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Oct 12, 2017, 12:27 ET Baystate Franklin Medical Center Withdraws Unfair Labor Practice Charge against MNA Nurses

Baystate Franklin Medical Center has withdrawn an unfair labor practice charge filed this summer against its own registered nurses alleging that...


Oct 12, 2017, 11:30 ET Teamsters, Labor Allies Propose A Pro-Worker Path Forward For NAFTA

Top Teamsters leaders joined with members of Congress and their fellow union allies from across North America today in laying out a path forward...


Oct 11, 2017, 15:34 ET Local 727 Applauds Repeal of Job-Killing Beverage Tax

Teamsters Local 727 applauds the repeal of the Cook County Beverage Tax Ordinance today by the Cook County Board of Commissioners. The repeal,...


Oct 10, 2017, 18:13 ET Teamsters Support Improved Pensions For N.Y. Law Enforcement

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today wrote New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to request enactment of a new law that would provide for an...


Oct 10, 2017, 12:09 ET AFL-CIO HIT Executives Address Growing Trend Of Domestic Impact Investing In October Benefits Magazine Article

Impact investing by pension plans seeking to achieve social accomplishments as well as competitive returns on their investments reached a record...


Oct 10, 2017, 09:00 ET Express Scripts to Acquire eviCore healthcare; Accelerates Company's Shift to Patient Benefit Management

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire privately-held eviCore healthcare, the...


Oct 10, 2017, 07:15 ET These Cities Are Experiencing the Most Rapid Wage Growth in the US

Metro areas in the midwestern and western regions of the U.S. are experiencing the most rapid wage growth, while metro areas in the southern and...


Oct 09, 2017, 15:33 ET Cal/OSHA Alienta a Trabajadores y Empleadores a que Revisen Procedimientos sobre la Reducción del Riesgo al Virus de la Hepatitis A

Cal/OSHA alienta a trabajadores y empleadores en riesgo de exponerse al virus de la hepatitis A a que revisen procedimientos de prevención en el...


Oct 09, 2017, 15:13 ET Cal/OSHA Encourages Employers and Workers to Protect Against Exposure to Hepatitis A Virus

Cal/OSHA is encouraging employers and workers at risk of exposure to the hepatitis A virus to review preventive measures posted online. Hepatitis A...


Oct 09, 2017, 11:16 ET C.R. England Wins Union Decertification Election in Chicago

In an election held on September 20, 2017, C.R. England's Chicago Intermodal drivers voted to decertify Teamsters Local 705 as their...


Oct 09, 2017, 09:53 ET Massachusetts Nurses Association Endorses Strong Slate of Candidates in Western Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Nurses Association, the state's largest union and professional association for registered nurses and health care professionals,...


Oct 07, 2017, 11:18 ET Berkshire Medical Center Nurses to Return to Patient Care Sunday Morning after 4-Day Lockout by BMC

Berkshire Medical Center nurses will gather outside the hospital before the anticipated 7 a.m. conclusion of the hospital's four-day lockout as...


Oct 06, 2017, 14:48 ET USW: NAFTA Renegotiations Must Protect Workers' Rights, Not Just Corporations

The United Steelworkers issued the following statement after the business community criticized the current direction of NAFTA negotiations. Since...


Oct 06, 2017, 10:29 ET Berkshire Medical Center Nurses to Hold Labor Rally, Visit Trustees during Lockout on Friday, Oct. 6

Berkshire Medical Center nurses, and their union and community supporters will hold a rally at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 outside the hospital after...


Oct 05, 2017, 18:54 ET Los Teamsters comenzaron a trabajar de inmediato con toda rapidez para ayudar con el socorro en casos de desastre en Puerto Rico

Los Teamsters de todo el país están sobre el terreno en Puerto Rico asistiendo con el socorro en casos de desastre, después de que más de 200...


Oct 05, 2017, 18:29 ET Freight Railroads Reach Agreement With Six Unions

The National Railway Labor Conference announced the nation's major freight railroads and a coalition of six unions have reached tentative agreement...


Oct 05, 2017, 16:27 ET USW Will Rally with Workers on Strike against Oracle Packaging's Unfair Labor Practices

The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, the union will sponsor a rally to support the members of Local 1693-18, who...


Oct 05, 2017, 16:09 ET Teamsters Hit The Ground Running To Assist With Disaster Relief In Puerto Rico

Teamsters from across the country are on the ground in Puerto Rico assisting with disaster relief, following a chartered flight of over 200 union...


Oct 04, 2017, 20:21 ET Tronquistas viajan a Puerto Rico para prestar ayudar voluntaria con los esfuerzos de socorro

Setenta y nueve miembros del sindicato de los Teamsters (Tronquistas) de todo el país partieron hoy en un vuelo desde Newark, Nueva Jersey, rumbo a...


Oct 04, 2017, 17:13 ET USW Asks South Korean Government to Stand Up for U.S. Workers' Rights

The United Steelworkers (USW) union has sent a letter from USW International President Leo W. Gerard to South Korean President Moon Jae-in raising...


Oct 04, 2017, 16:43 ET Hoffa: Senate Committee Right In Reining In Push To Include Trucks In Legislation

The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to today's passage of S. 1885, the AV Start Act, out of the...


Oct 04, 2017, 16:19 ET Three OPEIU Nurse Members Volunteers Join Flight to Puerto Rico to Provide Necessary Skilled Labor in Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

Today, three Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) nurse members joined more than 300 working men and women who volunteered...


Oct 04, 2017, 13:46 ET Teamsters Decry House Panel's Passage Of Bill Rolling Back Worker Protections

The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to the House Education and Workforce Committee's approval today...


Oct 04, 2017, 13:16 ET Teamster Volunteers Depart For Puerto Rico To Assist With Relief Efforts

Today, 79 Teamster members from across the country departed on a flight out of Newark, N.J. as part of a humanitarian mission organized by labor...


Oct 04, 2017, 10:00 ET NMI® at 59.8%; September Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Business Activity Index at 61.3%; New Orders Index at 63.0%; Employment Index at 56.8% Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew...