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2011-08-17 16:23:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Second Edition of How to Cost Your Labor Contract provides an in-depth examination of costing issues from experts in academics, negotiation, and labor arbitration. The publication of the new edition was announced today by BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) The new Second Edition includes: An expanded costing methodology for...

2011-08-10 19:48:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo Gerard, international president for the United Steelworkers (USW) expressed strong support for the historic decision by the Obama Administration and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to protect workers' safety and voices by moving forward with arbitration against Guatemala for violating labor rights under terms of the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). (Logo:...

2011-08-01 10:15:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following nearly a year of planning, preliminary meetings and then formal negotiations, United Steelworkers Union (USW) members from 13 different paper mill sites ratified a Master Economic Agreement with Georgia-Pacific, establishing the primary economic arrangement for the upcoming bargaining cycle. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "Because Georgia-Pacific is such a prominent employer in the industry...

2011-06-30 14:03:00

Committee's Approval Signals Need for VA to Follow its Own Pay Rules WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today applauded the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs for yesterday passing Senate Bill 572, aimed at restoring the collective bargaining rights of VA medical professionals under Title 38. This legislation will allow VA clinicians to exercise the same rights to bargain over routine pay matters, as other federal...

2011-06-14 01:15:30

While several states have recently limited the ability for teacher unions to collectively bargain for their members, teachers will continue to flex their political muscle in a way scholars of policymaking have overlooked: through their pocketbooks, says a Baylor University political scientist. Traditionally, the influence of teacher unions has been measured by the size of their membership or how active unions are in collective bargaining, said Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., assistant professor of...

2011-06-07 14:03:00

HANOVER, Md., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) supports the merger between T-Mobile and AT&T because of the positive impact it will have on workers, businesses and the broader U.S. economy. This merger will help move America ahead by delivering the economic benefits of advanced broadband to more than 97 percent of the population and providing the option of union membership to 20,000 men and women in the T-Mobile...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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