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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...

2011-04-05 08:42:00

IUPAT sends its message via one of the go-to morning reads of Capitol Hill and beyond HANOVER, Md., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Text messaging? Smartphone App? Internet advertising? Facebook and Twitter? Sounds like standard fare these days for a corporate operation, right? Think again. These tools and more are being utilized every day in the field by what some would think an unlikely type of organization for social media - a union that represents construction workers. On...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.