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Pete Alonso Asks Teammates Whether They’d All Rather Sign Up For Volleyball This Year

The Onion - Fri, 2020-02-21 17:08

NEW YORK—Citing the group’s general lack of enthusiasm about the idea of playing another season of baseball, New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso reportedly asked his teammates Friday whether they’d all rather sign up for volleyball this year. “We’ve been doing the baseball thing for a while now, but everyone gets…

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Anti-Cyberbullying Campaign Encourages Kids To Get Out There And Do It In Person

The Onion - Fri, 2020-02-21 17:07

It’s the latest attempt to cut down on online abuse among middle and high schoolers. But will it work?

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Roger Stone Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Prison

The Onion - Fri, 2020-02-21 16:01

President Trump’s former campaign advisor and longtime friend Roger Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison for lying to Congress and obstructing the investigation into Russiain meddling during the 2016 election. What do you think?

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Experts Concerned Pale Russian Mystic Constantly At Trump’s Side May Attempt To Influence 2020 Election

The Onion - Fri, 2020-02-21 15:03

WASHINGTON—Increasingly troubled about the role the self-proclaimed visionary and healer might play in the presidential race, intelligence experts expressed concerns Friday that Volokov Molchalin, the pale Russian mystic constantly at President Donald Trump’s side, may attempt to influence the 2020 election. “While…

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GM Ups Ante In SUV Race With New 14-Seat, 11-Door, 7-Wheel, 4-Trunk Chevy Teton

The Onion - Fri, 2020-02-21 10:27

DETROIT—In an effort to maintain their lead in the increasingly competitive heavy-duty sport utility vehicle market, General Motors unveiled Friday their new 14-seat, 11-door, 7-wheel, 4-trunk Chevrolet Teton. “Americans have come to expect more truckness from their SUVs, so we’re happy to deliver the first vehicle in…

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Pros And Cons Of Banning Peanuts In Schools

The Onion - Fri, 2020-02-21 10:22

More schools across the U.S. are banning peanuts in response to a rise in children with peanut allergies, while critics say that prohibiting them entirely goes too far. The Onion breaks down the pros and cons of banning peanuts in schools.

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Disappointing: ‘The Last Of Us 2’ Has Received An M Rating Solely For A Scene Where Ellie Meets A Dog That Swears And Smokes Cigarettes

The Onion - Fri, 2020-02-21 10:17

Well, this is going to turn some gamers off. Naughty Dog’s recent games have long been known for their brutal depiction of violence and thought-provoking exploration of adult themes. But according to new information on The Last of Us Part II’s official website, the ESRB has given the upcoming title an M rating solely…

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Passengers Aboard Coronavirus Cruise Ship Refusing To Leave After Forming Unlikely Friendships With Each Other That Transcend Nations, Languages

The Onion - Fri, 2020-02-21 10:06

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN—Linking arms together and digging their feet heels triumphantly into the ground, hundreds of passengers aboard a coronavirus-infected cruise ship refused to leave Friday after forming unlikely friendships with each other that transcended their nationalities and languages. “When we first set out on this…

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Women Confront Ugly Harassment at Beauty Products Plant

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2020-02-21 10:04
Women Confront Ugly Harassment at Beauty Products Plant February 21, 2020 / Bianca Cunningham<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

At a lotion factory outside Chicago, workers endured years of sexual harassment, coercion, gender and racial discrimination, and unsafe working conditions.

Last year the women at Voyant Beauty came together to fight back.

The workers at Voyant are overwhelmingly female, and almost all long-term temps. They blend, bottle, pack, and ship beauty products for brands like Victoria’s Secret, Johnson & Johnson, and Aveeno.

BLACK WORKERS SHUT OUT

Before the organizing came a hiring discrimination lawsuit, filed in 2012.

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Women Confront Ugly Harassment at Beauty Products Plant

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2020-02-21 10:04
Women Confront Ugly Harassment at Beauty Products Plant February 21, 2020 / Bianca Cunningham<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

At a lotion factory outside Chicago, workers endured years of sexual harassment, coercion, gender and racial discrimination, and unsafe working conditions.

Last year the women at Voyant Beauty came together to fight back.

The workers at Voyant are overwhelmingly female, and almost all long-term temps. They blend, bottle, pack, and ship beauty products for brands like Victoria’s Secret, Johnson & Johnson, and Aveeno.

BLACK WORKERS SHUT OUT

Before the organizing came a hiring discrimination lawsuit, filed in 2012.

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USA: Kickstarter Employees Vote to Unionize in a Big Step for Tech

LabourStart - Thu, 2020-02-20 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: NY Times

Coral Reefs Could Disappear Within Next 80 Years

The Onion - Thu, 2020-02-20 17:45

Researchers at the University of Hawaii predict that 90% of the world’s coral reefs could die in the next 20 years and that reefs could disappear entirely by 2100 as climate change increases ocean temperatures. What do you think?

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Twin Cities Janitors and Guards Feature Climate and Housing in Their Strike Demands

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2020-02-20 17:13
Twin Cities Janitors and Guards Feature Climate and Housing in Their Strike Demands February 20, 2020 / Steve Payne<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

Update: Local 26 announced today that it will call a one-day strike next week by its 4,000 members who clean commercial office buildings. Earlier this week, the union reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract covering 2,000 security officers, with raises of 14 percent.—Eds.

“Twin Cities janitors and security officers vote to authorize strike over pay and sick leave,” read the headline in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Twin Cities Janitors and Guards Feature Climate and Housing in Their Strike Demands

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2020-02-20 17:13
Twin Cities Janitors and Guards Feature Climate and Housing in Their Strike Demands February 20, 2020 / Steve Payne<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

Update: Local 26 announced today that it will call a one-day strike next week by its 4,000 members who clean commercial office buildings. Earlier this week, the union reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract covering 2,000 security officers, with raises of 14 percent.—Eds.

“Twin Cities janitors and security officers vote to authorize strike over pay and sick leave,” read the headline in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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God In Critical Condition

The Onion - Thu, 2020-02-20 17:01

The Lord God, Maker of Heaven and Earth, was rushed into emergency surgery after accidentally shooting Himself while cleaning His gun. Hear what doctors have to say about His chances of recovery.

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