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2014-01-23 04:20:07

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), express outrage at an attempt by United management to side-step United AFA representatives. This afternoon, Greg Davidowitch, AFA President at United denounced management's tactics as seeking to destroy jobs and to destroy the bargaining rights of the United Flight Attendants. United Flight Attendants learned yesterday that management intends to...

2014-01-15 20:20:20

Management Fails to Recognize Legally Binding Contractual Involuntary Furlough Protection WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today calls on management to work collaboratively to find solutions and prevent any involuntary job loss. After weeks of discussion and tireless work on behalf of the union, today United management has stated they will involuntary furlough some...

2013-10-16 23:02:35

Thermosoft’s new program to offer discounted floor warming systems is intended to benefit furloughed government workers and others affected by the government shutdown. Vernon Hills, IL (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Thermosoft International Corporation, widely recognized as the USA’s leading fully integrated American manufacturer of electric underfloor warming systems, announced a new program designed to offer relief to anyone affected by the government shutdown. What’s new about this...

How Is The Shutdown Really Affecting NASA Workers?
2013-10-14 04:06:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online As the US government shutdown trudges on, comedians are using the big screen tales of space-related heroism to skewer the situation in Washington, while some real-life NASA astronauts are going to extremes in order to make ends meet. Gravity, the movie, which shows astronauts, portrayed by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, struggling to survive in outer space following a harrowing accident, earned $44.3 million and was the top...

5 ways shutdown is bad for science
2013-10-07 11:44:33

[ Watch the Video: Science Isn't Safe From Government Shutdown ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Now entering its second week, the government shutdown has forced an awkward “define the relationship” conversation between those who write the paychecks and those who receive them. Without a clear decision on a new national budget, money to operate government services has become tight, meaning politicians have been left to define which government services are...

Word of the Day
  • 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.