United Auto Workers Calls For Strike At General Motors

The most contentious in many years. The Big Three ― GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler ― are trying to keep costs down with warnings of a sales slowdown, but their robust profits over the last four years have left workers with announced late last year have left workers laid off or having to relocate to keep their jobs. But it isn’t clear whether the company’s offer on allocation met the UAW’s expectations. two-tier wage system it agreed to during the financial crisis, it still takes eight years for newer hires to reach the top wage rate. Many workers want that timeline compressed. They also want to move more temporary workers into full-time positions. GM said its offer included “wage or …

What Would ‘Friends’ Be Like In 2019? | Betches

It’s the 25th anniversary of everyone’s favorite 90s sitcom featuring over-plucked eyebrows, ultra straight hair, and a Greenwich Village apartment we would all gladly sacrifice our most prized possessions to live in for just a few weeks. Friends has remained an iconic series since its premiere in 1994, and its 2004 final season that famously won the cast a shudder-inducing one million dollars per episode.  However, it’s 2019 now. Even the most loyal of Friends fans sometimes use the 10 seasons as nostalgic background noise to fall asleep to after we’ve watched too many true crime shows and need the soothing trance of rhythmic studio audience laughter. When we’re sick of rewatching The Office, Friends and all its mind-numbing Ross …

Antibiotic Resistance Is On The Rise In Wild Bottlenose Dolphins, Long-Term Study Finds

Our planet’s oceans have become a reservoir of antibiotic genes – the remnants of waste from our homes, hospitals, and farms washing from shore into our waters. It’s no secret humans use a lot of antibiotics, so much so we’re developing resistance to their powerful ability to treat bacterial diseases. However, seeing the upward trend in antibiotic use mirrored in dolphins is concerning, say the authors of a new study published in the journal Aquatic Mammals.  “Unlike humans, wild dolphins are not taking antibiotics and seeing an increase in resistance among the dolphin isolates was not expected,” said lead author Adam Schaefer, an epidemiologist at Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Harbor Branch, to IFLScience. “It is concerning because it means that antibiotic-resistant bacteria …

Wannabe Serial Killer Taunted Cops With Zodiac-Like Letters

Detective Logan Hough got the call at about 9 a.m. on a sweltering late-August day in North Florida. Someone at the court clerks office had opened a letter that he should see right away. The letter had been intended for the Bradford County Sheriffs Office where he works, but it had gotten mixed up in the mail. Deliveries there get mixed up all the time. The address for the clerks office begins with 945. The address for the sheriffs office is 945-B. What Hough found inside the envelope was unlike anything he had seen. It read like the plans of a serial killer. Every time I see young beautiful females, ages 15-30, I so badly wish to lure them to …

AOC-Style Challengers Looking to Unseat the Dems Top Brass in 2020

The House Judiciary Committee was in the middle of considering a resolution expanding Democrats impeachment proceedings when Rep. Matt Gaetz decided to get personal. Decrying Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadlers escalating impeachment inquiry into President Trump, the right-wing Florida congressman fired a shot at the integrity of the hearingand at the man holding the gavel. I would hope, Gaetz said, that these proceedings are not about the chairmans upcoming primary challenge. The quip prompted some shocked groans on the Democratic side of the daisand silence from Nadler. But the cheap shot raised by Gaetz is central to the argument that one of Nadlers Democratic primary opponents, Lindsey Boylan, eagerly makes herself. Without my challenge, I have no doubt in my …

Democratic debate didn’t include a single question about abortion

People hoping to hear Democratic presidential candidates positions on abortion during last nights debate were left sorely disappointed. Not a single minute was dedicated to the topic. This comes at a time when reproductive freedom is under assault nationwide. States have recently passed some of the most restrictive abortion laws sinceRoe v. Wadeguaranteed women the right to choose. Americans are taking notice. In June, a nationwide poll by Monmouth University found that one-in-three Americans, and more Democrats than Republicans, rank abortion as a top issue in the 2020 elections. Accordingly, many expected the Democratic candidates to face serious questions about reproductive freedom during last nights presidential debate. Questions about abortion have inspired some of the most powerful moments in earlier …

Baby born in Tennessee on 9/11 at 9:11 weighs 9 pounds, 11 ounces: ‘Its very rare but very special’

The baby was born on 9/11 at 9:11 p.m. and weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces. (Methodist Healthcare) “Time was just rolling,” the newborn’s father, Justin, told local news station WREG. “The next thing you know, they called it 9:11 and then they got on the table and they were like, ‘Oh my gosh, she weighs 9 [pounds], 11 [ounces].’” “I’ve never seen it in 38 years,” she noted. MOM WHO REFUSED TO ABORT BABY WITH MEDICAL NEEDS WELCOMES DAUGHTER: ‘I WAS TERRIFIED OF LOSING HER’ Though the couple recognized 9/11 is a time of remembrance and sorrow for the country, they noted their daughter represents joy on such a day. “She comes in on 9/11, there was so much devastation …

The Day After I Killed Myself- The World Kept Turning, but I Wasn’t There

ShareTweetPin I killed myself The world kept turning, but I wasn’t there to see it. Last night was too much. I couldn’t bear another night of crying myself to sleep, of screaming into my pillow and praying for the pain to stop. I was tired. Tired of being sad. Tired of not being able to get out of bed. Tired of nobody caring. I was tired of being alone but also hated being with others, because they couldn’t understand the constant pain I was in. So I killed myself. The next morning, the sun rose, the birds sang, and the frost melted. My loved ones woke up, and with a good night’s sleep my best friend forgot about the stupid …

These Student Activists Are Tackling Gun Violence, Starting With Their Home Turf

Sy Abudu/NYCLU Here’s How These Student Activists Are Tackling Gun Violence From A New Perspective By Madhuri Sathish 9 min ago In recent weeks, mass shootings in California, Texas, and Ohio have prompted widespread calls to action against gun violence, with activists and lawmakers alike demanding more stringent gun control legislation. As the nation debates, students in particular have taken the lead in the fight for commonsense policy, starting movements, educating others, and just generally shaking things up. And it doesn’t always look like you’d expect. These student activists are taking on gun violence by starting with what’s important in their own lives and communities, whether it’s their local neighborhood or their faith groups. Back-to-school season has never been so …

The Amazons Tallest Tree Just Got 50 Percent Taller And Scientists Dont Know How

Sometimes even the largest natural wonders can remain hidden from human view for centuries. The Amazon is a dense place, full of life with new species of flora and fauna being discovered every other day. Now, using the same technology that takes driverless cars from A to B, we – led by Eric Gorgens and Diego Armando da Silva, and along with colleagues from Brazil, Swansea, Oxford and Cambridge – have discovered the tallest tree in the rainforest. At 88m tall, it dwarfs the previous record holders by almost 30m. And it’s not alone either. The Guiana Shield of north-eastern Amazonia, which accounts for nearly 9% of the world’s remaining tropical forests, may contain lots of these gigantic trees. With …

Trump Is Rolling Back Clean Water Protections, Because Who Needs To Drink Anyway

Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson Collection/Getty Images Trump Is Rolling Back Clean Water Protections, Because Who Needs To Drink Anyway By Yvonne Kim Sept 12, 2019 Since April 2019, the Trump administration has already proposed a repeal on carbon emission limits, looser methane standards, and changes to Obama-era coal regulations. This time around, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is tackling water pollution protections. In his next environmental move, President Donald Trump will roll back clean water regulations first implemented in 2015, per . On Sept. 12, the Trump administration finalized a rule to replace the Waters of the United States rules — or WOTUS, for short. When the Clean Water Act was first passed in 1972 to regulate water pollution, it was …

Everything You Need To Know About Natural Cycles, The Birth Control App

Natural Cycles Here’s What You Need To Know About Natural Cycles, The Birth Control App Recommended by Apple By Rebecca Strong Sept 12, 2019 If you’ve visited the Reproductive Health tab in your Apple Health recently, you may have noticed that the number-one recommendation is an app called Natural Cycles. It’s not the most-downloaded ovulation tracker (that would be Flo), nor is it necessarily the highest-rated one. However, the app has a bevy of glowing reviews, and Apple is making a deliberate effort to highlight it. But here’s what you need to know about Natural Cycles: The app has been scrutinized multiple times since its release in June 2013, not only for its link to unplanned pregnancies but also for …

This Advice From Gun Policy Activists At Every Level Will Give You The Confidence To Make Change

Jim Young/Getty Images News/Getty Images This Advice From Gun Policy Activists At Every Level Will Give You The Confidence To Make Change By Lilli Petersen and Madhuri Sathish Sept 11, 2019 America has a problem with gun violence. After three high-profile mass shootings in Texas and Ohio in August 2019, the nation has been grasping at anything to try to find a solution. While politicians talk about red flag laws, background checks, and mental health, Americans around the country are asking what they can do. Well, take it from the people who have done it. Elite Daily asked for advice from gun policy activists who have advocated for change at every level, from getting started with their local organization to …

The World War II Diet That Saved Britain

When the British went to war Winston Churchill could one man with a rigorous doctrine of his own have cut through all the bureaucracies, vested interests and red tape with such speed and results. When Drummond discovered that dried eggs were being produced in California and Wisconsin he had them included in the Lend-Lease program. After the war the American Public Health Association, citing Drummond for an award, said his work was one of the greatest demonstrations in public health administration that the world has ever seen. But Drummond had a conviction and personal authority that was hard to challenge. He gained recognition by advancing the knowledge of how vitamins worked, first as a pupil of a Polish biochemist, Casimir …

This is what Trump’s Cabinet looks like right now

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s third national security adviser, John Bolton, tendered his resignation on Tuesday, marking the latest departure from an administration fraught with turnover. Commerce: Wilbur Ross Defense: Mark Esper White House chief of staff: Mick Mulvaney (acting) State: Mike Pompeo Education: Betsy DeVos Energy: Rick Perry Central Intelligence Agency: Gina Haspel Health and Human Services: Alex Azar Homeland Security: Kevin McAleenan (acting) Housing and Urban Development: Ben Carson Agriculture: Sonny Perdue Interior: David Bernhardt Labor: Patrick Pizzella (acting) Transportation: Elaine Chao Treasury: Steven Mnuchin Veterans Affairs: Robert Wilkie Attorney general: William Barr Environmental Protection Agency: Andrew Wheeler Office of Management and Budget: Russell Vought (acting, though Mulvaney stills holds the title of director) US trade representative: Robert Lighthizer …