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2011-08-18 00:00:37

ADR Software's RFID-based Automated Daily Reporting Network, reaches significant milestone as it continues to accumulate construction industry data. Reston, VA (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 ADR Software today announced that its labor monitoring service, the ADR Network, had surpassed the 10,000 laborers registered mark (also known as "tagging"), just ten months after the service was officially launched in the Washington, DC and Denver, Colorado metropolitan areas in late 2010. The ADR Network...

2011-08-09 12:35:00

OPA-LOCKA, Fla., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor recently awarded a $2.6 million grant to a team of partner organizations in Miami to provide training for in-demand "green" jobs. Partners in the joint initiative include the LIUNA Training Fund (Laborer's International Union of North America), Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC), Jamii Builders (a subsidiary of OLCDC), South Florida Workforce, and the Local Laborer's Union 1652. (Photo:...

2011-08-09 11:00:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was release today by Steve Flanagan, business manager of Laborers' Local 66: "Every day millions of New Yorkers utilize the facilities that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has built and maintained for years. From the region's major airports, to the roads, bridges and highways, our infrastructure, and with it, our economic survival, are dependent on the Port Authority. "In order for the Port...

2011-08-09 12:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by Edison Severino, business manager of Laborers' Local 78: "At a time when the Federal government seems incapable of taking the action necessary to create the jobs that will put our members back to work, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has developed a long-term capital plan that will create thousands of good-paying, union jobs. That plan can only be implemented if the Port Authority...

2011-07-16 00:00:36

Ansell, the global leader in hand protection, introduces a new line of construction gloves specifically designed for the unique needs of construction trades. Red Bank, NJ (PRWEB) July 15, 2011 Each construction trade is different and so are the hand protection needs of professionals in the field. Ansell, the world leader in hand protection, is now introducing a line of gloves designed specifically for the unique needs of construction trades "“...

2011-07-08 14:48:00

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The weak job growth in the overall economy was reflected in the latest construction jobs numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. In June, the industry shed another 9,000 jobs, and over 1.3 million construction workers were unable to find a job. The industry's unemployment rate was 15.6 percent. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA, made the following...

2011-07-07 14:32:00

Job-Killing Transportation Bill Fails to Address Pressing Needs, Passes up Opportunity to Put Millions to Work WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - released the following response to the Surface Transportation Reauthorization proposal unveiled by House Republicans: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO ) Today the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives gave up on the...

2011-06-30 10:49:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern California District Council of Laborers and Laborers' Local 261 proudly endorse California State Senator Leland Yee for the 2011 San Francisco Mayoral Election, which will be held on November 8, 2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110630/DC28813 ) The Northern California District Council of Laborers represents over 35,000 members and has over 1,700 employers signatory to its various labor agreements....

2011-06-14 13:43:00

BELTSVILLE, Md., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association supports the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger because it will boost our country's workforce and economy, at a time when both are ailing. Post merger, AT&T has planned to invest an additional $8 billion in private capital to finance infrastructure and network builds, potentially adding up to 96,000 permanent, quality jobs across the country according to a new...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'