On September 5, 1882, 200 blacksmiths, printers, railroad men and other union members took their boots to the streets of New York City to demand "a day of the people." In a show of solidarity, over 10,000 workers and their families joined the march, which ended in a picnic and festive celebration at Wendel’s Elm Park, that grew to 25,000 people. Similar Labor Day events took form in Oregon and Colorado then slowly spread across the country. After two years of appealing to the national government, President Grover Cleveland signed into law a bill proclaiming the “National Labor Day Holiday” in 1894. As much as most of us enjoy the time off, Labor Day is not just about picnics, vacations, back
New 'Responsible Investor Handbook' Shows How Union Members’ Pension Plans Create Jobs This week, the AFL-CIO Executive Council received a new publication, The Responsible Investor Handbook: Mobilizing Workers’ Capital for a Sustainable World. Authored by Thomas Croft and Annie Malhotra of Heartland Capital Strategies, the handbook documents how union members’ pension plans helped pioneer the responsible investing movement. Today, investors with more than $60 trillion in assets globally have become signatories to the U.N. Principles for Responsible Investment. Pension plans are invested for the exclusive purpose of providing for the retirement security of plan participants and beneficiaries.
TORONTO, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bentall Kennedy announces today the release of its 2016 corporate responsibility (CR) report entitled "Simply Better Business." This report, providing detail on Bentall Kennedy's key environmental, social and governance initiatives for the year ending December 31, 2015, continues the company's commitment to industry leadership in these fields and to open communication on corporate responsibility priorities and achievements with our clients, tenants, employees and other stakeholders. A copy of the report can be found on Bentall Kennedy's CR website. "Sustainability is about ongoing leadership, strengthening relationships, and continuous innovation," said