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2013-05-24 23:16:08

$2,300,000 Settlement for Non- Union Laborer That Suffered Leg Injury In Construction Accident New York, NY (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP is pleased to announce that a settlement in the amount of $2,300,000 was reached on May 20, 2013 on behalf of a 62 year old non-union laborer that was injured in a July 2009 construction accident. The case, which was pending in New York Supreme Court, Kings County under Index Number 19506/2009, involved a laborer working as a...

2013-05-17 08:21:06

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - issued the following statement on yesterday's confirmation of Ernest J. Moniz as U.S. Secretary of Energy: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) "America is on the cusp of an energy renaissance. Conservation, technological innovation and the utilization of a wide range of energy resources have put us on track to...

2013-05-10 16:20:44

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As long-term shareholders of Hess Corp., we are deeply concerned about the future of our company. It was with this concern that a LIUNA benefit fund filed a shareholder proposal last November asking the Board of Directors to adopt a policy that the chairman be independent. We are pleased to hear that the company has adopted our proposal and we look forward to continuing to work with Hess leadership on good governance, executive compensation...

2013-05-03 16:23:15

"Reversing sequestration and investment in nation's basic infrastructure could spur growth and prosperity for working people" WASHINGTON, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the dip in overall jobs growth that economists feared did not occur - the national unemployment rate went down slightly to 7.5 percent - the construction industry lost 6,000 jobs in April and construction unemployment remains in the double digits at 13.2 percent. (Logo:...

2013-04-30 16:20:43

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - congratulates Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx on his nomination to serve as the next U.S. Transportation Secretary. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) "We applaud President Obama's nomination of Anthony Foxx and look forward to working with him as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation," said LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan. "As...

2013-04-24 08:34:25

"This legislation would bring us a step closer to ensuring that the price of going to work is never life itself" WASHINGTON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - will observe Workers' Memorial Day,a day of remembrance of those who have died or became sick or injured while on the job, on April 28th by calling on Congress to demonstrate their commitment to workplace safety by supporting the Protecting America's Workers...

2013-04-18 20:22:15

Industry reports insurance rates can help to accelerate adoption of more robust safety management programs NEW YORK, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Contractors are reporting high use of safety practices, but fully-inclusive programs are not yet taking place in smaller firms, according to a new study by McGraw-Hill Construction on safety management in the construction industry. Ninety-two percent of firms with over 500 employees report having fully inclusive and widely observed...

2013-04-05 16:24:00

Modest Improvement Brings Jobless Rate to 14.7 Percent WASHINGTON, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Labor Department, only 88,000 jobs were added overall in the U.S. in March, lowering unemployment by 0.1 percent to 7.6 percent. In a key sector of the economy, the construction industry, the jobless rate remained in double digits - falling from 15.6 percent to 14.7 percent as about 18,000 jobs were added. (Logo:...

2013-03-19 12:29:04

"It's time to stop duct-taping this problem" WASHINGTON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released their 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure today, awarding the U.S. an overall grade of D+ on infrastructure. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO ) According to the report, U.S. roads, bridges, public transportation networks, water and sewage systems, school facilities, power grids, and other basic...

2013-02-13 12:21:39

LIUNA Calls for Strong Federal Role in House Transportation and Infrastructure Hearing WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - testified today on the need for strong federal leadership to address our nation's basic needs for good roads, safe bridges, clean drinking water and safe and efficient airports before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure....