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2011-05-23 12:24:00

Local labor activists to show support for AFGE in TSA union election MILWAUKEE, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees, the union for Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) in Milwaukee, throughout Wisconsin, and across the country, will be joined by Milwaukee labor organizations to show support and gratitude for the TSA workforce with two solidarity events May 24 at General Mitchell Airport. "In appreciation of their hard work and...

2011-05-17 11:45:00

Clark and NFLPA back AFGE in union election at TSA PITTSBURGH, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh Steeler and National Football League Players Association player representative Ryan Clark on Wednesday will tell Transportation Security Officers in Pittsburgh to vote for the American Federation of Government Employees in an upcoming union election at TSA. Only AFGE has been endorsed by the NFLPA in its effort to make TSA a fair, balanced and safe workplace, and to bring a...

2011-04-20 13:23:00

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today received the most votes but not a majority in an election for exclusive union representation at the Transportation Security Administration, and according to Federal Labor Relations Authority election rules will go into a runoff election against the National Treasury Employees Union. The first election results were AFGE 8369, Treasury 8095, and no union 3111. AFGE National President...

2011-04-11 10:12:00

MTI's Butterworth and Jenkins created terrorism attack database, plus briefings for TSA's bomb appraisal officers. SAN JOSE, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has won the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science & Technology Impact Award for 2010 for taking its academic research to the front lines of the fight against terrorism. DHS recognized MTI for developing and then using its unique database of terrorist and...

2011-04-02 12:40:00

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today issued support of the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) new program that will promote an alternate screening of crewmembers. The new program, sponsored by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) and the Air Transport Association (ATA), will begin testing later this year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110302/DC58223LOGO ) "As first responders, Flight Attendants...

2011-04-01 20:19:00

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), and the Air Transport Association (ATA) met recently with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole and received approval from TSA for testing of a new crewmember screening system. This enhanced identity and employment verification system for airline pilots will make airport checkpoint screening more efficient for all who depend on air transportation. The...

2011-04-01 16:30:00

Alternative screening makes airport security more efficient for crew members and passengers DALLAS, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association announced that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will begin testing an airline crewmember screening system in seven preliminary airports. After a 90-day test period, the program may be expanded to additional airports. This new system will enhance the verification process for...

2011-03-29 15:10:00

TSA union renews call for adequate staffing at agency WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today renewed its call for adequate staffing throughout TSA after the union received a high number of complaints from Transportation Security Officers across the country with concerns of gender biases surrounding scheduling and shift-bidding. "There are overtones of gender discrimination throughout the nation's airports, and AFGE has...

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2011-03-29 08:25:00

Posing no risk of radiation harm to travelers, airport use of backscatter x-ray machines by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been declared safe for those being scanned at airports throughout the US, AFP reports. University of California researchers have released a study highlighting that fliers would have to undergo 50 airport body scans to equal the amount of radiation received from a single dental x-ray. One would also need to undergo 4,000 scans to match the radiation...

2011-03-22 15:28:00

Never a better time to implement observation program, says AFGE WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees, the union for Transportation Security Officers nationwide, today called on TSA to immediately begin a nationwide radiation monitoring program and provide TSOs with dosimeters to measure radiation output at the checkpoints. "AFGE has long advocated for a comprehensive radiation safety program that includes monitoring...


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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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