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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...

2014-06-23 12:26:14

Spherion's Emerging Workforce Study reveals surprising surge in worker loyalty and new opportunity for companies to achieve cost savings ATLANTA, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Job hoppers beware: new findings from the 2014 Emerging Workforce Study, conducted online and via phone by Harris Poll on behalf of Spherion Staffing Services, reveal workers perceive job hopping as damaging to a person's career success and believe being loyal to one employer pays off in the long run. The study was...

2014-06-16 12:22:53

Activities will lead up to the White House Summit WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that it will join other American labor unions to focus on the challenges facing working families, particularly women, through a series of activities leading up to the June 23 White House Summit on Working Families. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO Activists and leaders from the USW Women of Steel and Next Generation programs...

2014-06-03 23:00:29

NOVAtime invites business owners and HR professionals to register for its free webinar: Wage & Hour: Understand the Laws and Avoid Litigation, to be held online on June 18, 2014. Diamond Bar, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 NOVAtime Technology, Inc. (http://www.novatime.com), a leading provider of workforce management solutions, announced today that it will hold a complementary live webinar on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 on Wage and Hour laws. Called Wage & Hour: Understand the Laws and...

2014-06-02 20:23:25

BURLINGTON, Wash., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a worsening labor shortage in Washington State, Sakuma Brothers Farms announced today that it has decided to not participate in the federal government's H-2A Guest Worker program in 2014. The company had applied for the program but notified the federal government over the weekend that it has decided to not participate. "The last year was a very difficult year for our family, our family business and our community. Since the season...

2014-05-07 12:32:20

GATINEAU, QC, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - A national program to promote, support and mentor women employed or considering employment within the unionized skilled construction trades was launched today at the 2014 Canadian Building Trades Legislative Conference in Gatineau, Quebec. Journeyman is represented nationally by female representatives who are apprentices or journeymen, each a member of one of the 14 Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) affiliated trade unions. These women are...

2014-05-01 08:30:59

A Washington Examiner Special Report WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As labor unions face diminishing returns, they desperately seek to hold on to current members, while expanding the definition of "employees." That explains the recent efforts by postal workers to prevent Staples from offering Post Office retail services; it also explains why the National Labor Relations Board supports "organizing" college football players into unions. Washington Examiner presents a...

2014-04-28 12:33:54

CLARK, N.J., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaking on behalf of his 150,000 members, the statewide head of the New Jersey construction trades spoke out today in support of the construction project under way in Englewood Cliffs for LG Electronics' new North American headquarters. William T. Mullen, President of the New Jersey State Building and Construction Trades Council, said, "With unemployment back on the rise and 1,500 more New Jersey jobs lost in March, we have to work...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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