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2014-06-30 16:26:57

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following statement critical of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Weakening the Voice of Caregivers and Home Health Care workers. HARRISBURG, Pa., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today's Supreme Court decision in Harris Vs. Quinn aimed at home care workers is not only bad for unions they're bad for all workers and the middle class. This decision is an attack on workers' freedom to...

2014-06-05 16:29:03

UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust proxy proposal for separate board chair, CEO, supported by 61% of shareholder vote for second year. DETROIT, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Services Group, a national services supplier for nursing and rehabilitation centers, is under scrutiny by shareholders. Sixty-one percent of shareholders that cast votes in conjunction with the company's annual meeting on May 27 voted in favor of a proxy resolution calling for a separate chairperson...

2014-06-05 16:28:59

Eighty-four percent of shareholder votes cast support annual election of board members. DETROIT, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighty-four percent (84%) of votes cast by shareholders at Dendreon voted in favor of a proxy proposal calling for annual election of board members, a strategy - which if enacted - would increase board independence and accountability. Dendreon is a biotechnology company that develops Provenge, an immunotherapy for prostate cancer. The shareholder proposal was...

2014-05-07 12:32:20

GATINEAU, QC, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - A national program to promote, support and mentor women employed or considering employment within the unionized skilled construction trades was launched today at the 2014 Canadian Building Trades Legislative Conference in Gatineau, Quebec. Journeyman is represented nationally by female representatives who are apprentices or journeymen, each a member of one of the 14 Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) affiliated trade unions. These women are...

2014-05-06 08:38:12

OTTAWA, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions are hosting their annual Conference May 5-7th, 2014 in Gatineau, QC. More than 400 leaders from the construction industry, labour organizations, and the purchasers of construction services from across Canada and the United States will be in attendance. The following speakers will address the conference on Tuesday, May 6th between 9am and 12:45pm: Sean McGarvey, President, Building and Construction Trades Department,...

2014-05-05 12:30:42

OTTAWA, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions are hosting their annual Conference May 5-7th, 2014 in Gatineau, QC. More than 400 leaders from the construction industry, labour organizations, and the purchasers of construction services from across Canada and the United States will be in attendance. The following speakers will address the conference on Tuesday, May 6th between 9am and 12:45pm: Sean McGarvey, President, Building and Construction Trades Department,...

2014-02-11 20:23:00

OTTAWA, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions are very pleased with a number of the measures in the Federal Budget that support growth and development of a future focused construction workforce. Creating highly skilled and well-paying jobs is in the national interest. "After years of being a mere add-on to post-secondary education, apprenticeship is being noticed by our Federal Government" said Robert Blakely the Canadian Operating office of the Building Trades...

2014-01-21 12:21:36

Deal closed Jan. 21. Proceeds from sale will fund retiree health care. DETROIT, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (Trust) is pleased to confirm that the sale of the Trust's equity interest in Chrysler Group LLC to Fiat North America LLC is complete. In a series of transactions, the Trust will receive a total of $4.35 billion in proceeds, of which $3.825 billion was received today. These proceeds will be used to provide additional funding security...

2014-01-06 08:25:10

The TheraMatrix program is expected to save Electrical Workers Insurance Fund valuable healthcare dollars annually, while ensuring quality care, transparency and high patient satisfaction PONTIAC, Mich., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TheraMatrix Physical Therapy, headquartered in Pontiac, Mich., announced that effective January 1, 2014, the outpatient physical therapy benefits for all eligible Electrical Workers Insurance Fund enrollees, covered under the Electric Workers Insurance...

2014-01-01 20:20:02

DETROIT, Jan. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (Trust) is pleased to confirm that an agreement has been reached between the Trust's Independent Fiduciary and Fiat North America LLC regarding a purchase of the Trust's entire equity interest in Chrysler Group LLC. We are very pleased that Fiat and the Trust's Independent Fiduciary were able to work together to reach an agreement on this important matter. The team at Brock Fiduciary Services worked with...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'