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Published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:09:53 EDT

Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:27:00 EDT


Pennsylvania Labor Leaders and Representative Pat Harkins Announce the Introduction of HB 1082

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:27:00 EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO with labor leaders and union members joined Representative Pat Harkins (D-1, Erie) to announce the reintroduction of House Bill 1082, the Jake Schwab Worker's Safety Bill.  PA AFL-CIO...

One Week after Historic Wage Increase, Dulles and Reagan National Contracted Airport Workers Walk off the Job on Strike on Thursday

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:28:00 EDT

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of contracted service workers at Reagan National Airport and Dulles walked off the job on strike Thursday, to protest federal labor violations charged against their employer, Huntleigh Corporation, including surveilling,...

AT&T, IBEW Reach Tentative Agreement in Midwest Wireline Contract Negotiations

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:11:00 EDT

(image) DALLAS, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced that a tentative agreement has been reached by its subsidiaries with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council T-3 in wireline contract negotiations. The five-year agreement covers nearly 5,000...

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City Asks Court To Protect City Services After Union Strike Vote

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:00:00 EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunnyvale City Council directed the filing of an injunction to prevent the disruption of essential City services after members of the Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA) ignored the City's plea to return to the bargaining table and...

Andrew & Williamson Receives 8th EFI Certification

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:58:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce has received its eighth Equitable Food Initiative certification for its strawberry farm in Jacona, Mexico, marking the 20th global certification for EFI and bringing the total number of farmworkers on...

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MNA: Baystate Franklin Medical Center Repeatedly Violating State Ban Against Mandatory Overtime for Nurses, Harming Rights of Staff and Compromising Patient Care

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:43:00 EDT

(image) GREENFIELD, Mass., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At least five new Department of Public Health reports of mandatory overtime forced on Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses – each instance clearly in violation of a state law banning the practice – demonstrate Baystate...

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Fact-Finder Report Ignores Fiscal and Service Impacts of Union Demands for 17 Percent Wage Hike

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:12:00 EDT

(image) SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- City of Sunnyvale officials today criticized a non-binding fact-finder report for supporting a Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA) compensation proposal that would severely impact the City's general fund and lead to employee layoffs and...

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Teamsters: Strike Shuts Down Budweiser Distribution On Long Island Over Wage Cuts

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:50:00 EDT

(image) GREAT NECK, N.Y., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The workers who deliver, sell, and merchandise Budweiser, Heineken, and other beer products to Nassau and Suffolk Counties walked the picket line today, largely stopping distribution on Long Island. The over 100 drivers and...

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Red Cross Blood Workers Choose Teamsters

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:28:00 EDT

(image) FORT WAYNE, Ind., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fort Wayne-area Red Cross workers in the mobile and fixed site blood collection units have selected to be represented by Teamsters Local 414 in a card-check agreement. The count, tallied today, means that the local union has...

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U.S. Senator Todd Young Tours AM General HMMWV Assembly Plant and Highlights the Strength of American Workers and Products

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:42:00 EDT

(image) MISHAWAKA, Ind., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) joined AM General President and CEO Andy Hove and United Auto Workers Local 5 leadership at AM General's High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Assembly Plant, in Mishawaka, Ind., to tour the...

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Members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Take a Day to Give Back

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:46:00 EDT

(image) HANOVER, Md., April 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 22, over 2,000 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) members across the United States and Canada put their hearts and skills to work for their neighbors to honor the union's second annual IUPAT...

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Teamsters NetJets Workers Call On Company To Provide Fair Wages, Limit Subcontracting

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:11:00 EDT

(image) COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NetJets aircraft technicians and related employees represented by the Teamsters Airline Division and Teamsters Local 284 are calling on the leaders of the company to stop denying workers pay increases and provide the job security...

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Peckham, Inc. Announces Master Craftsman Sewer Apprenticeship Program

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:56:00 EDT

(image) LANSING, Mich., April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Peckham, Inc. is proud to announce the new Master Craftsman Sewer Apprenticeship program registered with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). This program is for sewing machine operations, and the first apprenticeship program at Peckham. There...

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Teamsters Warn Of Labor Dispute Looming At Rite Aid

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:12:00 EDT

(image) ROSEMEAD, Calif., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, union representatives and consumer advocates distributed educational handbills to customers at Rite Aid [NYSE: RAD] stores in Rosemead, Calif. The handbills read, "Tell Rite Aid: Attacking People's Health Care is Bad...

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"Independent Contractor" Drivers Employed by XPO Logistics Ruled Misclassified by CA Labor Commissioner, Awarded Nearly $1 Million; Drivers' Fight for Employee Rights Continues as Company Refuses to Reclassify Drivers

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:06:00 EDT

(image) PORT OF LOS ANGELES, Calif. and LONG BEACH, Calif., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, April 14, 2017, the California Labor Commissioner issued Orders, Decisions, and Awards (ODA's) in the amount of $855,285.62 to four (4) port and rail drivers working for XPO Logistics'...

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Investigation of Steel's Importance to National Security Has Potential to Reenergize Domestic Production

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:30:00 EDT

(image) PITTSBURGH, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement after President Trump signed a memorandum calling for a Section 232 investigation of steel. A Section 232 investigation is prepared by the...

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Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Endorses Hackensack United for Progress

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:00 EDT

(image) HACKENSACK, N.J., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) will announce its endorsement of Hackensack United for Progress candidates in the May 9th Hackensack City Council election. Hackensack United for Progress candidates...

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MultiCare Urgent Care Providers Vote "Yes" To Form Union

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:44:00 EDT

(image) SEATTLE, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week providers at MultiCare Legacy Urgent Care Centers voted by an overwhelming margin to join UAPD. By a 43-7 vote, Legacy providers sent a resounding message that they want collective bargaining rights and a voice in providing care...

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Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Endorses Hector Lora for Mayor

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:06:00 EDT

(image) PASSAIC, N.J., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) will officially endorse Passaic Mayor Hector C. Lora and the members of Team Passaic in the May 9th election. Team Passaic includes: Mayor Lora, Horacio Carrera, Arthur Soto,...

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'Buy American, Hire American' Executive Order to Lead to American Worker Protections, Says FAIR

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:03:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, in response to today's Executive Order by President Donald Trump aimed at protecting American workers from mass cheap foreign...

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