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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...

2014-02-14 16:24:37

Listen Now! http://www.federalnewsradio.com/216/3561656/AFGE-members-take-action-during-Legislative-Conference---February-14-2014 WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for highlights from the union's Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Feb. 14, is now available on demand. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131120/MM21150LOGO) Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent...

2014-01-31 16:22:40

Listen Now! http://www.federalnewsradio.com/216/3552375/Union-assists-OPM-workers-affected-by-layoff---January-31-2014 WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn about the union's response to layoffs at the Office of Personnel Management. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Jan. 31, is now available on demand. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131120/MM21150LOGO) AFGE Local 32 President Charlretta...

2014-01-10 16:21:28

Listen Now! (http://federalnewsradio.com/index.php?nid=53&sid=2186234) WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn about a series of Occupational Safety and Health Administration violations at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Jan. 10, is now available on demand. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131120/MM21150LOGO) AFGE Department of Defense Local...

2014-01-08 16:27:01

USDA cost-cutting plan would turn over inspections to poultry processors, increase risk of foodborne illnesses WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees has joined with food and worker safety groups in calling on Congress to reject a budget proposal from USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to implement a new poultry inspection system during FY 2014. AFGE and the other groups also are urging Congress to restore...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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