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2014-10-22 23:07:06

Innovative Tactic Follows Forced Removal of Activists of the Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council from Mall Property Minnetonka, MN (October 22, 2014) (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 With Halloween around the corner, plenty of malls are decked out in spooky displays, but unions say something really scary is happening at Ridgedale Center, and they’re taking to social media to warn the public. Local unions announced today the launch of a new mobile messaging “Shop at Your Own...

2014-10-17 08:28:23

PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unions representing about 1,700 of FairPoint's approximately 2,550 employees in northern New England have called for a strike. FairPoint spokeswoman Angelynne Beaudry said FairPoint is disappointed by the unions' decision to walk out, but the company has comprehensive plans in place to ensure continuity of service to its customers. "We value every customer and it is important for them to know that we have comprehensive contingency...

2014-09-22 16:21:40

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of picketers charged Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK/B) NetJets, Inc., with attacking the livelihoods of middle class families. Unionized pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and related employees, maintenance controllers, stock clerks and flight dispatchers picketed at customer locations in California, New Jersey and the company's Columbus, Ohio corporate headquarters, according to the NetJets Union Coalition (NUC). The...

2014-09-18 12:21:09

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 18. 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NetJets Unions Coalition is an alliance comprised of the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP), the collective bargaining agent for the 3,000-plus pilots who fly in the service of NetJets, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 284, which represents approximately 500 NetJets dispatchers, flight attendants, maintenance controllers, mechanics and stock clerks. NetJets is a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:...

2014-07-17 16:20:40

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- I am pleased to report that SMART (International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers) members at the Long Island Rail Road, along with their brothers and sisters at allied Unions, have finally attained a hard earned and fair contract that will avoid a disaster for workers and communities on Long Island. These members have sacrificed much during these past five years while never faltering in servicing...

2014-07-09 16:26:45

TORONTO, July 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Unionized employees of the Globe and Mail reached a tentative agreement with the national newspaper this afternoon mere minutes before a deadline for journalists, advertising sales reps and circulation staff to walk off the job. The recommended deal will be presented to the membership, represented by Unifor, for a ratification vote in short order. No details of the tentative agreement will be released before then. The Globe and Mail's 374 unionized...

2014-06-30 16:26:57

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following statement critical of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Weakening the Voice of Caregivers and Home Health Care workers. HARRISBURG, Pa., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today's Supreme Court decision in Harris Vs. Quinn aimed at home care workers is not only bad for unions they're bad for all workers and the middle class. This decision is an attack on workers' freedom to...

2014-06-16 12:22:53

Activities will lead up to the White House Summit WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that it will join other American labor unions to focus on the challenges facing working families, particularly women, through a series of activities leading up to the June 23 White House Summit on Working Families. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO Activists and leaders from the USW Women of Steel and Next Generation programs...

2014-05-07 12:32:20

GATINEAU, QC, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - A national program to promote, support and mentor women employed or considering employment within the unionized skilled construction trades was launched today at the 2014 Canadian Building Trades Legislative Conference in Gatineau, Quebec. Journeyman is represented nationally by female representatives who are apprentices or journeymen, each a member of one of the 14 Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) affiliated trade unions. These women are...

2014-05-01 08:30:59

A Washington Examiner Special Report WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As labor unions face diminishing returns, they desperately seek to hold on to current members, while expanding the definition of "employees." That explains the recent efforts by postal workers to prevent Staples from offering Post Office retail services; it also explains why the National Labor Relations Board supports "organizing" college football players into unions. Washington Examiner presents a...


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