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2011-11-08 22:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The resounding victory tonight by Kentucky's Democratic Governor Steve Beshear sends a compelling message to politicians all across the United States. Coupled with the defeat of the anti-collective bargaining Issue 2 in Ohio, this message is unmistakably clear: American voters increasingly view attacks on workers, unions, and collective bargaining as counter-productive to the task of collectively addressing our continuing economic misery....

2011-02-04 12:50:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Building Trades Unions applaud the bi-partisan action taken yesterday by the U.S. Senate to defeat an attempt by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to deny Davis-Bacon Act wage protections on Federal Aviation Administration construction projects. By a vote of 55-42, the Senate tabled Paul's amendment to the FAA re-authorization bill (S.223). We were especially pleased that three Republican senators - Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mark Kirk...

2011-01-20 13:31:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 5-year extension of a project labor agreement (PLA) with the Tennessee Valley Authority has been approved by the Building and Construction Trades Department for the construction and maintenance work on TVA's extensive energy generation network. The PLA extension will cover between 12.5 and 15 million man-hours of work annually over the course of this agreement. The extension was announced at the January 2011 meeting of the Governing...

2008-09-11 03:00:22

The UK government is close to finalizing a deal with energy companies over the reduction of household bills, according to the BBC. The news source said that the final agreement could include steps to ensure that the poorest customers receive help to find the most appropriate gas and electricity tariff, and also provide improved home insulation over the next 10 years. This comes at a time when the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has urged the UK prime minister, Gordon Brown, to impose a...

2008-09-09 18:00:27

SOME teachers will spend two days a week helping line up future jobs for pupils. They will set up links with local firms and fix up apprenticeships for youngsters struggling to get work. Schools Secretary Ed Balls will announce the pounds 400,000 scheme for 15 teachers a year at today's TUC. It will be called the Sinnott Fellowship after NUT boss Steve Sinnott, who died suddenly aged 56 in April. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-08 03:00:18

THE government faced a series of fresh attacks from unions today as civil servants' leaders threatened three months of industrial action over pay. The Public and Commercial Services Union said around 270,000 of its members across the UK working in every government department will vote later this month on a rolling programme of industrial action which will extend into the New Year. The PCS will also try to co-ordinate any strikes with other unions which could lead the government on a...

2008-09-02 18:00:21

Top bosses can retire on pensions of more than pounds 200,000 a year - 25 times more than workers receive, new research reveals today. A study of 346 company directors showed they had amassed pension pots averaging pounds 3 million each, with some having more than pounds 5 million, paying out an annual sum of pounds 333,000, according to the TUC. Most directors were still able to retire at 60, in contrast to workers across the public and private sectors who have seen their retirement age...

2008-09-02 18:00:21

TOP bosses can retire on pensions of more than pounds 200,000 a year - 25 times more than workers receive. A study of 346 company directors showed they had amassed pension pots averaging pounds 3m each, with some having more than pounds 5m, paying out an annual sum of pounds 333,000, according to the TUC. The TUC said its PensionsWatch annual survey found top directors with the highest pension payments received an average employer contribution of pounds 149,600, said the report. Most...

2008-09-02 03:00:24

TOP bosses can retire on pensions of more than pounds 200,000 a year - 25 times more than workers receive, according to new research. A study of 346 company directors showed they had amassed pension pots averaging pounds 3 million each, with some having more than pounds 5 million, paying out an annual sum of pounds 333,000, according to the TUC. The TUC said its annual Pensions Watch survey disclosed that bosses had "bucked the trend" towards less generous pensions for ordinary workers....

2008-09-02 00:00:22

By Alasdair Northrop Editor of Insider Magazine TOP bosses can retire on pensions of more than pounds 200,000 a year - 25 times the average for workers, a study has revealed. The TUC said their annual Pensions Watch survey found that bosses "bucked the trend". TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "These credit crunch- busting retirement plans seem to exist in a different world from the economic squeeze affecting everyone else's pensions." (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK)....