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Happy Valentine’s Day from Union Reporters!

Article from: nationaldaycalendar.com Valentine’s Day began as St. Valentine’s Day, a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus.  February 14th, Valentine’s, Day first became associated with romantic love during the High Middle Ages as the tradition of courtly love was then flourishing.  During 18th century England, this day evolved into an occasion […]

NATIONAL CLEAN OUT YOUR COMPUTER DAY – Second Monday in February

Article from: nationaldaycalendar.com Observed on the second Monday in February, National Clean Out Your Computer Day is a day to take some time out of your busy schedule to do needed care on your computers. Over time, files and programs that are unused on your PC clog the memory and cause confusion during retrieval and use of other data. […]

Neal Bill Offers Opportunity to Honor Pension Promise

Article from: teamster.org The struggle to ensure the retirements of millions of hardworking Americans continues. But the reintroduction of essential legislation by a long-time pension protector could go a long way toward bolstering nest eggs jeopardized under the current system. Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, the new chairman of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee, […]

NATIONAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH – February

Article from: nationaldaycalendar.com February is National Black History Month, also known as National African American History Month, a time for all Americans to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and recognize their central role in American history. Other countries, including Canada and Great Britain, have also set aside months to honor black history. The month of […]

2018 year in review: 50 stories from 50 states that moved us

Article from: www.usatoday.com In 2018, the eyes of the nation were again fixed on President Donald Trump, whose second year in office was no less remarkable than his first. It was a year that saw the president open up trade wars, meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, spar with the press and defend hush money payments to women he allegedly […]

This Russian startup wants to put huge ads in space. Not everyone is on board with the idea.

Article from: www.nbcnews.com By: Denise Chow If it sometimes feels as if the world is awash in advertisements, just wait. A Russian startup just revealed plans to use swarms of tiny, light-reflecting satellites to create sprawling billboards in space. The first of StartRocket’s space-based ads, shown in a new concept video released by the company last week, […]

Port Truck Drivers Awarded Nearly $6 Million

Article from: teamster.org (PORT OF LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH, Calif.) – Twenty-four California port truck drivers employed by NFI Industries/California Cartage, the largest goods movement operator at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, have been awarded nearly $6 million by the California Labor Commissioner for wage theft due to misclassification as independent contractors. In an […]

Defying Trump Administration, Calif. Offers Federal Workers Unemployment Benefits

Article from: www.npr.org California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the Trump administration has told states they can’t offer unemployment benefits to federal employees who are required to report to work without pay during the government shutdown. Newsom called a letter sent to states by the U.S. Department of Labor “jaw-dropping and extraordinary” as he met with TSA […]

Merry Christmas from Union Reporters!

Article from: nationaldaycalendar.com CHRISTMAS – December 25 Christmas is observed annually on December 25th. The annual celebration of Christmas, (also known as Christmas Day) is a derivative of the Old English Crīstesmæsse which means Christ’s Mass. The Christian Feast celebrated around the world, by Christians and non-Christians alike, commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. A public holiday […]

Workers Are Struggling to Pay Their Rent

Article from: teamster.org It’s well documented that despite growing corporate profits, wages have remained flat for most workers. And for those struggling to get by, that has real consequences in their daily lives – especially when it comes to keeping a roof over their heads. A new report by Zillow Research, Boston University and the University of Pennsylvania finds that homelessness grows […]