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47 min ago |

Golden Gate Bridge Workers Strike To Protect Their Healthcare And Fight Cost Shifting

Golden Gate Bridge workers joined an unfair labor practice strike on September 16, 2014 against attacks on healthcare and cost shifting demands by management. Golden Gate Bridge Workers Strike To Protect Their Healthcare And Fight Cost Shifting Dozens of Golden Gate Bridge supported a picket line in an unfair labor strike against the management and board of directors of the Golden Gate Transit Agency.


2 hrs ago | Electrical Construction and Maintenance

EC&M's 2014 Top 20 Electrical Contractors

ISC, founded in 1989, is among the largest industrial electrical and instrumentation contractors in the United States, offering construction, maintenance, and engineering services. With its corporate office located in Baton Rouge, La., the firm employs more than 2,500 people, primarily in the southern region of the United States.


5 hrs ago | Capital Weekly

David B. Roes

David B. Roes, 67, of Summerhaven Road, and formerly of Weston Street, Augusta died Sept. 14, 2014, at the home of his daughter surrounded by his family.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Manchester, ME, Owls Head, ME, Buxton, ME

5 hrs ago | The Nation

How to Define Success for the People's Climate March

Organizers want to transform the image of the climate movement from one dominated by white liberals to one populated by the entire spectrum of race and class in America. The Obama administration's new targets to reduce carbon emissions are a step in the right direction, but we need to demand much more.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

NSB Utilities Commission workers to get 2.5 percent pay raises

The city's Utilities Commission employees will receive a 2.5 percent pay increase and be disciplined more quickly if they fail to respond when called into work while off duty following votes Monday that decided a more than year-long contract impasse. The public hearing seeking to settle the impasse between the labor union and management for the Utilities Commission was reconvened after it was recessed Aug. 22, because the utility's board of commissioners wanted to take a look at prior case law to determine whether some issues should still be on the table.


Electrical Construction and Maintenance

September 2014

This issue features stories on the 2014 Top 50 electrical contractors, NFPA 70E compliance, the National Electrical Code, 2015 truck and van preview, the communications construction growth, new products, residential service training, and more. Significant injury or loss of human life due to insufficient electrical management expertise is every employer's worst nightmare - and not simply because of the monumental costs involved.... More Wire cart allows one person to handle up to six wire reels The Caddy Mac 4 general-purpose wire cart has capacity to handle six 8-in.


Utility Products

construction equipment utility linemen utility line maintenance LineWise

Utility line maintenance: LineWise offers a bundle lifter, providing power line and electric utility crews with a faster and more efficient solution for removing, supporting and reconnecting insulator strings during energized work. The bundle lifter enhances safety while optimizing the utilization of equipment and personnel.


Sat Sep 13, 2014

Minot Daily News

Walter Allen Erickson Sr.

You may not have known or have heard of Walt Erickson, but if you grew up in the Williston area in the 1950s and '60s you probably saw him on TV or heard him on the radio playing music with his mother, Francis Leona Erickson. If you were a kid in 4-H back then you might remember him and his older sister, Lory Jean, as the kids with blue ribbons and purple rosettes on every calf they showed.


Related Topix: Williston, ND, Alexander, ND, Pop/Rock, The Sounds, Trinity Bible College, Ellendale, ND

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Boise Weekly

Public Stakeholders Offer Input on Downtown Circulator

Downtown property owners and tenants got the opportunity to help chart the course of Boise's downtown circulator on Sept. 10 and 11. The city of Boise Public Works Department opted to take a new approach in its planning for a long-envisioned downtown circulator .


Related Topix: Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, Ada County, ID

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers a...

TCRC Rail Traffic Controllers ratify six-year agreement with CP Rail

CALGARY, Alberta - Canadian Pacific and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Rail Canada Traffic Controllers announced today that a labour agreement covering approximately 135 rail traffic controllers in Canada has been ratified. The agreement was ratified with a record 94 percent of votes cast in favour.


Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, Canadian Pacific Railway

California Golden Blogs

Pac-12 Breakdown - Cal's Defense week 2

A new Defense debuted in Strawberry Canyon last week and so far this season it has given up half the rushing yardage and 2/3 the passing yardage as last year's version. How does Art Kaufman's defense work and why has it been more effective? Art Kaufman is the third defensive coordinator for the Golden Bears in three years.


Related Topix: Sports, University of California NCAA, NCAA Sports

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Denver Post

Pomona Panthers handled Mullen Mustangs 26-0

Could Thursday have been any better for linemen? Unusually bad conditions for mid-September. Cold, and lots of it.


Related Topix: Jefferson County, CO

Bangor Daily News

FairPoint workers rally in Bangor against 'Wall Street Greed'

FairPoint workers and their supporters gathered Thursday near the intersection of Main and Railroad streets for a rally and informational picket. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Communications Workers of America unions is fighting for a new contract for about 2,000 of its members in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.


Related Topix: Bangor, ME


2015 NFL Draft: How Dominant is Usc DL Leonard Williams?

As we approach a new week of college football, we're going to have our eye on a lot of players but one in particular that really stood out in week two action was USC junior defensive lineman Leonard Williams. In the Trojans' huge win over Stanford, Williams was key up front, racking up 11 tackles, one for loss, and a sack.


Asbury Park Press

Unions top list of NJ's special-interest spendersUnions top list of...

Unions top list of NJ's special-interest spenders ELEC report tallies more than $300 million spent by special interests since 1999 Check out this story on Political spending by special-interest groups takes many forms.


Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Trenton, NJ

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Public Works .com

IBEW Boston Lights The Way With Solar And Wind Powered Street Lights From Clear Blue Technologies

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103 has installed 19 Clear Blue/Illumient solar and wind powered street lights at their Boston headquarters. These "Smart Off-Grid" lights communicate wirelessly with Clear Blue's advanced cloud-based software to enable IBEW personnel to remotely control, maintain and operate them over the Internet; change lighting profiles in real time; run diagnostics and optimize power management, to ensure the highest level of reliability and performance.


Related Topix: Boston, MA, Canada,

Vancouver Sun

Striking B.C. teachers offered $8 million in interest-free loans from fellow unions

Nine unions have banded together in British Columbia to offer $8 million in interest-free loans to the province's striking teachers while the nurses' union is donating half a million dollars. The financial support comes on the same day teachers are set to vote on their union's proposal to use binding arbitration to resolve the labour dispute, though the government has twice rejected that option.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine

Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting | JUCO Linemen Set to Visit

Two JUCO lineman will be visiting this weekend and both could find themselves as central parts of the class of 2015. Rankin checks in at 6'4" 295lbs.


Related Topix: Perkinston, MS, Scooba, MS, Mississippi State, MS, Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Oklahoma NCAA

News Journal

Construction worker finds grandfather's message 50 years...

Construction worker finds grandfather's message 50 years later Hugo Schneider and his grandson worked on the Genesis Bethesda Hospital 50 years apart. Check out this story on Hugo Schneider holds an electrical conduit signed by his grandfather, Hugo, and uncle, Martin.


Wed Sep 03, 2014

Manchester Journal

Fairness at FairPoint

The broader issues confronting workers and the overall state of the American labor movement and those faced by the mid-sized to large corporations or organizations that employ many of them are present to a remarkable degree in the current standoff between FairPoint Communications and the two unions - the Communications Workers of America and the ... (more)


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