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Drivers At DHL Contractor In Los Angeles Vote To Join Teamsters
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Drivers At DHL Contractor In Los Angeles Vote To Join Teamsters

Los Angeles, Ca. – Drivers at KWK Trucking in Los Angeles, a contractor for DHL Express, voted  to beteamsters represented by Teamsters Local 986. “It feels wonderful being a Teamster, seeing our long effort finally pay off,” said Sergio Rodriguez, a lead driver and five-year employee. “We work with drivers from DHL who have a contract that…

AFT Weingarten: Legislation needed to Protect Healthcare Workers
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AFT Weingarten: Legislation needed to Protect Healthcare Workers

Washington, DC — The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309), introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), would make nurses and healthcare workers safer in their workplaces. The bill requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to develop protection measures and enforceable safety standards for people who work in front-line healthcare jobs. Those…

Congress Introducing Permanent 9/11 Fund
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Congress Introducing Permanent 9/11 Fund

Washington DC – Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the Congress that would ensure all 9/11 first responders that were injured by toxins at Ground Zero would receive full compensation. On February 15, 2019, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund anounced  that due to a funding shortfall, injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors will receive…

Virginia Bus Drivers Begin Talks for First Contract
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Virginia Bus Drivers Begin Talks for First Contract

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—City bus drivers began talks Feb. 19 on their first union contract since they voted overwhelmingly to join Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 last November. The about 130 drivers work for DASH, a nonprofit corporation owned by the city that outsources operations to a local subsidiary of the First Transit bus company. They are…

Danish Company Agrees to Build Jersey Offshore Wind Farm Union
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Danish Company Agrees to Build Jersey Offshore Wind Farm Union

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—The Danish renewable-energy company Orsted has signed an agreement to use union labor if it gets approval to build an offshore wind farm 15 miles off Atlantic City. Its U.S. subsidiary signed a memorandum of understanding with the South Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council covering the proposed 1,100-megawatt Ocean Wind project, the…

Humana Group Medicare Retiree Solutions for Metro New York
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Humana Group Medicare Retiree Solutions for Metro New York

Humana® Group Medicare Advantage plans combine the benefits of Original Medicare and any additional coverage to supplement what Medicare does not cover in a single plan that Humana® underwrites and administers. For many Union funds, employers and members, Humana® Medicare Advantage plans provide more efficient coverage compared to Original Medicare and a secondary Medicare supplement…

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