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15:00 ET Local 491 Trade Show Members Participate in Engaging and Motivating Customer Service Training at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia hosted members of the Trade Show Local Union 491 of the...


11:00 ET Michigan Chamber of Commerce Endorses Paul Mitchell for U.S. House

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Paul Mitchell for U.S. House. Mitchell is seeking election to represent...


10:20 ET Teamsters Voice Support For Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order

Today, the White House announced the final rule for the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order which will put strong protections in place for...


09:45 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots Picket at Love Field Airport after Negligible Progress Toward a New Contract

After working more than four years without a contract, pilots from the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) gathered today at the Dallas...


Aug 23, 2016, 20:27 ET Médicos y Proveedores Acusados o Declarados Culpables Presentaron Derechos de Retención de Compensación de Trabajadores por $600 Millones

El Departamento de Relaciones Industriales (DIR) y su División de Compensación de Trabajadores (DWC) anunciaron hoy que derechos de...


Aug 23, 2016, 15:07 ET Graduate Student Employees Launch a Nationwide Drive to Organize Unions with SEIU

Following a decision from the NLRB to restore their rights, graduate student employees at private universities across the country are launching a...


Aug 23, 2016, 14:12 ET Cal/OSHA Cites Metal Processing Company after Preventable Accident Asphyxiates Worker

Cal/OSHA has cited Kittyhawk Inc. $73,105 for serious safety violations following a March 13, 2016 confined space accident in which a worker was...


Aug 22, 2016, 09:09 ET Boston Mayor Walsh's Fight for Comprehensive Regulation of Ride-Hailing Services like Uber & Lyft is Commended by The National Limousine Association and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

 The National Limousine Association (http://limo.org) praises Mayor Walsh's commitment to stricter regulations ride-hailing services, such as...


Aug 22, 2016, 09:00 ET Washington, D.C. Millennials Say Show Me The Money

A new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting finds that millennial employees aged 18 to 34 in the Washington, D.C. metro area rank financial security as...


Aug 19, 2016, 17:53 ET $600 Million in Workers' Compensation Liens Filed by Convicted or Indicted Physicians, Providers

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) today announced that $600 million in liens filed...


Aug 19, 2016, 14:06 ET Sysco Mechanics Vote Unanimously to Join Teamsters Local 769

In another victory for Sysco workers in West Palm Beach, Fla., mechanics voted unanimously in favor of joining Teamsters Local 769 in Miami...


Aug 19, 2016, 12:37 ET AFGE Applauds Ruling Affirming Bathroom Rights for Transgender Workers

The largest union of federal government employees is applauding the federal government's announcement that transgender federal workers must be able...


Aug 19, 2016, 10:17 ET Teamsters Continue Escalation Of Hand Billing At Albertsons Grocery Stores

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters escalated hand billing actions this week outside grocery stores under the Albertsons umbrella, demanding...


Aug 19, 2016, 08:30 ET PA Unemployment Rate Remains at 5.6% in July

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for July 2016. Pennsylvania's unemployment...


Aug 18, 2016, 18:27 ET Kershaw, Cook & Talley: California Supreme Court Issues Significant Decision In Favor Of California Retirees

 Today, the California Supreme Court filed a published opinion confirming that California retirees are entitled to prompt pay protections under...


Aug 18, 2016, 13:31 ET Teamsters File Petition To Represent Allegiant Flight Dispatchers

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters filed a petition with the National Mediation Board (NMB) this afternoon to represent 35 Allegiant Air...


Aug 18, 2016, 12:03 ET Teamsters Hand Bill Outside Starbucks Corporate Headquarters

 Teamsters from Local 117 in Tukwila, Wash. conducted a hand billing action at Starbucks corporate headquarters in Seattle on Wednesday,...


Aug 18, 2016, 10:55 ET Today's Photo ID Laws Are Yesterday's Beans in a Jar [VIDEO]

 The following is a post by Augusta Y. Thomas, the National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices at the American Federation of...


Aug 18, 2016, 10:35 ET Teamsters Union Applauds Commercial Sanitation Reforms In New York City

Teamster leaders from across the country are applauding yesterday's announcement by the de Blasio administration to overhaul New York City's...


Aug 17, 2016, 15:59 ET Statement By Mike Hellstrom, Business Manager, Waste Material, Recycling & General Industrial Laborers Local 108 Regarding Adminstration's Plans Regarding Intro 495 And The Future Of The Commercial And Private Carting Industry.

The following statement was released today by Mike Hellstrom, business manager of Laborers Local 108: Commissioner Garcia's position on...


Aug 17, 2016, 12:39 ET Chicago Treasurer, Union Leaders And Workers Praise AFL-CIO HIT's Commitment To Expanding Affordable Housing And Job Creation

Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers, as well as labor leaders and construction workers, praised the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) for its three...


Aug 17, 2016, 10:25 ET Candidates for Teamster Union Top Offices to Face-Off in One Time Only Debate at the National Press Club Aug 25

 A week prior to the Labor Day weekend, candidates for the top offices of the Teamsters Union will debate each other at a special National...


Aug 17, 2016, 10:20 ET Community Leaders to Hand-Deliver Letter to President of Steward Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. in Appeal for Fair Treatment of Nurses in Protracted Contract Negotiations

 A delegation of community leaders from Greater Haverhill will visit Steward Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley in Haverhill to...


Aug 17, 2016, 10:00 ET Green America Urges Disney to Address Worker Abuses in Chinese Factories Making "Frozen" Dolls, Other Toys

With holiday shopping less than three months away, Green America is calling on consumers nationwide to send a message to Disney CEO Robert Iger...


Aug 17, 2016, 07:33 ET USS Detroit Commissioning Date Is Official - Oct 22, 2016

 It's official!! Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has officially confirmed the October 22, 2016 date for the commissioning of USS...