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2011-01-11 04:00:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayor Gavin Newsom nominated Vince Courtney to serve on the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). This appointment was confirmed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on January 4, 2011 by unanimous decision. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110111/DC26796) "As the SFPUC continues its work to seismically rebuild our water and wastewater systems and deliver renewable power to San Francisco, Vince...

2010-10-25 08:05:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- As more and more wind turbines are erected across the open plains, farmlands, and mountain ridges of the United States, the need for ironworkers with specialized construction skills has naturally grown, says the Iron Workers International Union. Ask anyone knowledgeable about wind energy, and you'll quickly learn that the latest "green" technology - despite a recent surge in public interest - is nothing new to union ironworkers. In fact, ironworkers...

2010-08-31 06:30:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Wall-Ties & Forms, Inc. (WTF Formwork Systems) and The Tagos Group, LLC (Tagos) have signed a partnership agreement to immediately begin construction on low cost, mass housing across the continent of Africa to assist local governments and private investors in addressing a critical shortage of safe, affordable housing. Wall-Ties' aluminum formwork system provides a poured concrete construction system that guarantees rapid construction of energy...

2010-08-16 07:00:00

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately one third of all skilled tradesmen in the construction industry are over the age of 50. With their retirement on the horizon, training programs are not producing enough young workers to replace those exiting the industry. To combat this trend, Alabama's construction industry will launch an education and recruitment campaign Monday, Aug. 23 to bring new people to the commercial and industrial construction industry. The campaign issues...

2010-07-13 09:05:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- While U.S. industries struggle to rebuild, today's union ironworkers are preparing to lead the next wave of new business construction. That's because amidst the economic challenges of the past several years the Iron Workers International Union (www.ironworkers.org) -- teaming with the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) and the Ironworkers National Training Fund (www.ironworkers.org/organization/Apprenticeship.aspx) --...

2010-05-20 03:00:00

MILWAUKEE, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) today released the results of its fifth annual Talent Shortage Survey, revealing that talent is elusive - it's everywhere yet nowhere, as talent shortages persist in many countries and industry sectors. Thirty-one percent of employers worldwide report having difficulty filling key positions within their organization - a rise of one percentage point from 2009, amidst a perpetual global pool of available workers. (Logo:...

2010-03-26 17:58:00

Workers Want a Fair Contract, Communities Want Professional Trash Service SEATTLE, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the last two weeks, area garbage drivers employed by Waste Management (WMI) have expressed concern that unmarked rental cars are chasing them throughout the county. Who is inside the rental cars and why are they tailing garbage trucks? "This is a sure sign that Waste Management has imported hundreds of out-of-state goon squad members from its infamous Green Team,"...

2009-10-30 09:03:00

TUCKER, Ga. Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric cooperatives in Georgia ranked among the top 10 in the nation during the 26th Annual International Lineman's Rodeo held October 17 in Bonner Springs, Kansas. EMC journeymen (the highest qualified individuals) and apprentices (those in the first four years of linemen training) placed in the top 10 among 153 teams and 215 apprentices. "This competition draws the most talented and dedicated line workers from across the nation and showcases these...

2009-09-29 09:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of unionized construction workers from all over Pennsylvania gathered today on the steps of the State Capitol building in support of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) for use on construction projects funded with tax dollars. The rally coincided with a press conference headed by State Representative John C. Bear (R-Lancaster), who is introducing legislation seeking to outlaw PLAs in the Commonwealth. Frank Sirianni, the...

2009-08-24 13:13:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Laborers' International Union of North America (LiUNA!) announced today that it is endorsing Dan Hynes in the 2010 Primary Election for Illinois Governor. It is the first statewide labor organization to endorse a candidate in the race. LiUNA! is the second largest construction union in Illinois with more than 60,000 members and is one of the fastest growing unions in the country. The Laborers also represent thousands of public employees in...