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Turkey: New Istanbul Airport dispute - time for negotiations, says ETUC

LabourStart - Fri, 2018-10-12 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ETUC

USA: Support striking Marriott workers - sign the online petition

LabourStart - Fri, 2018-10-12 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Unite Here

Bill And Hillary Clinton Announce Joint Tour

The Onion - Fri, 2018-10-12 16:37

Bill and Hillary Clinton announced a joint tour this week to tour North America, allowing audiences to hear conversations with a couple that has “helped shape our world.” What do you think?

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Sully Sullenberger Realizes It Too Late Now To Let Everyone Know Plane Did All That Stuff On Autopilot

The Onion - Fri, 2018-10-12 16:09

SAN FRANCISCO—Admitting it would be rather awkward to come clean at this juncture now, retired American Airlines pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger realized Friday that it was almost certainly too late to let everybody know that the Airbus A320 of flight 1549, which landed in the Hudson on Jan. 15, 2009 with no loss…

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Chicago Teamsters Mull Strike at UPS

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2018-10-12 15:49
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If UPS keeps stonewalling in upcoming bargaining, members of Chicago-area Teamsters Local 705 will take a strike vote in early November, for a possible walkout the week after Thanksgiving. That’s peak season at UPS.

Stewards greeted this morning’s announcement from Secretary-Treasurer Juan Campos, the union’s principal officer, with “lots of rounds of applause,” said bargaining team member and UPS feeder driver Dave Bernt.

There’s one bargaining session left, October 25-26, and Bernt said the union is approaching it in good faith.

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Chicago Teamsters Mull Strike at UPS

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2018-10-12 15:49
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If UPS keeps stonewalling in upcoming bargaining, members of Chicago-area Teamsters Local 705 will take a strike vote in early November, for a possible walkout the week after Thanksgiving. That’s peak season at UPS.

Stewards greeted this morning’s announcement from Secretary-Treasurer Juan Campos, the union’s principal officer, with “lots of rounds of applause,” said bargaining team member and UPS feeder driver Dave Bernt.

There’s one bargaining session left, October 25-26, and Bernt said the union is approaching it in good faith.

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Mom Hates Bad Guy In Movie

The Onion - Fri, 2018-10-12 15:07

PHILADELPHIA—Throughout the runtime of the two-hour movie, local mother of three Barbara Rosenstock, 62, took several opportunities Friday to declare her hatred for the bad guy. “Oh, he’s just being so mean to his girlfriend! That’s terrible. It’s just awful how he treats her!” said Rosenstock, gasping and shaking her…

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Kanye West Jumps On Massage Table To Deliver Speech About Relaxation

The Onion - Fri, 2018-10-12 13:35

LOS ANGELES—Insisting that a new age of unwinding was upon the world if they only paid attention, Kanye West jumped onto a massage table at Deluca Bodywork Friday to deliver a highly charged speech about relaxation. “We’re at this point in history where humans can’t relax—they’re on edge, they’re high-strung, and we…

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Panicked Falcons Discover Scratch In Mercedes Benz Stadium

The Onion - Fri, 2018-10-12 13:24

ATLANTA, GA—Pacing and cursing as they searched in vain for a note, the entire Falcons roster reportedly panicked Friday after finding a massive scratch in Mercedes Benz Stadium. “Dammit, who did this? It’s halfway down the whole thing! Christ, this is going to cost a fortune to fix,” said a distressed Matt Ryan as he…

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Trump Administration Urges Saudis To Stick To Killing Random Yemeni Civilians

The Onion - Fri, 2018-10-12 12:51

WASHINGTON—As criticism mounted over the country’s alleged role in the disappearance and possible death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Trump administration reportedly urged the leaders of Saudi Arabia Friday to stick to killing random Yemeni civilians. “The potential murder of a high-profile journalist critical of…

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USA : Steelworkers ratify four-year labor contract with Cleveland-Cliffs

LabourStart US - Fri, 2018-10-12 12:37
Source: Crain's Cleveland Business

Frightened Don Jr. Asks If He Can Sleep In Dad’s Bed After Bad Dream About Being Indicted

The Onion - Fri, 2018-10-12 12:31

WASHINGTON—Sobbing uncontrollably as he ran into the room, Donald Trump Jr. asked his father, the 45th president of the United States, if he could sleep in his bed with him Thursday night after reportedly having a bad dream about being indicted. “It was so scary! The bad man told me that telling lies to Congress and…

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Report: Many States Still Relying On Outdated Methods To Disenfranchise Voters

The Onion - Fri, 2018-10-12 11:51

WASHINGTON—Urging Congress to take action before the entire system was compromised, the Federal Election Commission warned Thursday that many states were still relying on outdated methods to disenfranchise their voters. “The fact that a number of polling places across the country are still trying to purge voter rolls…

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Woman Always Gets Best Ideas While Taking Shower With Two Jacked Dudes

The Onion - Fri, 2018-10-12 10:17

CHICAGO—Saying there’s just no better way to get the fresh thoughts percolating, local woman Isabelle Garner, 28, told reporters Friday that she gets all her best ideas while showering with two totally ripped hunks. “Whenever I’m feeling a little blocked, I hop in the shower with a couple of stunningly gorgeous…

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