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2012-06-29 10:20:33

Passage Caps Multi-Year Fight by LIUNA Members for Investment in Roads, Bridges and Transit; Opens Door for Bigger Discussion of Critical Infrastructure Challenges WASHINGTON, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - praised Congress for passing a multi-year Highway Bill which will support millions of jobs fixing deteriorating roads, bridges and transit systems, and help restore certainty to the struggling construction...

2012-06-21 02:21:50

TAMPA, Fla., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (OTCBB: MNGA), the developer of a technology that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based metal working fuel and natural gas alternative, announced today that the Company has received the endorsement of the Ironworkers Local 808 Union. "Construction projects throughout the United States are getting more competitive, with customers focusing increasingly on cost and environmental impact," said...

2012-06-15 10:21:58

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - made the following statement today on the Obama Administration's Executive Order affecting some undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) LIUNA, a union built by immigrant families who have helped build America, applauds the Obama Administration Executive...

2012-06-12 10:21:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Union building trades apprentices, coordinators and instructors from 20 different building trades crafts today used the occasion of Apprentice Awareness Day in Pennsylvania to educate elected officials on the value of union-run apprentice training programs as a career path to stable, middle class jobs. Frank Sirianni, the President of the Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council, noted that opportunities for...

2012-04-27 06:22:16

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - joined forces with a coalition of worker safety organizations to kick-off "The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction!" - a national initiative aimed at promoting general safety on job sites and preventing falls, the leading cause of construction deaths in the U.S. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) The campaign launches...

2012-04-09 10:24:11

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan issued the following statement in reaction to the sudden passing of Mark H. Ayers, President of the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), on April 8: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) <blockquote> It is with great sadness that I and the LIUNA General Executive Board, on behalf of our half-million members, offer heartfelt condolences to the...

2012-04-09 13:38:23

Dozens killed each year, thousands injured Dozens of American youth under the age of 20 die on the job each year while thousands more are injured, often due to poorly regulated work environments, according to a new report released by the Colorado School of Public Health. "We don't tend to think of child labor as a major issue in the U.S. but we should," said the study's lead author Carol Runyan, Ph.D., MPH, and professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health. "Laws...

2012-04-04 14:22:17

SAN FRANCISCO, April, 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laborers' Local 261 has concluded its endorsement process for the June 2012 Presidential Primary Election. In addition, the Laborers' Union has made early selections for the November 2012 contests. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120404/DC82778) For the ballot in June, the Laborers recommend continued support for incumbents Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and State Senator Mark Leno. In addition, the Laborers have joined several...

2012-03-29 10:20:29

Duct-Tape Approach to Nation's Roads and Bridges Risks Safety, Jobs WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - made the following statement on the U.S. House's passage of a 90-day extension of the surface transportation bill: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) LIUNA is appalled that the U.S. House of Representatives' radical GOP wing has...

2012-03-21 06:20:29

As Deadline Looms, Truck Carries Giant Roll of Duct Tape to Symbolize House Speaker's Approach to America's Bridge Crisis; Amplifies "Russian Roulette" Radio Spots and "How to Survive a Collapsed Bridge" Direct Mail CINCINNATI, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - today launched a multi-city media tour in U.S. House Speaker John Boehner's home state of Ohio, highlighting the safety crisis of America's roads and...