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2013-11-14 20:21:25

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), today issued the following statement objecting to a preliminary vote by directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States to provide tentative approval for $694 million in federal government-backed export financing of the Roy Hill Mine in Australia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "Today's preliminary vote by the board of...

2013-11-13 20:20:27

Teamsters Demand Mayor Gray End Discrimination, Apologize To Taxi Drivers WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some D.C. taxi drivers were barred from speaking during the public comment period of today's D.C. Taxicab Commission meeting because of an illegal, discriminatory requirement that written testimony be submitted in advance because some commissioners said they have difficulty understanding some people with accents. (Logo:...

2013-11-13 16:21:27

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following today's news that Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has re-introduced the "Safe Skies Act" in the 113th Congress, the Airline Professionals Association (APA), Teamsters Local 1224 issued a formal statement of support for Senator Boxer's continued efforts with this crucial piece of safety legislation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "We are grateful to Senator Boxer for her continued efforts in...

2013-11-13 16:21:26

Standardized Industry Fatigue Rules Crucial to Ensure Safety of Flying Public WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union applauds today's re-introduction of the 'Safe Skies Act of 2013' by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA). The bill would bring air cargo and supplemental pilots under the same safety regulations as air passenger pilots, standardizing rules within the industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "Passenger and air cargo...

2013-11-12 16:20:54

POOR WORKING CONDITIONS, POVERTY WAGES AND LACK OF RESPECT IN THE WORKPLACE FORCING THEIR HANDS, WORKERS SAY NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Employees of the largest private contractors at area airports joined a raucous LaGuardia Airport rally to call the public's attention to the prevalence of poverty wages and poor working conditions that they say are creating a crisis for workers and the traveling public at the airports. "Supporting yourself on...

2013-11-12 12:22:14

Union Launches Website, Multimedia Campaign to Restart Ormet PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today launched a multimedia campaign via the web site, www.saveohiojobs.org, seeking elected officials, community leaders and members of the general public to sign onto a statement calling for Ohio Gov. John Kasich to use the power of his office to save over 1,000 family supporting, community sustaining jobs at Ormet's smelter in Hannibal....

2013-11-09 00:20:44

Wage Increases and Other Monetary Improvements Included in Agreement HERSHEY, Pa., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hershey Medical Center members of Teamsters Local 776 concluded voting on a new three-year contract today. The proposed agreement was approved by a majority of those who cast ballots and covers more than 900 workers employed as clinical, supportive services and skilled trade workers at the medical facility. (Logo:...

2013-11-08 12:20:46

Multimedia Campaign, Website Urge Gov. Kasich to Take Action PITTSBURGH, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that Local 5724 in Clarington, Ohio will host an exclusive preview of the union's new "Save Ohio Jobs" video and website to support the union's campaign to restart Ormet's smelter in Hannibal at 11 a.m. on Tues., Nov. 12, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) In the coming days and weeks, the USW...

2013-11-06 12:24:03

MENASHA, Wis., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW District 2 Director Michael Bolton in response to Veritas Steel's acquisition of certain assets of PDM Bridge, including a plant in Eau Claire, Wis., where workers are members of the USW: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "This acquisition is a win-win for both the USW and for the future of the steel fabrication industry....

2013-10-30 20:24:49

As flu season approaches, The Partnership for Quality Care joined the Kaiser Permanente and health workers represented by SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West to stress the importance of getting immunized against influenza. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Care held a press conference at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center today urging all health care workers and the public to get a flu vaccination to keep themselves, their patients,...