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Parasitic Space Worm Controlling Mark Kelly’s Body Announces Arizona Senate Bid

The Onion - Tue, 2019-02-12 13:51

TUCSON, AZ—As it spoke through the astronaut’s mouth, vowing to bring a new perspective to Washington, sources confirmed Tuesday that the parasitic space worm controlling Mark Kelly’s body had announced its bid for the United States Senate. “I am pleased to announce that, yes, I am running for your Congress, where I…


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Ultrasound Technician Asks Pregnant Woman If She’d Like To Know Baby’s Name

The Onion - Tue, 2019-02-12 12:38

ATLANTA—Saying it was standard for any expecting mother’s 20-week checkup, ultrasound technician Jean Krebacher asked one of her pregnant patients Tuesday if she would like to know the name of her unborn child. “This is the moment of truth—I can tell you the first name now, or you can wait to find out until delivery,”…


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Vaccinations Soar By 500% In Measles Outbreak County

The Onion - Tue, 2019-02-12 12:23

Clark County, the region of Washington troubled by an outbreak of 50 cases of measles, has seen vaccination rates surge by 500 percent in the past month as parents scramble to ensure their children are not infected. What do you think?


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Character Witness Told He Doesn’t Have What It Takes To Be Star Witness

The Onion - Tue, 2019-02-12 12:01

BRIDGEPORT, CT—Saying he’d definitely need a lot more of a “hook” to captivate a courtroom, local attorney Ari Berkley reportedly told her character witness Tuesday that he just doesn’t have what it takes to be a star witness. “Look—you’ve got great delivery, and you’re clearly passionate about the case, but I’m not…


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USA : The case for a higher minimum wage

LabourStart US - Tue, 2019-02-12 11:04
Source: Axios

Heart On

The Onion - Tue, 2019-02-12 10:30
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No More Shutdowns: In the States Roundup

AFL-CIO Weblog - Tue, 2019-02-12 10:17
No More Shutdowns: In the States Roundup AFL-CIO

It's time once again to take a look at the ways working people are making progress in the states. Click on any of the links to follow the state federations on Twitter.

Alaska AFL-CIO:

After learning OMB Director Donna Arduin and Governor Dunleavy's plan for the budget as well as this newly rolled out supplemental budget, all we can say is someone needs a dictionary.

trans·par·ent:(of an organization or its activities) open to public scrutiny. #akleg #akgov pic.twitter.com/JqgYph6Exw

— Alaska AFL-CIO (@AKAFLCIO) January 30, 2019

Arizona AFL-CIO:

Congratulations to former UFCW member Cardi B on making history at last nights Grammy’s! https://t.co/yIdRhdgr8Q

— Arizona AFL-CIO (@ArizonaAFLCIO) February 11, 2019

California Labor Federation:

"Most gig economy workers are still classified as contract workers, meaning that they aren’t covered by federal minimum wage laws & other labor protections." We need to stop greedy corporations from cheating workers! #CaLeg must vote #YesOnAB5! https://t.co/Y3hoyx5iq8 @LorenaAD80

— California Labor Federation (@CaliforniaLabor) February 8, 2019

Connecticut AFL-CIO:

Sotonye Otunba-Payne, court reporter & member of @AFSCMECT4: "We believe that outsourcing will lead to the destruction of middle-class jobs that are the backbone of our economy" #ThriveTogetherCT #1u pic.twitter.com/76CwOCoPrz

— Connecticut AFL-CIO (@ConnAFLCIO) February 11, 2019

Florida AFL-CIO:

“There is a lot of uncertainty, and there is a high stress level in the people. It’s affecting the home life of people. Now they don’t know what their future is.” #NoMoreShutdowns https://t.co/rpipMtFYGI

— Florida AFL-CIO (@FLAFLCIO) February 7, 2019

Georgia AFL-CIO:

Instead of 4 beautiful words stamped on cars, we need 5: "UNION MADE in the USA". #1u #SOTU

— AFL-CIO Georgia (@AFLCIOGeorgia) February 6, 2019

Indiana State AFL-CIO:

“The GOP tax cut didn’t help. The free trade agreement hasn’t helped. There’s nothing Trump has done that has helped.” #1uhttps://t.co/OKnFM4jaEg

— Indiana AFL-CIO (@INAFLCIO) February 7, 2019

Iowa Federation of Labor:

Black Civil Rights Activists https://t.co/RyMY1W3IfC

— Iowa AFL-CIO (@IowaAFLCIO) February 11, 2019

Kentucky State AFL-CIO:

“Janus hasn’t had any effect at all on us,” said the Kentucky AFL-CIO president, Bill Londrigan, whose state gained 5,000 new public union members after a series of dramatic teachers’... https://t.co/iFFpkxtN4g

— Kentucky AFL-CIO (@aflcioky) February 8, 2019

Maine AFL-CIO:

Federal workers Bill and Rob speak to fellow area union members about the impact of the lockout, aka shutdown, had on their members and families. Never again! @AFGENational #mepolitics #1u pic.twitter.com/R7PYr4e0vr

— Maine AFL-CIO (@MEAFLCIO) February 7, 2019

Massachusetts AFL-CIO:

Thank you to our union brothers and sisters working extra hard to keep the #MBTA running safely this morning during heavy use for the #PatriotsParade @carmensunion589 @IAM264Boston @IBEW103 @IBEW104

— Massachusetts AFLCIO (@massaflcio) February 5, 2019

Metro Washington (D.C.) Council AFL-CIO:

DC's JW Marriott engineers join IUOE 99 https://t.co/mTbMguthIY

— MetroDCLaborCouncil (@DCLabor) February 8, 2019

Michigan AFL-CIO:

Wherein he passes the torch to all of us. Rest in power, John Dingell. #1u https://t.co/p60l38TK2E

— Michigan AFL-CIO (@MIAFLCIO) February 9, 2019

Minnesota AFL-CIO:

The Fight Against Labor Trafficking Expands https://t.co/Ev2ECr027Y (via @workdaymn) #1u pic.twitter.com/6gM0pvlKVU

— Minnesota AFL-CIO (@MNAFLCIO) February 8, 2019

Missouri AFL-CIO:

The enemies of open government in Missouri have made clear they have no regard for either the principle of transparency or the overwhelming will of the people. #moleg https://t.co/eVBiG2cjOM

— Missouri AFL-CIO (@MOAFLCIO) February 8, 2019

Nebraska State AFL-CIO:

Mark your calendars now to help Stamp Out Hunger. pic.twitter.com/YawTXOzhYq

— NE State AFL-CIO (@NEAFLCIO) February 6, 2019

Nevada State AFL-CIO:

Bright and snowy opening of #nvleg ❄️❄️❄️ Looking forward to warmer days and passing legislation to help NV working families #1u pic.twitter.com/7AtQxaU3IG

— Nevada State AFL-CIO (@NVAFLCIO) February 5, 2019

New Mexico Federation of Labor:

#StoptheShutdown ! Give our Brothers and Sisters the dignity they deserve! #Solidarity #1u pic.twitter.com/ukLH9JdheU

— NMFL (@NMFLaflcio) February 11, 2019

New York State AFL-CIO:

Labor leaders optimistic bill penalizing companies for outsourcing call-center jobs will pass in Dem-controlled Albany https://t.co/AJqcvdG2wE

— NYSAFLCIO (@NYSAFLCIO) February 11, 2019

North Carolina State AFL-CIO:

We need you in Raleigh Feb. 27th for 2019 Medicaid Expansion Advocacy Day! RSVP at https://t.co/Qwf0ZDcDGA https://t.co/cl4WQ3wju7

— NC State AFL-CIO (@NCStateAFLCIO) February 10, 2019

North Dakota AFL-CIO:

Rep. Nelson stands with North Dakota Firefighters and Police and their right to join together and negotiate the terms of their employment. Thank him! menelson@nd.gov - 701-550-9731 #HB1463 #NDPOL #1u pic.twitter.com/ealExPZn1T

— North Dakota AFL-CIO (@NDAFLCIO) February 5, 2019


Fear @wrightstate faculty, staff, students & @aaupwsu,

Thank you for standing united in #solidarity for a better university. The lessons taught on the picket line will last a lifetime (and beyond).

Congratulations and in the best way possible, we say, “Now get o work.”

Review: The Traitors: A True Story of Blood, Betrayal and Deceit, by Josh Ireland

Eric Lee's Blog - Tue, 2019-02-12 03:00

Having just read The Meaning of Treason by Rebecca West I was keen to read a more recent account of the British subjects who betrayed their country and worked on behalf of Nazi Germany. I was not disappointed:

Josh Ireland’s book, which focusses on the notorious “Lord Haw Haw” (William Joyce) and three less well known traitors does the job. The most interesting of the group was Harold Cole, who spent the war pretending to be a British agent operating in Nazi-occupied Europe, weaving his way into the confidence of the French resistance, while betraying scores of patriots to the Germans. While the two main protagonists of the book, Joyce and the infamous John Amery, son of a British cabinet minister, were hanged following trials in London, Cole was killed in a gun battle in the Paris flat where had been hiding.

One of the saddest things about these stories is the fate of the women who came into the lives of these traitors. Many of them were used (the Germans would offer up local girls to lure British prisoners to sign up to the Nazi side), many others were betrayed, and some suffered the fate of falling in love with the wrong man.

My one gripe about the book: the authors fails to mention West’s pioneering work, which was based on her own experience watching the treason trials in Britain.

Zimbabwe: An unpopular government is lashing out because “it fears its own people”

LabourStart - Mon, 2019-02-11 20:00
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