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2014-04-29 16:27:13

Valpak includes messages on 40 million blue envelopes; begins donations per pledge program LARGO, Fla., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 11th consecutive year, the Valpak envelope will feature Stamp Out Hunger, a coast-to-coast campaign sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), to raise awareness for its annual food drive. This year's event -- the country's largest one-day national food drive -- is Saturday, May 10....

2014-04-04 20:21:57

Read this article by California Labor Lawyer Eric Grover LOS ANGELES, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A case has shed light on labor rights in the medical marijuana industry, says California Labor lawyer Eric Grover. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140404/MN98660) It's no secret that the medical marijuana business is growing across the nation, as an increasing number of states are legalizing its medical use, with some even permitting recreational consumption. But...

2014-03-21 20:21:59

VANCOUVER, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The BC Labour Relations Board (BCLRB) has ruled that Mexican government and consular officials blacklisted Mexican seasonal migrant workers from returning to Canada who were suspected of being union sympathizers. The board also found that Mexico had altered documents in an attempt to cover up its union-busting activities. The evidence had been presented to the BC Labour Relations Board in 2012, by UFCW Canada Local 1518 - the union...

2014-02-20 12:30:18

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Canada's leading union, UFCW Canada, has joined an international network of civil society organizations - including Colectivo PND-Migración, Foro Migraciones and the RTDT network - to call on the "Three Amigos" to integrate human and labour rights into the NAFTA agenda. In an open letter, UFCW Canada and the international network ask Presidents Barack Obama and Enrique Peña and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to engage in a real...

2014-02-17 16:21:40

MEXICO, D.F., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Seventh NAFTA Summit, to be held in Toluca on February 19th, will leave a bitter taste for Mexican migrant farm workers in Canada. To properly celebrate Barack Obama's and Stephen Harper's visit, Mexico has decided to relaunch its legal battle against the right of association for its own citizens in Canada. Twenty years after the signing of NAFTA, trade and investment in North America have grown exponentially. Unfortunately, the...

2014-01-15 16:24:48

VANCOUVER, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Supreme Court of British Columbia has denied a petition by Mexico to quash documentary evidence and testimony that corroborates that the Mexican government blacklisted Mexican migrant workers from returning to Canada because they were suspected of being union sympathizers. The evidence had been presented in 2012, to the BC Labour Relations Board (BCLRB) by UFCW Canada (the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada union) Local 1518. The...

2013-05-20 23:15:52

Community rallies to stamp out hunger. Denton, TX (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 In its 21st year, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) hosted a highly successful nationwide food drive “Stamp Out Hunger.” WOLMED, a Denton-based pain relief clinic, proudly supported the local drive with their donation of $1000. That resulted in the equivalent of 4,000 pounds of food donated to the cause. This year, the local drive–which benefits the Denton Community Food Center, the...


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