Quantcast
Last updated on April 16, 2014 at 7:25 EDT

Latest Canadian Labour Congress Stories

2014-03-28 12:21:51

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Panels representing the United Steelworkers (USW) who are job safety specialists will each present testimony this morning at public hearings being held by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) in support of a OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) proposed standard to protect workers from silica exposure. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The two USW panels will include workers from facilities where...

2014-03-26 16:24:50

Quinn's Leadership Will Keep Illinois from Falling Over State's Fiscal Cliff CHICAGO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Pat Quinn gave his annual budget address to the legislature today and released his fiscal year 2014-15 budget. The Governor proposed a budget that provides hope for working families by maintaining the state's 5% income tax rate to prevent Illinois from falling over the fiscal cliff. SEIU HCII is praising the Governor Quinn's budget proposal as...

2014-03-26 16:24:07

Regional Director Calls Northwestern Players Employees, Orders Union Vote PITTSBURGH, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement from USW International President Leo W. Gerard in response to today's ruling from National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 13 Director Peter Sung Ohr declaring that Northwestern University football players fit the legal definition of employees and thus are eligible to form a union....

2014-03-26 12:23:24

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers (USW), today said his union stands with the labor, faith, civil rights, community and business allies to applaud Democrats in the U.S. House Representatives for filing a discharge petition today that urges a vote on immigration reform. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "This is the year for action. The USW is committed to working with all elected leaders...

2014-03-24 20:21:07

Teamster Drivers Describe Bus Problems, Safety Hazards at Durham School Services CHARLESTON, S.C., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamster school bus drivers were joined by parents, community, political and faith leaders, as well as representatives from Teamsters Local 509, at Monday night's Charleston County School Board meeting. They raised safety and service concerns with Durham School Services, the transportation contractor for Charleston County schools....

2014-03-21 20:21:59

VANCOUVER, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The BC Labour Relations Board (BCLRB) has ruled that Mexican government and consular officials blacklisted Mexican seasonal migrant workers from returning to Canada who were suspected of being union sympathizers. The board also found that Mexico had altered documents in an attempt to cover up its union-busting activities. The evidence had been presented to the BC Labour Relations Board in 2012, by UFCW Canada Local 1518 - the union...

2014-03-21 12:20:29

Workers Stand Strong and Defeat Anti-Union Campaign by Company TULSA, Okla., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drivers at APAC/Old Castle Inc. in Vinita, Okla. voted to join Teamsters Local 523 in Tulsa, securing a strong voice on the job. With this vote, the 10 drivers join their Teamster brothers and sisters at APAC/Old Castle Inc. locations in Pasco and Yakima, Wash., Telford, Pa., Bensenville, Ill. and Toledo, Ohio. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO...

2014-03-21 12:20:14

Minister Leitch strongly urges both parties to pursue voluntary arbitration. OTTAWA, March 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, expressed disappointment today when informed that Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) members had again rejected a tentative agreement reached by the bargaining committee. Quick facts -- On January 31, 2014, the union announced that its membership...

2014-03-17 12:22:31

Union Welcomes Opportunity to Work with Sen. Sherrod Brown PITTSBURGH, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW International President Leo W. Gerard on the career of West Virginia's senior Senator and former Governor, Jay Rockefeller, who will retire when his term expires next year. The USW will honor Sen. Rockefeller with a lifetime achievement award at a ceremony today in Weirton, W.Va....

2014-03-07 12:21:40

LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by SEIU United Service Workers West: Airport workers around the country will remember fallen LAX baggage worker, Cesar Augusto Valenzuela on Sunday, the day of his funeral. Cesar died on February 21(st) while working for Menzies Aviation at LAX. Police and CalOSHA authorities are still trying to piece together the facts, but reports say that Cesar was thrown from the baggage vehicle he was...