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2011-07-28 12:15:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded two regional task orders totalling $72 million to help TSA integrate and deploy new passenger screening and security equipment at airports across the east and central United States. The task orders were awarded under the TSA's Security Equipment Systems Integration (SESI) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) vehicle and include one base-year plus one option-year. "Lockheed Martin has...

2011-06-02 18:26:00

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees--the union for Transportation Security Administration workers nationwide--today expressed outrage at House members who voted to strip from TSA workers the right to collectively bargain by passing an amendment by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) to the House DHS Appropriations Bill. AFGE said it would continue to fight any similar amendment in the Senate. The Rokita amendment (to the House DHS...

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...

2011-03-29 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...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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