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Unions: The New Reality

Hamilton Nolan has an interesting interview with AFSCME president Lee Saunders. Nolan can’t quite get over his Berniebroism in this interview, asking if unions supporting Hillary was a mistake and hinting at that old line I despise, that unions should organize instead of playing politics. Saunders has a good response here I want to highlight: […]

Andrew Hamilton Sets New Nolan’s 14 Speed Record In Colorado

Sawatch Mountain Range, Colorado – In June 2017, ultra runner Andrew Hamilton set a new N-S speed record of 53 hours, 42 minutes on Nolan’s 14 in Colorado. Congrats! Nolan’s 14 is an unofficial traverse of roughly 100 miles and approximately 44,000 vertical feet that tags 14 summits over 14,000? in the Sawatch Mountain Range of Colorado. Show More Summary

West Virginia: Past, Present, and Future

Hamilton Nolan’s tour of West Virginia’s labor history and dying labor movement is well worth reading. If you believe that Bernie Sanders’ vision of America can revive a leftist populist movement, you might be inspired, at least by the possibilities. I’ve discussed the major events in West Virginia’s labor history several times, including the Matewan […]

Alex Pareene Will Head Up a New Politics Team at Fusion

Deadspin senior editor Alex Pareene is moving over to Fusion, where he will be politics editor for the site, heading up a new team that will also include Deadspin senior writer Hamilton Nolan and Ashley Feinberg, who has been a senior reporter on the special projects desk. Univision is the parent company for Fusion and...

Norms Exist for a Reason

Hamilton Nolan: “These things are not normal. These things are not okay. These are actions that flout well-established ethical and civil norms. Admittedly, there is something thrilling about watching him do this. What will he do next? It always keeps [...]

On The Right To Know Everything

Here’s an interesting piece from Hamilton Nolan arguing for a rather expansive journalistic mission. The cause is the recent unmasking…

Play the Game the Right Way

2 years agoSports : Deadspin

This is a special Jezspin guest post by Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan. Read more...

Labor and Hillary

To paraphrase Hamilton Nolan, did organized labor fuck up by supporting Hillary Clinton? That is not probable, of course. With the backing of the big unions, Hillary Clinton stands today as the statistically likely nominee. Since Sanders’ upset win in the Michigan primary, she has been raising her voice about her promised opposition to the […]

Seattle “Progressives” Have a Lesson to Learn from San Francisco

2 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Hamilton Nolan: "Hey assholes, build some new fucking housing, why don’t you????" Engel Ching/Shutterstock Well, this Gawker piece on San Francisco's housing crisis feels familiar: [San Francisco] is the most in-demand...Show More Summary

Today In Economic News

A couple of good posts from Hamilton Nolan: We’ve discussed this in the context of Seattle, but there is in fact no evidence that raising the minimum wage, at the level it’s currently at federally or in most states, has negative effects on the restaurant industry.  It’s also worth noting that businesses lobbying against the […]

The Gold Standard of Union-Hating Retailers

That’s what Hamilton Nolan called Menard’s, a Midwestern home improvement store chain. It’s CEO, John Menard is an anti-union extremist and is close friends with Scott Walker. For years, it’s had a policy that if you are a Menard’s manager and you allow a union to form at the store, you the manager will lose […]

The One (Or Two) True Issue Fallacy

Larry Lessig may have taken his vanity campaign and headed back to Cambridge, but Hamilton Nolan wishes for its fundamental spirit to live on: Over the course of the next 11 months, here is what you will hear presidential candidates arguing about at length: ISIS; Islam; Mexican immigration; Obamacare; the Iran nuclear deal; gay rights; […]

Saturday Morning Open Thread: Cri de Coeur

Heartland Amuricatm‘s recent displays of smug stupidity are threatening the hipster tolerance-above-all comity of our coastal elites (/snark). Hamilton Nolan, at Gawker — “Dumb Hicks Are America’s Greatest Threat“: …[Y]ou, our elected officials, are embarrassing us. Show More Summary

Gawker Whines About CNBC Criticism; Attacking Media ‘the Most Popular Refuge of the Scoundrel’

As one of the few liberal outlets willing to stand up for CNBC and its three moderators after Wednesday’s atrocious Republican presidential debate, Gawker and writer Hamilton Nolan tried on Thursday to take conservatives to task by lamenting that exposing the liberal media “is the most popular refuge of the scoundrel” showing that the GOP field is neither “honest” nor “wise.”

Will Unionizing Gawker And Vice Help Freelance Writers Earn A Living Wage?

Coffee shops like Belmondo Cafe in Rotterdam have become de facto workspaces for many freelance writers. Image via Alper Çu?un. “Every workplace could use a union,” Hamilton Nolan wrote this spring, announcing a group of Gawker Media’s editorial staff wanted to unionize. Shortly after the plan to join the Writers Guild [...]

Surprise, Surprise: Union Members Earn More Money

Hat tip to Gawker's Hamilton Nolan (also a new member of the Writers Guild of America, East), for lifting up the latest research that shows union members earn more money than their nonunion counterparts.

A Q-and-A with Hamilton Nolan on Gawker Media’s union vote

2 years agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Organized labor scored a notable win last week as editorial staffers at Gawker Media voted to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, East. Could this be a potentially influential inroad by organized labor into the world of digital...Show More Summary

Gawker Writers Seeking Unionization

3 years agoIndustries / Media : FishBowlNY

Gawker Media’s writers are discussing forming a union. In a post announcing the news, senior writer Hamilton Nolan said several staffers from across Gawker Media’s network met with the Writers Guild of New York to discuss the process. Motivation...Show More Summary

Employees At Gawker Announce Effort To Unionize

3 years agoNews : Huffington Post

Employees at gossip site Gawker are trying to unionize, the site’s Hamilton Nolan announced in a post Thursday. A "large group" of editorial staffers met with union organizers at the Writers Guild of America East on Wednesday, NolanShow More Summary

Nolan Ray George – possible serial killer MI, OH, KY

Victims Francis Brown [Lake Orion, MI 1968] (pregnant) (convicted) Cindy Garland Rose [Hamilton, OH 1982] (pregnant) Della Mae Miller [Covington, KY 1967] Tammy King [Cincinnati, OH 1982] Gwendolyn Perry [MI December 1968] (convicted)...Show More Summary

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