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News by subject: AVO

31 october 2019

10:42
Calling it a small but important step in addressing the "Crisis in Corrections," OPSEU leaders are satisfied with the Ford government's recent decision to end funding for the permanent presence of police officers at several jails. "Our jails are...

08:37
The campaign will first pressure Republicans NOT to nominate Trump at their August 2020 Convention--or if nominated, defeat him in the November 2020 General Election.  With a focus on flipping the electoral college vote that Trump won in 2016, the...

08:13
Today, Moms in Office, one of the nation's only political organizations helping progressive moms get elected, endorsed Elisa Cardnell for Congress. Elisa Cardnell is a young Navy vet, single mom, and teacher running against Dan Crenshaw in TX02....

08:03
Three national nonprofits have petitioned the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the Maine Board of Dental Practice for antitrust violations. According to the petition, https://tinyurl.com/FTC-MEdentalboard, the dental board refuses to...

06:00
The question of the price of cellphone packages in Canada recently resurfaced again, this time during the election campaign. In the context of this debate, we too often forget that Canada has top quality telecommunications infrastructure, despite a...


30 october 2019

18:14
The New York City Council today passed landmark legislation to reform the city's private carting industry. For the past six years, the Teamsters Union has worked with a diverse coalition of groups to push this legislation forward and fundamentally...

18:10
Today, the New York City Council has voted in favor of legislation, Intro. 1378, to ban foie gras sales in New York. The three main producers of foie gras to restaurants and retail food stores in New York City ? Hudson Valley Foie Gras, La Belle Farm...

16:30
Edward Price, President and CEO, SEQENS N.A. and a member of SOCMA's Bulk Pharmaceuticals Task Force, today called for reasonable regulations and increased collaboration between stakeholders during testimony before the House Committee on Energy &...

16:01
**ADVISORY** For October 31st 2019Contact: Mary Urban, mu@adeoadvocacy.com Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware: on Thursday, October 31st at 11am, civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton will hold a press conference and be joined by local...

15:11
A CPA and an Environmental Activist have teamed up to organize support for the demolition alternative known as "Deconstruction", in which the components of a building are carefully removed by hand to be later donated and reused as opposed to smashed...

14:47
The I.A.T.S.E. Local 56, has read the article published by journalist Marian Scott in The Gazette on October 28, 2019. The Union would like to state that Mr. Richard Soly's comments, as published by Mrs. Scott, were made in a personal capacity and...

13:12
At an American Jewish Committee (AJC) reception, Vilnius Mayor Remigijus ?ima?ius was praised for his efforts to correct the narrative around Lithuanian complicity in the Holocaust. Earlier this summer, ?ima?ius oversaw two important decisions...

11:06
Tactical Rabbit's Intelligence Director Everett Stern calls for Amazon and Facebook to implement stricter security controls on their account creation process. Stern alleges that account creation is so easy that bad actors such as terrorists could...

10:44
Following months of difficult negotiations, Unifor finally secured Closure Agreements with Inteva Products, Lear Corporation Whitby, Auto Warehousing Canada (AWC), and Robinson Solutions. "Unifor has repeatedly insisted that auto parts and service...

05:30
Friday, Movember 1st, marks the beginning of the 13th annual Movember campaign in Canada, where Canadians from coast to coast will Grow, Move or Host to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide...


29 october 2019

17:38
In a major blow to Ankara's obstruction of justice for the Armenian Genocide, the U.S. House today voted overwhelmingly to pass H.Res.296, an Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) backed measure locking in ongoing U.S. recognition of this...

15:49
WHAT: Your eyes aren't tricking you: AARP's drug-price-fighting Tyrannosaurus Rexes?known as the "Rx T. Rex"?are back and roaring about their mission to make high drug prices extinct. This time the mighty dinos are stomping around Capitol Hill and...

15:24
The Quebec Cannabis Industry Association (QCIA) believes that the passage of Bill 2, the Quebec government's Act to tighten the regulation of cannabis which raises the legal consumption age from 18 to 21, will steer the most vulnerable consumers...

14:22
**ADVISORY** For October 31st 2019Contact: Mary Urban, mu@adeoadvocacy.com Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware: On Thursday, October 31st at 11am, civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton will hold a press conference and be joined by local elected...

14:19
International and local conservation groups are calling for an immediate closure of the herring fishery in the Strait of Georgia, after recently released data from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) revealed the population biomass...

13:43
To mark the 5th anniversary of its historic partnership with terminally ill Californian Brittany Maynard, Compassion & Choices has produced a new video about the legislative success she inspired to advance medical aid-in-dying laws and enlist diverse...

13:14
Today, the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance (AKCA) commended the U.S. Government for beginning its final investigations of dumped and subsidized Chinese wooden cabinets and vanities, and raised concerns about the claims of those U.S. assemblers who...

12:54
The Muslim World League sees the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as a victory in the battle against terrorism, and the justified end to someone involved in so much unnecessary death and destruction. But the death of al-Baghdadi alone will...

11:57
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is calling for immediate action to stem workplace assaults on nurses and health-care providers at Southlake Regional Health Centre. "It's been more than nine months since a registered...

10:20
New data released today by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) shows overwhelming support for national physician licensure. The findings, from the 2019 CMA Physician Workforce Survey, reveal that nine in 10 physicians support national licensure...

10:05
Business Forward Foundation today released Answering America: The Business Case Against Trump's Agenda, a report examining the impact of Trump administration policies on our national economy, with emphasis on five Midwestern states ? Iowa, Michigan,...

09:50
Amid a marked increase in suicide rates across the United States and its own research that shows more can be done to assess patients for suicidality in the emergency department, the Emergency Nurses Association on Tuesday offered strong support for...

09:00
The new Government of Canada needs to co-ordinate urgent action with the provinces for a national approach to vaping and new smoke-free technologies, one of Canada's leading tobacco companies said today. Rothmans, Benson...

08:00
Red flags continue to pop up when it comes to privatizing alcohol sales, and it's time the Ontario government sober up to the dangers, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. Thomas points to media reports from Manitoba on the dangerous practice...

08:00
Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released the following statement on Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer's decision to implement budget cuts to Michigan's charter schools: Governor Whitmer recently red-lined more than...

08:00
Today, at the Court of Appeals in Edmonton, the Fort McKay First Nation's lawyers will make their argument to overturn the Alberta Energy...

07:00
HempFusion® ("the Company"), a leading Hemp/CBD company in the United States with distribution of its family of brands to over 3,400 retailers across 47 states, is pleased to announce its support for the Autism Hope Alliance ("AHA") in the form of a...

06:00
On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, the residents of Kingsbridge in Central Mississauga will demonstrate against plans by Metrolinx, Ontario's regional transportation agency, to place a giant transformer in the middle of...

05:00
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, with their proposed 3% annual wealth tax on billionaires, are proposing America's economic destruction. Stoking envy and dissatisfaction among middle class Americans, their proposed tax is rooted in a belief that...


28 october 2019

20:50
The failure of Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) to meaningfully address workers' concerns about working conditions, wages, and benefits during this round of negotiations has led Unifor Local 111 and 2200 to serve 72-hour notice of job action. "It's...

14:30
Nurses and advocates will testify on Tuesday at the State House in favor of legislation to require improved patient handling practices in Massachusetts healthcare facilities, helping patients in recovery by enabling better mobility and protecting...

14:19
Unifor is renewing its call for new product allocation at the Oakville Assembly Plant following today's restructuring announcement by Ford Motor Company. "New or expanded vehicle allocation is urgently needed to prevent permanent job loss at the...

14:01
This Tuesday, October 29th at 6 PM outside the Palmerston Toronto Public Library branch, a coalition of community groups, library workers, and the broader public are gathering for a peaceful protest to say: no transphobia in our beloved public...

13:53
After two failed attempts at mediation, K-12 support staff in School District #63 walked off the job this morning. The union served 72-hour strike notice on Wednesday, October 23 but had hoped that the parties would have gone back to the table and...

13:19
Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Campaign Manager Chris Coffey has released the following statement: "This week's Chancery Court announcement is a major victory for transparency in Delaware. TransPerfect Global will now be able to see bills sent...

13:00
WHAT: On Monday, October 28, United Way Greater Toronto will unveil the latest development in its award-winning #UNIGNORABLE campaign. Using augmented reality, United Way has created an #UNIGNORABLE Tower that is designed to make everyone aware of...

12:00
One week after appealing an unreasonable delay by the United Stated Department of Transportation's ("USDOT") Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ("FMCSA") in the publication of its resubmitted Electronic Logging Device ("ELD") exemption...

11:26
CUPE 723, K-12 support workers at School District 72 on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, ratified a collective agreement on October 19. The local bargaining began on March 19 and a deal was reached after seven...

10:53
As a writers' organization that supports freedom of expression in all its forms, PEN Canada considers the Toronto Public Library an important ally. Its rental policy recognizes the necessity of barring the use of Library premises from "any individual...

10:30
Dozens of governors, mayors, and other elected officials across America joined the American Jewish Committee (AJC) in declaring yesterday a Day of Action Against Antisemitism. "The targeting of Jews is a sign that something is fundamentally wrong...

10:19
Today, on behalf of the nation's mayors and the police chiefs of major cities across America, the Presidents of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Major Cities Chiefs Association sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and...

10:00
In booth #2214 at ACEP Scientific Assembly, Gryphon Healthcare, a leading revenue cycle and management services provider, today announced that it opposes legislation allowing government-set payment benchmarks for handling surprise medical bill...


27 october 2019

13:38
WHAT: On Monday, October 28, United Way Greater Toronto will unveil the latest development in its award-winning #UNIGNORABLE campaign. Using augmented reality, United Way has created an #UNIGNORABLE Tower that is designed to make everyone aware of...


26 october 2019

15:26
A proposal to build a Disney-like theme park in the Maya Biosphere Reserve in northern Guatemala is under fire from a coalition of forestry and conservation groups as well as Mayan archaeologists. "The future of the Maya...

11:12
The Inspire America Foundation and island-based opposition groups of varying political views came together to adopt the "Agreement for Democracy", a common position on transition, at an event held at Miami Dade College's Freedom Tower with Luis...