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2014-05-23 16:20:38

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's largest Flight Attendant union, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), was joined today by the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) as well as the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) in calling on the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to deny an application for a foreign air carrier permit submitted by Norwegian Air International (NAI)....

2014-05-15 16:26:06

OTTAWA, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) has launched a national public awareness campaign to promote the role of registered nurses (RNs) in Canada's health-care system and raise awareness about the depth and complexity of the work they do. According to a new national poll conducted for CNA, 63 per cent of Canadians agree that RNs are adaptable health professionals who are at the forefront of delivering complex care to patients. Yet, while nurses are...

2014-05-14 16:21:04

Hoffa-Led Global Delegation Calls for Board Oversight of Worker Rights BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa led a powerful delegation of Teamsters, including North American school bus workers, in calling on the National Express Group PLC (NEX: LN) Board of Directors to address the company's poor worker rights record at its North American subsidiaries. The delegation brought these concerns to the company's Annual...

2014-05-14 16:20:45

Teamster Proposal to Establish Equal Voting Rights Wins Broad Shareholder Support PHOENIX, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Teamster shareholder proposal to address Swift Transportation's dual class stock structure received 79.2 percent support by shareholders of the company's Class A, publicly traded shares, based on results disclosed by the company in its 8-K dated May 13, 2014 and filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)....

2014-05-13 16:29:11

AFGE demands protections for employees willing to speak out on management malfeasance WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to end the culture of fear that has plagued the agency and negatively impacted veterans' care. As recent headlines suggest, some management officials have been 'gaming the system' to artificially inflate performance statistics in their...

2014-05-13 12:20:47

Global Union Leaders Stand Up for North American School Bus Workers LONDON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Unite the Union General Secretary Len McCluskey met today, as they prepare to bring their fight for workers' rights to the National Express Group PLC (NEX: LN) Board of Directors at the company's Annual General Meeting. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO In an historic meeting, the leaders of two of the...

2014-05-12 23:11:40

The Center for Health Affairs and its workforce initiative, NEONI celebrate National Nurses Week May 6 - May 12. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 The Center for Health Affairs and its workforce initiative, NEONI celebrate National Nurses Week May 6 - May 12. The purpose of National Nurses Week is to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. This annual celebration of the nursing industry was founded by The American Nurses Association, the only full-service...

2014-05-12 23:05:17

Mediaplanet Publishing, in partnership with the American Nurses Association, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and more say a heartfelt “thank you” to our nation’s nurses during National Nurses Week and beyond. Key nursing organizations, thought leaders, companies and schools are in the process of publishing their second edition of Mediaplanet’s ‘Nurse Appreciation,’ which will be available on May 30th, a campaign dedicated to educate Americans on the current...

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...


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