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2013-01-15 12:20:20

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, January 11, 2013, a 12-Man New Bedford, Massachusetts Jury awarded 44 year-old David Garant $350,000, which with interest amounted to $534,686, in a civil claim against the Labor Advantage Workers Union, Local 254, based on Mr. Garant's claim that the union breached its duty to fairly represent him as a result of his termination by Westport, Massachusetts Highway Superintendent Jack Sisson in March, 2007. The case...

2012-09-05 23:02:26

Buzzards Bay Coalition Launches Film Festival to Fight Pollution New Bedford, Massachusetts (PRWEB) September 04, 2012 The first Buzzards Bay Film Festival is inviting submissions for its inaugural screenings on November 9-11 in Falmouth and New Bedford, Massachusetts. The Festival is a salute to life lived in, on, and around Buzzards Bay, a 233-square mile estuary in Southeastern Massachusetts. The Festival is part of the year-long 25th Anniversary celebration of the Buzzards Bay...

2011-08-24 13:34:00

NANTUCKET, Mass., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New uses like wind and tidal energy facilities and aquaculture projects need to co-exist with recreational boaters and transportation networks in our ecologically-sensitive coastal waterways. How do communities balance competing demands in their coastal waters? How should we decide what uses go where? Regional management plans to ensure that our waters are sustainably used and protected, mandated by the Obama administration, are...

2011-01-24 14:22:00

NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang is bringing his Oceans and Fisheries Council to this week's meeting of the New England Fisheries Management Council. New Bedford is the Nation's top fishing port. The Mayor aims to focus the attention of Management Council members on the technical details of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's request to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke for an emergency increase in groundfish allocation levels, and for...

2010-12-23 16:44:00

NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Harbor Development Commission in the nation's highest-value fishing port is undertaking an atypical mission this week. They have turned their offices into a collection center for holiday donations for fishing families in need. A meeting of New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang's Ocean and Fisheries Council earlier this month put a human face on the economic devastation caused by unnecessarily restrictive Federal policies affecting the fishing...

2010-03-05 14:11:00

NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- At this year's 82nd annual Academy Awards on March 7, 2010, Danny Glover and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) will organize a Red Carpet Boycott of all Hugo Boss fashion products in response to the German holding company, Permira Advisors', decision to close the Hugo Boss factory in Brooklyn, Ohio. 300+ men and women stand to lose their jobs as early as April 1st, 2010. Joseph Abboud®, has successfully owned and...

2009-08-14 11:41:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, August 17th, fifteen unemployed textile workers in New Bedford, Massachusetts will head back to work. The workers, all former Eagle Industries employees, will be making ammunition bags for New Bedford Tactical Gear, a new manufacturing operation located at 430 Belleville Avenue. Their new jobs are the result of a cooperative effort between business, labor and government officials. New Bedford Tactical Gear is a wholly owned subsidiary...

2009-06-09 17:31:00

Senators Kennedy and Kerry and Representative Frank Stand Up for Workers NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier today, 100 Eagle Industries workers in New Bedford, MA, who manufacture backpacks for the U.S. army, rallied outside their factory to save their jobs. Following the May 29 announcement by Alliant Techsystems (ATK), owner of Eagle Industries, that the plant will be closed on July 31, the workers called on the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center, the agency that manages...

2009-05-27 07:00:00

NEW BEDFORD, Mass., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet safety experts will train local law enforcement officers to fight online exploitation, including 'sexting,' and will educate students through i-SAFE education and awareness programs. The June 1 session also certifies law enforcement professionals to train students to be safe and responsible online. The event kicks off a week of 25 Internet safety seminars at schools in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. WHEN: Monday, June 1...

2009-03-06 17:16:00

New Funding Ensures Continued Job Stability and Growth at New Bedford Facility NEW BEDFORD, Mass., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Industries today announced an additional $9.3 Million in Department of Defense (DoD) contract funding for the Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) system that is manufactured at the company's New Bedford location. Notably, the Department of Defense and the Massachusetts political delegation, including Congressman Barney Frank and Senator Ted...