Friday, May 24 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:45:29 GMT
Police were called to a fatal shooting in Madisonville Friday evening. It happened at the Between Rounds Sports Bar, located in the 5800 block of Bramble Avenue, around 10:30 p.m. Officers say a 29-year-oldFull Story >
It happened at the Between Rounds Sports Bar, located in the 5800 block of Bramble Avenue, around 10:30 p.m. Officers say a 29-year-old man was killed in the shooting. His identity has not yet been released.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:44:59 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) - Joey Votto extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a homer, and Ryan Hanigan and Brandon Phillips also homered on Friday night, powering the Cincinnati Reds to their fourth straightFull Story >
Bronson Arroyo pitched around a mistake to Cubs starter Scott Feldman and the Reds downed the Cubs 7-4.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:33 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:33:04 GMT
A Northern Kentucky fire department was recognized on Friday for their efforts in battling the historic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. The Southgate Fire Department received the Medal of Valor, whichFull Story >
A Northern Kentucky fire department was recognized on Friday for their efforts in battling the historic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. On May 28, 1977, nearly 2,000 people were saved but over 150 people died in the blaze.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
(RNN) - The National Labor Relations Board released a statement Tuesday saying it will continue to investigate for at least another day Walmart's request to stop Black Friday walkouts and protests sponsored by a pro-union website.
The board's Office of General Counsel said it does not expect to reach a decision on whether or not to seek an injunction to stop the planned protests before Thursday.
In its November 16 complaint, Walmart said OUR Walmart is illegally acting as an agent or affiliate of United Food and Commercial Workers, a charge that the union disputes.
The board's release said the legal issues surrounding the case are complex and that it is interviewing represtentatives and reviewing documents from the company and the union.
A national Walmart spokesman issued a prepared release to WSFA 12 News in Montgomery, AL that downplayed the protests, which call to disrupt shopping on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, the busiest shopping days of the year for retailers.
Kory Lundberg called the union's actions "publicity stunts" and said the company filed the complaint in response to requests from its employees.
"The reality is there are a handful of associates, at a handful of stores scattered across the country that are participating in these UFCW made for TV events," Lundberg said in the email. He said the company does not expect the protests to have any effect on shopping at Walmart on Black Friday.
But a Stanford University law professor who chaired the labor board under President Bill Clinton told the New York Times that the movement seemed to be troubling the company.
"I don't see this translating into a great deal of success in terms of unionizing Walmart or in terms of being particularly effective in improving conditions," said William B Gould IV. "But I must say if they've gone to the NLRB on this, that must show that Walmart is really concerned."
One of the charges on the website is that the store's decision to open on Thanksgiving Day was unfair to employees, and demonstrations are expected to take place nationwide Thursday.
But some Walmart employees already are protesting the company's policies.
In addition to a repeal of the Thanksgiving opening, employees at stores and distribution centers are asking for a minimum hourly wage of $13 and an increase in full-time employment.
Workers are asking for more affordable healthcare as well, after Walmart decided to reduce its contribution to the employee insurance plan. Premium costs for the workers are expected to increase by as much as 36 percent.
Walmart, which employs 1.4 million workers in the U.S., has already prevented multiple efforts by organizers to unionize the retailer's workforce.
Publicity for the protests was raised further by a petition published on MoveOn.org that asks Walmart not to force its employees to work Thanksgiving.
"I am disappointed at the announcement that Walmart stores will start sales at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day to get a few steps in front of the competition," wrote petitioner Mary Pat Tifft. "Walmart makes profits of more than $16 billion yearly. The company can afford to give its employees this holiday to spend with their families."
Tifft, who worked at a Walmart in Kenosha, WI, for 24 years, added she believes the Thanksgiving Day opening shows the company's disregard for its employees.
"As the largest employer in the country, Walmart could be setting a standard for businesses to value families," she wrote. "But instead, this is another Walmart policy decision that hurts the families of workers at its store."
More than 33,000 people had signed the petition by Tuesday morning. Organizers are seeking a total of 40,000 signees before it is delivered to Walmart President Rob Walton.
Walmart is headquartered in Bentonville, AR, and operates more than 10,500 stores in 27 countries.
The retailer employs 2.2 million people worldwide and has an average full-time hourly wage of $12.57. It recorded net sales of $443.9 billion in 2011, an increase of 5.9 percent from the previous year.
Lundberg's email said Walmart's pay and benefits plans are as good or better than those of competitors, including unionized stores.
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Monday, November 19 2012 2:37 PM EST2012-11-19 19:37:19 GMT
(RNN) - Family and friends will be gathering together during the holiday season for dinners, parties, and gift exchanges and many will document the festive season. To get that perfect memento of the season,Full Story >
The holiday gatherings are the perfect time to photograph friends and loved ones. Here are some tips to make sure your pictures make the memories last.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:37:58 GMT
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building. According to police, the unidentified man toldFull Story >
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:43 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:43:18 GMT
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession. According to the Cincinnati Police Department, Kyle "Lucky" McNamara was armedFull Story >
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
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