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ITUC Online - September 29, 2014

Tue. September 30, 2014

Hong Kong:  Workers Strike in Support of Student Democracy Movement

Brussels, 29 September 2014 (ITUC OnLine):  Workers from across Hong Kong have responded to a call from trade union centre HKCTU to join strike action in support of democratic reform, as security forces continue their violent repression of  peaceful protests led by students.

ILO Video Apprenticeships

Tue. September 30, 2014

Apprenticeships bring skills to young Jordanians

Jordan is a "young" country, with over 60 per cent of its population under 30. But Jordan's youth face the difficult task finding work, as more than half of them are unemployed. Part of the reason is a mismatch between what they learn at school and the skills needed in the labour market. A new programme by the ILO and the International Youth Foundation is trying to give Jordan's young people the skills they need to compete successfully for the jobs that are available.

ILRF Bi-Annual Report

Tue. September 30, 2014

International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) shares their bi-annual report, which includes a graphic of ILRF's new strategic approach and highlights from their campaign wins.

National Preparedness Community

Thu. September 25, 2014

Be Disaster Aware...Take Action to Prepare

http://www.community.fema.gov/connect.ti/cfghome/grouphome

VFW

Thu. September 25, 2014

If you have VA issues you can call the VFW at 800-VFW-1899 or go to http://vfw.org/.

VA researchers receive coveted service award for ground-breaking work with paralyzed Veterans

Thu. September 25, 2014

For more than 25 years, Bill Bauman and Ann Spungen have worked together to make the lives of paralyzed Veterans better. Last night, their dedication to their patients at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx was recognized as the pair was awarded the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Science and Environment Medal.

House Bill Would Provide Sick Leave to Eligible Vets

Thu. September 25, 2014

via Bloomberg - Sept. 18 — First-year federal employees who are military veterans with significant servicerelated disabilities would receive 104 hours of sick leave up front from their employing agencies under legislation approved by voice vote by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Sept. 17.