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The last time that I predicted that Spurs would win the league was the year which we famously came ‘3rd in a 2 course race’ beaten to the punch by Arsenal and Leicester. It is for this reason why my friend and fellow Spurs fan Steven Stapinski asked me not to write this article, in case I once again put the curse on the team! I was tempted to listen to my good friend but the reality is that I am very excited about what this 2020/21 season will bring for the Lilywhites, and here is exactly why I think that winning the league is doable.

Summer Transfers
There are two points which I want to make on transfers here, the first is that the talent which we have brought in during this summer window is incredible, all just what was needed and all are going to put enormous pressure on places in the squad. This will ensure that no player assumes that they will be playing. The second point to make is that last summer’s transfers are now coming good too, and bth Lo Celso and Ndombele look high quality assets.
Terrifying Front Three
Spurs fans have enjoyed the partnership between Kane and Son for a couple of years now and I would argue that under Jose’s system, with...

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Oregon OSHA Establishes Emergency Temporary Standard for Workplace Safety

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) new emergency temporary standard (ETS) for workplace safety during the pandemic went into effect on Monday. For the first time since the pandemic started, Oregon workers will have clear, enforceable and consistent workplace protections from COVID-19. The new protocols provide rules around transparency and reporting, training, employee input and employer requirements to mitigate hazards, and ventilation. The Oregon AFL-CIO fought hard for the implementation of the ETS.

“The emergency temporary standard is a step forward for Oregon’s workers. Oregon is now only the third state in the nation to adopt workplace safety and health protections for workers against COVID-19,” said state federation President Graham...

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: NFLPA Names Corey Clement ‘Community MVP’ for Week 8

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

Corey Clement has been named the NFL Players Association’s (NFLPA’s) “Community MVP” for week 8 of the NFL season after he helped lead a writing contest in which students created books on how to resolve bullying. The winners earned a $500 prize, received a surprise Zoom visit from Clement and will have their book published. “It is a true honor to be named the NFLPA Community MVP,” the Philadelphia Eagles running back said. “As an NFL player, I have the opportunity to bring attention to the causes most important to me—literacy, anti-bullying and music education. I feel that it is important to support grassroots nonprofits that are led by Black leaders.”

Kenneth Quinnell
Mon, 11/16/2020 - 09:57

COVID-19, Community Service...

Building a property is a complex process that involves knowledge of architecture, building codes, zoning rules, and many other aspects. But during this process, it is necessary to have companies and professionals with different functions. One is the contractor. And, to become a professional and licensed contractor, you need to avail Dwelling contractor qualifier pre-license course. The term is well known in the field of civil construction. But for those who do not understand the subject, it cannot be obvious to comprehend for sure what the role of a contractor is. A contractor is a company with a wide range of duties and responsibilities when building an enterprise. In this matter, we will explain what a contractor is and what its functions in work are.

What is a dwelling contractor?
In general terms, dwelling contractors are organizations contracted to carry out specific works in civil construction work. Thus, the company provides services through a contract and is remunerated as the activities are performed. Generally, the contractor offers a series of services performed by professionals who are specialists in the field. Some of the most common jobs for the...

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Rest in Peace, Scott Reynolds

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

The AFL-CIO is mourning the passing of our dear former colleague, Scott Reynolds (TNG-CWA). Scott will be remembered for his strong trade unionism, dedicating his career to the labor movement and spending 24 of those years with the AFL-CIO. And, for those who had the pleasure of working with Scott, we will also miss him for his humor, his friendship and his stories of adventurous travel that brightened the workplace every day.

Damon Silvers, special counsel to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (UMWA), called Scott a dear friend and mentor. “All his life Scott fought for working people. He was at every major protest for decades,” Silvers said. “He organized our movement for fight after fight—for financial reform and the Affordable Care Act, against one corporate trade deal after another. He was a kind generous colleague to...

Biden Taps Working People Champions to Transition Teams

President-elect Joe Biden made sure that the voices of working people will be heard in the transition to his administration. He appointed more than two dozen leaders from the labor movement to the various agency review teams that will help make sure the Biden administration is ready to go on day one.

Here is a list of the labor leaders appointed to Biden's transition teams:

Transition Advisory Board: International President Lonnie Stephenson, Electrical Workers (IBEW); President Teresa Romero, United Farm Workers (UFW)
Department of Education: Beth Antunez, American Federation of Teachers (AFT); Shital Shah, AFT; Marla Ucelli-Kashyap, AFT; Donna Harris-Aikens, National Education Association (NEA)
Department of Energy: Brad Markell, Industrial Union Council, AFL-CIO
Department of Health and Human Services: Sarah Nolan, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Department of Justice: Rocio Inclan-Rodriguez, NEA
Department of Labor: Jennifer Abruzzo, Communications Workers of America (CWA); Jessica Chu, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU); Micheal...

Economy Gains 638,000 Jobs in October; Unemployment Declines to 6.9%

The U.S. economy gained 638,000 jobs in October, and the unemployment rate declined to 6.9%, according to figures released Friday morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The improvements reflect the continued resumption of economic activity that previously was curtailed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to the October job numbers, AFL-CIO Chief Economist William Spriggs tweeted:

#JobsReport While the unemployment rate has been falling, further drops will be harder to achieve because of the scarring effect taking place. The rise in the share of long-term unemployment as a share of the unemployed is mirroring the rise during the Great Recession. @AFLCIO pic.twitter.com/igAzsnE6mh— William E. Spriggs (@WSpriggs) November 6, 2020

#JobsReport The rise in those facing permanent layoffs is worrying, while the drop in temporary job losses is good. Permanent layoffs and rising long term unemployment will greet the New Year with a challenging labor market to keep this from being a drag on recovery. @AFLCIO pic.twitter.com/rU2x6uobrs—...

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: NALC: Election and Pandemic Show the Importance of USPS

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

Throughout the pandemic, members of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) have kept us connected as a country, delivering lifesaving medications and keeping our communities running. The workers at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) also have served our democracy by delivering millions of mail-in ballots as a safe and convenient alternative to voting in person. NALC, under the leadership of President Fredric Rolando, said: “This election and pandemic have shown the importance of the Postal Service network. For the last four years, we’ve had to play defense against attacks from the current administration. Now, it is time to go on the offense for letter carriers by providing COVID-19 relief to this agency, repealing the mandate to prefund retiree health care and utilizing the network to continue...

You can meet a person with a difficult relationship in the past and a broken heart on a dating site. Although this relationship has already ended, a deep wound may remain in a person’s soul, which can be touched by new relationships too. Ladies find themselves in a particularly difficult situation if they find out from a conversation with a man that he is a widower.
Building a relationship with a widower can be very difficult, especially if the grief in a man’s life has happened recently. He may not have let his deceased wife go and is not ready for a new relationship. Long stories about a deceased wife can easily identify his unpreparedness for a new relationship. Such men need time, and a woman should not spend her resources on him.
Psychologists say that after a break in a relationship, a person temporarily plunges into frustration, and after the loss of a wife, this state can continue for a long time.
If a man is interested in a new relationship, communicating with him is no more difficult than any other man without a tragic past. Most likely, a woman will need not touch the past topic to bypass sharp corners. It is also important to understand that it...

The pandemic has caused a great deal of Americans to seek out used vehicles instead of riding public transportation, which means it’s a wonderful time to be operating a used car lot. That being said, just because used cars are in high demand, doesn’t necessarily mean that your dealership is prepared to meet that demand. Having the right staff members and tools can go a long way in helping to ensure that you’re able to give to best service to your customers.

One of the biggest pieces of technology you may want to adapt while more consumers are looking for a cheap car for sale is a piece of call center software to help your customer service department. Of course, you might not even be sure how important a customer service department is for your dealership in the first place; however, it’s generally accepted that these sorts of call centers can be incredibly beneficial for sales departments in particular. Here are a few things to keep in mind about the benefits of customer service agents and your used car business.
Customer service departments are your first line of connection to potential customers.
When a buyer is interested in a new car, they usually come in...