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2014-07-07 16:25:09

Progressive Politicians Set to Abandon Their Values to Placate Big Labor WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Worker Freedom today issued the following statement: The City Council of Berkeley, California has on its July 8 agenda whether or not to support the United Farm Workers (UFW) in the union's attempt to forcibly organize agricultural workers at Gerawan Farming Inc., a family-owned fruit producer in the Fresno area. Councilman Kriss Worthington...

2014-06-25 12:21:36

Drivers Say City Has Failed to Reach Fair Resolution in Ongoing Dispute WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of D.C. cab drivers affiliated with the Teamsters Union took part in a "Fairness NOW!" caravan today throughout the city to demand an immediate stop to illegal private sedan services until a fair resolution is reached. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO The services, such as UberX and Lyft, are operating illegally in the city and...

2014-06-24 16:20:46

Drivers Demand That City Impose 'Cease and Desist' on Lawbreakers WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of D.C. cab drivers affiliated with the Teamsters Union will take part in a "Fairness NOW!" caravan throughout the city on Wednesday, June 25 to demand an immediate stop to illegal private sedan services until a fair resolution is reached. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO The services, such as UberX, are operating illegally in the city...

2014-06-23 12:22:10

Frustrated Drivers Reach Out to Teamsters Local 986 SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Uber drivers, frustrated with a general lack of communication, arbitrary treatment and unfair business practices, are organizing a Tuesday demonstration at Uber Technology Inc. offices, 1437 Seventh Street, Santa Monica, Calif., at 11 a.m. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO In an effort to have their voices heard, drivers have reached out to Teamsters...

2014-06-19 23:01:01

Caregivers head into negotiations with employers today as master contract affecting over 110,000 healthcare workers at over 100 hospitals and nursing homes nears July 15 expiration. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 New York City- Amnesty International Executive Director Steven W. Hawkins joined nurses and healthcare workers at Mt. Sinai Medical Center for their picketing yesterday, and pledged the support of Amnesty’s 3 million activists. “Workers’ rights are human rights. Fair...

2014-06-18 23:03:47

As master contract expiration approaches, “informational picket lines” educate patients & the public about CEOs who are threatening the quality of healthcare & jobs for New Yorkers New York, NY (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 On Wednesday, June 18, thousands of nurses and caregivers held protests for quality care and good jobs at 100 facilities throughout the New York City area. The “informational picket lines” at hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and other facilities mark the...

2014-06-11 16:21:26

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Teamsters International Union Vice President and Local 922 President Ferline Buie about today's worldwide taxi driver protests against Uber. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO "As president of Teamsters Local 922 in Washington, D.C., which is affiliated with the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association, I express our solidarity with today's protests by taxi drivers in city...

2014-06-09 20:20:23

Teamsters General President Urges Members to Oppose Potential Floor Amendments That Would Force Drivers Behind the Wheel Longer, Allow Bigger Trucks on Highways WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to U.S. House of Representatives members sent today, Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa denounced two potential floor amendments to the Transportation Housing and Urban Development (THUD) FY '15 Appropriations bill that will weaken highway safety...

2014-06-09 12:24:35

Union Leaders Urge Administration To Look Again At Steel Imports WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa and top leaders with the union's railway conference are calling on the Department of Commerce to fully weigh the concerns of the U.S. steel industry as it continues its anti-dumping probe looking at cheap imports being brought into this country by South Korea and eight other nations....

2014-06-05 12:32:36

FRESNO, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gerawan family, owners and operators of Gerawan Farming, issued the following statement after a Fresno County Superior Court rejected the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board's (ALRB) general counsel's request to impose a contract on Gerawan employees. The ALRB had asked the Superior Court to impose a contract that was written by a mediator five months ago without input from the farm workers and before counting the ballots of a...


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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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