High Court to hear Perry’s challenge to FG Sligo/Leitrim Convention result

first_img Pinterest By admin – December 15, 2015 Previous articleDerry PSNI warn of crackdown on bad parkingNext articleLatest man to be detained in Peggy O’Hara funeral probe is released admin Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton The High Court is due to begin hearing an application today for an injunction to stop Fine Gael from ratifying its election candidates for Sligo/Leitrim. The constituency also includes part of South Donegal.It’s part of a legal action brought by Deputy John Perry who believes there were serious and substantial irregularities in the selection convention, and argue that the outcome of the October convention was  fundamentally flawed .The Fine Gael TD lost out on a place on the ticket for next year’s election, but he believes there were a number of irregularities that spoiled the final vote, including the alleged recording of votes for absent members and the non-recording of votes from members who were there.The High Court has set aside three days this week to hear his application for an injunction restraining the party from ratifying the successful candidates, pending the outcome of a full action to try and force Fine Gael to hold another convention.A number of witnesses, including voting and election experts, are due to called. Facebook Google+ Google+center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp High Court to hear Perry’s challenge to FG Sligo/Leitrim Convention result Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH last_img read more

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The States With The Strongest And Weakest Unions

first_imgMichael B. Sauter and Samuel StebbinsThe U.S. Supreme Court issued in March a split vote on a decision that, if passed, would have prevented public sector unions from requiring non-union government workers to pay union fees. This split represents a major victory for organized labor groups, which have been squeezed by changes in the labor force and anti-union legislation for decades. Just 45 years ago, nearly one in four workers were union members. Today, barely one in 10 are in a union.The strength of organized labor in the United States depends largely on political and economic forces. Because these factors differ across the country, unions hold considerable power in some states and are virtually nonexistent in others. In New York, nearly 25% of state private and public sector workers are unionized, while in South Carolina, just 2.1% of workers are in unions.There are many reasons for the differences in unionization between states. In an interview with 24/7 Wall St., David Macpherson, E.M. Stephens professor of economics and department chair at Trinity University, explained that politics is likely one of the biggest factors affecting the regional strength of organized labor. Over half of the states in the country now have right-to-work laws, with West Virginia’s statute passing this February. All of the states with the lowest shares of union membership have right to work laws, while Michigan is the only state with high membership which does.Visit 24/7 Wall St. for the complete report and methodology“The reason unionization rates are low in right-to-work law states is because those are the states that don’t like unions and so they pass laws that are not favorable to unions.” Macpherson said.Union membership is also at least partially determined by the industrial composition of a state. Macpherson explained that public sector jobs and manufacturing jobs tend to be more unionized, with transportation workers in particular very likely to be union members. Michigan’s substantial manufacturing sector, for example, is likely driving up unionization rates in the state.The overall decline in union membership has been due to a massive decline in private sector organized labor. At the same time, public sector membership has actually increased. As a result, public sector workers account for nearly half of union membership nationwide, even as they only account for about 15% of the nation’s total workforce.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Sandwiches remain a lunch staple

first_imgSandwiches are suffering an overall decline in sales, but are still a top lunch choice, according to the latest out-of-home lunch figures from international market research company, NPD Group.Speaking at the recent Lunch! show at Old Billingsgate, London, Sarah Wittenborn of NPD Group said that the bakery sector had a 6.9% share of the foodservice lunchtime traffic, for the six months to June 2009, with average customer spend around £2.40.The figures showed that 17% of lunchtime orders included a meat sandwich (data for six months ended June 2009), down 0.9% compared to last year, but still topping the table for the most popular lunchtime buy.Lunchtime purchases including cake fell by 0.7% to 2.8%.last_img

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Teacher Rally in Tallahassee Begins at Noon

first_imgIts the Rally to Tally as 20-thousand teachers from around Florida take part in the largest education rally in state history saying “enough is enough.” Educators will begin the protesting in Tallahassee at noon today for the start of the 2020 session to call for more funding, higher pay and less state testing. Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing for a $600 million plan to raise the starting pay for new teachers by nearly $10,000.Veteran teachers are saying hey what those who already make $47,500?Back in October, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his plan to increase base teacher salary from $37,000 to $47,000.Florida ranks 26th in the nation for starting teacher pay, according to the National Education Association.last_img

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Tampa Deputies Find 250 People Outside Gas Station After Shooting

first_imgThree people were hospitalized after a shooting occurred at a gas station early Sunday morning in Tampa.However, law enforcement officials came across quite a gathering when they responded to the incident.Hillsborough County deputies were called to the Chevron gas station around 4 a.m., following reports of a fight.When deputies arrived at the scene, they found about 250 people gathered outside the business.According to 911 calls, multiple shots were fired after a fight broke out there. Three people were hit by bullets and transported to a local hospital.The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said witnesses were being uncooperative with detectives.“There is no question that someone has cellphone video or saw something that could help detectives locate the individuals responsible and take them into custody. We are asking witnesses to come forward,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Anyone with information can call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200.”last_img read more

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