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May 07, 2018, 14:57 ET Largest federal union assails Trump administration's latest attack on working people

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement in response to new legislative...


May 07, 2018, 14:34 ET Lutheran World Relief Responds to Flooding in Eastern Kenya

Lutheran World Relief has launched an emergency response to assist families affected by flooding resulting from torrential rain in eastern Kenya...


May 07, 2018, 14:00 ET Update: Peterson Foundation to Convene Bipartisan Leaders for 2018 Fiscal Summit: Debt Matters

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation will convene the 2018 Fiscal Summit: Debt Matters on Thursday, May 10, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in...


May 07, 2018, 13:51 ET Knight Commission Urges Tougher NCAA Reforms to Regain Public Confidence in College Sports

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics today urged university presidents to seize a rare moment of opportunity to reform not only men's...


May 07, 2018, 13:48 ET Fmr. U.S. Senator: U.S.- China Trade War Could Impact Razak Initiatives

Pointing to the importance of strong relations with growing economies in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim, former U.S. Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE)...


May 07, 2018, 13:39 ET ESOP Association Applauds Introduction of S. 2786

The ESOP Association applauds Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) for introducing S. 2786, the Main Street Employee Ownership Act of 2018. The...


May 07, 2018, 13:07 ET Balmain's Olivier Rousteing custom designs from 2018 Met Gala up for auction in support of (RED)'s fight to end AIDS

Olivier Rousteing, Creative Director of historic Parisian fashion house, Balmain, today announces that he and his guests attending the 2018...


May 07, 2018, 12:40 ET VA Union Sounds Alarm on 'Overreach and Abuse of Power' at the VA

As dysfunction and chaos continue to proliferate at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the union representing 250,000 working people at the agency...


May 07, 2018, 11:29 ET USW: Locked-Out ABI Workers to Rally at Alcoa Shareholders Meeting

The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, about 100 locked-out workers from the ABI aluminum smelter in Bécancour,...


May 07, 2018, 10:52 ET MNA: During National Nurses Week, Berkshire Medical Center Nurses to Rally, Highlighting 500+ Unsafe Staffing Forms Filed by RNs

Berkshire Medical Center nurses have now filed more than 500 unsafe staffing forms, an unfortunate milestone and evidence of the need for the...


May 07, 2018, 10:00 ET Journalists to rally at 'vulture' fund's NYC headquarters to protest news chain gutting

Journalists and their supporters will rally outside the New York City headquarters of Alden Global Capital at noon on Tuesday, May 8, in front of...


May 07, 2018, 10:00 ET Raelian seeking US citizenship sues to remove 'So Help Me God' from oath

A French woman and member of the International Raelian Movement (www.rael.org)—a spiritual and atheistic religion—who is seeking to become a US...


May 07, 2018, 09:40 ET Austria Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to Address AJC Global Forum in Jerusalem

Sebastian Kurz, Chancellor of Austria, will address the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Global Forum in Jerusalem. The four-day conference, June...


May 07, 2018, 09:32 ET Emergency Nurses Association Members Assemble at Capitol Hill to Advocate for Better Emergency Care

This week, 167 members of the Emergency Nurses Association will visit Capitol Hill on May 9 to advocate for legislation on four issues that...


May 07, 2018, 09:15 ET Coppertone® Launches the Protect What Matters Most Initiative to Empower Kids to Rethink Sun Safety and Take Action

As skin cancer rates continue to rise[1], the time is right for Coppertone® to help impact positive change – starting with the next generation of...


May 07, 2018, 08:00 ET 10,000 Americans Call on Paul Ryan to Restore Science and Technology Advice to Congress

More than 10,000 people have signed a petition addressed to Speaker Paul Ryan to restore science and technology advice to Congress. The petition...


May 06, 2018, 08:00 ET Statement of Jane L. Delgado, PhD, MS on Launch of the NIH All of Us Research Program

"The key to unlocking the next great breakthroughs in science and medicine is understanding the diversity of our individual health experiences....


May 06, 2018, 08:00 ET Declaración de Jane L. Delgado, PhD, MS, sobre el lanzamiento del programa de investigación All of Us de NIH

"La clave para dar rienda suelta a los próximos grandes avances científicos y médicos es entender la diversidad de nuestras experiencias...


May 05, 2018, 18:56 ET National Popular Vote Bill Passed by the Connecticut Senate Compact will take Effect when Passed by States with 98 more Electoral Votes

Today, the Connecticut Senate, in a bipartisan manner, passed the National Popular Vote bill. This bipartisan vote followed House authorization of...


May 04, 2018, 17:12 ET FAIR: Termination of TPS was Long Overdue

"Today's announcement by the Department of Homeland Security, that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Hondurans will be terminated, was long...


May 04, 2018, 14:39 ET Kellyanne Conway Joins Tony Perkins on the Radio to Highlight the National Day of Prayer

Yesterday, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio show which airs on more...


May 04, 2018, 11:55 ET Sysco Inventory Control Workers Join Teamsters Local 683

Sysco inventory control workers in Riverside, California, voted to join Teamsters Local 683 on Wednesday, making Sysco Riverside and Sysco San...


May 04, 2018, 09:00 ET Sandy Hook Ride on Washington Set To Roll on from Connecticut to the U.S. Capitol with Message from More Than 250,000 Americans

For the sixth consecutive year, 26 cyclists will ride approximately 400 miles in four days to honor the 20 first-grade children and six educators...


May 03, 2018, 18:48 ET Mallinckrodt Reports on FDA Joint Advisory Committee Meeting for Stannsoporfin for the Treatment of Newborns at Risk of Developing Severe Jaundice

Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today expressed disappointment that, in a joint meeting, the U.S....


May 03, 2018, 18:01 ET Not like this! Mexican Business Council Responds to Statements by Presidential Candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

The following is a statement by The Mexican Business Council, in response to recent statements made by Presidential Candidate Andrés Manuel López...