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2014-03-06 20:20:19

Lack of progress, unreasonable demands compel groups to take action COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Minimal progress and unjustifiable demands have motivated the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) and International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 284 Executive Boards to formally launch the NetJets Unions Coalition (NUC). NJASAP represents the 3,000-plus pilots who fly in the service of NetJets while Teamsters Local 284 represents approximately...

2014-03-05 12:21:54

OTTAWA, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) welcomes the filing of the Energy East Project Description with the National Energy Board. This first formal step brings Canada one step closer to energy security and one step closer to no longer having to rely on foreign oil. Speaking on behalf of CBTU, Canadian Director Robert Blakely said in Edmonton today: "Our membership, half a million strong across the country is looking forward to this project; it is...

2014-02-28 20:21:42

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today called on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct full medical testing of workers and include the union as a partner in its investigation after a radiation leak at a nuclear waste isolation plant near Carlsbad, N.M. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO Initial tests showed that 13 workers were exposed to radiation following the Feb. 14(th) leak. "The health and safety...

2014-02-28 20:20:07

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224 today commended the United States Government Accountability Office's (GAO) on report findings contained in its February 2014 Aviation Workforce report, "Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO "The GAO report confirms our members' experiences and what they have known for a long time," said Capt. Daniel...

2014-02-25 08:22:07

HOUSTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six former Continental Airlines pilots who now work for the merged United Airlines have filed a class-action lawsuit against their own union today based on claims their seniority was unfairly stripped when the two airlines merged in 2010. The lawsuit accuses the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) of breaching its duty of fair representation to the former Continental pilots by stripping their seniority in favor of a larger group of...

2014-02-24 12:22:04

Accidents Expose Deficient Safety at Refineries PITTSBURGH, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today demanded that management at Tesoro Corporation develop a comprehensive, cohesive safety program after an accident at the alkylation unit of its Golden Eagle refinery near Martinez, Cal., seriously injured two workers this month and applauded the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) for prohibiting the company from...

2014-02-21 12:20:27

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition (TAMC) announced today that it will launch an investigation into reports of a disproportionate number of engine failures, air returns and declared emergencies at Allegiant Air. TAMC immediately recognized that a comprehensive investigation into the continuing maintenance failures at Allegiant is imperative after interviewing pilots at the airline. (Logo:...

2014-02-20 12:30:18

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Canada's leading union, UFCW Canada, has joined an international network of civil society organizations - including Colectivo PND-Migración, Foro Migraciones and the RTDT network - to call on the "Three Amigos" to integrate human and labour rights into the NAFTA agenda. In an open letter, UFCW Canada and the international network ask Presidents Barack Obama and Enrique Peña and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to engage in a real...

2014-02-20 08:21:15

Durham School Services Drivers and Attendants to Receive Unpaid Wages BALTIMORE, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Teamsters Local 570: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) Baltimore school bus drivers and attendants have reached a $1.25 million wage settlement with their employer, Durham School Services, the transportation contractor for Baltimore City Public Schools. The settlement covers damages for 366 class...

2014-02-19 16:21:09

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Commerce's (DOC) negative preliminary antidumping determination regarding oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Korea: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "We are extremely disappointed with the DOC's negative preliminary antidumping determination because American workers are paying the...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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