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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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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