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2009-08-19 17:35:00

SEIU-UHW members to deliver 10-Day notices to Senior Management OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of SEIU-UHW health care workers will rally in front of Kaiser Permanente's Oakland Regional Office at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 20 before delivering a 10-day notice of informational pickets at hospitals and clinics across California to protest Kaiser's layoff plan. Simultaneously, SEIU-UHW workers in Pasadena will deliver the 10-day notice to Kaiser's Southern...

2009-07-27 07:00:00

HERNDON, Va., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GTSI (R) Corp. (Nasdaq: GTSI) an enterprise infrastructure solutions and services provider to government, was recently awarded a $7 million contract by the Port of Oakland's Commissioners. The contract calls for GTSI to upgrade the Port's existing perimeter security system and also install a fiber optic communications system. Awarded under GTSI's US Communities contract, the work is on target to be completed by April 2010. (Logo:...

2009-07-21 13:47:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today applauded the actions of numerous Bay Area communities that have been awarded voter-approved Proposition 1C housing bond funds from the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Of the 21 Bay Area projects slated to receive funding, 20 -- worth some $229 million -- will help support construction of more than...

2009-07-20 16:02:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unions and Oakland Harbor Commission President Victor Uno are misleading the public in an attempt to pave the way for the Teamsters to take over Oakland's waterfront drayage operations, which would send truck rates there soaring as much as 53 percent. Increasing drayage truck rates would increase consumers' costs for all products flowing through the port and make Oakland less competitive, the American Trucking Associations said. "The...

2009-07-09 06:32:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a rebuke to the status quo in a deregulated trucking market, the Oakland Commission acknowledged a critical need for Congress to modernize transportation policy so the Port has the legal authority to set and enforce trucking industry standards to make goods movement sustainable for local communities and workers. The Oakland Port Commission's decision to move forward on a resolution at their July 21st board meeting immediately earned...

2009-06-22 13:44:34

Authorities said it was surf meets turf in California Monday when a wandering young sea lion meandered onto a busy highway. California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Van Eckhardt said Oakland police were called to Highway 880 about 5:45 a.m. to investigate reports of a sea lion waddling south on the center divider of the northbound lanes, KTVU-TV, Oakland, reported. The San Francisco Chronicle reported the sea lion is believed to be about a year old. We were getting gas and heard it come over...

2009-06-09 11:50:00

http://blog.cleanandsafeports.org/ or www.cleanandsafeports.org LOS ANGELES, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad alliance of national, state and local environmental, public health, community and labor organizations today applauded President Barack Obama for his appointment of Joseph E. Brennan as acting chair of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the DC agency charged with reviewing ocean-bound commerce. "Joseph Brennan has shown an understanding that trade in the global economy...

2009-06-05 11:53:00

Live Music, Food And Fireworks - Free To The Public RICHMOND, Calif., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Craneway Pavilion, inside the historic Ford Point Building on the waterfront in Richmond, will host a patriotic celebration for the whole family featuring live music, food and fireworks at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 3. Located on 25 waterfront acres, Craneway Pavilion delivers incredible views of the San Francisco skyline featuring floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the entire event space as well as...

2009-05-26 07:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR), a global information technology (IT) standards body for retail automotive and related industries, is a nonprofit, dues-paying organization whose members include dealers, manufacturers, retail system providers, and automotive-related industry organizations. The goal of STAR is to use non-proprietary technology (IT) standards as a catalyst in fulfilling the business information needs of...

2009-05-21 19:43:00

"I guard this hospital, but I can't afford to see a doctor here" -- William Bailey, Securitas Security Officer at Kaiser Sunset Medical Center in Los Angeles OAKLAND, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Security officers and supporters rallied against unfair labor practices and slashed health benefits by Kaiser's contractor Securitas outside of Kaiser hospitals in both Oakland and Los Angeles today. Workers chanted, marched, and highlighted the irony of their situation carrying signs...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.