Latest Industrial Workers of the World Stories

2014-07-17 16:20:40

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- I am pleased to report that SMART (International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers) members at the Long Island Rail Road, along with their brothers and sisters at allied Unions, have finally attained a hard earned and fair contract that will avoid a disaster for workers and communities on Long Island. These members have sacrificed much during these past five years while never faltering in servicing...

2014-04-14 16:22:03

40(th) Anniversary Forum commemorates Elliot Lake miners SUDBURY, ON, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - "The most important thing to come out of the mines is the miner," wrote Dr. James Ham in his 1976 Royal Commission report on the Health and Safety of Workers in Mines. The United Steelworkers (USW) shares that conviction, 40 years after Elliot Lake uranium miners went on a wildcat strike for better health and safety conditions. "Today all workers have laws to protect them, thanks to...

2011-10-06 13:18:45

University of British Columbia research shows that managers should keep team members connected and engaged to avoid workplace sabotage. Co-authored by UBC Sauder School of Business Prof. Karl Aquino, the study reveals that envious employees are more likely to undermine peers if they feel disconnected from others. “We often hear that people who feel envious of their colleagues try to bring them down by spreading negative rumors, withholding useful information, or secretly sabotaging...

2011-05-13 10:48:00

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Building Trades Unions congratulate the congressional Bipartisan Energy Working Group for coming together, putting politics aside, and crafting legislation that finally addresses America's serious unemployment crisis. Workers in the construction industry have been facing twice the unemployment rate than the rest of the workforce, and many are struggling to feed their families. At the same time, we are inundated with credible...

2011-01-25 12:53:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Building Trades Unions joined a unified labor movement in urging congress to pursue a solution to our broken immigration system that is comprehensive and that puts workers first. A significant component of the framework for reform was a secure and effective worker authorization mechanism. In light of the recent legislative setbacks and the transfer of power in the U.S. House of Representatives it seems impossible that the...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.