Thursday - November 14, 2019
Trade Associations

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

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United Auto Workers Acting President Rory Gamble Enacts Immediate Nationwide Ethics Reforms
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 13 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following news:

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- New Ethics Reforms Will Include Stringent Monetary Controls

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United Auto Workers (UAW) Acting President Rory Gamble has announced the initiation of widespread ethics reforms. These reforms make clear the UAW is committed to establishing the right mechanisms and safeguards to protect the union from corruption and misfeasance.

"When the United Auto Workers union was created more than 84 years ago, it was built on the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; that together we are ... Show Full Article

Specialty Equipment Market Association Accepting Scholarship Applications
DIAMOND BAR, California, Nov. 13 -- The Specialty Equipment Market Association issued the following news release:

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- SEMA helps students pay for college tuition and SEMA Members pay off student loans

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SEMA is now accepting applications for the 2020 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund for students preparing for careers in the automotive aftermarket industry.

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship program offers financial assistance of up to $5,000 to help foster the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Scholarships are available in a variety of categories, ... Show Full Article

National Nurses United Statement on Bolivian Coup
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- National Nurses United issued the following news release:

National Nurses United (NNU) today joined with the AFL-CIO, international labor leaders, and other activists in condemning the military coup in Bolivia and urging an end to political repression and violence.

NNU endorsed concerns by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), and the leader of Brazil's National Federation of Nurses (FNE) to protest the "military interference" in Bolivia.

Additionally, NNU also supports ... Show Full Article

NAFA Member John Dmochowsky, CAFM, Wins Honors, Achieves First at 2019 Fleet Europe Awards
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Nov. 13 -- The NAFA Fleet Management Association issued the following news release:

NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry's largest membership association, is proud to announce that NAFA Member John Dmochowsky, CAFM, MBA, Senior Global Fleet Manager for Mondelez International, won Fleet Europe's European Safety Fleet Manager of the Year award. Further, he was awarded runner-up status in the Global Fleet Manager of the Year category of the Fleet Europe Awards 2019. It's the first time an American fleet manager has won an award at the prestigious ... Show Full Article

American Humanist Association: Nations Criminalizing Blasphemy Blasted in New Report
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- The American Humanist Association issued the following news release:

A report on the human rights of nonreligious people warns "the world is divided" on blasphemy and apostasy laws, "with many states still enforcing these laws, and several states tightening or introducing new blasphemy legislation in the past few years."

The Freedom of Thought Report, published by Humanists International and in its eighth annual edition, examines the legal and human rights situation for humanists, atheists, and the nonreligious around the world.

The 2019 edition celebrates the fact that ... Show Full Article

American Farm Bureau Federation: Learn About the New US Cotton Trust Protocol at Cotton U
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Nov. 13 -- The American Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release:

Farmers looking to capitalize on sustainability for their cotton farms should make plans to attend the first ever Cotton U on Dec. 5 at the Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show in Amarillo, Texas, to learn about a new pilot program initiated by the National Cotton Council.

The National Cotton Council is aiming to quantify sustainability data through its U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. Craig Brown, vice president of producer affairs for National Cotton Council, will be the keynote speaker at the Cotton U ... Show Full Article

American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages Schedules Events
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Nov. 13 -- The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages has announced the following event:

November 22-24, 2019

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

801 Mount Vernon Place NW

Washington, DC 20001

(Pre-convention Workshops - November 21, 2019)

The ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo is where language educators from around the world come to meet! This global event brings together more than 8,000 language educators from all languages, levels, and assignments. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive professional development experience ... Show Full Article