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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 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, 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, 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...


Jul 18, 2017, 10:49 ET USW: Administration's NAFTA Renegotiation Objectives Must Reverse Past Failures

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement after the office of the United States Trade...


Jul 18, 2017, 10:16 ET NATSO, Others Applaud Legislation to Extend, Phase Out Biodiesel Blenders' Tax Credit

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with the Advanced Biofuels Association, National Association of...


Jul 18, 2017, 10:04 ET New York Giant Jason Pierre-Paul to Serve as "Honorary Bailiff" at The Philip R. Shawe Scholarship Award Ceremony for Student Teams, Reversing Controversial Aspects of the TransPerfect Case

Jason Andrew Pierre-Paul has agreed to be the "honorary bailiff" at the Philip R. Shawe Scholarship Award Ceremony, which will honor student teams...


Jul 18, 2017, 09:00 ET Watchdog Group: Medicaid's Child Psychotropic Drugging Needs Greater Oversight

The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) applauded the recent Department of Justice health care fraud crackdown but...


Jul 18, 2017, 09:00 ET U.S. Lumber Coalition Applauds The Administration's Objectives To Preserve United States' Ability To Enforce U.S. Trade Laws and Eliminate NAFTA's Chapter 19 Dispute Settlement Mechanism

The U.S. Lumber Coalition today commented on the Trump Administration's objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement...


Jul 18, 2017, 08:12 ET "Families Like Yours" Documentary Celebrates LGBT Families At World Premiere

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is proud to announce the world premiere of...


Jul 17, 2017, 21:18 ET Key Dairy Priorities Included in Administration's Renegotiation Objectives for NAFTA

Michael Dykes, D.V.M., president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, issued the following statement regarding the objectives for...


Jul 17, 2017, 16:16 ET Dental Speaker Cindy Ishimoto Presents: What You Don't Know WILL KILL YOU

Part 2 of influential dental webinar from North America's leading dental speaker and consultant. WAILUKU, MAUI, HI, July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -...


Jul 17, 2017, 15:50 ET SAF Sues Michigan Agency Over Civil Rights Violations Against Foster Parents

The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit against the head of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) on...


Jul 17, 2017, 15:39 ET Montenegro to Host Global Citizen Forum

Forum to tackle pressing issue of today - citizenship in the 'age of uncertainty' LONDON, July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - The 4th Global Citizen...


Jul 17, 2017, 14:10 ET CAIR Report Shows 2017 on Track to Becoming One of Worst Years Ever for Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released an update on...