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2011-04-01 13:12:00

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As job growth in the overall economy continued, the construction industry in America remained mired in a Depression-like state, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Labor. The number of jobs declined slightly, while the unemployment rate in the industry fell to 20 percent - indicating many construction workers have given up looking for work after years of uninterrupted decline. Nearly 1.7 million men and women were...

2011-03-23 05:00:00

NEW YORK, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the LIUNA Latino Caucus: WHO: New York City Councilmember Daniel Dromm (D-Queens) Edison Severino, Chairman, LIUNA Latino Caucus Allan Wernick, Director, CUNY Citizenship NOW Julissa Gutierrez, Northeast Director, National Association of Latino Elected Officials Education Fund (NALEO) New York City Partnership for Participation (NYCPP)...

2011-03-04 14:54:00

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a modest uptick in jobs, the construction industry continued to lag far behind the rest of the economy in February, according to the latest U.S. Department of Labor data. The industry added 33,000 jobs in the previous month, but nearly 1.9 million men and women were still unable to find a job. More than one in five workers - 21.8 percent - were out of work. Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA, made the following...

2011-03-03 16:50:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A national builder recently lost the appeal of a citation for violations of fall protection requirements at an Orange County jobsite sending a wake-up call to all builders and general contractors. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) classified John Laing Homes (JLH) as a "controlling" employer that should have been aware of the serious exposures to its subcontractor's framing employees, and that with any...

2011-01-20 13:31:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 5-year extension of a project labor agreement (PLA) with the Tennessee Valley Authority has been approved by the Building and Construction Trades Department for the construction and maintenance work on TVA's extensive energy generation network. The PLA extension will cover between 12.5 and 15 million man-hours of work annually over the course of this agreement. The extension was announced at the January 2011 meeting of the Governing...

2011-01-12 00:01:27

ProSafetyEquipment.com offers over a thousand safety products made by over a hundred brands. This new website emphasizes worker protection and promises to be the definitive online warehouse for anyone looking to purchase safety equipment. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 11, 2011 Businesses working with heavy equipment, dangerous machinery or other potentially hazardous materials or situations, take note! A company is only as good as the people who get the work done, and preventing injuries...

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...


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sough
  • 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.'
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