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2014-06-05 12:31:24

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement regarding Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders' legislative action plan to address issues at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO "We laud Sen. Sanders' push to fix the long-standing problems that are at the root of the...

2014-06-03 16:24:27

OnTrac Jobs Protected With Raises, Improved Healthcare Plan COMMERCE, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, line haul drivers ratified the first-ever Teamster contract at OnTrac, the largest regional package delivery company in America. The drivers are members of Teamsters Local Union 63 in Covina, Calif. and had been negotiating a first contract for more than a year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO The OnTrac line haul drivers in Commerce approved a...

2014-06-02 16:20:37

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - made the following statement today regarding the proposal by some House Republicans to patch the Highway Trust Fund: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91600LOGO The idea of robbing the U.S. Postal Service to provide another duct-tape fix to our nation's critical transportation infrastructure would damage both Americans...

2014-06-02 16:20:21

Sara Nelson Takes Office as Int'l President of World's Largest Flight Attendant Union WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New leaders took the reins at the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today. Elected in April at AFA's annual convention, Sara Nelson became AFA International President, while Debora Sutor filled Sara's former position as International Vice President, and Kevin Creighan entered his third full term as International Secretary-Treasurer....

2014-05-29 16:21:12

Teamsters Locals 1224, 769 to Lead Campaign to Unionize Pilots WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Teamsters Airline Division announced the start of a new initiative to organize pilots at Florida West International Airways (FWIA), a cargo airline based out of Miami International Airport. The pilots fly routes throughout the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO "No other labor union can offer these...

2014-05-29 16:20:48

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Veterans Affairs (VA) Local 1738 Shop Steward Eric Jenkins testified today before the House Veterans Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs' hearing on evaluating the VA's performance in the service member transition process. Jenkins' testimony highlighted changes that should be made to the BDD, Quick Start and IDES programs, including issues...

2014-05-28 12:27:41

AFGE local president Paul Ferris discusses how civilian employees ensure Fort Bliss soldiers are ready for battle WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When active duty service members stationed at Ft. Bliss need medical attention, they rely on civilian employees at William Beaumont Army Medical Center to bring them back to health. Paul Ferris represents many of these civilian employees as president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2516 in El Paso,...

2014-05-27 12:21:27

CHICAGO, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that the company has reached a tentative agreement on a new joint collective bargaining agreement with the Professional Airline Flight Control Association (PAFCA) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) for United's dispatchers. PAFCA represents dispatchers at the United subsidiary, and TWU represents dispatchers at the Continental subsidiary. The tentative agreement covers and is subject to ratification by United's...

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...


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