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Slush fund separate to union, boss says
The director of a million-dollar union slush fund insists it was separate from the CFMEU, despite running the fund's business through the CFMEU's office. Former CFMEU Victorian secretary Bill Oliver says the Building Industry 2000 Plus fund ran fundraising events with the union, including AFL grand final breakfasts.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Laycock named in the final list for the Alastair Lynch Medal
BURNIE ruckman Jason Laycock is still in the running to win the TSL's top individual award, the Alastair Lynch Medal, after the top 10 vote getters were released yesterday. Laycock and fellow former AFL player Luke Shackleton had been the only Coastal players included in the top 20 announced by AFL Tasmania last week.
South Warrnambool premiership coach back with a passion
SOUTH Warrnambool is backing Nigel Kol to guide it up the ladder again, appointing the former premiership mentor as its coach for the next two seasons. SOUTH Warrnambool is backing Nigel Kol to guide it up the ladder again, appointing the former premiership mentor as its coach for the next two seasons.
Mark Thompson in Essendon discussions over future AFL role
Essendon caretaker coach Mark Thompson is hopeful he will stay at the AFL club, tipping an announcement could potentially be made as early as this week. Thompson's future has been up in the air since he handed over the reins to James Hird at the end of the Bombers' 2014 campaign.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Brent Harvey and Joel Selwood clash during the semi-final on Friday.
Exoneration and suspension are both clearly plausible outcomes when the Match Review Panel assesses week two of the finals. While the report of Fremantle's Zac Dawson for striking is officially the only incident at this stage that will be considered, there is no doubt Brent Harvey could be punished for the second time in a month.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Anchorage Daily News
Who is Bill Walker? Neither party may like the answer.
With the frenzy surrounding announcement of a Bill Walker-Byron Mallott gubernatorial ticket -- some breathlessly call it "historic" -- you have to wade through a river of populist drivel to get to the meaty question: Who is Bill Walker? Pardon me for noticing, but Walker -- a guy working hard to be everything to everybody, to be "inclusive" and "nonpartisan" -- is not who many Democrats may hope he is. There is somebody quite different wrapped in the Kool-Aid rhetoric.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
GoLocalProv | News | Where Do RI Labor Unions Go From Here?
Where do Rhode Island's labor unions go from here, now that the split between Clay Pell and Angel Taveras supporters within the state's labor base ultimately helped elect Gina Raimondo in the Democratic Primary? "The primary was tough for the RI labor movement," said Brooking Institution Vice President Darrell M. West. According to West, labor's divide-and-conquer strategy between Raimondo's two opponents had the unintended consequence of propelling the least labor-friendly candidate in the race to victory.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Gary Ablett set to extend AFL deal with Gold Coast Suns
Ablett, whose lucrative five-year contract will finish at the end of next season, is yet to officially put pen to paper. "It would be fantastic to confirm Gaz and the club had agreed on a new deal.
U.S. groups leery of fast-track trade deals demand transparency
More than 500 U.S. organizations on Wednesday urged the Obama administration to ditch the system of congressional authority to fast-track trade negotiations, demanding a more transparent method of handling trade negotiations. In a letter to U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, the organizations said that Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA, was outdated and undercuts congressional and public oversight.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Former Coakley rivals change tune after election
BOSTON, SEPT. 10, 2014..On Wednesday, the day after her primary win, Democratic nominee for governor Martha Coakley's former rivals deemed her a bold candidate with the makings of a strong economic plan and ensured victory in the general election.
Bridgewater - from average to awesome
Bridgewater will vie for its fifth-straight Loddon Valley Football League premiership on Saturday. But the Mean Machine haven't always been a powerhouse.
Brown mulling life after Magpies' stint
OUTGOING Devonport coach Max Brown is not sure what his future holds, but he hasn't ruled out coaching again with a decision likely to be made as early as next week. OUTGOING Devonport coach Max Brown is not sure what his future holds, but he hasn't ruled out coaching again with a decision likely to be made as early as next week.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
U.S. denies discount carrier Norwegian Air's bid for early entry
U.S. regulators slowed discount carrier Norwegian Air International Ltd's quest to operate in the United States on Tuesday, drawing cheers from unions who said the airline pays low wages and does not meet U.S. employment standards.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Clinton stumps for Malloy in New
Back in the city where as a scruffy graduate student from Hope, Ark., he discovered the law -- and a future first lady named Hillary Rodham -- the 41st president tried to give Gov. Dannel P. Malloy a sorely-needed bounce Tuesday coming out of the Labor Day weekend for his imperiled re-election campaign.
Metro Detroit AFL-CIO responds to MT's blog post on Labor Day trash left at Navin Field
We reached out to the AFL-CIO this morning to discuss the trash left at Navin Field after the Labor Day pre-parade speeches.
Ex-Republican, Democrat form unity ticket for Alaska governor
Independent candidate Bill Walker and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Byron Mallott came together to form what they call the Alaska First Unity ticket in the November election.
President Obama in Milwaukee Today for Labor Fest
Union members gathered for Labor Fest for the first time in 2 years . The President Obama gave a speech which you can see here It wasn't Obamas first time at Labor Fest either.
Largest Labor Day picnic in MN attracts voters and candidates
The 123rd annual Labor Day Picnic in Duluth marks the unofficial end of summer, but kicks off the political season.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Sanders talks middle class revivial at Labor Day breakfast
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was warmly received Monday at the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast, firing up state and local labor leaders with talk of the nation's economy.
Aussie Football Players Dress Up as Rolf Harris and Victim
Two Australian Football players are at the centre of a costume controversy after they dressed up as entertainer Rolf Harris, recently convicted for indecent assaults on children, and a young girl.