2 Jun
2021

Iran officially imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections

first_imgLocal NewsWorld News Previous article10 ways a weighted blanket can help you find calmNext articleMinority-Owned Global Transformational Communities Solutions to Collaborate with Delos to Advance Equitable Access to Healthier Spaces Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Twitter Iran officially imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 Pinterest TAGS  last_img read more

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26 Jan
2021

State senator examines Indiana labor policy

first_imgFor believers in the power and need for collective bargaining, Indiana State Sen. John Broden says now is an incredibly frustrating and troubling time. “In the last five to six years, a lot of our labor laws have fallen to the wayside. If you believe that labor organizations have the right to collective bargaining, Indiana has certainly taken a number of steps back,” Broden said. Tuesday night, the Higgins Labor Studies Program Friends and Alumni Network sponsored a discussion with Broden, who graduated from the University in 1987, in which he focused on fighting for laborers rights in the Indiana State Senate. “I’ve loved working in the General Assembly, but it’s definitely gotten more challenging. I’m a Democrat, and we’ve always been the minority but we’re even more severely the minority now,” Broden said. “Indiana has traditionally sort of been a swing state, it’s not monolithically Republican. But right now, at the state legislative level, it is.”Though 32 members of the Indiana General Assembly were Republicans when Broaden was sworn in, there are currently 40 Republicans, making up a more significant majority.“The 32 members that are Republicans were much more moderate strain when I was sworn in than the 40 members that are there now. Now, you know, we’re seeing more and more conservative members beating those more moderate members in elections, and we’re losing that middle, more moderate group,” he said. Broden said his most difficult fight came over the common construction wage, which the Republicans wanted to repeal.“It appeared that logic was thrown out the window. The only people who were for this were non-union contractors, who did very little public work, and then there were very right wing people that were just ideologically opposed to this,” he said. “… and that’s what was so frustrating about this, because we then ended up repealing the common construction wage.”Broden talked about his growing frustration with the Republican majority in the General Assembly, particularly in regards to workers rights.“Running against teachers unions became very popular for Republicans. They were calling them out for protecting bad teachers, and then those bills passed, and then you know, Right to Work was next to go,” he said. Regarding Indiana’s recent status a Right to Work state, Broden said he was discontent with the way that legislation had been passed. In Right to Work states, labor unions are allowed, but workers in unionized professions cannot be forced to join unions.“Indiana is now what they call a Right to Work state. For a while, we avoided kind of taking up this fight, but you know you look around and there were a lot of members who wanted that. Recently, though, we’ve lost some members who were against Right to Work, so they were able to get that bill passed,” Broden said. Looking to the future, Broden said he is working on policies regarding the minimum wage in Indiana. “It’s extremely frustrating if you believe in labor rights, because things like minimum wage right now are being challenged and that’s something that we’re really fighting for but you know, we just can’t get it passed,” he said. Broden said his passion for politics and labor rights came primarily from his time at Notre Dame. “I really enjoyed my curriculum at Notre Dame, it confirmed everything I thought about politics, which I was interested from the very early days,” he said. “Two of my favorite courses were in labor studies, and there’s labor and labor history but then more importantly there’s labor economics, which sparked an interest in me that remains today.”Tags: John Broden, Right to Work Rachel O’Grady | The Observer State senator and Notre Dame alumnus John Broden discusses the variety of issues the Indianalegislature faces regarding minimum wage, right to work status and other labor policies.last_img read more

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26 Aug
2020

Rich Hill less than perfect as Dodgers lose, 7-3, to Diamondbacks

first_imgPHOENIX >> The Dodgers might want to consider putting Rich Hill in bubble wrap until the playoffs.Hill’s blister wasn’t the issue that put him in harm’s way during Thursday’s 7-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was Archie Bradley.The Diamondbacks right-hander threw inside at Hill when the Dodgers left-hander squared to bunt in the fifth inning. The pitch nearly hit Hill in the left hand on the bat as he dropped a bunt on the right side of the pitcher’s mound.Bradley fielded it and threw Hill out but an angry Hill had started shouting at Bradley even as he ran up the line. The two exchanged expletive-enhanced suggestions for the other to modify his behavior, prompting both benches and bullpens to empty – an extended process with September-swollen rosters on both sides of the field. The Dodgers have averaged fewer than three runs per game in the first seven games of this 10-game trip. Cooler heads prevailed and Hill struck out Bradley on four curveballs in the bottom half of the inning, extracting his revenge by tormenting Bradley rather than bruising him.An inning later, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulled Hill from a less-than-perfect game. Pitching on regular rest for the first time since July 7 with the Oakland A’s, Hill couldn’t continue the dominant run that started his time with the Dodgers.The left-hander gave up a solo home run to Kyle Jensen with two outs in the second inning, ending a 20-inning scoreless start to his Dodgers’ career and a streak of 27 consecutive batters retired (including his seven perfect innings in Miami on Saturday). It was also the first extra-base hit Hill has allowed in four starts for the Dodgers.The Diamondbacks chipped away at Hill for another run in the second inning on an RBI single by Chris Owings and in the sixth on an RBI single from Paul Goldschmidt that ended the left-hander’s night after 93 pitches and 5-1/3 innings. He watched as the Diamondbacks broke the game open with four more runs including Mitch Haniger’s three-run home run off Dodgers reliever Louis Coleman.Bradley kept both his temper and the Dodgers’ offense in check for most of the night. The Dodgers had just one run in the first six innings on Justin Turner’s RBI double in the fifth. They chased Bradley from the game and scored twice more in the seventh inning with back-to-back doubles by Andrew Toles and Chase Utley doing most of the damage.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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