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Feb 09, 2017, 10:29 ET AFGE: Eroding Worker Rights Won't Solve Management Failures

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox Sr. testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland...


Feb 09, 2017, 10:00 ET Conference Returns to Examine Labor Relations in the Airline and Railroad Industries

American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (CLE) has announced the 26th Annual Airline and Railroad Labor and Employment Law advanced...


Feb 08, 2017, 16:55 ET State Legislators Stand With UC Teamster Workers

On the heels of a wave of Teamster strikes at the University of California, 26 California State Assembly Members have sent a letter to UC President...


Feb 07, 2017, 16:59 ET UFCW Local 1776 Supports Governor Wolf's Budget Proposal, Urges General Assembly To Adopt

Wendell W. Young IV, President of UFCW Local 1776, urged lawmakers to support Governor Tom Wolf's proposals to increase the minimum wage, close...


Feb 07, 2017, 13:47 ET Berkshire Medical Center Nurses to Hold Rally for Patient Safety on Thursday, Feb. 9 in Pittsfield

Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) nurses, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), will hold a rally on Thursday, Feb. 9 to call...


Feb 07, 2017, 10:48 ET South Carolina solar industry adds more than 1,000 jobs in 2016, an energy independence revolution is underway

Today, The Solar Foundation announced the findings from its yearly report on solar employment in the U.S. and unsurprisingly, South Carolina added...


Feb 07, 2017, 10:38 ET Teamsters Appeal To NetJets Customers In Dispute Over Subcontracting And Pay

The Teamsters Airline Division and Local 284 are contacting NetJets customers as part of an effort to publicize their escalating labor dispute over...


Feb 07, 2017, 08:41 ET Mission Rock Residential Uses Ongoing Performance Management to Help Retain Top Talent

Property management firm uses regular one-on-one meetings to keep employees aligned and engaged OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Halogen...


Feb 06, 2017, 17:07 ET Archdiocese Has Not Lived Up to Its Word

Despite its promises that ample warning would be given before additional school closings were planned, today the Archdiocese of New York contacted...


Feb 06, 2017, 15:11 ET Lawsuit Filed by The Verde Law Firm, PLLC on Behalf of More Than 7,600 Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants

More than half of the approximately 14,000 Southwest Airlines flight attendants represented by the Transport Workers Union Local 556 have signed a...


Feb 06, 2017, 12:55 ET Teamsters Local 700 Files Unfair Labor Practice Against Grundy County Sheriff And Grundy County

On Feb. 1, 2017, Teamsters Local 700 filed an unfair labor practice with the Illinois Labor Relations Board against the Grundy County Sheriff and...


Feb 06, 2017, 12:36 ET Teamsters Denounce Passage Of Destructive Anti-Worker Bill In Missouri

The Teamsters Union strongly denounces an anti-worker bill passed by the Missouri legislature and signed by Gov. Eric Greitens today making...


Feb 06, 2017, 06:00 ET Express Scripts Fights Back Against Irresponsible Drug Pricing; Holds U.S. Drug Spending Increase to 3.8 Percent in 2016

Express Scripts' (NASDAQ: ESRX) efforts to put medicine within reach for payers and patients effectively held the 2016 growth rate in prescription...


Feb 03, 2017, 17:36 ET Hoffa: Teamsters Endorse Keith Ellison For DNC Chair

The following is a statement by Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa: "Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters endorsed Rep. Keith...


Feb 03, 2017, 16:30 ET Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Seeks Transparency in Chancery Court Hearing in TransPerfect Case

Today Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD), the advocacy group supporting TransPerfect employees and Delaware's incorporation-driven...


Feb 03, 2017, 12:27 ET Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants Will Vote on Strike

Mesa Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), are gearing up for a possible strike at the carrier after...


Feb 03, 2017, 10:00 ET NMI® at 56.5%; January Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®; Business Activity Index at 60.3%; New Orders Index at 58.6%; Employment Index at 54.7%

This report reflects the recently completed annual adjustments to the seasonal adjustment factors used to calculate the indexes. Economic...


Feb 03, 2017, 09:28 ET AFL-CIO HIT Appoints Ted Chandler As Managing Director Of $2 Billion Program To Renovate Housing, Spur Economic Development, Create Union Jobs In Midwest Cities

The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is proud to announce the appointment of Theodore S. Chandler as Managing Director of Midwest@Work, a...


Feb 02, 2017, 18:26 ET Lizette Delgado-Polanco Appointed Deputy Political Director - New Jersey For the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters

Lizette Delgado-Polanco has been appointed as the New Jersey Deputy Political Director of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC). "We...


Feb 02, 2017, 17:13 ET Cooley Dickinson Hospital Nurses Ratify Contract with New Workplace Violence, Anti-Discrimination Protections

The 325 nurses of Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH), who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), voted Wednesday to ratify a...


Feb 02, 2017, 16:30 ET Teamsters, Health Techs, Nurses And Community Leaders Rally Outside Rhode Island Hospital And Lifespan Offices

Nurses, health technicians, skilled trades and other hospital staff protested with community leaders outside Rhode Island Hospital today. The crowd...


Feb 02, 2017, 10:33 ET Bricklayers' International Endorses Tom Perez for DNC Chair

The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) today endorsed Tom Perez for DNC Chair. Said BAC President James Boland, "BAC...


Feb 02, 2017, 08:48 ET Roll Back Of 'Fair And Safe Workplaces' Will Hurt Workers, Reward Bad Actors

The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the House of Representative's consideration of legislation...


Feb 01, 2017, 18:31 ET Major Mailing Organization Backs House Oversight Committee's New Postal Reform Bill; Urges Immediate Passage

The American Catalog Mailers Association wholeheartedly endorses the just-released Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, a critical milestone toward...


Feb 01, 2017, 15:31 ET Teamsters Strongly Oppose National Right-To-Work Legislation

The Teamsters Union strongly opposes national 'right-to-work' legislation introduced today in Congress that will hurt workers and their unions....