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2014-07-16 12:29:06

New Three-Year Contract Increases Wages, Benefits For 4,000 Teamsters WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An overwhelming majority of Teamster local unions that represent pipeline construction workers in the United States voted in favor of a new three-year contract, the Teamsters Union announced today. The contract covers about 4,000 Teamsters. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO "Our pipeline workers will benefit from the improved wages, benefits and other...

2014-07-15 23:02:40

"Inequality is out of control in NY, and workers want to ensure that new healthcare jobs in outpatient facilities are good union jobs so caregivers and communities have quality healthcare, economic security and opportunity," says George Gresham, President of 1199 SEIU New York, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 The following statement from George Gresham, President of 1199 SEIU Healthcare Workers East, is for immediate release. “Inequality is out of control in our country, especially...

2014-07-15 16:22:05

Deadly Highway Accidents Can Be Prevented When Drivers Adhere to Current Hours of Service Regulations WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union today called for a renewed commitment by Congress to protect the driving public by keeping current hours of service rules in place to help prevent tragedies that are the result of driver fatigue. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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