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2014-04-16 12:27:34

AFGE member and BOP Local President Jill Carver works with inmates at West Virginia correctional facility WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jill Carver teaches parenting skills to more than a hundred men every day, but these are no ordinary students. Jill works inside a medium-security federal prison in West Virginia, and her students are inmates. "The Bureau of Prisons is not for everyone. You have to have a certain mentality to work in a federal prison," Jill...

2014-03-28 16:20:47

Recommends new unit of armed TSA law enforcement officers at congressional hearing LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox, Sr. today testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Transportation Security field hearing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) about airport screening area security. The hearing comes in the wake of last year's tragic shooting...

2014-03-27 16:21:47

Will renew call for creation of new, armed TSA law enforcement unit to protect airport screening areas LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox Sr. will testify at the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Transportation Security congressional field hearing on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 1 p.m. (PST). The hearing, entitled "Lessons from the LAX Shooting: Preparing for and...

2014-03-26 16:21:02

AFGE President: "Today's report justifies our call for armed law enforcement officers at security checkpoints" WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement in response to the Transportation Security Administration's review of the Nov. 1 shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, which resulted in the death of Transportation Security Officer Gerardo...

2014-03-26 12:21:20

AFGE member and LAX Officer Victor Payes recalls harrowing Nov. 1 shooting, threats to TSOs and flying public WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An American Federation of Government Employees member who serves as a Transportation Security Officer at Los Angeles International Airport and witnessed the aftermath of the fatal Nov. 1 shooting there shares his story in the debut video for AFGE's documentary series, "I Am AFGE." Victor Payes raced to the airport as...

2014-03-24 16:20:58

Bipartisan group raises important questions about financial and accounting pullout WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today thanked a bipartisan group of Indiana lawmakers for raising tough questions about the Army's plan to pull out of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and build its own financial and accounting office. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO...

2014-03-19 16:22:57

Year-long "I Am AFGE" campaign features federal employees who make America great WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees is kicking off a year-long campaign to increase the public's awareness and appreciation of the women and men who work for them each and every day. The multi-faceted campaign, called "I Am AFGE," launches today with the release of a two-minute video that highlights the invaluable services federal...

2014-03-17 16:20:42

Union secures increased parking subsidies, expanded shift-bidding, and certification improvements WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The union representing nearly 45,000 Transportation Security Officers at TSA secured important gains for agency employees in a first-of-its-kind interest arbitration decision announced today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO The American Federation of Government Employees went to arbitration with the agency...

2014-03-14 16:23:14

Labor activists at Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Hospital Sound Alarm on Elevated Legionella Levels WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is calling on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to take a deeper look at reports of elevated levels of Legionella at the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital in Illinois. In a Feb. 28 letter to Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Dr. David Michaels,...

2014-03-14 16:20:10

Bill requiring 15% cut in civilian workforce is "irresponsible excuse at governing" WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proposed legislation that would slash the size of the Department of Defense's civilian workforce by 15 percent is an irresponsible scheme that actually would increase costs to taxpayers, the head of the largest federal employee union said. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO "Rep. Ken Calvert of California claims to be a...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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