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2014-02-12 16:21:34

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced that it would maintain antidumping and countervailing duties on Chinese steel pipe imports: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "With thousands of family supporting jobs at stake, we applaud the DOC ruling to protect American workers. When our international...

2014-02-07 16:21:29

GARY, Ind., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-two members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2003-15 at Neo Industries in Portage, Ind., will launch an unfair labor practice strike at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 7, in response to a plan by their employer to unilaterally begin outsourcing truck-driving jobs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The workers have been bargaining for a new contract since last fall with the grinding and chrome...

2014-02-03 16:25:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today denounced Corizon Health Inc.'s unjust dismissal of Sister Barbara Finch, a nurse and union organizer at the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) Corizon's revocation of Sister Barbara's security clearance last week came just two weeks before jail workers are scheduled to vote in a February 14 union election. Sister Barbara started...

2014-02-01 08:20:09

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said some 62 members of Local 3610-02 were locked out at PSC Metals, Inc.'s Canton, Ohio facility. The union has already filed an unfair labor practice charge against the scrap metal processing company for bargaining in bad faith with Region 8 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) USW lead negotiator Bob Andrews called on PSC...

2014-01-29 00:20:26

President's Focus on Jobs and Income Inequality is Cause for Optimism PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement after President Obama delivered his 2014 State of the Union Address. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "President Obama made it clear that promoting economic growth and making sure that everyone shares in it is his top priority. His...

2014-01-28 16:22:15

CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) voiced its strong support today for the effort by Northwestern University football players to secure union representation with the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) USW International President Leo W. Gerard and USW National Political Director Tim Waters joined Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and CAPA President Ramogi Huma at...

2014-01-06 12:22:25

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that a busload of laid-off workers from Ormet's aluminum smelter in Hannibal, Ohio will conduct an informational picket on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, outside American Electric Power (AEP) headquarters in Columbus. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) Ormet plunged into bankruptcy in February 2013 after AEP raised its electric rate from $38 per megawatt hour in...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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