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2013-10-30 16:21:54

MIAMI, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The campaign to end an eight-week strike against Crown Holdings in Canada escalated in a major way today, as the United Steelworkers (USW) leafleted the headquarters of Carnival Corporation in Doral, Fla., to protest the role of CEO Arnold Donald, who also is a Crown Holdings director. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The expanded campaign against packaging giant Crown Holdings is targeting all of the...

2013-10-29 20:20:14

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a vote with 77 percent turnout, a majority of the membership covered by the Central Region Local Cartage Supplement has overwhelmingly (70% to 30%) chosen not to authorize a strike at ABF. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) Consequently, in accordance with the IBT Constitution, TNFINC is going to poll the ABF Master Negotiating Committee within the next 24 hours to determine whether to accept ABF's...

2013-10-29 16:20:47

New Association Is Powerful Teamster Voice For More Than 6,000 Drivers WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of taxicab drivers in the nation's capital attended the first meeting of the new Washington, D.C., Taxi Operators Association today in overwhelming support for a strong affiliation with the Teamsters as the city imposes major, costly industry changes affecting their livelihoods. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131029/DC06515) (Logo:...

2013-10-28 08:32:20

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA) Sign on as Presenting Sponsors OTTAWA, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Skills/Competences Canada, a not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies, today announced that Canada's top skilled trade and technology students, along with government representatives, industry leaders, trainers and...

2013-10-24 16:21:54

Both Sides Agree to Bring in Mediator, Could Meet Again Next Month WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters' Airline Division and representatives of Republic Airways yesterday held talks in Washington, D.C. The meeting was described as positive and productive, and both sides agreed to bring in a private mediator to help them reach a new collective bargaining agreement for the pilots represented by the Teamsters. (Logo:...

2013-10-24 16:20:17

Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association To Provide Strong Voice For Drivers WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cab drivers in the nation's capital are joining together with the Teamsters Union to announce the formation of the new Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) The association is being created to give the more than 6,000 taxi cab drivers in Washington, who are independent owner- or...

2013-10-23 16:23:49

Local 400 to Help Respond to Storms and Other Major Events in Monmouth & Ocean County Areas MORRISTOWN, N.J., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) announced today that it is expanding its Emergency Response Team to include members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 400 in Monmouth and Ocean counties. IBEW Local 400 currently has more than 700 members. JCP&L is the only utility in New Jersey to partner with local...

2013-10-21 16:22:52

South Portland Tank Farm keeps energy costs low; creates good jobs in Maine SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) in Maine announced today strong opposition to a ballot issue in November called the 'Waterfront Protection Ordinance (WPO).' (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) John Shinn, director of USW District 4, representing thousands of active and retired industry workers who support their...

2013-10-16 12:25:59

Illegally Harvested Wood Undermines American Economy PITTSBURGH, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) union today called for greater support for American lumber workers in response to a report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) demonstrating how wood is illegally harvested abroad and sold in the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The troubling EIA report highlighted the extent and...

2013-10-09 16:21:39

VERNON, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) is relieved to learn that an agreement between the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and Exide Technologies will allow the company's Vernon battery recycling plant to continue operating as work continues to address potentially harmful emissions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The USW hopes that this settlement will allow the 100 hard-working...