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2012-11-05 16:21:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- John Pippy, CEO of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance, today (Nov. 5) issued the following statement in response to comments made about the Presidential campaign by Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO: "Barack Obama says that creating and enforcing environmental standards so extreme that no company has the technology to meet them will mean cleaner air tomorrow. The problem is that Obama's energy policies are costing jobs today. In response to the 148...

2012-07-25 06:23:45

LANHAM, Md., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- General President James A. Grogan described the Insulator's Union 30(th) national convention as "inspiring and life-changing," lauding the organization's wide-ranging achievements of the July 15-18 gathering in Las Vegas. President Grogan, who was unanimously re-elected for another five-year term, said emphatically "we now have a comprehensive and well-funded plan of attack against mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases that...

2012-02-28 14:17:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO's 40th Constitutional Convention will be held at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 17th and Race Streets, Philadelphia, PA, from Tuesday, March 27 through Thursday, March 29. Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, will address the Convention's general session on Tuesday, March 27. President Trumka is the nation's top labor leader, representing 12.2 million workers in the United States....

2012-01-20 13:26:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - said today it has left the BlueGreen Alliance in response to job-killing attacks on the Keystone XL pipeline by some of the alliance's labor and environmentalist members. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) "AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka recently said there was a divide in the labor movement over this project," LIUNA General President Terry...

2011-11-15 10:02:00

Comptroller Liu, HIT Chairman Sweeney Applaud the Union Pension Investments NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) Chairman John J. Sweeney today joined with city and state labor leaders, New York City Comptroller John C. Liu and other public officials to announce that the HIT has invested $640 million of union pension capital over the last 10 years to create or preserve more than 24,000 housing or healthcare units in New York's five...

2011-04-04 13:58:00

Union Leaders Pledge All-Out Fight Against Cynical Efforts to Pit Worker Against Worker WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amidst unprecedented and politically-motivated attacks on labor unions across the United States, over 2,000 state and local building and construction trade union leaders convened in Washington, DC today for a rousing 2011 National Legislative Conference. This year's conference is centrally focused upon developing strategies to beat back attempts of a...

2011-03-29 16:08:00

America Fast Forward Initiative Calls for TIFIA Expansion to Create Nearly One Million Jobs Nationwide WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Conference of Mayors Vice President Los Angeles, CA, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, will join Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and...

2010-10-06 08:50:00

AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Announces $100 Million Investment To Build New Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center Investment Brings Almost 1,000 Union Jobs To Yonkers YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust: WHO: John J. Sweeney, AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Chairman, and President Emeritus, AFL-CIO Patricia A. Tursi, Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center Richard Ravitch, New York...

2010-09-21 05:00:00

PSA's feature NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Former DNC Chairman Governor Howard Dean, NCLR President and CEO Janet Murgia, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry and many other prominent progressive leaders WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prominent progressive leaders are speaking out about the need for Americans to come together in support of jobs, justice and public education this election season and beyond in a new series of...

2010-05-06 14:33:00

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Pelosi delivered remarks at a "Health Care Thank You Rally" for workers and union leaders today in the Longworth Fountain Plaza. Congressional leadership addressed union activists who advocated for the health care law. Below are the Speaker's remarks: "Good afternoon. Leo Gerard said that he invited us here so that you all could say thank you to us for passing health care reform. We are here, the Democratic Members of Congress, to...