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2014-02-19 12:22:49

U.S. Congressional Members Send Letter to President Nieto on Worker Rights PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eighth anniversary of a mine explosion that killed 65 workers in Mexico, the United Steelworkers (USW) called on Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto to respect the rights of workers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "The leaders of the NAFTA countries are meeting today in Mexico on the anniversary of a tragic and...

2014-02-19 00:20:27

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PSEG Long Island announced today it reached a tentative agreement on a contract extension with its labor union, Local 1049 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, one of the largest private sector labor unions on Long Island. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120830/MM62627LOGO ) "This contract extension is the first step to providing my membership with the security of a fair contract," said Don Daley, Jr.,...

2014-02-17 16:21:40

MEXICO, D.F., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Seventh NAFTA Summit, to be held in Toluca on February 19th, will leave a bitter taste for Mexican migrant farm workers in Canada. To properly celebrate Barack Obama's and Stephen Harper's visit, Mexico has decided to relaunch its legal battle against the right of association for its own citizens in Canada. Twenty years after the signing of NAFTA, trade and investment in North America have grown exponentially. Unfortunately, the...

2014-02-17 12:26:38

Master Agreement Provides Future Security PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) members at four paper mill sites in Calhoun, Tenn., Catawba, SC, Coosa Pines, Ala., and Augusta, Ga., overwhelmingly ratified by a 4-1 margin a master agreement Friday with Resolute Forest Products, a producer of newsprint and specialty and coated paper. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The five-year master agreement covers 1,500 members...

2014-02-14 20:20:07

Members to Vote on Tentative Agreement in March WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Teamsters Airline Division announced that it reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract with Republic Airways. The more than 2,200 pilots of Republic are represented by Teamsters Local 357 in Plainfield, Ind. and fly for the Republic sister-companies Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. (Logo:...

2014-02-12 16:21:34

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced that it would maintain antidumping and countervailing duties on Chinese steel pipe imports: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "With thousands of family supporting jobs at stake, we applaud the DOC ruling to protect American workers. When our international...

2014-02-07 16:21:29

GARY, Ind., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-two members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2003-15 at Neo Industries in Portage, Ind., will launch an unfair labor practice strike at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 7, in response to a plan by their employer to unilaterally begin outsourcing truck-driving jobs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The workers have been bargaining for a new contract since last fall with the grinding and chrome...

2014-02-05 20:21:28

OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Late today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Canada's Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women issued the following statement on the tentative deal reached between CN Rail and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference: "Our Government remains focused on the economy. During this fragile global economic recovery, we must protect jobs and vital sectors in Canada's economy. A work stoppage by approximately 3,300 members of the Teamsters...

2014-02-05 12:20:42

OSLO, Norway, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today met with a broad labor coalition and government representatives from Norway to discuss the detrimental effects Norwegian Air International's attempt to bypass international labor laws will have on aviation workers around the world. AFA, part of a delegation comprised of union representatives, issued the following statement concerning current hiring practices by Norwegian Air...

2014-02-03 16:25:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today denounced Corizon Health Inc.'s unjust dismissal of Sister Barbara Finch, a nurse and union organizer at the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) Corizon's revocation of Sister Barbara's security clearance last week came just two weeks before jail workers are scheduled to vote in a February 14 union election. Sister Barbara started...