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2014-08-01 16:23:56

Largest VA employees union praises activists, whistleblowers for exposing true nature of waitlist crisis WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees President J. David Cox Sr., issued the following statement after the House and Senate passed legislation to strengthen resources and accountability within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): "We applaud Senator Sanders for his leadership and persistence in delivering this...

2014-07-31 20:24:08

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement regarding the newly released final rule on poultry slaughter inspection: "The Obama administration's final poultry slaughter inspection rule - which was crafted by USDA and approved by OMB - will destroy effective oversight of our country's poultry slaughterhouses. This final rule will remove 800 federal inspectors...

2014-07-31 16:22:26

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- I am honored to be at the White House to witness the signing of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The Metal Trades Department and its affiliated unions have been advocating for and supporting this action for many years. Our organizations have witnessed first hand the abuses of unscrupulous federal contractors wage theft of their workers and the unlawful retaliation when workers try to exercise their rights. The...

2014-07-31 16:21:05

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - made the following statement today regarding the rejection by the U.S. House of the Senate version of HR 5021: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91600LOGO Some in Congress today demonstrated yet another example of their lack of courage, lack of will, and lack of integrity, when the House of Representatives once again...

2014-07-30 12:28:49

AFGE member sees union as champion of workers and a stabilizing force in the community WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a time when union membership has been on a decline, a groundswell of workers, from teachers to fast-food workers, organized and unorganized, have taken action against union busting and poor working conditions. The actions of these workers is partly what inspired Suzanne McBride, American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2206...

2014-07-29 20:20:31

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - made the following statement today regarding passage of an amendment in the U.S. Senate pushing for a long-term, full-investment Highway Bill this year: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91600LOGO The U.S. Senate has shown the courage America needs to begin making our roads and bridges safe and to protect good jobs....

2014-07-28 12:25:43

Sweeney to Receive Meany-Kirkland Worker Rights Lifetime Achievement Award WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO HITWIRE today released a story on John J. Sweeney, President Emeritus of the AFL-CIO and currently chairman of the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust. The article details Sweeney's five decades in the labor movement, including his battles to secure a living wage for janitors and other service workers, and fights on behalf of minorities and women...

2014-07-25 16:22:52

Nurses celebrate win for patients, caregivers, and the community AYER, Mass., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an election held among the 123 registered nurses as Nashoba Valley Medical Center yesterday, RNs voted overwhelmingly to join together as part of the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO Nashoba Valley RNs greeted the election results with cheers and hugs after the vote was tallied on...

2014-07-24 16:21:03

$5,500 Settlement Reached Over D.C. Taxi Commission Requirement That Foreign-Born Taxi Drivers Submit Written Copy Of Remarks Before Being Allowed To Speak WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters Local 922 scored a major victory for a D.C. taxi driver who will receive a monetary settlement as part of an agreement reached with the city after he was barred from speaking at a D.C. Taxi Commission (DCTC) meeting over concerns that his accent made him difficult to...

2014-07-23 23:04:15

The National Education Association New Mexico (NEA-NM) won first place for its mobile application at the State Education Editors Conference held in June. The State Education Editors, a gathering of the top communicators from all the National Education Associations (NEA) chapters across the US, awarded the team from NEA-NM top honors in the social media category for the application powered by Purple Forge. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 The NEA New Mexico (NEA-NM) today announced its...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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