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2014-08-28 00:21:32

NASHUA, N.H., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following months of negotiations between FairPoint and its northern New England Unions, and after talks remained deadlocked more than three weeks after the prior collective bargaining agreements expired, the Company announced on August 27 that it will implement its final proposals, which have been repeatedly rejected by the Unions. This action is permitted by federal labor law when there is no meaningful prospect for a negotiated...

2014-05-06 16:33:45

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees and its National Veterans Affairs Council (NVAC) today applauded the leadership of Rep. Adam Schiff of California for his introduction of the "Improving Clinical Care Workforce for Our Vets Act," legislation that would restore equal bargaining rights to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care professionals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO Under the...

2014-03-17 16:20:42

Union secures increased parking subsidies, expanded shift-bidding, and certification improvements WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The union representing nearly 45,000 Transportation Security Officers at TSA secured important gains for agency employees in a first-of-its-kind interest arbitration decision announced today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO The American Federation of Government Employees went to arbitration with the agency...

2014-02-17 12:26:38

Master Agreement Provides Future Security PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) members at four paper mill sites in Calhoun, Tenn., Catawba, SC, Coosa Pines, Ala., and Augusta, Ga., overwhelmingly ratified by a 4-1 margin a master agreement Friday with Resolute Forest Products, a producer of newsprint and specialty and coated paper. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The five-year master agreement covers 1,500 members...

2013-08-05 10:01:44

Research from the University of Copenhagen has revealed the effects of a decade of decentralized wage negotiations in the private sector. In an article in the Journal of Labor Economics, researchers conclude that wages have risen for all employees and that companies are now better able to retain key personnel. "Average wages rise when employees and managers negotiate on an individual basis, without a collective-bargaining agreement dictating fixed rates for all," explains Jakob Roland...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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