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2014-02-01 08:20:09

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said some 62 members of Local 3610-02 were locked out at PSC Metals, Inc.'s Canton, Ohio facility. The union has already filed an unfair labor practice charge against the scrap metal processing company for bargaining in bad faith with Region 8 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) USW lead negotiator Bob Andrews called on PSC...

2014-01-29 00:20:26

President's Focus on Jobs and Income Inequality is Cause for Optimism PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement after President Obama delivered his 2014 State of the Union Address. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "President Obama made it clear that promoting economic growth and making sure that everyone shares in it is his top priority. His...

2014-01-28 16:22:15

CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) voiced its strong support today for the effort by Northwestern University football players to secure union representation with the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) USW International President Leo W. Gerard and USW National Political Director Tim Waters joined Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and CAPA President Ramogi Huma at...

2014-01-15 16:24:48

VANCOUVER, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Supreme Court of British Columbia has denied a petition by Mexico to quash documentary evidence and testimony that corroborates that the Mexican government blacklisted Mexican migrant workers from returning to Canada because they were suspected of being union sympathizers. The evidence had been presented in 2012, to the BC Labour Relations Board (BCLRB) by UFCW Canada (the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada union) Local 1518. The...

2014-01-14 12:21:18

Local and High Speed Rail Most Economic Way to Link Cities WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union is praising the significant commitment to continued funding for high speed and local commuter rail systems in California that are part of the state budget recently proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "Governor Brown continues to set high the priority of rail transportation," said Jim Hoffa,...

2014-01-13 00:20:09

New 5-Year Contract Increases Wages, Strengthens Pensions, Tackles Subcontracting WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UPS Freight Teamsters have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new national five-year master agreement that increases wages, significantly strengthens pension benefits and takes on the issue of subcontracting. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO ) The vote, which was 5,195 to 2,094 as of Sunday night, was held at local union halls during...

2014-01-11 00:20:11

Gov. Cuomo Enacts Most Comprehensive Legislation in Country to Combat Worker Misclassification NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Teamsters Joint Council 16 expressed their thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing the New York State Commercial Goods Industry Fair Play Act (A5237B/S5867) and giving the Empire State the strongest worker misclassification legislation in the country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO ) More than...

2014-01-10 16:20:18

World Airways Seeks Second Concessionary Agreement Within Sixteen Months WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Teamster representatives of the Flight Attendants and Pilots of World Airways announced that bankruptcy discussions with their employer failed to yield an agreement on concessions their carrier was seeking. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) Approximately one year ago, Teamsters members sacrificed $75 million in concessions...

2014-01-06 12:22:25

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that a busload of laid-off workers from Ormet's aluminum smelter in Hannibal, Ohio will conduct an informational picket on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, outside American Electric Power (AEP) headquarters in Columbus. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) Ormet plunged into bankruptcy in February 2013 after AEP raised its electric rate from $38 per megawatt hour in...

2013-12-30 23:02:39

JayStar Group President David Roger announced today that Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 70 in White Bear Lake, Minnesota has selected JayStar Group, Inc. (JayStar) to install its ORION XE Membership and Dues System. This advanced solution will replace IUOE Local 70’s legacy system. Norwalk CT (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 The ORION suite is a comprehensive set of applications configured to meet the specific needs of labor organizations large and small. JayStar’s solutions and staff are...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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