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2014-09-19 16:23:21

Company Claims Talks are at Impasse, Presents 'Final' Offer That Could Export Dozens of Newsroom Jobs - after Taking Millions in Tax Breaks for Job Retention NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of negotiations between the Newspaper Guild and Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) on a new contract for more than 200 newsroom employees, talks broke down on Wednesday as management claimed they were at impasse after delivering a "last, best, and final" offer that would enable the...

2014-09-19 16:20:23

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world's largest Flight Attendant union, is hosting an award-winning documentary about 9/11 Flight 93 hero Mark Bingham to kick off the union's Never Forget campaign aimed at bringing legislative and regulatory focus to critical aviation security issues. The Washington, DC premier of The Rugby Player is an uplifting and stereotype-shattering documentary about Mark and his mother, Alice...

2014-09-16 16:21:06

New 15,000-Member Union to Fight for Job Security and a Strong Voice for Agents in Airline Merger WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a vote announced today by the National Mediation Board (NMB), more than 15,000 passenger service professionals at the newly-merged American-US Airways have voted to join the CWA-IBT Customer Service Employee Association. The joint effort to organize passenger service agents was led by Communication Workers of American (CWA) which...

2014-09-15 16:21:37

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) and United Airlines today announced a one-time opportunity for Flight Attendants to voluntarily separate from the company with a payment up to $100,000. The Enhanced Early Out Program, announced in a joint letter from AFA Presidents Ken Diaz, Suzanne Hendricks and Marcus Valentino and management, is intended to resolve staffing issues at the airline and promote a landscape that...

2014-09-02 20:20:20

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After months of intense pressure from a broad labor coalition, including the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) today denied an exemption for a foreign air carrier permit to Norwegian Air International (NAI). AFA urges the DOT to close the door on NAI permanently by rejecting the foreign air carrier permit outright. AFA International President Sara Nelson issued the...

2014-08-07 12:21:26

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spirit Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today announced a tentative agreement with management on a new contract that includes immediate economic improvements, as well as protection of industry-leading healthcare and key quality of life provisions. The agreement, reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board (NMB), would cover the nearly 1,400 Flight Attendants...

2014-06-19 16:21:42

Open Letter Issued after Industry Competitor Receives New Aircraft Pledge from American Airlines WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Envoy Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), issued the following statement after American Airlines management announced the placement of 20 new Embraer 175 regional jets with an industry competitor: "The hard working professionals across our company have made the American Eagle brand the...

2014-06-10 12:21:20

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today commended the United States House of Representatives for passing the DeFazio/Westmoreland Amendment that ensures U.S. airlines and aviation crewmembers are afforded a level playing field for transatlantic flying. The bipartisan amendment attached to the 2015 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act (H.R. 4745), introduced by Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and...

2014-06-02 16:20:21

Sara Nelson Takes Office as Int'l President of World's Largest Flight Attendant Union WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New leaders took the reins at the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today. Elected in April at AFA's annual convention, Sara Nelson became AFA International President, while Debora Sutor filled Sara's former position as International Vice President, and Kevin Creighan entered his third full term as International Secretary-Treasurer....

2014-04-24 16:23:08

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As record breaking profits for the new American Airlines were announced earlier today, Flight Attendants represented by Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (US Airways) and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (American) together met with management to submit an opening proposal for a single contract covering the combined workgroup. Today's negotiations were part of an agreement ratified in February 2014 that outlined...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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