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7 november 2019

14:50
Yesterday's fall economic update solidified plans to maintain reckless funding cuts to public services and further gutting of legislation that protects workers' rights through Bill 124. "Doug Ford openly stated he would strike a new tone and dial...

11:44
CUPE 411, K-12 support workers, reached a tentative agreement with School District 33 on November 6. The parties had 18 bargaining sessions as well as two sessions with Mediator Grant McArthur since bargaining began in April. ...

10:00
Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is inviting Canadians to participate in Digital Health Week 2019 (Nov. 11-17) to celebrate how digital health is transforming health care in Canada. This is the sixth year for this...

09:50
ECRI Institute, the nation's leading independent, non-profit patient safety organization, opposes a total ban of commercial ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization because it could result in widespread shortages of sterile medical devices. More than fifty...

09:30
As a resident of LA County, how much does one really know about their judges? It would be fair to say...not much. Come March 3, 2020, 188 judges are up for reelection with a majority of them running unopposed. Subsequently they will slide right into...

08:44
OPSEU's President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Wednesday's fall economic statement from the Ford government was a lot of empty rhetoric but no substance. "This statement is full of hollow promises. The lack of details did...

08:00
The Barrett Family Foundation is donating $25 million to World Vision Canada to expand a program that improves the lives of vulnerable youth in Latin America by offering them a better and brighter future through education. The Barrett...

06:00
"Ban-the-Box laws can be confusing," Opines Adam Almeida, President and CEO of CriminalBackgroundRecords.com, "and California is a great example of why hiring managers and HR departments should work with a well-qualified third-party pre-employment...


6 november 2019

17:39
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and Jetpac, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing American Muslim representation in politics and the media, and MPower...

15:14
KYOCERA SENCO Industrial Tools, Inc. (Senco), the nation's largest staple manufacturer, today welcomes a preliminary decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to impose duties ranging from 12.38 percent up to 156.99 percent on all imports of...

15:10
The Latino Coalition (TLC) released the below statement regarding the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's proposal to address patient healthcare costs: "While we agree with Speaker Pelosi on the need to address rising patient healthcare costs, her approach...

15:08
In May of this year and by a vote of 417-3, the House passed H.R. 1994, the "Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement" (SECURE) Act of 2019. Though the title may ostensibly give you a warm and fuzzy, upon closer examination you may very...

14:58
Terranea Resort said today that it would continue to defend its associates against the predatory tactics of UniteHere Local 11 after Rancho Palos Verdes voters defeated a measure sponsored by the union that called for protections and provisions the...

14:21
The truthfulness of the claims in noted author and speaker Marcus Buckingham's new book are being challenged by leading voices in the human resource field. In their book Nine Lies About Work and their excerpted Harvard Business Review article "The...

13:55
NATSO, representing America's travel plazas and truckstops, today issued the following statement with regard to a letter sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA). The letter was signed by 40...

13:42
Registered nurses who have been advocating with a community coalition to keep care local in the face of Baystate Health's proposed closures of mental health beds in Greenfield, Palmer and Westfield are calling on Baystate to preserve and enhance...

12:22
The California Hotel & Lodging Association issued the following statement after Rancho Palos Verdes voters overwhelmingly defeated Measure B, a union-sponsored ballot measure that would have imposed harmful work rules on the hospitality industry and...

12:00
Lung Cancer Canada (LCC) is honoured to represent the voice of Canadians who refuse to accept the status quo and want to improve lung cancer survivorship situation for all Canadians living with lung cancer. Lung cancer is Canada's number one cause of...

10:16
All elections matter.  While so many pundits and papers focus on the 2020 election cycle, thousands of local and statewide officials were elected to office across Pennsylvania Tuesday.  Labor-endorsed candidates, including hundreds of union members...

09:55
On Nov 4, the United States submitted formal notification of its withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement to the United Nations. The withdrawal will take effect one year from delivery of the notification, reported Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....

09:42
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the 15th leading cause of death in the District of Columbia. On Thursday, November 14, advocates from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the largest suicide...

07:45
Hydro One employees worked throughout the weekend to restore power to more than 250,000 customers affected by the wind storm that began on October 31. Customers in southern, central and eastern Ontario were affected by fierce winds that reached...

07:12
Are you ready for winter driving? CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) and Toronto Police Service (TPS) are partnering up to kick off the season with a photo and video opportunity that will help remind motorists the important tips that will keep them...

07:00
The first full draft of the final report of the First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study (FNFNES) will be tabled during the Food, Nutrition and Environment of First Nations Forum, that will be held at the Delta Hotel in Ottawa, on November...

00:00
Focus on the Family is proud to announce the largest nationwide pro-life campaign in the history of our organization: ALIVE 2020. This coming Mother's Day weekend, on Saturday May 9, 2020, Focus on the Family will host simultaneous pro-life rallies...


5 november 2019

16:51
Counter Brands, LLC. ? parent company of Beautycounter, the leader in safer skin care and cleaner cosmetics, today announced it will endorse the Natural Cosmetics Act. The bill, introduced by Congressman Sean Patrick...

15:32
FlyersRights.org, the official representative of passengers to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on air safety, has released a detailed White Paper on how the 737 MAX was unwisely certified as safe and has made recommendations on what needs...

14:13
Unifor is reminding Irving Shipbuilding, Inc. that creating and maintaining Canadian jobs is a key component of the Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy and should remain the top priority. "The spirit and intent of the Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy is to...

10:37
The unions representing flight attendants at Air Canada, Sunwing and WestJet stand in solidarity with the American flight attendant unions who expressed safety concerns about the Boeing 737 Max flying again soon. The Air Canada Component of CUPE (Air...

09:00
November is Eczema Awareness Month, and to mark the occasion, Eczema Society of Canada (ESC) has launched "A Day with Eczema" - an intimate look into the life of a chronic eczema sufferer. The video follows Tanya Mohan, a lifelong eczema sufferer...

07:43
The nation spent $35 billion annually on addiction treatment, and  had little to show for it, as the opioid epidemic ballooned over two decades claiming nearly 200 lives each day. "Although treatment availability expanded over the years, it was more...

07:03
Cold and flu season is here, and Rexall is encouraging Canadians to keep their wellness a priority by getting their flu shots, which can help protect them from influenza, a potentially life-threatening infection. "Rexall...

03:00
There is rising concern that users are going to cut back on disposable protection products in several areas and take dangerous, unnecessary risks. Risks like using products for a longer duration than intended or simply not using them at all. Will...


4 november 2019

19:59
Hundreds of convenience stores in Boston and across Massachusetts will shut down on Wednesday, November 6th in protest of a proposed ban on menthol cigarettes to demonstrate the critical role these stores play providing vital resources to...

15:10
The first full draft of the final report of the First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study (FNFNES) will be tabled during the Food, Nutrition and Environment of First Nations Forum, that will be held at the Delta Hotel in Ottawa, on November...

14:00
Commissioner of Official Languages Raymond Théberge issued the following statement today: "The public hearings on the Government of Quebec's Bill 40, which modifies the organization and governance of school boards, begin today. I am pleased that...

14:00
MEDICC finds the Trump administration's decision this past week to further restrict travel between the US and Cuba--banning flights from the United States to all Cuban cities other than Havana--both distressing and deplorable. "The escalating assault...

13:50
A trio of city councillors are so blinded by their desire to play games with the lives of civic employees that they are making proposals that are illegal and unworkable. That was the message from D'Arcy Lanovaz, President of CUPE 38 and responding on...

09:37
Education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in Ontario have voted to ratify a central collective agreement that guarantees the restoration of vital services to students and the return of 1,300 support staff jobs in...

09:00
Bell today welcomed Deloitte Canada's release of its study of 10 major Canadian companies that found organizations operating workplace mental health programs achieve a significant return on investment (ROI) with clear human resources and financial...

08:55
The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) condemns the attack on Turtle Island News, an Indigenous paper at Six Nations Territory located in Southern Ontario. According to a report published in the paper, a person or...

08:51
GeoSpace Labs provides commercial transporters with a legitimate FMCSA Registered Electronic Logging Device (ELD) for transporters of agricultural commodities (AG) under 49 CFR 395.1(k). Dear Senators and Representatives: Commercial drivers are...

07:12
Are you ready for winter driving? CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) and Toronto Police Service (TPS) are partnering up to kick off the season with a photo and video opportunity that will help remind motorists the important tips that will keep them...

06:00
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, two million Floridians lost their homes to foreclosure. A new book, People v Money from Incredible Publishing, says that those homeowners have reasons to blame the judges who ruled against them. 17 of...

06:00
Members of Local 3625 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3625), who work as Early Childhood Educators at Something Special Children's Centre, are walking a picket line after being locked out of their work place.   The decision was made...

05:30
This November, Movember, in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), is bringing fundraising to NHL fans with the first-ever Moustache Cup Challenge, a unique month-long fundraising...

05:00
Dogs are highly intuitive and sensitive animals. If they have a close bond with a family member who is moving away for college or university, the dog will often go through some behavioural changes as a result. While our canine companions may not...

00:00
"Amazing and Amusing Democrats": a novel that talks about democratic leadership's political fountain of poison that has inflicted a lot of things in both the mind and behavior of the modern generation. "Amazing and Amusing Democrats" is the creation...


2 november 2019

07:00
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...

06:00
Unifor strongly condemns the arrest and detention of 57 members of labour and civil society organisations in the Philippines. "I call upon the Filipino government to immediately drop the trumped-up charges against Anne Krueger and all detained...

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