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Mother Annoyed Son Playing Video Games On Beautiful Day When He Could Go Outside To Kill People

The Onion - Mon, 2018-08-13 15:41

COLUMBUS, OH—Wishing her child would channel his enthusiasm for virtual reality into real, in-the-flesh human interaction, Annabelle Rund expressed her annoyance Monday that her son Andrew, 14, insisted on spending a beautiful day playing violent video games when he could be outside killing people instead. “The sun is…

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‘Join Email List’ Box Pre-Checked Like Sneaky, Conniving Fucker It Is

The Onion - Mon, 2018-08-13 15:10

NAPERVILLE, IL—Attempting to hide in plain sight amid a wall of unrelated offers and legal qualifiers, the “Join Email List” box in an automatically generated response email had pre-checked itself like the sneaky, conniving corporate fucker that it is, outbox sources confirmed Monday. “Well, well, well, would you look…

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Trump Condemns White House Staffers’ Use Of Secret Recording Studio

The Onion - Mon, 2018-08-13 14:03

WASHINGTON—In response to former aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman releasing a conversation between the two of them that he didn’t know was being taped, President Donald Trump reportedly condemned White House staffers’ use of a secret recording studio Monday. “I’m shocked and completely furious that people who I…

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Millions Of White Nationalists Gather In Streets, Offices Around Country To Normally Go About Day

The Onion - Mon, 2018-08-13 13:52

WASHINGTON—In a massive, simultaneous nationwide demonstration of support for white ethnic supremacy, millions of white nationalists gathered in streets and offices around the United States Monday to go about their normal routines. Proponents of the nativist movement that promotes the racial superiority and purity of…

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Signs Make Upcoming Section Of Road Sound Pretty Badass

The Onion - Mon, 2018-08-13 13:17

DUBOIS, WY—Noting the sheer volume and severity of the posted warnings, sources confirmed Monday that signs along U.S. Highway 26 made the upcoming section of road sound pretty badass. “Holy shit, looks like we’re in for sharp curves, switchbacks, and falling rocks all within the next five miles,” said Dan McDonnell,…

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There’s Been An Explosion!

The Onion - Mon, 2018-08-13 11:30
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2018 Election Has Record Number Of Women Nominees

The Onion - Mon, 2018-08-13 11:18

With 183 female U.S. House nominees and 11 nominees for governorships, the 2018 election will feature the greatest number of female nominees in U.S. history, narrowly beating out the previous record set in 1994. What do you think?

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A Huge Win: The Working People Weekly List

AFL-CIO Weblog - Mon, 2018-08-13 11:14
A Huge Win: The Working People Weekly List AFL-CIO

Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here’s this week’s Working People Weekly List.

A Huge Win for Organized Labor in Missouri: "'The defeat of this poisonous anti-worker legislation is a victory for all workers across the country,' declared AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka as the results came in Tuesday night. 'The message sent by every single person who worked to defeat Prop. A is clear: When we see an opportunity to use our political voice to give workers a more level playing field, we will seize it with overwhelming passion and determination. Tonight is the latest act of working people changing a rigged system that for decades has been favoring corporations, the mega wealthy and the privileged few.'"

Unions Triumph at the Ballot Box: "Something is happening in America. Missouri, riding a nationwide wave of victories for working people, on Tuesday became the first state in history to overturn a so-called right-to-work law by popular vote. It was an incredible display of the labor movement’s capacity to win change."

Giving 'Hope to Workers Across the Nation,' Missouri Votes to Repeal GOP Attack on Unions: "'Brothers and sisters, tonight we celebrate, but tomorrow we must get back to work,' declared Missouri AFL-CIO President Mike Louis in a speech following Tuesday's victory. 'Tomorrow we must continue to organize. Together, we made history. Together, we must continue to fight for working families.'"

Ethical Camping Essentials: "Ah, the great outdoors. The fresh air, the sounds of nature, the s’mores! That’s right. When you’re planning an outdoor vacation during the final weeks of summer, you’ll need a bunch of supplies, both fun and practical. Whether you’re protecting against the elements or putting together a decadent fireside treat, Labor 411 reminds you to shop for ethical American-made brands manufactured by companies that treat their workers fairly. Enjoy the outdoors, and together we’ll camp our way to a stronger America."

Hard Work Pays Off in Missouri: In the States Roundup: "It's time once again to take a look at the ways working people are making progress in the states."

Support Locked-Out Boilermakers in Montana: "On Aug. 2, Imerys locked out members of the Boilermakers (IBB) and brought in replacements at its talc plant in Three Forks, Montana. The lockout comes after Imerys consistently has refused to back down from its anti-worker contract proposal. The proposed contract would eliminate retiree health insurance, seniority, overtime over eight hours, double-time pay for overtime and the current defined contribution 401(k) plan, and would freeze the defined pension plan."

Missouri's Working People Overwhelmingly Reject Right to Work: "Last night was historic for working people in Missouri. Wealthy corporate interests tried to use their money to rig the system in favor of the 1%. But Missourians rejected the cynical power grab by an overwhelming 2-1 majority. Something big is happening with America’s working people—something that will bring change—and last night was just the latest evidence of this groundswell."

Kenneth Quinnell Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:14

USA : GOP's record is anti-worker

LabourStart US - Mon, 2018-08-13 11:03
Source: Gazette

USA : Missouri vote is a boost for workers everywhere

LabourStart US - Mon, 2018-08-13 10:49
Source: Chicago Sun-Times

USA : Minnesota program helps women, minorities get job training

LabourStart US - Mon, 2018-08-13 09:33
Source: The Star-Tribune

Huge Victory for Missouri’s Hard-Working Families

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-08-13 09:29

Voters Reject Work-For-Less Prop A, Support the Role of Unions to Improve the Lives of Workers and Their Families

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-08-13 09:26

August 7th is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day—the day when black women’s pay finally catches up to what Caucasian, non-Hispanic men were paid last year.

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