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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...

2014-06-03 12:20:43

PITTSBURGH, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released by the United Steelworkers (USW) in conjunction with today's filing of an antidumping and countervailing duty case against passenger and light truck tires from China. The case alleges massive dumping and substantial subsidization of sales of these products by China into the U.S. market. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "Unfairly priced imports of tires from China have...

2014-05-14 12:24:24

PITTSBURGH, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard will join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Steel CEO Mario Longhi on Thursday, May 15, in a visit to U.S. Steel's Irvin plant in West Mifflin, Pa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The three will meet with leaders from industry, labor, academia and local government from the Pittsburgh area, as well as USW members on the job at...

2014-05-13 12:25:18

PITTSBURGH, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today on the release of a study of the enormous challenges facing the U.S. steel sector from a flood of imports and rising excess global capacity in steel production. The report "Surging Steel Imports Put Up to Half a Million U.S. Jobs at Risk" by the Economic Policy Institute and the Law Offices of Stewart & Stewart provides a...

2014-04-25 16:21:15

Historic Vote a Victory for College Athletes PITTSBURGH, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today congratulated football players at Northwestern University for participating in the first National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) sanctioned union representation election of its kind. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO USW International President Leo W. Gerard said that players and organizers from the College Athletes Players...

2014-04-23 16:23:20

Surging Imports of Rebar Nearly Doubled 2011-13 to Threaten Jobs PITTSBURGH, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today affirmed the preliminary determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce on rebar steel imports from Mexico and Turkey are unfairly being dumped into the U.S. market, threatening the jobs of American workers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO USW International President Leo W. Gerard said, "We are...

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...

2014-04-12 08:20:03

MEDIA ADVISORY PITTSBURGH, April 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) and longtime ally the Pittsburgh A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) are proud to announce their collaboration with the Thelma Lovette YMCA and the Energy Innovation Center. This partnership will build upon the APRI's existing work force development program, "Breaking the Chains of Poverty," to promote access to exercise facilities among marginalized communities, as well as providing...

2014-04-02 08:36:01

PHILADELPHIA, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc., an affiliate of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com), announced that it has reached a new multi-year labor agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), which represents the largest number of company employees in North America. The new agreement was passed by an overwhelming majority of the vote and affects more than 400 employees across five...

2014-03-28 12:21:51

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Panels representing the United Steelworkers (USW) who are job safety specialists will each present testimony this morning at public hearings being held by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) in support of a OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) proposed standard to protect workers from silica exposure. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The two USW panels will include workers from facilities where...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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