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Aug 11, 2016, 10:39 ET West Virginia Teamsters Endorse Jim Justice For Governor

Today, Teamsters Local 175 in South Charleston announced the union's endorsement of Jim Justice for governor of West Virginia. The Teamsters...


Aug 11, 2016, 10:31 ET GMP Approves Merger with USW

 The Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers International Union (GMPIU) overwhelmingly approved a merger with the United...


Aug 11, 2016, 09:00 ET Ormond Beach-Based Security First Insurance Second Time Winner: Best Companies to Work For in 2016

 Innovation. Fun. Compassion. While those words aren't traditionally associated with home insurance, they are at the core of Security First...


Aug 10, 2016, 19:54 ET Teamsters, Labor Win Injunction Suspending Right-to-Work in West Virginia

 Today, all of labor and the middle class working families of West Virginia won a major victory after the Kanawha County Circuit Court granted...


Aug 10, 2016, 15:12 ET IT Jobs Growth Continues Deceleration; Engineering Employment Improves

The number of IT jobs grew 0.2 percent sequentially last month to 5,142,900, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the...


Aug 10, 2016, 14:06 ET Largest Federal Employee Union Endorses Maggie Hassan for U.S. Senate

 The American Federation of Government Employees, the nation's largest federal employee union, is proud to endorse New Hampshire Gov. Maggie...


Aug 10, 2016, 09:50 ET Massachusetts Nurses Association Endorses Julian Cyr for Cape Cod and Islands State Senate Seat

The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), the state's largest union and professional association for registered nurses, announces its endorsement...


Aug 09, 2016, 15:04 ET ANSI Announces 2016 Legal Issues Forum: Employment Law, Cybersecurity, and Social Media

 The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will hold its annual Legal Issues Forum on Nuts and Bolts Business Issues from 9:00 a.m. to...


Aug 09, 2016, 13:17 ET Treasury Secretary visits New Markets Tax Credit Financed Grocer in Minneapolis

U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Jack Lew traveled to Minneapolis on Monday to meet with community and business leaders to highlight...


Aug 08, 2016, 12:13 ET Privatizing TSA Places Profits Over Passengers [BLOG]

Earlier this year, lines to get through security at our nation's airports were bordering on unbearable. TSA Officers were facing an...


Aug 08, 2016, 10:26 ET Teamster Ready Mix Drivers Reach Tentative Agreement

 After a contentious contract rejection of the two major ready mix companies, Cemex and Central Concrete last weekend, a tentative agreement...


Aug 08, 2016, 08:15 ET USW Says Final USDOC Duties Set on Hot-Rolled Steel Imports

 The United Steelworkers (USW) told their union members at 16 steel facilities today that the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) made the...


Aug 05, 2016, 12:25 ET Defense Workers Update: 5 Things Lawmakers Must Resolve During NDAA Negotiations

The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 270,000 civilian Defense employees nationwide, is highlighting five priorities...


Aug 05, 2016, 11:41 ET Teamsters Begin Rolling National Hand Billing Of Albertsons Grocery Stores

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


Aug 05, 2016, 11:13 ET AFGE: Catch-up Is Much More Than a Condiment

Have you ever given much thought to ketchup? It may seem like an odd question, but bear with me for a minute. Ketchup is a wonderful condiment....


Aug 05, 2016, 10:30 ET Striking Superior Court Workers Expose Millions in Exorbitant Spending and Debt Service On New Courtroom

The Santa Clara Superior Court administration has spared no expense in creating a $230 million-dollar architectural masterpiece on the corner of...


Aug 05, 2016, 00:05 ET Sixty-One Percent of Occupations Projected to Lose Jobs Over the Next Five Years are Middle-Wage, According to CareerBuilder and Emsi Research

The U.S. economy is expected to add 7,232,517 jobs over the next five years — a 5 percent increase — but a new study from CareerBuilder...


Aug 04, 2016, 20:36 ET Statement by FMCS Director Allison Beck On the Tentative Agreement in Southern California Supermarket Negotiations

 FMCS Director Allison Beck issued the following statement today on the announcement of a tentative agreement between southern California...


Aug 04, 2016, 16:54 ET Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry and U.S. Department of Labor Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Prevention of Misclassified Workers

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry and the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division have signed a three-year Memorandum of...


Aug 04, 2016, 12:08 ET Superior Court Clerks Strike Day 2

 Superior Court Clerks continue their work stoppage and are demanding a fair contract that will allow them to take care of their families. The...


Aug 04, 2016, 11:51 ET Pennsylvania Hosts Statewide Interagency Employment First Training

 The Pennsylvania departments of Labor & Industry (L&I), Human Services (DHS), and Education (PDE) will host 15 statewide collaborative...


Aug 03, 2016, 15:06 ET Southwest Airlines' Four Largest Unions Join Together in Demand for New Leadership

 Boards of directors from the four largest unions at Southwest Airlines, representing nearly 38,000 of SWA's approximately 50,000 employees,...


Aug 03, 2016, 11:25 ET AT&T Mobility, CWA Reach New Tentative Agreement On Benefits

 AT&T* announced today that AT&T Mobility has reached a new tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in benefits...


Aug 03, 2016, 11:00 ET HDI Teamsters Attend Memorial To Honor Victims Of 2010 Workplace Shooting

Today, hundreds of Hartford Distributors Inc. (HDI) workers attended a memorial at the facility to pay tribute to the eight victims of the 2010...


Aug 03, 2016, 10:00 ET NMI® at 55.5%; July Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®; Business Activity Index at 59.3%; New Orders Index at 60.3%; Employment Index at 51.4%

Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in July for the 78th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in...