Thursday, September 6, 2018

Disney World union workers approve contract for $15 minimum wage by 2021

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 9:13 PM

Between whoops and cheers, Disney World union workers in Orlando overwhelmingly approved an agreement with the theme park company to raise the minimum hourly wage to $15 by October 2021. "We have accomplished historic wage raises," Matt Hollis, president of the Service Trades Council Union, told a boisterous crowd Thursday....

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Foxtail giving away coffee on Friday to celebrate their Orlando Weekly Best of Orlando wins

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 7:24 PM

To celebrate their total world domination, er, their first-place win for Best Coffee in Orlando Weekly's Best of Orlando Readers Poll (as well as a Writer's Pick for Best Secret Coffee Spot), Foxtail Coffee is giving away FREE COFFEE on Friday. All Foxtail locations are participating in Free Foxtail Friday from from...

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Here's what's left of Colonial Lanes

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 5:59 PM

This pile of rubble is all that's left of Colonial Lanes, a once-beloved Orlando landmark that will soon be a storage facility. The 49-year-old bowling alley shut down for good May 24, after being purchased last February by a subsidiary of Titan Properties, which filed plans to build a self-storage...

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Andrew Gillum vows support for anti-BDS legislation in unreleased campaign document

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 5:20 PM

As the Democratic gubernatorial nominee for governor, Andrew Gillum has remained largely silent when it comes to Israel and Palestine, a highly polarized — yet bipartisan — topic many view to be a critical factor in weighing support for politicians and candidates. With an unapologetically progressive campaign, the Tallahassee...

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Orlando's lower-income renters are spending nearly 64 percent of their wages on housing

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 4:11 PM

It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that the Orlando we all know only exists because of cast members, servers, hotel workers, and just about everyone else making near minimum wage. But according to a new study, most of them cannot afford to live here. A report released Thursday...

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Why Don't We announce an Orlando show set for next spring

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 2:38 PM

Are you ready to scream? Young pop ensemble Why Don't We, currently burning up YouTube (and the charts) with their latest video/single "8 Letters", has announced an Orlando date as part of their North American tour set to commence next year. The quintet is currently hard at work on...

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Florida ranks highest in nation for rate of new women-owned businesses, says study

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 1:08 PM

Florida was ranked No. 1 in the country in terms of fastest growth rate of women-owned businesses, according to a new report. The 2018 American Express State of Women-Owned Businesses Report measured the growth rates of women-owned firms since 2007, finding a 58 percent increase in the past 11...

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Judge weighs 'bundled' constitutional amendments on Florida ballot

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office on Wednesday asked a Leon County circuit judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to remove six proposed constitutional amendments from the November ballot because they bundle multiple issues into single measures. Jordan Pratt, a deputy solicitor general in Bondi’s office, told Circuit Judge...

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Ron DeSantis' running mate deletes tweet calling Trump a 'con-man' and KKK supporter

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 11:51 AM

There's already trouble in paradise for U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis' campaign for governor, as his running mate, state Rep. Jeanette Nuñez, has been accused of deleting a tweet that said then-candidate Donald Trump was the "biggest con-man there is," while accusing him of supporting the Ku Klux Klan. According...

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Irreverent Nashville act Birdcloud jam out in Orlando and upstage everyone

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 11:50 AM

[image-12] THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND The Goddamn Gallows, Birdcloud and Kingofalldrunks, Will’s Pub, Sep. 4 There’s a spectrum when it comes to subversive folk music, and the Goddamn Gallows are on the more extreme and obvious end of it. They’re less like the wicked intellect of the Legendary Shack Shakers and...

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