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2011-07-20 12:22:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today released a new online publication, "Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers." Available on the website of the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau at http://www.dol.gov/wb, the guide explains the unique experiences and needs of women veterans, and provides organizational self-assessment tools to aid service providers, such as social...

2011-07-14 09:40:00

$70,000 in prizes available for innovative use of department data WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced two contests with a total of $70,000 in prize money for software applications that showcase innovative uses of the department's data. The goal of the first contest is to connect unemployed workers with promising careers, and the goal of the second is to empower consumer choices about the hotel, motel, restaurant and retail...

2011-07-12 11:44:00

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a first-of-its-kind federal website to make it easier for software developers to incorporate Labor Department data into online and mobile applications. The site features published application program interfaces, known as APIs, and software development kits, known as SDKs, which allow developers to remotely access data collected by the department. The tools, available at http://developer.dol.gov,...

2011-07-08 11:58:00

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on the June 2011 Employment Situation report released today: "Our nation's labor market experienced slower growth in the month of June. The private sector added 57,000 jobs, but federal, state and local governments cut a combined 39,000 positions, resulting in a total gain of 18,000 non-farm payroll jobs last month. The national unemployment rate edged up to 9.2 percent....

2011-07-06 11:35:00

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced that Jay Williams will serve as the new director of recovery for auto communities and workers. Beginning on Aug. 8, Williams will lead the Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers as it assists auto communities in identifying federal resources that may be used as part of their recovery efforts. Where resources are lacking, the office will recommend changes or new methods that...

2011-06-06 12:40:00

124 current and former female employees will share in settlement involving equal pay PHILADELPHIA, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, will pay $250,000 to 124 women who were subjected to pay discrimination while working at the corporation's Philadelphia Business Center in Wayne, Pa. The action resolves a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor in May 2010 alleging that the company discriminated against...

2011-05-09 12:36:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today released 25 transcripts of witness interviews from the investigation of the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that occurred in April 2010. These transcripts, from interviews covering mine rescue and recovery activities immediately following the blast, are now available on MSHA's website at http://www.msha.gov. They represent the first set in a series of...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.