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2014-07-14 16:20:51

Crew abandoned without wages, food and water aboard the Liberian flagged vessel, Fritz, in Oshawa Harbor THOROLD, ON, July 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Seafarers' International Union of Canada (S.I.U), the most important sailors' union in Canada, representing the majority of unlicensed sailors working aboard vessels across Canada, today announced that it will stand alongside its brothers as they strike aboard the Liberian registered vessel, Fritz. The Fritz, currently in the Port...

2014-07-11 16:21:46

PITTSBURGH, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Commerce made its decision to impose dumping margins against South Korean oil country tubular goods (OCTG) dumped into the United States: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "With this decision, the U.S. Commerce Department listened to thousands of hard-working Americans and took a...

2014-07-11 12:24:45

Agreement Provides Solid Wage, Benefit Improvements, Caps Health Care Costs SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Penn State University employees have reached a tentative contract agreement with the university which will continue to give the 2,500 members of Teamsters Local 8 economic and job stability, the union announced today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO "The tentative agreement provides guaranteed wage increases while capping...

2014-06-25 12:21:36

Drivers Say City Has Failed to Reach Fair Resolution in Ongoing Dispute WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of D.C. cab drivers affiliated with the Teamsters Union took part in a "Fairness NOW!" caravan today throughout the city to demand an immediate stop to illegal private sedan services until a fair resolution is reached. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO The services, such as UberX and Lyft, are operating illegally in the city and...

2014-06-24 16:21:59

CANTON, Ohio, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today criticized the management of PSC Metals, a subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ: IEP), for multi-billionaire owner Carl Icahn's refusal to negotiate a fair contract with the union or comply with the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO PSC Metals locked out more than 60 members of USW Local 3610-02 on Feb. 1,...

2014-06-24 16:20:46

Drivers Demand That City Impose 'Cease and Desist' on Lawbreakers WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of D.C. cab drivers affiliated with the Teamsters Union will take part in a "Fairness NOW!" caravan throughout the city on Wednesday, June 25 to demand an immediate stop to illegal private sedan services until a fair resolution is reached. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO The services, such as UberX, are operating illegally in the city...

2014-06-19 23:01:01

Caregivers head into negotiations with employers today as master contract affecting over 110,000 healthcare workers at over 100 hospitals and nursing homes nears July 15 expiration. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 New York City- Amnesty International Executive Director Steven W. Hawkins joined nurses and healthcare workers at Mt. Sinai Medical Center for their picketing yesterday, and pledged the support of Amnesty’s 3 million activists. “Workers’ rights are human rights. Fair...

2014-06-18 23:03:47

As master contract expiration approaches, “informational picket lines” educate patients & the public about CEOs who are threatening the quality of healthcare & jobs for New Yorkers New York, NY (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 On Wednesday, June 18, thousands of nurses and caregivers held protests for quality care and good jobs at 100 facilities throughout the New York City area. The “informational picket lines” at hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and other facilities mark the...

2014-06-18 16:23:54

TORONTO, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Musicians reacted to the June 17(th) announcement of the Notice and Notice Regime being enacted in Canada. "Industry Minister James Moore and Minister of Heritage and Official Languages Shelley Glover have ensured that Canada's so-called Copyright Modernization Act continues to lag behind other countries", lamented Alan Willaert, AFM Vice-President from Canada. "For Creators in Canada, the onus is still upon them to...

2014-06-17 12:26:34

OTTAWA, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Today at noon in the front of the CBC building at 181 Queen street (Bank and O'Connor), the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) will hold a rally to urge CBC board members to take their role to heart as they deal with the current round of cuts announced in April, and possibly yet another round of cuts soon to be announced. The CMG is organising the rally in collaboration of other local and national organizations that support the national public broadcaster. "We want to...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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