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2013-05-06 12:28:47

OTTAWA, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions are hosting their annual Conference May 6-8th, 2013 in Gatineau, QC. More than 500 leaders from the construction industry from across Canada and the United States will be in attendance. This year is a policy conference wherein delegates will be formulating policy, listening to and working with representatives from the Government of Canada, Canada's political parties, important construction stakeholders and various provincial...

2013-04-26 16:23:55

OTTAWA, April 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The Day of Mourning is a nationally recognized day to mourn the fallen from industrial disease and workplace death. On April 28(th) Canada reflects on those that gave their lives for infrastructure, buildings we all enjoy and roadways we all drive on. The Canadian Building Trades regrets every injury, every life lost and every occupational disease developed in the workplace. The Day of Mourning is also a day to try and proactively affect the...

2012-04-11 10:24:42

OTTAWA, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Canadian Building Trades commends Minister Kenney for his announcement April 10(th) creating focus on skilled trades in the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).  The skilled trades traditionally have not been able to access this program due to the complexities and rigidness of the 100 point grid system used by Citizenship and Immigration. Robert Blakely, Director of Canadian Affairs, says "this is a landmark change for skilled trades...

2012-03-23 10:22:35

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO announced today that President Barack Obama is scheduled to address the delegates to the Department's 2012 National Legislative Conference on April 30, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Nearly 3,000 state and local labor leaders from 13 national and international unions of the Building Trades will be on hand to discuss the innovative programs, ideas and policy initiatives that America's...

2011-04-04 13:58:00

Union Leaders Pledge All-Out Fight Against Cynical Efforts to Pit Worker Against Worker WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amidst unprecedented and politically-motivated attacks on labor unions across the United States, over 2,000 state and local building and construction trade union leaders convened in Washington, DC today for a rousing 2011 National Legislative Conference. This year's conference is centrally focused upon developing strategies to beat back attempts of a...

2009-12-16 14:55:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgia Senator Nan Orrock, Representative Rashad Taylor and Atlanta Mayor-elect Kasim Reed will join AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt-Baker at an event Friday to show support for Transportation Security Officers in Atlanta, and for the work being done by the American Federation of Government Employees, the union for TSOs. A number of labor unions and Atlanta organizations also will take part in the solidarity event. Friday's press...

2009-12-16 13:03:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Labor unions and other airport groups from around the Orlando area will show their support for Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) by signing a statement of solidarity at an event December 17 at Orlando International Airport. In addition, Debra Boothe, district director for U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson will attend on the congressman's behalf, and Eatonville Mayor Bruce Mount has been invited to attend. There will be a solidarity walk through...

2009-09-13 22:55:22

U.S. President Barack Obama's speech Tuesday at the AFL-CIO convention comes amid a revival of labor optimism and spirit of empowerment, union officials say. A grass-roots push of AFL-CIO members representing every congressional district during Obama's 2008 presidential campaign helped him win the election, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. We recognize that working people are at the edge of a huge wave of change, said John J. Sweeney, AFL-CIO president. "We're ready to mobilize as...

2009-09-09 14:56:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, joined by other AFL-CIO unions, will host filmmaker Michael Moore at a special reception Monday night, along with a screening of his highly anticipated new film, "Capitalism: A Love Story" at the AFL-CIO national convention in Pittsburgh. Moore will speak at the reception, which will outline the ongoing campaign for single payer healthcare reform by expanding Medicare to everyone....

2009-06-01 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO (BCTD) today issued an endorsement of Representative Kendrick Meek (D) for the 2010 U.S. Senate election in Florida. Upon the conclusion of today's vote by the BCTD Governing Board of Presidents, President Mark H. Ayers said, "We are excited about the prospect of helping Kendrick Meek become the next U.S. senator from Florida. Throughout his life, both as a trooper with the Florida...