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Job-Related Deaths In US Are Too High Despite Improved Work Conditions
2014-05-09 12:56:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While working conditions in the United States have improved dramatically since Upton Sinclair’s 1906 classic The Jungle, recent years have seen a flatlining of a decades-long trend toward declining mortality at work and work-related illness or injury – according to a new report from the AFL-CIO. The report, from the country’s largest federation of labor unions, was based on the most current information on workplace fatalities and...

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...

2014-05-07 12:27:39

AFGE member and VA Loan Specialist Christopher Lee Castle helps veterans like himself every day WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christopher Lee Castle joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2008, eager to give back to the military community after having served in the Marine Corps. It was the height of the Great Recession, and Christopher's job as a loan specialist in the Veterans Benefits Administration meant he was soon counseling veterans and family...

2014-05-06 16:33:45

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees and its National Veterans Affairs Council (NVAC) today applauded the leadership of Rep. Adam Schiff of California for his introduction of the "Improving Clinical Care Workforce for Our Vets Act," legislation that would restore equal bargaining rights to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care professionals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO Under 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...

2014-05-06 08:38:12

OTTAWA, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions are hosting their annual Conference May 5-7th, 2014 in Gatineau, QC. More than 400 leaders from the construction industry, labour organizations, and the purchasers of construction services from across Canada and the United States will be in attendance. The following speakers will address the conference on Tuesday, May 6th between 9am and 12:45pm: Sean McGarvey, President, Building and Construction Trades Department,...

2014-05-05 16:26:53

Report Tracks 10-Year History of North Adams Regional Hospital Highlights Investments and Decisions that Led to Its Illegal Closure NORTH ADAMS, Mass., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Berkshire Medical Center local and state officials continue to work on re-establishing desperately needed health care services for Northern Berkshire County, researchers with the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MNA/NNU) will present findings from a recently...

2014-05-05 12:30:42

OTTAWA, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions are hosting their annual Conference May 5-7th, 2014 in Gatineau, QC. More than 400 leaders from the construction industry, labour organizations, and the purchasers of construction services from across Canada and the United States will be in attendance. The following speakers will address the conference on Tuesday, May 6th between 9am and 12:45pm: Sean McGarvey, President, Building and Construction Trades Department,...

2014-04-30 12:21:48

Los Angeles Port Truck Drivers Allowed To Return To Work Unconditionally after Historic Strike At Employer Yards And Ports Of Los Angeles And Long Beach Terminals LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, striking truck drivers serving the nation's largest port complex - the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach - returned to work after an historic unfair labor practice strike that marked a dramatic escalation of drivers' fight for...

2014-04-29 12:23:03

Teamsters Local 509 Stands with Charleston School Bus Drivers and Community for Safety CHARLESTON, S.C., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters applaud the Charleston County School Board members for their unanimous (9-0) vote Monday night to conduct an investigation into unsafe practices by Durham School Services, the school bus transportation contractor for Charleston County schools. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO The investigation is expected to...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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