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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...

2014-04-14 16:22:03

40(th) Anniversary Forum commemorates Elliot Lake miners SUDBURY, ON, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - "The most important thing to come out of the mines is the miner," wrote Dr. James Ham in his 1976 Royal Commission report on the Health and Safety of Workers in Mines. The United Steelworkers (USW) shares that conviction, 40 years after Elliot Lake uranium miners went on a wildcat strike for better health and safety conditions. "Today all workers have laws to protect them, thanks to...

2014-04-12 08:20:03

MEDIA ADVISORY PITTSBURGH, April 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) and longtime ally the Pittsburgh A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) are proud to announce their collaboration with the Thelma Lovette YMCA and the Energy Innovation Center. This partnership will build upon the APRI's existing work force development program, "Breaking the Chains of Poverty," to promote access to exercise facilities among marginalized communities, as well as providing...

2014-04-09 16:21:50

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a recent meeting of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world's largest Flight Attendant union, introduced a resolution calling for a full investigation of Norwegian Air International's (NAI) labor standards and business practices. The initiative, which was adopted by the ITF, called upon the U.S. Department of Transportation, among others, to seek additional...

2014-04-09 12:27:43

Art School Graduates Seek A Teamster Local 705 Contract at Mana Terry Dowd CHICAGO, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters and artists may seem like an unlikely combination, but professional artists at Chicago's Mana Terry Dowd fine art packers and movers are organizing in an effort to begin to establish income and benefit standards in their profession. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO The artists are set to vote on April 25 in an election...

2014-04-08 08:26:56

OTTAWA, April 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada Post has shut down over 1700 rural post offices since the 1980s. In spite of a 1994 moratorium on rural closures, the shutdowns are continuing right up to the present. A new survey of 1635 mayors, reeves and band chiefs, where a post office has been closed, documents the effects on communities. While some communities saw their federally run post office replaced with a franchise outlet, 53% of communities have no postal outlet of any kind. The...

2014-04-04 20:21:57

Read this article by California Labor Lawyer Eric Grover LOS ANGELES, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A case has shed light on labor rights in the medical marijuana industry, says California Labor lawyer Eric Grover. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140404/MN98660) It's no secret that the medical marijuana business is growing across the nation, as an increasing number of states are legalizing its medical use, with some even permitting recreational consumption. But...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.