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2014-03-19 16:22:57

Year-long "I Am AFGE" campaign features federal employees who make America great WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees is kicking off a year-long campaign to increase the public's awareness and appreciation of the women and men who work for them each and every day. The multi-faceted campaign, called "I Am AFGE," launches today with the release of a two-minute video that highlights the invaluable services federal...

2014-03-17 16:20:42

Union secures increased parking subsidies, expanded shift-bidding, and certification improvements WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The union representing nearly 45,000 Transportation Security Officers at TSA secured important gains for agency employees in a first-of-its-kind interest arbitration decision announced today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO The American Federation of Government Employees went to arbitration with the agency...

2014-03-14 16:23:14

Labor activists at Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Hospital Sound Alarm on Elevated Legionella Levels WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is calling on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to take a deeper look at reports of elevated levels of Legionella at the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital in Illinois. In a Feb. 28 letter to Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Dr. David Michaels,...

2014-03-13 12:20:37

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 19 carriers, today praised a bipartisan coalition of United States Senators who issued a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx urging careful scrutiny of Norwegian Air International's (NAI) application for a foreign carrier permit. NAI has developed a business model that evades international labor laws and...

2014-03-06 20:20:19

Lack of progress, unreasonable demands compel groups to take action COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Minimal progress and unjustifiable demands have motivated the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) and International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 284 Executive Boards to formally launch the NetJets Unions Coalition (NUC). NJASAP represents the 3,000-plus pilots who fly in the service of NetJets while Teamsters Local 284 represents approximately...

2014-02-28 16:20:10

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted to ratify an Agreement on Bargaining and Representation between AFA and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) along with a Negotiations Protocol Agreement with American Airlines management. The agreement establishes a joint negotiations protocol for a single contract at the New American Airlines with the...

2014-02-27 12:27:50

The Charge is One of a Series of Charges Filed Against Baystate with the NLRB for their dealings with nurses SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, on behalf of registered nurses of the Baystate Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice (BVNA&H), has filed a formal charge against Baystate Health with the National Labor Relations Board for bargaining in bad faith in negotiations for a new contract....

2014-02-27 00:20:18

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 19 carriers, today cheered the veto of Senate Bill 1062 by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Earlier this week, AFA joined thousands of activists and marched on the State Capitol building demanding the veto. AFA also issued a direct appeal to Governor Brewer cautioning that allowing SB 1062 to become law would be "a historic and economic step...

2014-02-21 12:20:27

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition (TAMC) announced today that it will launch an investigation into reports of a disproportionate number of engine failures, air returns and declared emergencies at Allegiant Air. TAMC immediately recognized that a comprehensive investigation into the continuing maintenance failures at Allegiant is imperative after interviewing pilots at the airline. (Logo:...

2014-02-20 08:21:15

Durham School Services Drivers and Attendants to Receive Unpaid Wages BALTIMORE, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Teamsters Local 570: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) Baltimore school bus drivers and attendants have reached a $1.25 million wage settlement with their employer, Durham School Services, the transportation contractor for Baltimore City Public Schools. The settlement covers damages for 366 class...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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