Late Tuesday, a group of Duke University graduate students held a celebration near the Duke Chapel. Their aim is for a union vote at Duke in the spring.The Washington Post has an in-depth look at what the decision means.
...[Literature teaching assistant Bennett] Carpenter said he’d been in contact with colleagues at Cornell, Yale, Columbia and other private universities about organizing. Duke has 2,500 Ph.D. students, Carpenter said. He said he hopes the majority will agree to file with the labor relations board for a union election next spring. If grad students vote to join a union, Duke would have to recognize it.
...Graduate students at Duke watched in March as adjunct faculty at Duke voted by a large majority to unionize. A group called Duke Teaching First led the push to join the Service Employees International Union in hopes of better pay, benefits and job security. The Duke vote was the first in decades at a private university in the South, a region that generally has weak unions.
Carpenter said the faculty effort prompted graduate students to say, “Hey, if they can do that, then maybe we can, too.”
[Briggs] owner Evelyn Scruggs talked about the difficulties her family business has faced because of the recession. Lara Trump said Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton would simply continue the Obama administration's policies, while Donald Trump would do more to help small businesses and bring jobs back from overseas.Right. There was also this:
"When you have a good economy, when you bring jobs back that are otherwise overseas, they’re going to go to hard-working Americans," Lara Trump said, adding that curbing illegal immigration also would open up jobs.
Numerous media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and CNN, have documented a string of small businesses hurt when Donald Trump reneged on contracts or refused to pay suppliers to his casinos and other businesses.Lara doesn't know anything about those complaints, OK?
Lara Trump said she isn't familiar with those complaints.
During his tenure in Fayetteville, the department became one of the first law enforcement agencies in the state to equip its officers with body cameras. The department also has made more data on its policing publicly available, and it is implementing numerous suggestions for improvement made by the U.S. Justice Department after Medlock called inspectors in to help upgrade policies and procedures.Medlock spoke at a press conference announcing the launch of opendatapolicingnc.com in Durham back in December.
First, Pence will stop in Charlotte to speak at the Charlotte Pipe and Foundry. This event is not open to the public.Pence was in Pennsylvania yesterday, where he got his hair cut at a black barbershop. It was weird.
Later, Trump will head to Wilmington for a rally at Manufacturing Methods, LLC. Doors open at noon and Pence takes the stage at 3:00 p.m.