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2014-05-13 12:25:18

PITTSBURGH, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today on the release of a study of the enormous challenges facing the U.S. steel sector from a flood of imports and rising excess global capacity in steel production. The report "Surging Steel Imports Put Up to Half a Million U.S. Jobs at Risk" by the Economic Policy Institute and the Law Offices of Stewart & Stewart provides a...

2014-05-13 12:20:47

Global Union Leaders Stand Up for North American School Bus Workers LONDON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Unite the Union General Secretary Len McCluskey met today, as they prepare to bring their fight for workers' rights to the National Express Group PLC (NEX: LN) Board of Directors at the company's Annual General Meeting. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO In an historic meeting, the leaders of two of the...

2014-05-06 16:32:20

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad range of California hospitals and hospital systems and the state's largest union of hospital workers, SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), have signed a breakthrough agreement to form a strategic relationship that will change the face of healthcare in California and serve as a new national model for how employers and unions interact. The relationship is unique because it is centered on a shared strategic...

2014-04-29 12:23:03

Teamsters Local 509 Stands with Charleston School Bus Drivers and Community for Safety CHARLESTON, S.C., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters applaud the Charleston County School Board members for their unanimous (9-0) vote Monday night to conduct an investigation into unsafe practices by Durham School Services, the school bus transportation contractor for Charleston County schools. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO The investigation is expected to...

2014-04-28 08:36:42

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today SEIU United Service Workers West is launching an interactive online game, Dream Crusher, in which players face the challenge of making ends meet on a security officer's income of roughly $22,605 a year--well below the $77,261 that is needed for a family with two parents and two children in Silicon Valley. The creators of the game intend to transport techies away from their plush offices and into the Bay Area communities that...

2014-04-25 16:21:15

Historic Vote a Victory for College Athletes PITTSBURGH, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today congratulated football players at Northwestern University for participating in the first National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) sanctioned union representation election of its kind. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO USW International President Leo W. Gerard said that players and organizers from the College Athletes Players...

2014-04-23 16:23:20

Surging Imports of Rebar Nearly Doubled 2011-13 to Threaten Jobs PITTSBURGH, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today affirmed the preliminary determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce on rebar steel imports from Mexico and Turkey are unfairly being dumped into the U.S. market, threatening the jobs of American workers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO USW International President Leo W. Gerard said, "We are...

2014-04-23 16:21:55

Unions Working Together To Fight Concessions Across Airline Industry WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The head of one of the largest Teamster pilot unions joined other union leaders across the industry in spearheading an agreement to set new standards for regional pilot contracts and to stand together during negotiations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO Craig Moffatt, Teamsters Local Union 357 Executive Board President, joined leaders...

2014-04-23 12:32:26

Lole is now poised to leverage last 3 year 130 % growth into international expansion MONTREAL, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of strategic and financial investors led by Bernard Mariette, CEO & President of Coalision Inc., have purchased a majority interest in Coalision from Kilmer Capital Partners. This investment will enable Coalision's growing activewear brand Lole to expand its retail and Web business internationally as well as its global wholesale business....

2014-04-15 16:23:28

Artists Aim for Union Precedent Same Day as Northwestern Football Players CHICAGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Art handlers with Mana-Terry Dowd LLC may set an industry precedent this month by being the first employees of a major art transportation company in Chicago to unionize. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO Approximately 31 high-end art handlers will vote whether to join Teamsters Local 705 on April 25 -- the same day Northwestern University...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.