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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...

2013-10-11 04:20:38

AMSTERDAM, October 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Water plays a central part in the water, food and energy nexus and therefore in the urgently needed transition to a green economy. The International Water Week Amsterdam (IWW) is a stepping stone in this transition. 'Integrated Water Solutions for a green economy' is the central theme of the week. From 4-8 november 2013, 25000 international water professionals and decision makers will share insights, solutions and new approaches. The...

2012-11-07 12:28:50

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sean McGarvey, President of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement today on the re-election of President Barack Obama: "On behalf of the skilled craft professionals that comprise America's Building Trades Unions, I offer our heartfelt congratulations to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on their historic re-election. I also offer our prayers for the President and the Vice...

2012-06-29 06:25:02

Letter sent to the Mayor today DETROIT, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The City of Detroit Coalition of Unions sent the following letter to Mayor Dave Bing imploring him to be a man of his word: Dear Mr. Mayor: I write this letter to you, Mr. Mayor, for delivery through Lamont Satchel, your Labor Relations Director. This letter also follows up on my previous letter of June 22, 2012, to the City, which was never responded to. This letter implores you, Mr. Mayor, to "man up"...

2011-11-10 12:42:00

MAP-21 Brings Needed Reforms and Investments WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Building Trades Unions today expressed their collective approval for action taken by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to favorably report out of committee a highway bill known as the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, or MAP-21. Through the leadership of Chairman Barbara Boxer and Senators James Inhofe, Max Baucus, and David Vitter,...

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...

2011-10-03 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fieldglass, Inc., the leading technology provider to procure and manage contingent labor and services, today announced the company is sponsoring the 2011 Staffing Industry Analysts' Contingent Workforce Strategies (CWS) Summit. Now in its 7th year, the event is October 4-5 in Las Vegas. Fieldglass is participating in two sessions at the Summit. On Tuesday at 9 a.m. local time, Fieldglass' Business Development Manager, Kelly Moran, will moderate...

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...

2009-09-03 13:48:56

For about 100 union workers in Moline, Ill, Labor Day will represent the end of the line with the closing of Quad City Die Casting, a union spokeswoman said. Friday is the last scheduled workday at the plant, where union workers have complained for months the company's owner, Wells Fargo & Co. is putting workers out on the street despite receiving $25 billion in federal bailout funds. That argument apparently failed. Workers are now confronting Wells Fargo on benefits union workers...