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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...

2013-10-16 16:26:50

Largest federal employee union weighs in on deal to end 16-day shutdown WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "On behalf of the 670,000 federal employees represented by AFGE, I am thrilled that a deal was reached to put our members back to work and restore the services American taxpayers count on. But make no mistake about it, this is not a happy day...

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...

2013-10-06 20:20:02

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has canceled plans to furlough employees at its aerospace businesses following the recall of Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) inspectors responsible for auditing and approving operations throughout the manufacturing process for military products. United Technologies greatly appreciates the efforts of those in the Administration and Congress who facilitated the recall of the furloughed...

2013-10-02 16:21:19

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- If the U.S. Government shutdown continues, United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) aerospace businesses will be forced to furlough thousands of workers due to the absence of Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) inspectors who audit and approve operations throughout the manufacturing process for military products. Without the required DCMA inspectors, who were deemed non-essential federal employees, certain defense manufacturing work...

2013-09-30 20:20:44

NPS "Non-essential" Status Insulting to Employees who Fight Wildfires, Protect Borders, Respond to Terrorist Threats, Rescue Hikers and Respond to Natural Disasters WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR) deplores Congress for the partisan politics currently risking a government shutdown, and jeopardizing the livelihood of nearly one million public servants, including thousands of National Park Service (NPS)...

2013-08-05 16:21:48

Listen Now! http://www.federalnewsradio.com/216/3400322/Military-Ocean-Terminal-Sunny-Point-feels-furlough-effects---August-2-2013 WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for more on the impact of furloughs at the Department of Defense. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Aug. 2, is now available on demand. AFGE DoD Local 1708 President Bill McGuire shed light on how furloughs have affected military readiness at the...