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Inslee Releases $9 Trillion Climate Plan

The Onion - Sat, 2019-05-18 10:31

Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington and a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, rolled out the second plank of his climate change plan, pledging to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 and add 8 million jobs to the U.S. economy. What do you think?

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The History Of Robocalls

The Onion - Fri, 2019-05-17 15:56

There were more than 48 billion robocalls across the country in 2018, a nearly 50% increase from the previous year, continuing a frustrating practice that’s endured for decades. The Onion looks back at the history of robocalls.

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Adam Gase To Play All 22 Positions After Pushing Out Entire Jets Team

The Onion - Fri, 2019-05-17 15:52

NEW YORK—Cleaning house after a dispute over the direction the team has taken this offseason, New York Jets head coach and interim general manager Adam Gase announced plans Friday to play all 22 positions on the field next season after pushing out the entire roster. “Coach Gase felt that the franchise needed a fresh…

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World Rejoices As Grumpy Cat And Her Shitty Attitude Dead Forever

The Onion - Fri, 2019-05-17 14:49

MORRISTOWN, AZ—Pouring into the streets to celebrate the passing of the viral internet sensation, the entire world populace let out a cheer upon learning Grumpy Cat and her shitty attitude had finally died and would stay dead forever, sources confirmed Friday. “Thank God we don’t have to deal with that asshole cat and…

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Bleeding John Bolton Stumbles Into Capitol Building Claiming That Iran Shot Him

The Onion - Fri, 2019-05-17 13:43

WASHINGTON—Bursting through the Congressional chamber doors while moaning and clutching his shoulder, John Bolton reportedly stumbled into the Capitol building Friday claiming that he’d been shot by Iran. “Help, help, I’ve just been attacked by a large Middle Eastern country around 636,000 square miles in size,” said…

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Michael Wolff Finishes Sequel To ‘Fire And Fury’

The Onion - Fri, 2019-05-17 13:30

Author Michael Wolff has finished another document of the current White House administration titled Siege: Trump Under Fire, promising an equally “essential and explosive” account as its predecessor, Fire And Fury. What do you think?

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Larry Hanley: A Union Force of Nature

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2019-05-17 12:14

Larry Hanley spent 40 years in the Amalgamated Transit Union, and he died at his post on May 7 after serving almost nine years as the international president.

Larry will be remembered by a lot of people for a long time. The members will mourn, and the employers will breathe a momentary sigh of relief. He was truly a trade union force of nature, the kind of leader largely absent from today’s staggered and dazed labor movement.

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Larry Hanley: A Union Force of Nature

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2019-05-17 12:14

Larry Hanley spent 40 years in the Amalgamated Transit Union, and he died at his post on May 7 after serving almost nine years as the international president.

Larry will be remembered by a lot of people for a long time. The members will mourn, and the employers will breathe a momentary sigh of relief. He was truly a trade union force of nature, the kind of leader largely absent from today’s staggered and dazed labor movement.

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Rest In Power, Larry Hanley

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2019-05-17 12:09
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“How many more funerals do we have to have before we put a stop to assaults on bus drivers?” Larry Hanley asked in 1978. “Managers show up at every funeral with boxes of Kleenex, and then do nothing until the next funeral.”

Larry said this a thousand times between 1978—when he went to work driving a city bus in Brooklyn—and his last Amalgamated Transit Union General Executive Board meeting this spring.

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Rest In Power, Larry Hanley

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2019-05-17 12:09
Rest In Power, Larry Hanley May 17, 2019 / Bruce Hamilton<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

“How many more funerals do we have to have before we put a stop to assaults on bus drivers?” Larry Hanley asked in 1978. “Managers show up at every funeral with boxes of Kleenex, and then do nothing until the next funeral.”

Larry said this a thousand times between 1978—when he went to work driving a city bus in Brooklyn—and his last Amalgamated Transit Union General Executive Board meeting this spring.

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Showrunners Disappointed With How Quality Of Fans Has Dropped Off Over Past Couple Seasons

The Onion - Fri, 2019-05-17 11:08

LOS ANGELES—Saying their once-beloved viewers have lost much of their luster in recent years, Game Of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff acknowledged Friday they have been frustrated with the way fans of the HBO series have declined in quality over the past few seasons. “During the show’s first couple of…

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Excited Archaeologists Hit Mass Grave Jackpot

The Onion - Fri, 2019-05-17 08:26

NIMRUD, IRAQ—Popping open a bottle of champagne and dancing with a mummified corpse in celebration, Smithsonian Institution archeologist Dr. Kathleen Roberts confessed she was “excited as all hell” Thursday after “hitting the mass grave jackpot” in northern Iraq. “Booyah! I mean, seriously, fuck yeah—we’re rolling in…

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Friends Place Memorial On Section Of Six Flags Roller Coaster Track Where Guest Died

The Onion - Fri, 2019-05-17 08:18

VALENCIA, CA—Solemnly braving the 230-foot heights of the steel roller coaster while carrying bouquets of flowers, framed photographs, and personal letters, friends of recently deceased Jeff Brinkley placed a memorial at the exact spot on the Six Flags Viper ride Thursday where their companion met his untimely and…

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Arizona Legalizes Nunchucks

The Onion - Fri, 2019-05-17 08:18

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill this week removing nunchucks from a list of prohibited weapons that includes bombs, gun silencers, and automatic firearms, saying they pose less of a threat than a baseball bat. What do you think?

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Bugs Bunny Explains How LeBron Helped Him Get Sober For Role In ‘Space Jam’ Sequel

The Onion - Fri, 2019-05-17 08:08

BURBANK, CA—Saying he wanted to thank the four-time NBA MVP for encouraging him to put his dangerous party days behind him, famed Looney Tunes star Bugs Bunny described Thursday how his friend LeBron James helped him get sober for their appearance together in the forthcoming Space Jam sequel.

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Alabama Effectively Bans Abortion

The Onion - Thu, 2019-05-16 16:43

The Alabama Senate approved a law effectively banning abortions without exception, setting up a fight that could decide the fate of Roe v. Wade. What do you think?

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Commuters and Bus Drivers Unite: Larry Hanley's Staten Island Campaign

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2019-05-16 15:38
Commuters and Bus Drivers Unite: Larry Hanley's Staten Island Campaign May 16, 2019 / Leah Samuel<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

The following excerpt from A Troublemaker's Handbook 2 documents the work of the late Larry Hanley.

The transit deregulation of the 1980s had trickled down from the airline industry to city buses. By 1989, union density among Staten Island-Manhattan express bus drivers was down to 60 percent, from a 1980 high of 90 percent. These figures, plus high bus fares, decreasing ridership, private companies threatening their jobs, and budget cuts, pushed Staten Island bus drivers to take action.

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Commuters and Bus Drivers Unite: Larry Hanley's Staten Island Campaign

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2019-05-16 15:38
Commuters and Bus Drivers Unite: Larry Hanley's Staten Island Campaign May 16, 2019 / Leah Samuel<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

The following excerpt from A Troublemaker's Handbook 2 documents the work of the late Larry Hanley.

The transit deregulation of the 1980s had trickled down from the airline industry to city buses. By 1989, union density among Staten Island-Manhattan express bus drivers was down to 60 percent, from a 1980 high of 90 percent. These figures, plus high bus fares, decreasing ridership, private companies threatening their jobs, and budget cuts, pushed Staten Island bus drivers to take action.

Categories: Labor Notes
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