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2013-10-08 12:21:10

BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW District 4 Director John Shinn in response to an unauthorized work stoppage by members of USW Local 8751 employed by Veolia Transportation as drivers for Boston Public Schools: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The USW does not condone the current action, or any violation of our collective bargaining agreement, and has...

2013-10-03 16:23:05

Joint Council Takes Action to Support Teamster and UFCW Sisters and Brothers in the Grocery Industry in Western Washington TUKWILA, Wash., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Joint Council of Teamsters No. 28, which represents more than 50,000 members and their families across Washington, Alaska and Northern Idaho, says it will honor a grocery worker strike if one occurs. Joint Council 28 stands with the 2,600 members of Teamsters Local 38 in Everett along with the nearly...

2013-10-01 16:21:35

CHARLOTTE, N.C., EULESS, Texas, FORT WORTH, Texas, and WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA ("AFA"), the Allied Pilots Association ("APA"), the Association of Professional Flight Attendants ("APFA"), the Communications Workers of America ("CWA"), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters ("IBT"), the Transport Workers Union ("TWU") and the US Airline Pilots Association ("USAPA"), unions representing 70,000 American Airlines, American Eagle...

2013-09-27 16:21:41

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama has announced the appointment of United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard and 18 others to the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Steering Committee "2.0." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The president launched the AMP in 2011 as part of his effort to create good jobs and enhance the nation's competitiveness. The group encourages leaders in...

2013-09-26 16:21:51

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Justice announced that an additional nine Japan-based auto parts producers, along with two executives, pled guilty and agreed to fines of almost three-quarters of a billion dollars for their illegal activities to fix prices on auto parts. (Logo:...

2013-09-24 12:20:32

Alliance for American Manufacturing to join Governor's office to address issues NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Top leaders of the United Steelworkers (USW) confirmed being joined by the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) and steel bridge fabricators in a meeting this past week led by the New York governor's office, plus public authority transportation officials to consider ways to support sourcing American-made steel and domestic construction products in...

2013-09-21 08:20:08

OTTAWA, Sept. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated the Vancouver International Airport Authority and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) on reaching an agreement, which has now been ratified by the PSAC membership. "I am pleased that the Vancouver International Airport Authority and PSAC worked closely to achieve an agreement," said Minister Leitch. "Both parties remained focused on the...

2013-09-20 12:20:11

CLEVELAND, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 100 members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) struck the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway (WLE) at 5:00 local time this morning to protest that railroad's repudiation of the Collective Bargaining Agreements that cover the two operating crafts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) Picket lines were posted at seven primary WLE terminals in Ohio and Pennsylvania, shutting down...

2013-09-18 12:30:05

Steve Arnold wows with steel industry series TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Hamilton Spectator's senior business reporter Steve Arnold has won this year's SONG Labour Journalism Award for his compelling and comprehensive reportage on how foreign domination has impacted Hamilton's steel industry and its workers. "Mr. Arnold's work is painted on a wide canvas, taking the readers into the inner worlds of multinational steel giants ArcelorMittal Dofasco and U.S. Steel, and...

2013-09-18 12:23:19

Hundreds of Employees, Labor Leaders and Members of Congress Rally To Speak Up for the New American CHARLOTTE, N.C., EULESS, Texas, FORT WORTH, Texas, and WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past two days, hundreds of members of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA ("AFA"), the Allied Pilots Association ("APA"), the Association of Professional Flight Attendants ("APFA"), the Communications Workers of America ("CWA"), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters...