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2013-05-10 12:22:00

Unlikely Alliance Sees Potential for Greater Energy Independence, Revitalization of Unions, Economic Growth in "All of the Above" Strategy LIVONIA, Mich., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a landmark gathering near Detroit Friday, an unlikely alliance of unions, the energy industry and top staff of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder shared their vision for a new American energy renaissance built on abundant, affordable energy. (Logo:...

2013-05-08 12:23:46

Unlikely Alliance Sees Potential for Greater Energy Independence, Revitalization of Unions, Economic Growth in "All of the Above" Strategy WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a landmark gathering near Detroit on Friday, May 10 an unlikely alliance of unions, the energy industry and top staff of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will share their vision for a new American energy renaissance built on abundant, affordable energy. (Logo:...

2013-05-03 16:23:15

"Reversing sequestration and investment in nation's basic infrastructure could spur growth and prosperity for working people" WASHINGTON, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the dip in overall jobs growth that economists feared did not occur - the national unemployment rate went down slightly to 7.5 percent - the construction industry lost 6,000 jobs in April and construction unemployment remains in the double digits at 13.2 percent. (Logo:...

2013-04-30 16:20:43

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - congratulates Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx on his nomination to serve as the next U.S. Transportation Secretary. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) "We applaud President Obama's nomination of Anthony Foxx and look forward to working with him as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation," said LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan. "As...

2013-04-24 08:34:25

"This legislation would bring us a step closer to ensuring that the price of going to work is never life itself" WASHINGTON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - will observe Workers' Memorial Day,a day of remembrance of those who have died or became sick or injured while on the job, on April 28th by calling on Congress to demonstrate their commitment to workplace safety by supporting the Protecting America's Workers...

2013-03-29 16:20:26

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In callous and dismissive comments to the Progressive Change Campaign Committee Thursday, Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey highlighted his ignorance of a key driver of the U.S. economy - the construction industry - and showed his disregard and disrespect for workers in the sector, who are trying to put food on their tables for themselves and their families. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) Congressman...

2013-03-19 04:22:17

TAMPA, Fla., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Comprehensive Care Corporation ("CompCare") (OTC BB: CHCR), a leading behavioral health, substance abuse and pharmacy management services provider for managed care companies throughout the U.S., today announced the signing of a Pharmacy Savings Management Agreement with Local No. 29 ("Local 29") of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA). Based on a detailed analysis of Local 29's previous year's pharmacy spend, CompCare...

2013-02-13 12:21:39

LIUNA Calls for Strong Federal Role in House Transportation and Infrastructure Hearing WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - testified today on the need for strong federal leadership to address our nation's basic needs for good roads, safe bridges, clean drinking water and safe and efficient airports before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure....

2013-02-01 16:28:06

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to today's jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department, employers added 157,000 new jobs in January. The national unemployment rate remained essentially unchanged, edging up 0.1 percent to 7.9. The construction industry gained 28,000 jobs last month, but overall unemployment remains high for U.S. construction workers at 16.1 percent. Since January 2011, construction employment has grown by 296,000, with one-third of the gains...

2013-01-18 16:21:10

Experts estimate 280 workers die from silicosis each year WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - today called on its half-million members and concerned citizens across America to sign a petition on the White House Web site appealing for immediate action to protect American workers from silica exposure on the job. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) Overexposure to silica causes an...