Our organizations have witnessed first hand the abuses of unscrupulous federal contractors wage theft of their workers and the unlawful retaliation when workers try to exercise their rights. The...

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...

2014-06-18 08:21:49

NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO and New York Shipping Association, Inc. today announced the eight winners of the 2014 Teddy Gleason Scholarships. The two trustees of the Scholarship Program, General Organizer Gerald Owens filling in for ILA President, Harold Daggett and NYSA President John Nardi, introduced the students at a luncheon on June 17, 2014 at Bobby Van's Steak House in Lower Manhattan. All eight...

2014-05-29 12:30:15

Rehab of Affordable Housing Development Will Generate Over 110 Union Construction Jobs SALINAS, Calif., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) announced today an investment of $16.8 million for the $43.3 million rehabilitation of Gabilan Plaza Apartments, a multifamily development that has provided affordable housing to residents of Salinas, CA, for over 40 years. The all-union rehabilitation work is expected to generate more than 110 union...

Job-Related Deaths In US Are Too High Despite Improved Work Conditions
2014-05-09 12:56:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While working conditions in the United States have improved dramatically since Upton Sinclair’s 1906 classic The Jungle, recent years have seen a flatlining of a decades-long trend toward declining mortality at work and work-related illness or injury – according to a new report from the AFL-CIO. The report, from the country’s largest federation of labor unions, was based on the most current information on workplace fatalities and...

2014-05-06 08:38:12

OTTAWA, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions are hosting their annual Conference May 5-7th, 2014 in Gatineau, QC. More than 400 leaders from the construction industry, labour organizations, and the purchasers of construction services from across Canada and the United States will be in attendance. The following speakers will address the conference on Tuesday, May 6th between 9am and 12:45pm: Sean McGarvey, President, Building and Construction Trades Department,...

2014-05-05 12:30:42

OTTAWA, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions are hosting their annual Conference May 5-7th, 2014 in Gatineau, QC. More than 400 leaders from the construction industry, labour organizations, and the purchasers of construction services from across Canada and the United States will be in attendance. The following speakers will address the conference on Tuesday, May 6th between 9am and 12:45pm: Sean McGarvey, President, Building and Construction Trades Department,...

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...

2014-03-07 12:26:40

Construction of New Mixed-Income Housing Will Generate 350 Union Construction Jobs SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) today announced a $58 million financing commitment towards construction of 101 Polk, an $82.8 million multifamily development in San Francisco. The all-union construction is expected to generate approximately 350 union jobs. The HIT investment of union and public employee pension funds will help...


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