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2011-08-12 13:03:00

Newspaper's Violation of Union Rights Punished WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporters at the Santa Barbara News-Press have won reinstatement to their jobs and back pay after a National Labor Relations Board decision. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) Journalists in the newsroom at the News-Press began a union organizing campaign in 2006 and voted to join the Graphic Communications Conference (GCC) of the Teamsters Union later that year....

2011-05-16 17:38:00

Western Growers Calls on Governor to Veto IRVINE, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif released the following statement on today's passage by the California State Assembly of the United Farm Workers-sponsored Senate Bill 104. "If Governor Jerry Brown signs the card check bill, SB 104, he will effectively abolish a farm worker's exclusive right to vote by secret ballot in a state-supervised election process. We doubt the governor...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'