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2014-09-20 16:20:17

TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Supporters of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers' "Save Canada Post" campaign rallied today in front of the Eglinton-Lawrence constituency office of Conservative Finance Minister Joe Oliver. The protesters were there to condemn the federal Conservatives' move to eliminate home mail delivery for millions of Canadians, hike postage rates and cut postal service in what many see as a step towards privatization. The event follows a visit to Lisa Raitt's...

2014-09-18 16:28:07

RUMC Refuses to Bargain with Newly Organized Patient Care Technicians CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters Local Union 743 denounced management at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) today, for continued refusal to bargain with the more than 230 patient care technicians (PCTs) that overwhelmingly voted to become Teamsters on Aug. 29. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO In a Sept. 11 memorandum to PCTs, RUMC announced it would not bargain...

2014-09-16 16:21:06

New 15,000-Member Union to Fight for Job Security and a Strong Voice for Agents in Airline Merger WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a vote announced today by the National Mediation Board (NMB), more than 15,000 passenger service professionals at the newly-merged American-US Airways have voted to join the CWA-IBT Customer Service Employee Association. The joint effort to organize passenger service agents was led by Communication Workers of American (CWA) which...

2014-09-12 12:25:27

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Certified nursing assistants (CENAs) at Cherrywood Nursing & Living Center in Sterling Heights, voted overwhelmingly for union representation yesterday, and gained the right to negotiate staffing levels, health care, hourly wage, and other conditions of employment with the nursing home administration. CENAs voted 60-12 in favor of union representation, a 5:1 margin. The vote certified the United Food and...

2014-09-12 08:22:37

MILTON, ON, Sept. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - On the day that the Canadian Postal Service Charter opens up for review, representatives from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and other concerned groups are rallying at Minister Lisa Raitt's office in Milton to send a strong message to the federal Conservatives that they should be talking to the public about postal service. Over 10,000 signed "Make the Review Public" postcards were delivered to Raitt's office, calling for the government to...

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 16:22:10

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement today in regards to the U.S. Department of Commerce final investigation determination on dumped steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Mexico and Turkey. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "Yesterday's final determination on dumped rebar is a mixed blessing at best. The Department of Commerce (DOC) made...

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....

2014-09-08 16:26:00

Local Government Organization Cites Concerns that Proposition 46 is "Fiscally Irresponsible" and Would Hurt Taxpayers SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the growing campaign to defeat November's budget-busting Proposition 46 announced that the California State Association of Counties opposes the costly initiative because it would ratchet up health care costs for consumers, taxpayers and local governments. CSAC is the unified voice in Sacramento for California's diverse...

2014-09-08 08:31:33

Course Prepares Workers to Succeed in Changing Healthcare Environment NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Addressing the need for improved coordinated care in healthcare delivery systems, the 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds and the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) today released the "Care Coordination Fundamentals" course for healthcare workers. The course is designed to help healthcare workers understand and participate in new and advanced models of healthcare...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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