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Jul 19, 2017, 15:43 ET Teamsters Decry Shutdown Of L.A. Cannabis Facility With Union Ties

A cannabis cultivator who just last week reached a labor peace agreement with Teamsters Joint Council 42 for the right to organize some 150...


Jul 19, 2017, 15:13 ET Primer grupo latino nacional cancela convención en Texas, anuncia boicot por SB4

El Caucus Nacional de Legisladores Estatales Hispanos (NHCSL, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy la cancelación de su...


Jul 19, 2017, 15:00 ET International Literacy Association (ILA) Forum Primes Educators to Discuss Race Issues in the Classroom

With the increased number and visibility of tragedies triggered by race issues, many educators are finding themselves unprepared for discussions...


Jul 19, 2017, 14:47 ET First National Latino Group Pulls Convention From Texas, Boycotts State Due To SB4

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) announced today that it is pulling their 15th Annual National Summit of State Legislators...


Jul 19, 2017, 12:19 ET ABOTA defends Judge Rodney Gilstrap from attacks by House Chairman

The American Board of Trial Advocates, a non-partisan national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges, opposes the direct personal...


Jul 19, 2017, 10:45 ET Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the funding awards to states for FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety implementation

More than 3,000 Americans are estimated to die each year from foodborne illnesses and many more are hospitalized and sickened. Yet most of these...


Jul 19, 2017, 10:15 ET PCMA Issues Guiding Principles, Policy Solutions to HHS on Reducing Prescription Drug Costs

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) recently submitted a letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price offering policy solutions to reduce...


Jul 19, 2017, 10:13 ET Media Advisory: USW Members to Rally Against Unfair Trade

Members from three USW locals at U.S. Steel's Granite City Works will rally with their allies Thursday against the unfair trade that caused the...


Jul 19, 2017, 09:19 ET Favourable Jugement for Pessamit - Interruption to Raising of Water Level at the Manicouagan Reservoir

PESSAMIT, QC, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - The Pessamit Innu Band Council has won a first round in its fight against Hydro-Québec to stop the...


Jul 19, 2017, 08:44 ET NY State Assembly Speaker Heastie and Assemblymember Bronson Visit Carpenters Training Facility in Rochester, NY

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie and Assemblymember Harry Bronson visited the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters' (NRCC)...


Jul 19, 2017, 08:13 ET Thomas More Law Center Asks Court to Dismiss Lawsuit by New York State Attorney General Against Peaceful Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselor

The Thomas More Law Center ("TMLC"), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, late yesterday, filed pleadings asking a...


Jul 19, 2017, 07:30 ET The Media Equality Project to Protest at CNN on Saturday, July 22

The Media Equality Project (MEP) has announced a rally in Atlanta outside CNN's headquarters at noon on Saturday, July 22 from noon until 1:30pm....


Jul 18, 2017, 18:05 ET Experts Confirm Industrywide Interpretation of Medicaid Billing for Personal Care Services

Leaders in the long-term care industry, including Affinity Living Group, weighed in today on the industrywide interpretation of Personal Care...


Jul 18, 2017, 16:45 ET New York-Area UNFI Drivers Win First Teamsters Contract

Drivers who deliver groceries for United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) in Montgomery ratified their first-ever Teamster contract this weekend....


Jul 18, 2017, 16:06 ET Hoffa: Teamsters Disappointed By Lack Of Specifics In New NAFTA Objectives

The following is a statement by Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the White House's release of its "Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA...


Jul 18, 2017, 16:06 ET American Diabetes Association® Concurs with CDC's Call for Continued Urgency to Decrease the Burden of Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association (Association) urges renewed attention to and investment in stemming the diabetes epidemic, following the release...


Jul 18, 2017, 15:55 ET The Latino Coalition Chairman Hector Barreto: 'Inaction on Health Care is Deeply Disappointing'

The Latino Coalition (TLC), the leading national non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, issued...


Jul 18, 2017, 15:22 ET Saving America's Vets and America's Pets

American Humane's Lois Pope LIFE Center for Military Affairs has launched a new initiative to harness the healing powers of the human-animal bond...


Jul 18, 2017, 15:14 ET Statement of Betsy Ryan, New Jersey Hospital Association President and CEO, on Status of the Affordable Care Act

"We have said from the beginning we would not stand for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act without a simultaneous replacement maintaining...


Jul 18, 2017, 14:28 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Statement On Senate Leadership's Plan To Repeal The Affordable Care Act

Andrew Dreyfus, President & CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, released the following statement today: "We oppose any effort that...


Jul 18, 2017, 14:00 ET Furniture Deliveries Stopped at New York Presbyterian Hospital as Unions Protest "Cheap" Contractor Jobs

Nurses, nurse aides, and other healthcare workers from New York Presbyterian Hospital joined fired Teamsters today outside the hospital. Workers...


Jul 18, 2017, 13:12 ET NCCMP Board Re-Affirms Multiemployer Pension Policy Priorities

The Board of Directors of the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) held its annual meeting on July 11, 2017 whereupon it...


Jul 18, 2017, 12:38 ET MNA: Family, Colleagues of Nurse Elise Wilson Who Was Attacked at Harrington Hospital to Testify Wednesday, July 19 in Favor of 'Elise's Law' to Prevent Health Care Workplace Violence

The husband and colleagues of Elise Wilson, a registered nurse who was stabbed while working in the emergency department at Harrington Hospital...


Jul 18, 2017, 12:15 ET Ashton Whiteley - Russia Objects to OPEC's Extended Output Restrictions

Russian officials are said to be of the opinion that further cuts and any amendments to the current output restriction agreement would have a...


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