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Meet the American who was the first paid professional football player: Pudge Heffelfinger

The first professional football player, by name alone, sounds too perfect to be true — more like a mythical god of the gridiron than a living, breathing human being.  But Pudge Heffelfinger was as real as the broken ribs he brutally delivered to a poor college kid while scrimmaging for kicks and giggles with the … Read more

Democrats Vote To Force Contract On Rail Workers Without Paid Sick Leave

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Thursday to impose a union contract on rail workers in order to avoid a massive strike, but lawmakers did not include paid sick leave in the deal, as many workers had demanded. The wishes of rail workers were essentially sidelined by most Democrats who feared the devastating economic consequences of … Read more

Paid under the table, three construction workers owed $20,000 in lost pay

AFR The men did not follow their visa conditions, but they were still entitled to protection under the law, the Employment Relations Authority ruled. Three men working unlawfully on Auckland construction sites are owed $20,000 in wages and holiday pay by their employer. The men did not follow their visa conditions, but they were still … Read more

RTL Today – Kirchberg: Union vows to keep protesting ‘until Auchan backs down’ on paid parking

At the end of October, Auchan decided that it will start to charge employees of the different shops for parking. This announcement caused outrage among staff delegations and the Independent Luxembourg Trade Union Confederation (OGBL), which organised a protest in front of the shopping centre on Friday. The rebellion is growing among the various outlets … Read more

Twitter Will ‘Tentatively’ Relaunch Paid Verification System Next Friday: Musk

Elon Musk announced Twitter will “tentatively” make available its updated paid verification service to users next Friday. Musk said that the platform will start adding a different color of check mark for verified users based on the type of account. Individuals will continue getting a blue check, while companies will have a gold check and … Read more

We Need Audit, EU to Step up, Assurance that Money Paid to Bidens Isn’t Influencing Before More Aid Sent to Ukraine

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Kennedy,” Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) said he will not continue to support aid to Ukraine until the European Union matches the aid already provided by the U.S., there’s a complete audit of the money sent by America, there are assurances that the country hasn’t had an illegitimate … Read more

Dansby Swanson was a homegrown star for the Braves. He may get paid elsewhere

In 2015, Dansby Swanson introduced himself to the big leagues as a No. 1 overall draft pick with high marks in his glove work and ability to hit line drives. As it turned out, it would take Swanson seven years to record a breakout All-Star season and blossom into one of the best shortstops in … Read more

For Blue Bombers’ Schoen, persistence has paid off with chance at Grey Cup glory

REGINA – Danny McManus came up with a well-thought out theory after watching Dalton Schoen at Kansas City Chiefs training camp back in 2021. The former CFL quarterback and current assistant general manager and director of U.S. scouting of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers was quick to run that idea past Ted Godeiva, fellow AGM and … Read more

Former Kansas City detective paid to protect sex traffickers, feds say

A former homicide detective in Kansas brazenly conspired with three men to  help run a sex-trafficking operation involving underage girls, prosecutors allege in a federal grand jury indictment unsealed Monday. Roger Golubski, a retired 35-year-veteran of the Kansas City Police Department, used his position to shield the operation from police investigations, according to the three-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Topeka. … Read more