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2014-06-16 12:22:53

Activities will lead up to the White House Summit WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that it will join other American labor unions to focus on the challenges facing working families, particularly women, through a series of activities leading up to the June 23 White House Summit on Working Families. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO Activists and leaders from the USW Women of Steel and Next Generation programs...

2014-06-11 16:21:26

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Teamsters International Union Vice President and Local 922 President Ferline Buie about today's worldwide taxi driver protests against Uber. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO "As president of Teamsters Local 922 in Washington, D.C., which is affiliated with the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association, I express our solidarity with today's protests by taxi drivers in city...

2014-06-11 12:29:08

Sodexo throws thousands off its health insurance plan; workers, with UNITE HERE members, bring concerns to Congress and the IRS after company cites the Affordable Care Act as reason for dropped coverage. WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dozens of employees of Sodexo, a giant, foreign-owned corporate food service provider, are protesting a loophole in the Affordable Care Act today outside the U.S. Capitol. The workers, joined by members of the hospitality union...

2014-06-07 00:20:28

PITTSBURGH, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) union members, in a secret ballot vote, have ratified a new five-year labor agreement with Alcoa covering some 6,000 workers at 11 U.S. locations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The agreement provides for a ratification bonus of $1,000 and general wage increases averaging $3.22 per hour, or 14.2 percent, over the contract. The contract preserves active and retiree health care...

2014-06-05 23:16:35

JayStar Group CEO Bob Stevenson announced today that Operating Engineers Local 150 (IUOE Local 150) in Chicago, IL has selected JayStar Group, Inc. (JayStar) to install its ORION XE Membership and Dues System. This advanced solution will replace IUOE Local 150’s various legacy systems. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 JayStar Group CEO Bob Stevenson announced today that Operating Engineers Local 150 (IUOE Local 150) in Chicago, IL has selected JayStar Group, Inc. (JayStar) to install...

2014-06-05 12:20:54

OTTAWA, June 5 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Changes in transportation oversight have inspectors concerned about the safety of the travelling public. Christine Collins, National President of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE), told parliament you can't do away with direct inspections without putting people at risk. UCTE is the national union that represents most inspectors at Transport Canada and the Transportation Safety Board. Of the 1350 Inspectors at Transport Canada we...

2014-06-03 12:20:43

PITTSBURGH, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released by the United Steelworkers (USW) in conjunction with today's filing of an antidumping and countervailing duty case against passenger and light truck tires from China. The case alleges massive dumping and substantial subsidization of sales of these products by China into the U.S. market. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "Unfairly priced imports of tires from China have...

2014-05-29 16:21:12

Teamsters Locals 1224, 769 to Lead Campaign to Unionize Pilots WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Teamsters Airline Division announced the start of a new initiative to organize pilots at Florida West International Airways (FWIA), a cargo airline based out of Miami International Airport. The pilots fly routes throughout the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO "No other labor union can offer these...

2014-05-20 08:21:06

OTTAWA, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada Post's plan to cut door-to-door delivery is getting the thumbs down from most Canadians, a new poll has found. 60% of respondents to a Stratcom survey* oppose Canada Post's plan to replace door-to-door delivery with delivery to a community mailbox. "The public outcry began the moment these cuts were announced by Canada Post and approved by the Conservatives," said Denis Lemelin, National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. "'Lawn...

2014-05-14 16:21:04

Hoffa-Led Global Delegation Calls for Board Oversight of Worker Rights BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa led a powerful delegation of Teamsters, including North American school bus workers, in calling on the National Express Group PLC (NEX: LN) Board of Directors to address the company's poor worker rights record at its North American subsidiaries. The delegation brought these concerns to the company's Annual...


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