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WPA Sponsors 'Pork on a Stick' Recipe
LANCASTER, Wis., Aug. 21 -- The Wisconsin Pork Association issued the following news release:

Each year, Wisconsin Pork Association sponsors a recipe contest during the Wisconsin State Fair. Everyone knows serving foods on a stick is a long-time state fair tradition, so this year the contest challenged participants to create a recipe with pork served on a stick. The recipes were judged during the fair based on creativity and originality, presentation, ease of preparation, and taste.

This year's winning recipe was submitted by Jan Schwartz, Franklin. As the first place winner, Jan received $50 ... Show Full Article

SEMI Foundation Celebrates New York State United Teachers, Recognizes Applied Materials & KLA-Tencor Volunteers of the Year
MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 21 -- The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release:

The SEMI Foundation today announced that it will be celebrating its 10th anniversary of partnership with New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) on August 22-23 in Latham, New York at the NYSUT headquarters. The Foundation and NYSUT will culminate a two-day SEMI High Tech U program for teachers on Wednesday, August 23rd with a reception recognizing industry instructors from Applied Materials and KLA-Tencor for leadership in volunteerism and STEM education.

The SEMI Foundation's ... Show Full Article

Jim Hunter Receives NACDS' Prestigious Harold W. Pratt Award
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 21 -- The National Association of Chain Drug Stores issued the following news release:

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) today bestowed its prestigious Harold W. Pratt Award to industry leader Jim Hunter, vice president of supplier services, QuintilesIMS, during the Business Program at the 2017 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo.

Hunter began his career as a teacher in Pennsylvania and later moved on to a successful career in sales with Avis. He went on to becomes a district sales manager for Gillette and then joined Bristol-Myers ... Show Full Article

Indiana Red Cross Workers Ratify Teamsters Contract
FORT WAYNE, Ind., Aug. 21 -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued the following news release:

American Red Cross mobile-unit and fixed-site staff throughout Indiana and Western Ohio have voted to ratify their first agreement as members of Teamsters Local 414.

The contract was unanimously ratified yesterday and covers approximately 150 employees. The Red Cross workers join the nearly 1,500 other Red Cross workers represented by the Teamsters from coast to coast.

"There were challenges when attempting to organize, but we stayed strong as a unit and now have a contract that we can ... Show Full Article

Despite Danger of SIDS, Only 44 Percent of Parents Always Put Baby to Bed on Back
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Aug. 21 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release:

​In the 10 years after the introduction of the Back to Sleep campaign in 1994, the rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in the U.S. dropped by 53 percent as the practice of supine (back) sleeping grew from 10 to 78 percent.

But a new study, "Factors Associated with Choice of Infant Sleep Position," in the September 2017 Pediatrics (published online Aug. 21), finds that more than half of parents still sometimes place their babies to sleep in the prone or side position. Of the 3,297 ... Show Full Article

APALA Elects Youngest Ever National President From the National Education Association
ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 21 -- The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), a member of AFL-CIO, issued the following news release:

The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA) elected its new National President Monica Thammarath of the National Education Association (NEA) during its 14th Biennial Convention, "25 Years of Resistance: Organize & Fight," this past weekend for the 2017-2019 National Executive Board term.

President Thammarath is the youngest ever National President to hold this elected office.

"APALA has always held a special place in my heart. I am honored to ... Show Full Article

2017 SAG-AFTRA San Diego Local Election Results
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 -- The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) issued the following news release:

On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, the ballot tabulation of the San Diego Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here (https://www.sagaftra.org/files/sag-aftra_2017_sag_diego_results_report_pdf_sm082117.pdf).

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