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2014-02-06 12:24:13

ALTOONA, Pa., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Utility Workers Union of America System Local 102 today strongly criticized the continuing lockout of nearly 150 utility workers by Pennsylvania electric utility Penelec and its parent company FirstEnergy, notwithstanding power outages affecting 849,000 Pennsylvania customers caused by Winter Storm Nika. "It is reckless and irresponsible for FirstEnergy to keep 142 skilled electric utility workers sidelined while hundreds of...

2013-10-11 16:20:50

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National Veterans Affairs Council President Alma Lee today issued the following statement regarding the lockout of Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) employees: "Some of our lawmakers should be ashamed of themselves. They have allowed for the lockout of vital public servants for now 11 days. Added to the hundreds of thousands of employees who have been sent home are 7,000 Veterans...

2013-05-28 23:16:12

Mobile app enables employees to create lockout procedures from iPhone or iPad. MILWAUKEE, Wis (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Brady announced today the release of its new LINK360 lockout/tagout app for iPhones and iPads. The new app allows users to create lockout procedures directly from their smart phones and tablets, which allows for faster procedural approvals. The application also allows mobile users to create lockout procedures right at the machine, adding lockout steps as they identify...

2012-03-27 23:01:20

Total Safety, the leading global industrial safety services company based in Houston, Texas, has partnered with Application Factory to become their exclusive distributor for DangerTags Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Automation System, a proprietary lockout/tagout software and hardware system that allows for the automation of the lockout/tagout process. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 Total Safety, the leading global industrial safety services company based in Houston, Texas, has partnered with...

2012-02-27 18:41:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that members of Local 207L have ratified a five-year contract with Cooper Tire and Rubber Company (NYSE:CTB), ending a three-month lockout at the company's Findlay, Ohio tire plant. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The new contract was ratified with approximately 66% of the 948 ballots cast. "Our brothers and sisters have once again made their voices heard," said USW...

2012-02-23 11:53:00

Union to Educate Customers about Illegal Lockout at Tire Kingdom, Other Retailers PITTSBURGH, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that on Sat., Feb. 25, 2012, thousands of union members and supporters throughout the country will be distributing information about Cooper Tire's (NYSE:CTB) unfair and illegal lockout of 1,050 Findlay, Ohio, workers at over 100 Tire Kingdom and other retail tire stores and service centers throughout the...

2011-12-12 16:02:35

National Sports Medicine Expert Says Wounds May be Just Beginning While the threat of an NBA lockout appears to be over, the wounds may just be beginning. A national sports medicine expert who published an article in a medical journal about the injury ramifications of lockouts, says that NBA players should learn from information analyzed after the NFL lockout.    A published report shows that Achilles tendon injuries to NFL players have quadrupled compared to past years....

2011-05-13 17:32:00

Global Union Support Mounts in 11-month dispute at Illinois Uranium Plant PITTSBURGH, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today released a strong statement by European union leaders calling on Honeywell Corp.'s CEO David Cote to immediately end the 11-month-long lockout of 228 workers at the company's uranium processing plant of USW Local 7-669 in Metropolis, IL. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The letter is from the top...

2011-02-04 16:28:00

These Feet Are Made for Walking (and Tackling)... Even During a Strike! PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unionized podiatrists at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia are offering free foot and ankle care to any active NFL player in the event of a league lockout or strike. The podiatrists are members of the First National Guild for Healthcare Providers of the Lower Extremity, Guild 45 of the Office and Professional Employees International...

2010-12-18 11:45:00

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Dec. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today condemned Titan Tire's lockout of approximately 1,000 members at the company's Bryan, OH, Des Moines, IA and Freeport, IL facilities. The company's actions came despite the union informing the company that it would hold information meetings and a vote on the company's proposal for contracts covering the three facilities within the next week. (Logo:...