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2014-10-23 16:20:58

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su issued citations to aircraft janitorial service contractor Spirit Airport Services following an investigation that showed the company owed wages to 182 former and current employees. The citations issued to the Los Angeles-based company include $853,384 in wages and premiums, $88,122 in damages, plus $21,700 in penalties. "Wage theft is a crime that disproportionately hits workers in...

2014-10-23 08:20:42

MOSCOW, October 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JSC Aeroflot management and airline employee trade unions have successfully concluded negotiations that extend the collective bargaining agreement currently in place for the period 2014 through 2017. The collective agreement calls for a wide range of benefits for employees, irrespective of union membership. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131010/644285 ) Despite the challenging economic environment in Russia,...

2014-09-18 12:21:09

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 18. 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NetJets Unions Coalition is an alliance comprised of the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP), the collective bargaining agent for the 3,000-plus pilots who fly in the service of NetJets, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 284, which represents approximately 500 NetJets dispatchers, flight attendants, maintenance controllers, mechanics and stock clerks. NetJets is a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:...

2014-09-02 23:01:05

The class action filed by the San Diego labor lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik alleges the company violated various California Labor Code provisions by failing to pay its employees the proper amount of overtime wages San Diego, California (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 On August 28, 2014 the San Diego employment law lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a lawsuit alleging that Hydro-Scape Products, Inc. failed to pay their hourly employees the correct amount of...

2014-08-25 16:27:28

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) joined the United States Department of Labor today to launch this year's Labor Rights Week at San Francisco's Mexican Consulate. The opening ceremony included the signing of an alliance with DIR's Cal/OSHA, Federal OSHA and the Mexican Consulates in California to assist in educating Mexican workers on their labor rights. The OSHA Alliance Program is an annual agreement that...

2014-08-15 08:23:27

In a recent interview, San Francisco wage and hour lawyer Eric Grover outlined common violations committed by employers and what California employees should know. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In a recent interview, San Francisco wage and hour lawyer Eric Grover outlined common violations committed by employers and what California employees should know. San Francisco, CA - Wage and hour laws in California can be confusing for many employees to understand. When trying to...

2014-08-12 23:00:31

A lawsuit was filed against the package shipping giant by a former Pick Up & Delivery Coordinator asserting he was denied overtime pay for long work days Alameda, California (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 On July 24, 2014, the San Francisco labor law lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit against Fedex Ground Package System, Inc. alleging the company wrongfully classified their "Pick Up & Delivery Coordinators" as exempt from overtime wages....

2014-07-17 16:20:40

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- I am pleased to report that SMART (International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers) members at the Long Island Rail Road, along with their brothers and sisters at allied Unions, have finally attained a hard earned and fair contract that will avoid a disaster for workers and communities on Long Island. These members have sacrificed much during these past five years while never faltering in servicing...

2014-07-09 16:26:45

TORONTO, July 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Unionized employees of the Globe and Mail reached a tentative agreement with the national newspaper this afternoon mere minutes before a deadline for journalists, advertising sales reps and circulation staff to walk off the job. The recommended deal will be presented to the membership, represented by Unifor, for a ratification vote in short order. No details of the tentative agreement will be released before then. The Globe and Mail's 374 unionized...

2014-06-30 16:26:57

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following statement critical of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Weakening the Voice of Caregivers and Home Health Care workers. HARRISBURG, Pa., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today's Supreme Court decision in Harris Vs. Quinn aimed at home care workers is not only bad for unions they're bad for all workers and the middle class. This decision is an attack on workers' freedom to...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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