Wednesday - December 13, 2017
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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from national and international trade associations influencing the debate on federal policies.

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Nearly 1,700 Sustainability Practitioners Convened at AASHE 2017
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 12 -- The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education issued the following news release:

Most recently the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) held its annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, themed "Stronger in Solidarity."

"The annual conference is a great place to gather motivated and energized higher education sustainability practitioners who want to network, exchange ideas and learn from one another," said AASHE Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser. "It's always exciting to hear innovative ... Show Full Article

National Waste & Recycling Association Begins Partnership With Keep Massachusetts Beautiful
MANSFIELD, Massachusetts, Dec. 12 -- The National Waste and Recycling Association issued the following news release:

For the first time, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) is supporting efforts to reduce littering, improve recycling, and beautify Massachusetts. The NWRA recently signed on as a local sponsor of Keep Massachusetts Beautiful and made a $10,000 contribution to help fund Keep Massachusetts Beautiful's programs, including the 2018 Great Massachusetts Clean Up in the spring.

"This funding from the NWRA is critical to our efforts to grow our network of local chapters across ... Show Full Article

Kroger Teamsters Ratify Agreement
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued the following news release:

Teamsters Warehouse Division Director and International Vice President Steve Vairma announced that after seven months of negotiations the Kroger master agreement, including all five local union supplements, has successfully concluded. The five-year agreement was overwhelmingly ratified by the membership.

The agreement covers over 1,500 workers. The locals partied to the contract are Local 135 in Indianapolis, Local 337 in Detroit, Local 795 in Wichita, Local 984 in Memphis and Local 988 in Houston.

"This ... Show Full Article

Cass Achieves Efficiency First Vendor Solution Certification for Telecom Management
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Dec. 12 -- The Association of Telecom Management Professionals issued the following news release:

Cass Information Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASS), a leading provider of integrated information and payment management solutions, achieved its Efficiency First(R) Vendor Solution Certification for Telecom Management from AOTMP, a global information, research and advisory firm for telecom management best practices and industry standards.

The Cass telecom management solution was evaluated through a multi-phase process involving input from Cass's global enterprise customers and utilizing ... Show Full Article

Campus Sustainability Conference Heads to Pittsburgh in 2018
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 12 -- The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education issued the following news release:

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is pleased to announce that its 2018 Conference & Expo will be held October 2-5, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Over the past half-century, the Pittsburgh region has undergone extraordinary urban environmental transformation. The "Smoky City," now considered America's "Most Livable City," continues to rank among the top cities in the United States for green certified ... Show Full Article

American College of Chest Physicians Receives Accreditation With Commendation
GLENVIEW, Illinois, Dec. 12 -- The American College of Chest Physicians issued the following news release:

For the second time, the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) has received Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). This achievement, which was originally awarded to CHEST in 2012 and renewed this year, grants CHEST accreditation through November 2023 and places the organization in the highest tier of all continuing medical education (CME) providers, including some of the nation's most prestigious medical schools and ... Show Full Article

ALPA Issues Statement on Trump Administration, Open Skies Agreement
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 -- The Air Line Pilots Association International issued the following statement:

"The massive subsidies provided by Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to their state-run airlines kill American jobs, undermine the global aviation market, and leave the United States at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to fair and open competition.

"That is why the Air Line Pilots Association applauds the Trump administration for announcing today it is taking preliminary action to address these subsidies and ensure a level playing field for all.

"It is our expectation that this action ... Show Full Article