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Washington Carpenter Revolt Swells Picket Lines

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2021-09-17 18:30
Blog: BlogAuthor(s): Luis Feliz Leon

Two thousand Washington carpenters went on strike yesterday, out of 6,600 who currently work under the master agreement with the Association of General Contractors (AGC). Five jobs were picketed, including construction projects at Facebook’s Building X, the Microsoft’s Campus in Redmond, and Alphabet’s Google.

“I didn’t know what to expect. People can talk on Facebook, but you don’t know until it’s time for people to show up,” said Joe Rice, a general foreman at Local 30.

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Washington Carpenter Revolt Swells Picket Lines

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2021-09-17 18:30
Blog: BlogAuthor(s): Luis Feliz Leon

Two thousand Washington carpenters went on strike yesterday, out of 6,600 who currently work under the master agreement with the Association of General Contractors (AGC). Five jobs were picketed, including construction projects at Facebook’s Building X, the Microsoft’s Campus in Redmond, and Alphabet’s Google.

“I didn’t know what to expect. People can talk on Facebook, but you don’t know until it’s time for people to show up,” said Joe Rice, a general foreman at Local 30.

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One Out Of Every 500 Americans Have Died From Covid Since Beginning Of Pandemic

The Onion - Fri, 2021-09-17 15:49

According to Johns Hopkins University data, about out of every 500 Americans have died from coronavirus since the nation’s first reported infection last year, with a current seven-day average of about 152,200 new Covid cases per day. What do you think?

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Lack Of Concrete Dinner Plans Leaves Power Vacuum Filled By Radical Pro-Tapas Fanatics

The Onion - Fri, 2021-09-17 15:35

PRINCETON, NJ—With the entire evening now threatened by extremists, a lack of concrete dinner plans Friday left a power vacuum reportedly filled by radical pro-Tapas fanatics. “Without strong leadership deciding where to eat, those individuals pushing a rabid small plates agenda have taken on a troubling amount of…

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Study Finds Virus Frequently Fooled By Fake Vaccine Card

The Onion - Fri, 2021-09-17 13:25

BALTIMORE—A new study released Friday by researchers at Johns Hopkins University revealed that the novel coronavirus Covid-19 was frequently fooled by fake vaccine cards. “We found that when presented with a counterfeit vaccination card, Covid-19 was unable to distinguish it from the real thing approximately 7 out of…

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Study: 86% Of Families Hoarse From Screaming By Time They Arrive At Outlet Mall

The Onion - Fri, 2021-09-17 13:05

SCHAUMBURG, IL—Concluding that it didn’t matter whether the car ride was five minutes down the block or 30 minutes down the highway, a new study published Thursday in The Journal Of The American Medical Association found that 86% of families were hoarse from screaming by the time they arrived at the outlet mall. “Our…

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New Madden ‘Owner Mode’ Allows Players To Customize Concussion Study Findings

The Onion - Fri, 2021-09-17 12:44

REDWOOD CITY, CA—Touting it as the most realistic update to their long running “Franchise Mode,” EA Sports revealed Friday that the new “Owner Mode” options in Madden 22 allow players to customize the findings of their own concussion studies. “Not only do you have to manage the salary cap and have relationships with…

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Something To Consider, ‘Earthbound’ Fans: It Appears Peaceful Means Of Bringing About An ‘Earthbound’ Rerelease Have Failed You Yet Again

The Onion - Fri, 2021-09-17 12:20

Well, well, well, JRPG fans. Look where we find ourselves yet again. For years, you’ve tried to get Nintendo to re-release Earthbound, and, once more, they’ve callously spurned your pleas without a second thought. Time and again, your peaceful means of bringing about an updated version of the 1995 cult classic have…

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Common Types Of Dreams And What They Actually Mean

The Onion - Fri, 2021-09-17 11:30

Dreams you are falling are very common and mean that even in your sleep, where there are no limits to the imagination, you are an unoriginal hack.

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The Onion’s Guide To CRISPR

The Onion - Fri, 2021-09-17 10:55

Gene-editing technology CRISPR was in the spotlight this week after a biotech startup unveiled a mission to use it to resurrect wooly mammoths by 2027. The Onion provides a helpful guide to common questions about CRISPR.

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Taco Bell Testing Monthly Subscription Service

The Onion - Fri, 2021-09-17 08:00

Taco Bell is testing a 30-day subscription service in which subscribers pay $5 to $10 a month for a Taco Lovers Pass that allows them one taco a day. What do you think?

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Afghanistan: Attacks to the media escalate as Taliban control takes hold

LabourStart - Thu, 2021-09-16 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IFJ

California Governor Gavin Newsom Survives Recall Vote

The Onion - Thu, 2021-09-16 14:53

California governor Gavin Newsom has defeated a Republican effort to remove him from office in a recall election, with incomplete returns already showing ‘no’ votes ahead by a margin of 30 points. What do you think?

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QR Codes By The Numbers

The Onion - Thu, 2021-09-16 13:37
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Fourth-Grader’s Report On Anacondas Largely Rehashes Established Research

The Onion - Thu, 2021-09-16 13:25

MARANA, AZ—Calling it a clear recapitulation of what other scientific authors had published years or even decades ago, sources confirmed Thursday that local fourth-grader Liam Nicholson’s report on anacondas largely rehashed established research. “While there are some real nuggets of true brilliance, and the…

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Taliban Overtakes Lower Manhattan Days After Biden Administration Leaves NYC 9/11 Commemoration

The Onion - Thu, 2021-09-16 13:10

NEW YORK—With the region descending into chaos much sooner than intelligence experts expected, the Taliban overtook Lower Manhattan Thursday, less than a week after the Biden administration left a memorial event at the site where the World Trade Center towers once stood. “It now appears evident that when President…

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Tucker Carlson Announces He Putting Life On Line By Getting Booster Shot For Investigation Into Covid Vaccine

The Onion - Thu, 2021-09-16 13:05

WASHINGTON—In an effort to dare pry where the mainstream media would not, Tucker Carlson announced Thursday that he would be putting his life on the line by getting a booster shot for a Fox News investigation into the Covid-19 vaccine. “God only knows what will happen to me when I take this shot, which is why I’ve…

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Post-Credits Scene Hints That Fans Can Probably Skip Rest Of Marvel Movies

The Onion - Thu, 2021-09-16 12:20

LOS ANGELES—Treating viewers to a taste of the franchise’s upcoming plans, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The 10 Rings reportedly concluded with a post-credits scene that hinted fans could probably skip the rest of the Marvel movies. “Stick around after the credits because Marvel is teasing that they’re basically out of…

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