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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...

2014-08-22 12:22:56

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today after the International Trade Commission's vote on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) dumped into the U.S. market: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "Today's vote puts our domestic OCTG market one step closer to a level playing field for those products and the men and women who make them. It's been a long road...

2014-08-19 12:21:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to reject an application for a foreign air carrier permit submitted by Norwegian Air International (NAI). In comments filed yesterday, the unions, representing over 80,000 Flight Attendants, urged the DOT to uphold the strong...

2014-08-18 12:22:35

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW District 4 Director John Shinn in response to Crestwood's proposed Finger Lakes liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage project: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "The USW is pleased to announce its support of Crestwood's proposed Finger Lakes LPG storage project. This project will create and maintain jobs, provide significant...

2014-08-15 20:21:05

DENVER, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight, Teamsters in Denver attending the Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Convention went to the Colorado Rockies game to educate Denver residents about the illegal actions of Republic Services. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO Republic Services picks up trash in Colorado and owns two landfills near Denver. In addition to violating the rights of workers around the country, Republic has not been a good neighbor in many...

2014-08-07 16:22:07

Affirms Huge Victory for Producers and Workers Around World WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement on today's affirmative determination by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body in a U.S. case against exports of rare earth minerals, tungsten and molybdenum by China. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The WTO case was sparked by a...

2014-08-07 16:20:55

Final Local Rider Approved for Domestic Air Freight Company WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The final remaining contract rider between the Teamsters Express Division National Union Negotiating Committee and domestic air freight company AEI was approved this week, paving the way for the national contract between the parties to take effect. With the passage of the local rider, the national agreement is now fully ratified....

2014-08-07 12:22:54

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the members of USW Local 3610-02 have ratified a new, three-year agreement with PSC Metals, ending the company's lockout after six months. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO This week, the company's board of directors formally approved the contract, which includes economic and contract language improvements for the hourly workforce, and the USW withdrew unfair...

2014-07-24 16:21:35

S.I.U. and the Government of Canada join forces and focus on a Priority Veteran Hiring Initiative THOROLD, ON, July 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Seafarers' International Union of Canada (S.I.U), the most important sailors' union in Canada, representing the majority of unlicensed and licensed sailors working aboard vessels across Canada, today announced that it has launched a new initiative that will focus on priority training and hiring for members of the Canadian Armed Forces as...

2014-07-23 16:28:16

Association representing over 1,100 Special Districts announces opposition; LAO reaffirms "state and local government costs" of 46 up to "several hundred million dollars annually" SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the growing campaign to defeat November's most fiscally reckless measure - Proposition 46, which would sharply increase health care costs for consumers, taxpayers and local governments in California - announced that the measure is now opposed by one of...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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