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If These Walls Could Talk

Life is full of coincidences and I have written before about those that existed between the purchase and eventual sale, of our Potts Point property. The same has held true for this tale. 465 more words

Politicians and Union Leaders Take Aim at Verizon

A group of elected officials joined members of the Communication Workers of America union to call on the Public Service Commission, the board that oversees the telecommunications industry, to conduct a sweeping investigation of the impact of its past deregulation—but took special aim Verizon, the telecommunications giant. 631 more words

Workers to rally outside courthouse as AT&T sues to deny their sick pay

AT&T is challenging a new Minnesota law allowing workers to use paid sick time to care for family members.

But as the Fortune 500 telecommunications company appears before a federal judge in Minneapolis on Friday, members of the… 316 more words

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EPA Finalizes Waters of the United States Rule

By Max E. Bridges

On May 27, the EPA finalized the “Clean Water Rule” which defines the scope of waters protected by the Clean Water Act. 375 more words

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I’d like to thank Michel Roux’s mother and the lady in the corner shop

This wasn’t the Oscars it was a simple cookery competition, but it was probably as close as I’ll ever get to a prize-winning moment of such magnitude, and if I  917 more words

THE PERILS OF LITERARY PARTIES

I laughed the other day when reading in the paper a letter that Philip Larkin had written in response to being asked if he’d mind being put forward for the position of Oxford Professor of Poetry. 578 more words

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Minnesota native wins election as CWA's secretary-treasurer

Fridley native Sara Steffens was elected secretary/treasurer of the Communications Workers of America, one of the largest labor unions in the country.

Steffens, 43, was sworn in at the union’s 75th convention in Detroit on June 8. 151 more words

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