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2014-07-23 16:28:16

Association representing over 1,100 Special Districts announces opposition; LAO reaffirms "state and local government costs" of 46 up to "several hundred million dollars annually" SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the growing campaign to defeat November's most fiscally reckless measure - Proposition 46, which would sharply increase health care costs for consumers, taxpayers and local governments in California - announced that the measure is now opposed by one of...

2014-07-21 23:00:42

Agreement preserves worker benefits, increases wages, aligns employee benefit costs with employer contributions, and creates organizing principles at ambulatory care centers. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 The League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York (“League”) and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East (“1199SEIU”) today announced a new tentative four-year collective bargaining agreement that addresses critical issues facing healthcare providers and their...

2014-07-15 23:02:40

"Inequality is out of control in NY, and workers want to ensure that new healthcare jobs in outpatient facilities are good union jobs so caregivers and communities have quality healthcare, economic security and opportunity," says George Gresham, President of 1199 SEIU New York, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 The following statement from George Gresham, President of 1199 SEIU Healthcare Workers East, is for immediate release. “Inequality is out of control in our country, especially...

2014-06-19 23:01:01

Caregivers head into negotiations with employers today as master contract affecting over 110,000 healthcare workers at over 100 hospitals and nursing homes nears July 15 expiration. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 New York City- Amnesty International Executive Director Steven W. Hawkins joined nurses and healthcare workers at Mt. Sinai Medical Center for their picketing yesterday, and pledged the support of Amnesty’s 3 million activists. “Workers’ rights are human rights. Fair...

2014-06-18 23:03:47

As master contract expiration approaches, “informational picket lines” educate patients & the public about CEOs who are threatening the quality of healthcare & jobs for New Yorkers New York, NY (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 On Wednesday, June 18, thousands of nurses and caregivers held protests for quality care and good jobs at 100 facilities throughout the New York City area. The “informational picket lines” at hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and other facilities mark the...

2014-05-06 16:32:20

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad range of California hospitals and hospital systems and the state's largest union of hospital workers, SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), have signed a breakthrough agreement to form a strategic relationship that will change the face of healthcare in California and serve as a new national model for how employers and unions interact. The relationship is unique because it is centered on a shared strategic...

2014-04-28 08:36:42

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today SEIU United Service Workers West is launching an interactive online game, Dream Crusher, in which players face the challenge of making ends meet on a security officer's income of roughly $22,605 a year--well below the $77,261 that is needed for a family with two parents and two children in Silicon Valley. The creators of the game intend to transport techies away from their plush offices and into the Bay Area communities that...

2014-03-26 16:24:50

Quinn's Leadership Will Keep Illinois from Falling Over State's Fiscal Cliff CHICAGO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Pat Quinn gave his annual budget address to the legislature today and released his fiscal year 2014-15 budget. The Governor proposed a budget that provides hope for working families by maintaining the state's 5% income tax rate to prevent Illinois from falling over the fiscal cliff. SEIU HCII is praising the Governor Quinn's budget proposal as...

2014-03-07 12:21:40

LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by SEIU United Service Workers West: Airport workers around the country will remember fallen LAX baggage worker, Cesar Augusto Valenzuela on Sunday, the day of his funeral. Cesar died on February 21(st) while working for Menzies Aviation at LAX. Police and CalOSHA authorities are still trying to piece together the facts, but reports say that Cesar was thrown from the baggage vehicle he was...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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