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2011-04-04 13:58:00

Union Leaders Pledge All-Out Fight Against Cynical Efforts to Pit Worker Against Worker WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amidst unprecedented and politically-motivated attacks on labor unions across the United States, over 2,000 state and local building and construction trade union leaders convened in Washington, DC today for a rousing 2011 National Legislative Conference. This year's conference is centrally focused upon developing strategies to beat back attempts of a...

2011-03-29 16:08:00

America Fast Forward Initiative Calls for TIFIA Expansion to Create Nearly One Million Jobs Nationwide WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Conference of Mayors Vice President Los Angeles, CA, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, will join Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and...

2010-10-06 08:50:00

AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Announces $100 Million Investment To Build New Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center Investment Brings Almost 1,000 Union Jobs To Yonkers YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust: WHO: John J. Sweeney, AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Chairman, and President Emeritus, AFL-CIO Patricia A. Tursi, Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center Richard Ravitch, New York...

2010-09-21 05:00:00

PSA's feature NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Former DNC Chairman Governor Howard Dean, NCLR President and CEO Janet Murgia, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry and many other prominent progressive leaders WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prominent progressive leaders are speaking out about the need for Americans to come together in support of jobs, justice and public education this election season and beyond in a new series of...

2010-05-06 14:33:00

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Pelosi delivered remarks at a "Health Care Thank You Rally" for workers and union leaders today in the Longworth Fountain Plaza. Congressional leadership addressed union activists who advocated for the health care law. Below are the Speaker's remarks: "Good afternoon. Leo Gerard said that he invited us here so that you all could say thank you to us for passing health care reform. We are here, the Democratic Members of Congress, to...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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