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Today

02:18
The Teamsters are applauding the House's passage of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill today that includes language granting relief to hundreds of endangered multiemployer pension plans that would protect the hard-earned retirements of more than...

01:23
Legislators from both sides of the aisle in the U.S. Congress and South Korea's National Assembly together with Korea policy experts explored critical issues and prospects for a fresh start to US-Korea policy under the new Biden administration at an...


26 february 2021

17:49
The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) commends the Biden Administration's release of a declassified intelligence report on the murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. ...

14:57
Alley Cat Allies president and founder Becky Robinson today condemned a vote by a committee of the East Bay Regional Park District in California that recommends a policy of killing cats in the parks. "It is unconscionable to think that any policy...

14:47
Later today at 3 p.m. ET, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) plans to join representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Code Pink to host a virtual news conference to offer a response to the White House release of an...

14:26
The following is a statement by National Press Club President Lisa Nicole Matthews and National Press Club Journalism Institute President Angela Greiling Keane on the release by the United States government of a long-awaited report on the murder of...

10:42
Workers from the Pacific Gateway Hotel, currently a federal quarantine site, have voted 91% in favour of strike action. The workers voted to strike after the hotel followed through on its threat to terminate laid-off workers, including women with up...

07:35
Today Rights4Vapers delivered 1,988 letters to Health Canada from vapers and supporters across the country who are opposed to Health Canada's latest attempt to restrict the options for vapers by capping the nicotine content in these life saving...

07:00
On February 26, 1992 Azerbaijan witnessed what the Human Rights Watch later called the "largest massacre to date in the conflict" between Armenia and Azerbaijan....


25 february 2021

22:29
Today, HB21-1102, The Consumer Protection for Dog and Cat Purchasers, passed the Colorado House Agriculture, Livestock, & Water Committee, the bill's first major hurdle in becoming law. Harley's Dream applauds the work of state bill...

21:19
Passing the Equality Act without significant bipartisan support is a missed opportunity to develop more comprehensive, balanced legislation that can vigorously protect LGBT rights while providing robust protections for religious freedom. The...

20:19
Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5: The Equality Act, a bill that would ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans by listing sexual orientation and gender identity as prohibited grounds of employment discrimination under federal law....

19:45
SEMI, the industry association serving the global electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, today released the following statement from president and CEO Ajit Manocha on the support of funding incentives to expand U.S. semiconductor...

19:20
By a vote of 224-206, the U.S. House of Representatives gave approval to H.R. 5, the deceptively titled "Equality Act." Family...

16:58
COVID-19 has underlined the need for the Ontario government to ensure nurse practitioners (NP) are utilized to their full potential for the benefit of patients and overall population health. Nowhere is this more evident than in the province's...

16:50
Family Research Council today released its analysis of Planned Parenthood's 2019-2020 (fiscal year 2019) annual report. The analysis, titled "The Real Planned Parenthood: Leading the Culture of Death," incontrovertibly reveals that abortion is not a...

16:43
With nearly a third of the U.S. population still admitting they won't or may not get the vaccine, Pioneer Physicians Network has teamed up with physicians across the nation in a viral video initiative inciting Americans to "roll up our sleeves...

16:04
Alarmed by a report that 35 state veterans homes across the country have not shared coronavirus data with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the head of the nation's largest veterans organization called on the facilities to "obey the law."...

15:39
The Hotel Association of Los Angeles (HALA) announced today the launch of "Hotels for Homes," a renewed effort to survey hotel owners to determine partners for the City and County of Los Angeles to provide safe shelter for those in need. This is a...

14:57
In the wake of an unpredictable and challenging 2020, global leader Bishop T.D. Jakes is bringing leaders from all areas of business and the nonprofit sector together to get clarity on the way forward. The reimagined 2021 International Leadership...

13:33
The Major Richard Star Act of 2021, S. 334 / H.R.1282, is a major legislative priority for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), which supports its reintroduction in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The act was formerly introduced...

12:20
TekSavvy Solutions Inc. (TekSavvy) welcomed today's decision from the Supreme Court of Canada declining to hear appeals by Canada's largest telecom and cable companies (such as Bell Canada and Rogers), who seek to overturn a key 2019 CRTC decision...

12:00
Connecticut Protective Moms, a grassroots group of Connecticut moms working to make family court safer for Domestic Violence (DV) Victims, announces that Senator Alex Kasser has introduced "Jennifer's Law" for the 2021 Legislative session. The bill...

11:31
Community non-profit organizations, Indus Community Services (Indus), Punjab Community Health Services (PCHS) and the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) have partnered together to create Apna Health - a collaborative committed to the...

11:22
Distributel Communications Limited is heartened to learn that the big Canadian telecom companies' appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), in which the companies hoped to argue against having to comply with a 2019 CRTC rate-correction ruling,...

10:00
Truth About Pet Food.com reports that since late December 2020, hundreds of pets have died due to contaminated pet food; the deaths could have been prevented through proper monitoring of ingredients and pet foods. In the same timeframe ? but only...

10:00
Loosened restrictions to the Maryland Mandate lead to improved access to fertility treatment for unmarried and married people who dream of building their families, thanks in part to the advocacy efforts of Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) clinicians and...

10:00
The Gig Workers United campaign launched today with a bold scope and agenda for change. Delivery workers say the status quo is simply unsafe and unliveable for those whose jobs are controlled by apps. The workers have come together to call on...

09:03
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) has filed an urgent judicial review application to seek changes to directives to recognize and protect against the grave risks to health-care workers from COVID-19 ? including aerosol and asymptomatic...

08:30
Canadians are more eager than ever to enjoy their favourite restaurants, but with dining rooms closed or heavily restricted, takeout and delivery have become the go-to, and in some cases, only options. While takeout and delivery have grown in...

08:00
50 prominent male allies, many of whom are fathers, today signed a letter in the Washington Post calling on Congress to support the "Marshall Plan for Moms," to pay mothers for their unpaid, unseen labor and to pass policies addressing parental...

08:00
Alliance of Channel Women, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology, announced today that it is stepping up its focus on advocacy and education for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with...

06:00
The revoking of Keystone XL's permit by US President Joe Biden his first day in office highlights the risk for Canada of depending on a single country for its petroleum product exports. An Economic Note published today by the Montreal Economic...


24 february 2021

20:17
According to Which?, consumers could be owed a collective £482.5 million in damages from multi billion-dollar tech giant Qualcomm. Which? believes Qualcomm has breached UK competition law by taking advantage of its dominance in the patent-licensing...

20:06
Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) plans to join representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Code Pink to host a virtual news conference when the White House releases the U.S. intelligence report expected to conclude...

18:14
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Ontario's plan to invest millions for PSW training at Ontario colleges is a good first step in tackling the crisis in Long-Term Care and rebuilding a long-neglected public sector.  The union says the $115...

17:20
Alberta's community pharmacists are readying themselves to participate in Alberta's COVID-19 Immunization program. Today the province announced plans for expanding COVID-19 vaccination providers, which includes pharmacists working in community...

16:41
TransLink's lack of transparency about a major data breach in December 2020 has shaken Unifor members' confidence that the issue will be resolved. "TransLink failed to keep workers' data safe and now they're failing to work with us to fix their...

15:23
Albert Einstein supposedly said that "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." By that definition, President Joe Biden's approach to solving America's long-standing problem of illegal immigration?granting...

14:49
The United Steelworkers (USW) today praised President Joe Biden's anticipated executive order to institute 100-day reviews of four critical industrial supply chains, a step meant to avoid shortages of crucial goods....

13:56
Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) held a nomination hearing for Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Today, the Senate Finance Committee will hold...

13:03
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Thursday on H.R. 5, deceptively titled "The Equality Act." When it was introduced last week, the bill had 223 Democratic co-sponsors and no Republican co-sponsors.  Several Republicans who...

13:00
PEN Canada has successfully intervened before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the Canadian Constitution Foundation's (CCF) challenge to the constitutionality of section 91(1) of the Canada Elections Act. PEN Canada and CCF successfully...

12:37
The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) praise the introduction of Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act of 2021 which aims to better protect health care...

10:38
Today developers, contractors, unions, associations, and workers are uniting in a growing coalition supporting the Toronto Declaration of Inclusive Workplaces & Communities. Systemic racism and discrimination harm our construction industry. Bigotry...

08:38
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) highlights several ways its community can address climate change in an update and expansion to its official position about it released today. SEG, the premier global professional society for applied...

08:17
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA), the largest and most inclusive national trade organization representing manufacturers, distributors, salon and spa business owners, and licensed beauty professionals, is strongly opposing House Bill 2325...

08:01
The 800 registered nurses at St. Vincent Hospital (SVH), who are negotiating a new contract with Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, delivered the required 10-day notice to hospital management on Tuesday evening, notifying them of their intent to strike...

08:00
The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) responds to the Department of Labor's delay in implementation of the Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act. FGA encourages DOL not to delay the effective date as the rule...

03:00
Terry Cane, COO of SEOHost.net (https://www.seohost.net), a leading domain registration, SSL service, and SEO hosting provider, weighed in on the WallStreetBets controversy ? specifically, on how democratized stock trading app Robinhood has conducted...

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