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2014-07-31 16:22:26

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- I am honored to be at the White House to witness the signing of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The Metal Trades Department and its affiliated unions have been advocating for and supporting this action for many years. Our organizations have witnessed first hand the abuses of unscrupulous federal contractors wage theft of their workers and the unlawful retaliation when workers try to exercise their rights. The...

2014-07-28 12:25:43

Sweeney to Receive Meany-Kirkland Worker Rights Lifetime Achievement Award WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO HITWIRE today released a story on John J. Sweeney, President Emeritus of the AFL-CIO and currently chairman of the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust. The article details Sweeney's five decades in the labor movement, including his battles to secure a living wage for janitors and other service workers, and fights on behalf of minorities and women...

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,...

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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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