Friday - September 18, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday September 29, 2019 ( 48 items )  

ABHMS Announces Recipient of Prestigious Daniel E. Weiss Scholarship
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 23 -- American Baptist Churches USA's American Baptist Home Mission Societies issued the following news: American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that Lauren Williams of Upper Marlboro, Md., has been named recipient of the prestigious Daniel E. Weiss Scholarship. Williams will attend Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., this fall. "It is an honor to be the recipient of the Daniel E. Weiss Scholarship. This award will gre  more

ACA Offers FCC Proposals To Maximize RDOF Support Utilized By Smaller Broadband Providers
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 25 -- ACA Connects issued the following news release: * * * - Agency Should Adopt Rules That Will Allow Bidders To Pinpoint Their Bids To Areas They Can Serve Economically * * * ACA Connects: America's Communications Association, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission, applauded the FCC for launching the $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) and awarding support by using a reverse auction. However, ACA Connects explained th  more

Adjunct Faculty Reaches Contract Settlement With Point Park University
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 27 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: Adjunct faculty members at Point Park University, who are members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union, have reached a tentative contract settlement with the downtown Pittsburgh school. The new three-year contract, if ratified by the members of USW Local 1088, would include wage increases each semester through Spring 2022, along with a number of other contractual improvements that the faculty sou  more

American Academy of Family Physicians Names 2019-2020 Board of Directors
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 25 -- The American Academy of Family Physicians issued the following news release: The American Academy of Family Physicians held elections for its board of directors this week at its annual Congress of Delegates, the organization's governing body. Members of the board of directors advocate on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the US health care system. The AAFP represents 134,600 physicians and medical students.   more

American Academy of Family Physicians Names Top Physician, Education and Humanitarian Advocates
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 27 -- The American Academy of Family Physicians issued the following news release: The American Academy of Family Physicians announced the recipients of its most prestigious awards at its annual meeting this week. Six family physicians from across the nation were recognized for their outstanding contributions to family medicine and the health of the public. Each of these awards recognizes a family physician who has made exceptional advances in furthering the h  more

American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research: Coalition Letter Urges Not to Give Venezula a Pass on Its Debts
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research issued the following news: Fourteen nonprofit organizations sent a letter to President Trump urging him not to pursue an Executive Order to forgive Venezuela for its debts to private citizens and companies. You can read the coalition letter here (https://www.theamericanconsumer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Venezuela-Coalition-Letter.pdf). * * * September 26, 2019 President Donald Trump, The White House, 160  more

American Health Care Association Issues Statement on Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- The American Health Care Association issued the following statement by Clifton Porter II, senior vice president of government relations, applauding Reps. Dwight Evans, D-Pennsylvania, and Ron Estes, R-Kansas, for introducing the Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act (H.R. 4468), to address a critical shortage of certified nursing assistants: "This is an incredibly important piece of legislation that will provide our members with the ability to combat the existing workforce   more

Annenberg Public Policy Center Joins U.S. Chamber of Commerce Civics Education Initiative
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 27 -- The Annenberg Public Policy Center issued the following news release: Ken Winneg, the managing director of survey research for the Annenberg Public Policy Center, addressed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Civics Forward event in Washington, D.C., about the importance of civics knowledge and education. Winneg helped to kick off the program by presenting findings from Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) Civics Knowledge Survey. "Civics knowledg  more

Annenberg Public Policy Center: Signaling the Trustworthiness of Science
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 26 -- The Annenberg Public Policy Center issued the following news release: Public confidence in science has remained high and stable for years. But recent decades have seen incidents of scientific fraud and misconduct, failure to replicate key findings, and growth in the number of retractions - all of which may affect trust in science. In an article published this week in PNAS, a group of leaders in science research, scholarship, and communication propose tha  more

Arkansas Farm Bureau: Veach Participates in North American-EU Agriculture Conference
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Sept. 25 -- The Arkansas Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Randy Veach, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, was among the farm and ranch leaders representing the United States at the 39th biennial North American - European Union Agriculture Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. As a member of the American Farm Bureau's trade committee, Veach accompanied AFBF President Zippy Duvall of Georgia, vice president Scott VanderWal of South Dakota, and presidents of   more

Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Pennsylvania Files Suit Against Westmoreland County Union Mandate
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 23 -- Associated Builders and Contractors issued the following news release: Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Pennsylvania today filed a lawsuit to stop Westmoreland County from requiring its contractors to execute a project labor agreement with the Pittsburgh Regional Building Trades Council as a condition of winning certain taxpayer-funded public works construction contracts. In addition, the county is requiring contractors to fire any worker on a  more

ASTM International Pesticides Group Seeks Help With Standard for Testing Tank Cleaners
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 27 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: ASTM International's pesticides formulation subcommittee is looking for more people to help develop a standard for spray-tank cleaners, which are used by the agriculture industry. Different kinds of pesticide mixtures are increasingly sprayed from tanks  more

ASTM International: New Guide Aims to Help Manage Truck Fleets, Heavy Motorized Equipment
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 27 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: A new ASTM International standard aims to help owners and operators of heavy motorized equipment - such off-road construction, self-propelled warehouse trucks, tractors and aircraft support equipment -- to manage their assets. Accountability will be evi  more

ASTM International: New Standards Published for Less Lethal Aerosol Devices
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 26 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: Two new standards developed by ASTM International's homeland security applications committee (E54) will help evaluate and certify the performance of less lethal aerosol devices used by law enforcement, corrections, and other public safety officers. Firs  more

CEN and ASTM International Have Signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 26 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, and ASTM International signed today a Technical Cooperation Agreementwith the aim to facilitate global dialogue and coordination in specific standardization areas of mutual interest. The Agreement establi  more

EVENT Oct. 29-30, 2019: Air & Waste Management Association Schedules 55th Annual Conference & Exhibition
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 25 -- The Air and Waste Management Association Florida Section will host its 55th Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, Oct. 29-30: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Julia Nesheiwat, Florida's Chief Resilience Officer * * * Agenda and speakers include: FDEP Leadership Roundtable This session features Florida Department of Environmental Protection leadership in a roundtable discussion covering the latest agency initiatives   more

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Journal Issues 13 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 25 -- Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features prevention, diagnosis and treatment of female pelvic floor disorders from the American Urogynecologic Society, published 13 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Concomitant Repair of Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women Undergoing Surgery for Gynecologic Malignancies * Duration of Catheterization After Retropubic Midurethral S  more

Free Press: Appeals Court Sides With Public-Interest Groups and Rejects Trump FCC Attempt to Scrap Media-Ownership Limits
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 23 -- The Free Press issued the following news release: On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit delivered a forceful rebuke of the Federal Communications Commission and overturned the agency's latest attempts to eliminate long-standing limits on local-media ownership. An alliance of public-interest groups -- Common Cause, the Communications Workers of America, Free Press, the Media Mobilizing Project, the Prometheus Radio Project and the Uni  more

Gary LeRoy, MD, FAAFP, Assumes Role of President of the American Academy of Family Physicians
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 25 -- The American Academy of Family Physicians issued the following news release: Gary LeRoy, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Dayton, Ohio, today assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 134,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. As AAFP president, LeRoy advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the US health care system. LeRoy is the associat  more

Geisinger Physician Honored for Diversity Work in Health Care
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 27 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: Recognized for his work and efforts surrounding diversity and inclusion between the LGBTQ community and medicine, Geisinger physician Aliasgar Chittalia, MD, MHA, was recently honored with the 2019 Pennsylvania LGBT Leadership Award at the Pennsylvania LGBTQ+ Unity Summit in Pittsburgh. Presented on behalf of the National Diversity Council, the award recognizes Dr. Chittalia's leadership and commitment to  more

Improving Health With Public-Private Partnerships Focus of NACDS, American Public Health Association, CDC Foundation Session
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Sept. 23 -- The National Association of Chain Drug Stores issued the following news release: NACDS, the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the CDC Foundation will co-host a pre-conference workshop that brings together public health, pharmacy and healthcare stakeholders to assess gaps in patient care access, leverage partnerships, and analyze practices for improved population health outcomes. The forum--in its third year--will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2  more

Journal of Materials Research Issues 16 Research Articles in Sept. 30, 2019 Edition
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 28 -- The Journal of Materials Research, a journal that says it features creation of materials and materials with novel functionalities, fundamental understanding of processes that control the response of materials and development of materials from the Materials Research Society, published 16 research articles, including the following topics, in its Sept. 30, 2019 edition: * Improved process for the graphene preparation via redox potential control * Cellular aut  more

Journal of Patient Safety Issues 13 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 25 -- The Journal of Patient Safety, a journal that says it focuses on patient safety, published 13 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Adapting Cognitive Task Analysis to Investigate Clinical Decision Making and Medication Safety Incidents * Comparative Safety, Efficiency, and Nursing Preference Among 3 Methods for Intravenous Push Medication Preparation: A Randomized Crossover Simulation Study * Critical Value Reportin  more

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton Earns Stroke & Heart Failure Achievement Award
HAZLETON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 25 -- Lehigh Valley Hospital, a part of Lehigh Valley Health Network, issued the following news release: * * * - American Heart Association recognizes Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton's commitment to quality stroke and heart failure care * * * For the eleventh consecutive year, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton (LVH-Hazleton) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines(R)-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awa  more

LVHN Cuts Ribbon to Open Dedicated Lobby for Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 25 -- Lehigh Valley Health Network issued the following news release: * * * - Features include 'magic beans' glass sculpture handcrafted by the community * * * Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) this evening cut the ribbon officially opening the lobby dedicated specifically for Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. The lobby, which measures about 1,200 sq. ft., was made possible in part by a generous gift from Lutron E  more

Manufacturer & Business Association to Announce Scholarship Winners at MFG Day Celebration
ERIE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 28 -- The Manufacturer and Business Association issued the following news release, dated Sept. 25: The Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) will announce the winners of the 2019 Patrick R. Locco Scholarship Awards during the sixth annual Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) celebration at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, in the Ballroom of the Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier. All media are invited to attend. "These students represent the best and brightest in  more

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: National Board Recognizes 81 School Districts for Commitment to Accomplished Teaching
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Sept. 26 -- The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards issued the following news: The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards unveiled today a program that recognizes school districts across the country that work hard to promote student learning through accomplished teaching. The National Board Accomplished Districts program will initially honor 81 districts in which at least 20% of its teachers have achieved National Board certification,/* encouragin  more

National PTA Issues Statement on Football Night Gun Violence
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Sept. 28 -- The National Parent Teacher Association issued the following statement by President Leslie Boggs on high school football night gun violence: "According to an article published this week in Education Week, since the start of the new school year, at least seven shootings have occurred in or near high school football stadiums, including in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Any act of violence involving children and youth is intolerable--  more

Over 100 Attend ASTM International's First Chapter Launch, in UAE
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 23 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: Today, over 100 leaders from industry, government, and academia attended the launch celebration of ASTM International's first-ever chapter. The chapter will be based in the United Arab Emirates. Rashid bin Fahad, Ph.D., who is serving as the chapter's f  more

PA Chamber's 29th Economic Survey: Employers Report Record Sales Figures and Growth, But Concerns Over Skills Gap Remain
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 24 -- The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry issued the following news release: Employers are feeling confident and positive about the economy, with many expecting to increase sales and grow their business over the coming months. Yet, despite this positive news, there remains a very real concern among the Commonwealth's job creators with the status of the state's workforce; with employers overwhelming stating that the jobs skills gap was the biggest ch  more

Penn State Health and Geisinger Holy Spirit Expand Access to Cardiothoracic Surgery
DANVILLE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 26 -- Geisinger Holy Spirit, a part of Geisinger Health, issued the following news release: A new agreement between Penn State Health and Geisinger Holy Spirit provides people living in the West Shore region with increased access to world class heart surgery. The organizations have signed a physician services agreement that calls for Penn State Health cardiothoracic surgeons and advanced practice providers to provide clinical and surgical care to patients at Geisin  more

Penn State Health and Geisinger Holy Spirit Expand Access to Cardiothoracic Surgery
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 26 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: A new agreement between Penn State Health and Geisinger Holy Spirit provides people living in the West Shore region with increased access to world class heart surgery. The organizations have signed a physician services agreement that calls for Penn State Health cardiothoracic surgeons and advanced practice providers to provide clinical and surgical care to patients at Geisinger Holy Spirit. That includes outpatient   more

Penn State Health: Hershey Program Brings Physicians Together With Former Patients
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 25 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: Hershey Medical Center hosted an event called "See Me Now" on Tuesday that reconnects doctors and the patients they helped. The program is geared to help decrease burnout among physicians caused by the prolonged stress of their jobs. Physician burnout affects more than half of all doctors, according to a recent study. During the reunion at the University Conference Center, emergency doctors from Hershey visited wi  more

Pennsylvania Criminal Justice Reform Caucus Chairs Honored With 'Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life in Pennsylvania' at 35th Annual Chamber Dinner
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 23 -- The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry issued the following news release: At tonight's 35th Annual Chamber Dinner, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry was proud to partner with Allegheny College to present the third annual "Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life in Pennsylvania" award to the four chairs of the General Assembly's Criminal Justice Reform Caucus - Senators Camera Bartolotta, R- Greene, and Art Haywood, D-P  more

Pennsylvania Petroleum
MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 23 -- The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association has announced the following event: Motor Fuel & Convenience Store Conference Schedule September 25th | PNC Park Regional Market Update Time: 8:45 am - 9:30 am Description: Oil Price Information Service will address the following topics that impact the Western PA petroleum markets. 2019 - 2020 Forecast for the price of oil, retail gasoline, and diesel How PES closure will impact the region - how supply will recon  more

PETA: 'Flesh Is for Zombies' Vegan Ads Loom Ahead of 'Living Dead Weekend'
EVANS CITY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 25 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - As Romero Fans Gather, PETA Urges Flesh-Eaters Not to Turn Their Bodies Into Animal Graveyards * * * In time for "The Living Dead Weekend"--a celebration at the site where scenes from George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead were filmed--PETA has made sure that anyone stumbling down a local sidewalk will see one of its 100 "Flesh Is for Zombies" pavement ads. "Att  more

Printing Industries Launches New Print Production for Designers Course in ILearning Center
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 24 -- The Printing Industries of America issued the following news: Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce the launch of its all-new and highly anticipated Print Production for Designers course in the iLearning Center this week. Great print design is a combination of visual appeal and technical precision. Presented by Joe Marin, Vice President of Education & Training, Print Production for Designers reveals the lifecycle of a printed job and explore  more

ProEnglish Engages the Media at 2019 FAIR Radio Row
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- ProEnglish, an advocate of English language, issued the following news: ProEnglish participated in the recent Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) "Hold Their Feet to the Fire" Radio Row in Washington, and engaged media from all across the nation about the urgent need for official English legislation to adopt English as the official language at all levels of government. ProEnglish Executive Director Stephen Guschov and Director of Government Relations Dan C  more

Project Management Institute Announces Acquisition of FLEX From Net Objectives
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 25 -- The Project Management Institute issued the following news release: Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, today announced the acquisition of FLEX from Net Objectives. The FLEX approach helps organizations understand "what's not working" at a system level and identify bottlenecks and eliminate them to improve workflows. Together, FLEX and PMI's recently acquired   more

SAE International Releases Updated J3018 Standard for On-Road Testing of SAE Level 3, 4 and 5 Prototype Automated Driving System
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 26 -- SAE International issued the following news: In continuing efforts to establish standardized groundwork for the automated vehicle technology, SAE International has released SAE J3018(TM) Information Report: Guidelines for Safe On-Road Testing of SAE Level 3, 4 and 5 Prototype Automated Driving Systems (ADS). "SAE International leads standardizing activities for the rapidly advancing automation technology. These activities not only require development of ne  more

SAE International Sponsors AV Technology Panels at World Safety Summit
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 24 -- SAE International issued the following news: SAE International announces it will sponsor two expert-led panel discussions at the Velodyne Lidar World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology, which will be held on October 2, 2019, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The World Safety Summit gathers leaders from across the industry to discuss the biggest hurdles for mass adoption of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology. As part of the summit, industry leade  more

Software Engineering Institute Researchers Help Design XView2 Machine Learning Competition
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 24 -- The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute issued the following news release: Researchers from the SEI's Emerging Technology Center (ETC) recently completed work underpinning a just-opened machine learning (ML) competition. The xView2 Challenge, from the Department of Defense's Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), tests computer vision algorithms' ability to perform disaster damage assessment based on satellite imagery. The xView2 Challenge asks ML exper  more

Software Engineering Institute: CERT Division Releases Seven Questions for Machine Learning in Cybersecurity
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 26 -- The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute issued the following news release: The CERT Division of the SEI recently released a guide for those seeking to employ machine learning (ML) tools for artificial intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity solutions. "Machine Learning in Cybersecurity: A Guide" proposes and discusses seven questions intended to help managers and decision makers select ML tools that fit their cybersecurity needs. Cyber attackers leve  more

Superhero Ball Brings Communities Together to Raise Funds for Geisinger Janet Weis Children's Hospital's 25th Anniversary
DANVILLE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 26 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: The community has contributed to one of the most successful Geisinger fundraising events, raising more than $500,000 for the continued support and advancement of Geisinger Janet Weis Children's Hospital to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The community, businesses and Geisinger leadership attended the Superhero Ball at the Pine Barn Inn on Sept.14 to celebrate one of the country's first rural acute-care chi  more

United for Libraries to Host Webinar on Annual Giving Campaigns
EXTON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 24 -- United for Libraries, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: United for Libraries is hosting a live webinar for members, "Annual Giving Campaigns," on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Peter Pearson, 2019-2020 President of United for Libraries, will lead the webinar. The live session and its recording are free for United for Libraries members (including Statewide Group Members). To register, United for Libraries  more

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy: Pittsburgh's Second ADA-Accessible Flower Garden Provides More Gardening Opportunities for People With Disabilities
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 25 -- The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy issued the following news: Government and nonprofit leaders gathered today in Homewood to open the City of Pittsburgh's second ADA-accessible community flower garden. This new Western Pennsylvania Conservancy community flower garden, located at Frankstown Road and Bennett Street, will expand gardening opportunities for people with disabilities or other physical limitations. The Conservancy's first ADA-accessible flower g  more

Wistar Institute Receives More Than $12 Million to Fund Innovative Clinical Research on Impact of Opioid Use
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 24 -- The Wistar Institute issued the following news release: The Wistar Institute was awarded two major grants totaling more than $12 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, to fund an international multidisciplinary clinical research consortium spearheaded by Wistar's HIV Research Program. The consortium, including several partner institutions in the U.S. and abroad, will investigate the impact of o  more

Workers at Google Contractor HCL Vote to Join United Steelworkers
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 24 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: The United Steelworkers (USW) union announced today that it is proud to welcome as new members approximately 80 tech workers employed by the Google contractor HCL Technologies. The workers, who are staffed at the tech giant's Bakery Square office alongside Google employees, voted today for union representation. They are seeking a voice on the job and the opportunity to bargain over wages and workin  more