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Union Wins: 9,000 New Postal Jobs

September 30, 2014
By Neal Tepel


Washington, DC - The American Postal Workers Union has won a major victory on staffing in post offices  – a victory that will result in the creation of over 9,000 new positions within 90 days.

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IAFF Honors Fallen Firefighters

September 26, 2014
Reprinted: http://www.firefighternation.com


Colorado Springs, Colorado –  IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger joined grieving families and comrades in honoring the 168 professional fire fighters and paramedics who died in the line of duty in the past year at the IAFF 28th Annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service in Colorado Springs.

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Reinhart Teamsters Ratify First Contract

September 29, 2014
By Stephanie West


Taunton, Mass.- More than 230 workers at Reinhart Food Service represented by Teamsters Local Union 653 ratified a first contract. The employees voted by a 2 to 1 margin to approve the collective bargaining agreement.

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National Union Celebrates Federal Nurses Week

September 26, 2014
By Stephanie West


Washington, DC - Across America, 100,000 federal nurses are caring for our nation's veterans, active duty troops and families, and some of our most vulnerable populations. In light of their critical role to our nation's health and well-being and their shared commitment to public health care systems, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) resolved to honor these dedicated public servants with an annual week of recognition, called Federal Nurses Week.
 

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Charter Schools Don’t Need an Ad Campaign: They Need Regulation

September 29, 2014
By Jeff Bryant Reprinted: AFTNJ


Newark, N.J. - This time of year, while classroom teachers and administrators in public schools are busy welcoming students back to a new school year and figuring out how they’re going to cope with devastating financial constraints, advocates in the charter schools industry are propping up their image with an extensive new public relations campaign called “Truth About Charters.”

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Fenway Food Workers Join UNITE HERE

September 26, 2014
Reprinted:
http://www.local26.org 

Boston, Mass. - Workers who staff Fenway Park’s food operations ratified a new union contract this month. The 5-year agreement with food service provider Aramark and UNITE HERE Local 26 locks in financial gains including a 3% wage increase annually, improved incentives and bonuses for good attendance to staff Sox games, new holidays, and a 401(k) plan. The final tally was 440 “yes” votes to 22 “no” votes.

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