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Algiers [New Orleans] Tenants Challenge Illegal Thanksgiving Evictions, Appeal to Prominent Landlord
At the start of the holiday season over 100 families are preparing to fight for their homes instead of preparing turkey and all the trimmings. Just a few days before Thanksgiving tenants of the Woodlands, an Algiers apartment complex, were greeted by constabl es with eviction notices in hand. Now the families, including many young children and disabled persons, are too worried to celebrate, fearing they may soon be homeless. Instead of shopping and cooking they spend their evenings in meetings, planning strategies to save their homes. Now they speak out on their struggle and strategy.
HOUSTON – Houston janitors tentatively settled a strike on Nov. 20 and reached an agreement for a three-year contract. The agreement includes wage increases as follows, “$1.15 increase the first year, $1.00 the second year, and $0.50 the third year.” This will mean an increase from $5.30 an hour to $7.75 an hour over 3 years.
When voters decided it was time to change the nation’s direction and give Democrats the majority in the Senate and House, they also paved the way for the first increase in the federal minimum wage in a decade.
BALTIMORE — A blood-coagulating drug designed to treat rare forms of hemophilia is being used on critically wounded U.S. troops in Iraq despite evidence it can cause clots that lead to strokes, heart attacks and death in other patients, The (Baltimore) Sun reported.
The marketing of soda to school kids was a big item in the news this past year. What’s so bad about soda and where can I find healthier alternatives that still have the “fizz?”
What is the most environmentally friendly way I can wash my car: doing it myself or going to the local car wash?
Missouri voters narrowly approved Amendment 2, 51 percent to 49 percent, making Missouri the first state to amend its constitution to protect stem cell research and therapies allowed by federal law.
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