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Aug 26, 2016, 19:14 ET AVMA and AAEP Oppose Industry Efforts to stall Proposed Rule to Enforce Horse Protection Act

 The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) hand delivered a joint letter...


Aug 26, 2016, 17:01 ET Workers at Sysco's FreshPoint in Florida Vote to Join Teamsters Local 769

 By a 60-35 vote, drivers at FreshPoint in Pompano Beach, Fla., voted today to join Teamsters Local 769, the third organizing victory at Sysco...


Aug 26, 2016, 16:57 ET AARP Ohio Praises Finalization of Rule on State-Based Private Sector Retirement Plans

AARP Ohio praised the finalization of a rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that confirms states can facilitate the creation of automatic...


Aug 26, 2016, 16:00 ET Teamsters Endorse Hillary Clinton For President

Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president. The Teamsters General Executive Board...


Aug 26, 2016, 13:28 ET ATA Pleased to See DOT Advancing a Proposal to Reduce Truck Speeds

 Today, the American Trucking Associations hailed a proposal from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor...


Aug 26, 2016, 13:21 ET GoTopless Pride Parade in Venice Beach, CA to mark 9th Annual GoTopless Day on Aug. 28

On August 28, the women's rights organization GoTopless will hold Go Topless Pride Parades and other events in Los...


Aug 26, 2016, 13:14 ET GoTopless Pride Parade in New York City to mark 9th Annual GoTopless Day on Aug. 28

 August 23 – On August 28, the women's rights organization GoTopless will hold Go Topless Pride Parades and...


Aug 26, 2016, 13:12 ET Steelworkers Announce Tentative Agreement with Cliffs Natural Resources

The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union reached tentative agreement on a new contract with Cliffs Natural Resources on behalf of...


Aug 26, 2016, 10:57 ET Teamsters Intensify National Handbilling Of Albertsons Grocery Stores

 The International Brotherhood of Teamsters intensified rolling handbilling actions this week outside grocery stores under the Albertsons...


Aug 26, 2016, 10:15 ET New Federal "Fair Play" (aka "Contractor Blacklisting") Rules Released

On August 24, the White House released final regulations and guidance on the so-called "contractor blacklisting" rules. The final rules are being...


Aug 26, 2016, 09:51 ET Northern California Construction Teamsters Ratify Agreement

Construction Teamsters in Northern California and Nevada have ratified an agreement with the United Contractors Association and the Associated...


Aug 26, 2016, 09:39 ET Refuge Association Praises Expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Today the Obama Administration announced it would expand Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument from 89 million to 373 million...


Aug 26, 2016, 09:15 ET Competitive Bidding Program-Derived Rates for Home Medical Equipment Trigger Even Deeper Cuts for Suppliers Serving Our Nation's Military

Home medical equipment providers who serve our nation's military personnel are being hit with shocking new Medicare reimbursement cuts thanks to...


Aug 26, 2016, 07:55 ET Yisrayl Hawkins Explains Why the House of Yahweh Should be a Household Name

 Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has released a new publication explaining the importance of The...


Aug 26, 2016, 06:00 ET TINA.org Files FTC Complaint Over Kardashian/Jenner Instagram Marketing

Ad watchdog truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org) has followed through on a recent warning to the Kardashian/Jenner family and the companies they...


Aug 26, 2016, 00:01 ET Pew Applauds Expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

 The Pew Charitable Trusts joins partners in Hawaii and the scientific community in praising today's announcement by President Barack Obama...


Aug 25, 2016, 21:19 ET Independent Maps disappointed with Supreme Court ruling; weighing option of seeking rehearing

 Dennis FitzSimons, Chair of Independent Maps, on Thursday issued the following statement in response to the Illinois Supreme Court's 4 to 3...


Aug 25, 2016, 19:21 ET U.S. Baha'i Office of Public Affairs Announces Sixty Men, Women and Children Arrested at Baha'i Gathering in Yemen

 On August 10, armed soldiers raided a multi-day youth event and detained 60 men, women and children. The event featured a nonreligious,...


Aug 25, 2016, 17:41 ET Golden State Lumber Workers Join Teamsters Union

 Today, employees at Golden State Lumber in Newark, Calif., designated Teamsters Local 853 as their bargaining representative by a 3-1...


Aug 25, 2016, 17:41 ET AARP aplaude el visto bueno a los planes de ahorros para la jubilación basados en el lugar de empleo; insta a Nueva York a actuar

AARP hoy aplaudió la finalización de la reglamentación del Departamento de Trabajo federal (DOL) que autoriza a los estados a...


Aug 25, 2016, 16:55 ET Forced Participation in Gender-Reassignment Treatment Challenged in New Lawsuit, Reports the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the states of Texas, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Wisconsin are standing up for the right of physicians to decline...


Aug 25, 2016, 16:07 ET AARP Praises OK for State-Based Private Sector Retirement Plans; Urges NY to Act

 AARP today praised the finalization of a rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that confirms states can facilitate the creation of...


Aug 25, 2016, 15:43 ET AARP Praises OK for State-Based Private Sector Retirement Plans; Urges NY to Act

 AARP today praised the finalization of a rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that confirms states can facilitate the creation of...


Aug 25, 2016, 15:27 ET Mylan's Adoption of the Valeant-Turing 'Blame the Victim' Strategy Will Not Pass the Laugh Test in Washington

Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt issued the following statement on Mylan's EpiPen price hikes and...


Aug 25, 2016, 14:03 ET AARP Praises Finalization of Rule on State-Based Private Sector Retirement Plans

 AARP praised the finalization of a rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that confirms states can facilitate the creation of automatic...