FairPoint CEO Issues Misleading Response to Vermont Governor

FairPoint CEO Paul H. Sunu has issued a misleading response to Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin’s call for company to settle a fair contract Sunu’s letter makes no mention of the more than $200 million in compromises the union has offered, including new health care premiums Letter entirely omits the issue of outsourcing; company’s imposed terms […]

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NATCA Applauds FAA Funding, Warns Of Potential Future Instability

WASHINGTON – The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) today applauds the full funding of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, as part of the passage of the “Cromnibus” spending bill approved last week. At the same time, NATCA President Paul Rinaldi warns that sequestration remains a threat to the modernization […]

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December 16, 1929

New South Wales mounted police open fire on a crowd of 4,000 coal miners – locked out since March – protesting the introduction of scabs at the Rothbury, Australia, mine. One miner was killed and others seriously injured. Earlier in September, the government introduced an “Unlawful Assembly Act,” which declared pickets and protests illegal and […]

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December 16, 1929

New South Wales mounted police open fire on a crowd of 4,000 coal miners – locked out since March – protesting the introduction of scabs at the Rothbury, Australia, mine. One miner was killed and others seriously injured. Earlier in September, the government introduced an “Unlawful Assembly Act,” which declared pickets and protests illegal and […]

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December 15, 1944

Rubber tapper, trade union leader, and community and environmental activist Chico Mendes is born. Mendes fought to preserve the Amazon rainforest and advocated for the rights of Brazilian workers, peasants, and indigenous peoples. In 1988, a rancher m…

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NH Insurance Department Issues Winter Weather Tips

Concord – In winter, snowstorms and icy roads are always a possibility. The New Hampshire Insurance Department urges you to take all possible precautions during storms or when out on the roads. In the event of an accident, here are some tips on how to work with your insurance company: What to do if you’re […]

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12-11-14 List Of Open Union Communications Positions From UnionJobs

DECEMBER 11, 2014 WEEKLY SUMMARY OF COMMUNICATIONS POSITIONS POSTED AT UNIONJOBS.COM AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) Communications Coordinator, Communications Department (MW Region)  Michigan Organizing Field Communications Assistant, Organizing Department  District of Columbia Development Manager, Digital Strategies Department  District of Columbia Strategic Campaigns Coordinator, Organizing Department  District of Columbia Safety and […]

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Are You Tired Of Congress Manufacturing A Budget Crisis To Force Through Terrible Legislation?

Budget details: you couldn’t make this stuff up, if you tried It’s not like Congress didn’t know they had to pass a federal budget. It’s not like they didn’t have lots and lots of time to put an appropriations bill together, either before or after the elections. It’s not like they didn’t know what happens […]

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