Finishing up some reading that I will be posting on soon, but I came across this in my work feed: NYPD unions say bill would blindfold officers, "It will ban cops from identifying a suspect's age, gender, color or disability" — or risk...Show More Summary
It’s not just Holden complaining about high labor costs in the car industry. But Labor and the unions won’t listen: Toyota Australia complained…
$$$ Fed Brightens Recovery View as Bernanke Sets Stage to End Bond Buys [WSJ] $$$ Weak Bond Trading at Jefferies Prompts Wider Concern [Dealbook] $$$ SandRidge CEO Ousted Following Probe [WSJ] $$$ Jay-Z Gets NBA Union Approval to Negotiate...Show More Summary
Democratic mayoral candidate and former NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson, who lost to Bloomberg by only four points in 2009, tonight received the endorsement of the city's 200,000-member teachers union. Tonight all seven declared Democratic mayoral candidates will debate at Hunter College on the Upper East Side. Show More Summary
Earlier this year, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was planning a 20th anniversary supershow for Madison Square Garden (MSG) in New York City. Instead, the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion will have to settle for...Show More Summary
Ben Cohen, the first half of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, was at Union Station in Washington on Tuesday to literally give cash away. These were no ordinary bills, though.
The New Hampshire Union Leader reports that at a rally in Concord, gun grabbing advocates included Boston Marathon bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, in their symbolic reading of names of victims of gun violence since Sandy Hook. The advocates were sponsored by Nanny Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Of course, it wasn’t their fault the murderer was [...]
The Denver example suggests that partnering with teachers is an effective way to both engage union leadership and to ensure that teachers' lived experience and expertise are leveraged to greatest effect.
Meat sweats. Grub Street hears that, as of 5 p.m. today, the 180-seat outpost of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is finally opening at 604 Union Street (between Third and Fourth Avenues). Expect the same great wings, ribs, and brisket, plus a few...Show More Summary
Should a political leader accept thousands of dollars from an interest group and then...
Who knew the Hotel Triton in San Francisco had such a sweet suite? (Literally!) The Haagen Daz "Sweet Suite" has been open at the Union Square hotel since at least 2007 (we told you to book the suite to get over a bad break-up)-- but it recently underwent a refresh. Show More Summary
A lawsuit against unlawful surveillance against Muslim communities by the New York Police Department (NYPD) was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), New York Civil Liberties Union and Clear Project yesterday.
Two men from upstate New York have been accused of trying to make and sell a portable X-Ray weapon that could be fired upon people they perceived to be enemies of Israel, the Times Union reports. Glendon Scott, 49, and Eric Feight, 54, have been charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. A [...]
In a keynote address last Friday in Baltimore, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley broke down the reasons behind his administration’s decision to make Maryland the first state in the union to employ a Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI), a quantitative assessment that integrates both the costs and the benefits of economic development into a monetary measure of [...]
The recent announcement of a merger between two well-respected but decidedly local Virginia banks could have implications for thousands of investors beyond the state’s borders. According to confirmed reports by both companies, Richmond-based Union First Market Bankshares Corp. Show More Summary
The New York Civil Liberties Union is filing a suit on behalf of Muslin New Yorkers to fight surveillance by the police department. Under the aggressive program, undercover informants infiltrate Mosques, restaurants, bookstores, andShow More Summary
This is from a press release from the Union of Concerned Scientists: Kevin Knobloch, the president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, will take a new post as chief of staff to Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Knobloch...
Yet another hunt for Jimmy Hoffa's remains has turned out to be a bust. The FBI said Wednesday it was ending a three-day search after finding no trace of the former Teamster union leader — who disappeared in 1975 — at the site of a long-gone horse-farm barn where a tipster said Hoffa was buried. Show More Summary
On Wednesday, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis placed the blame for Chicago’s failing schools right where it belongs: on “rich white people.” Speaking to a luncheon on education reform, Lewis said that Chicago is the most...Show More Summary
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education approved plans to spend $30 million to buy iPads for students. The teachers union is unhappy with the decision because they think the money would be best spent on rehiring furloughed union members. Show More Summary