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These 21 states are raising their minimum wage for 2020

Twenty-one states are increasing their minimum wage for the new year with workers from Arizona to Vermont set to see an increase. As Keith Mestrich, CEO of Amalgamated Bank and a fan of the wage hike noted on Yahoo Finance’s YFi PM, “It’s going to be a really happy holiday for a lot of people around […]

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HEY,

CHRISTMAS AT THE JACK!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL from LOCAL UNION 141

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FUN

DAN THE CAGE MAN

No one could mistake who BIG DAN was rooting for on Thursday 14 November 2019. Dan lit up the whole Casino when he showed up for work decked out from head to toe in a Cleveland Browns suit sporting a fabric with the Cleveland Browns helmet design all over it. Yes, a suit with lapels, […]

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CASINO NEWS

MGM Springfield property may be sold, leased back by casino giant 

Dan Gilbert isn’t the only one selling off properties. Kelly | rkelly@repub.com SPRINGFIELD — As part of an “asset-light” strategy, MGM Resorts International is contemplating selling off MGM Springfield and other properties, while retaining control of the daily casino operations. The plan is similar to the $4.25 billion sale and lease back of the famed […]

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WHAT DO U THINK ABOUT THAT?

Alleged Embezzlement Of Union Funds in SPFPA? Convictions? More?

202 PAGES OF INVESTIGATIONS, (ALLEGED?) PROSECUTING AND/OR SENTENCING ACTIONS FOR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY by MEMBERS OF SPFPA INTERNATIONAL UNION AND/OR ITS AFFILIATES et al THIS LOG OF ALLEGED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY OF SPFPA UNION MEMBERS SHOULD STARTLE EVERYONE. Most of the alleged activity comes under the category of embezzlement of funds. My question, given this is all […]

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WORD ON JACK STREET

Vici is Scooping up Two Jack Entertainment Properties For $843 Million

Vici Properties Shells Out $843.3 Million For Jack Cleveland, Thistledown Racino, JACK Entertainment Will Lease Back Properties JACK Entertainment is monetizing a pair of Cleveland assets, announcing that it will sell the Jack Cleveland Casino and the Jack Thistledown Racino to Vici Properties (NYSE:VICI) for $843.3 million in cash. Vici Properties is paying $843.3 million […]

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WORD ON JACK STREET

THE NIGHT PODIUM 5 RETURNED TO SILENCE – a short story

Once upon a short time ago, the management at Jack Casino instructed the Security Officers that they could play music from their cell phones at Podium 5 – the only podium at the casino where silence reigned. Maybe somebody connected to the betterment of Jack Casino noticed the deafening sound of silence when walking about […]

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FUN

An Irish Pub And Restaurant

FUN is what it was. We’ve seen this restaurant while passing by, it seems forever, but never got there till now. I went because I found out that a couple of people I know just happened to work there – unbeknownst to me till they told me. So of course I had to do my […]

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FUN

GO BROWNS

Steve’s ready for the ‘BROWNS MEET UNDEFEATED PATRIOTS IN FOXBORO TODAY’. Yup. He’s wearing his lucky BROWNS WIN socks and colors. And has his Fruit and Nut Chocolate MuffCakes ready to devour after the SMOKED RICOTTA AND GOUDA SPREAD and VEGGIE DOGS AND LIBATIONS!! ANIMAL-FREE of course. So-o-o good.

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Removing Jack Cleveland Casino Images That May Be Subject To Copyright

After being told by SPFPA Union attorney Gregory Gordon to remove from this website any logos associated with said union under penalty of legal action, and since they appeared to be representing Jack Cleveland Casino, I decided that I should also replace any images of Jack Cleveland Casino that may be subject to copyright that […]

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HOT MEAL FOR LUNCH?

Where does that come from? Hot meals for lunch. I brown-bagged it and didn’t complain. I didn’t have piled high roast beef sandwiches like some of the other kids, but I ate and liked what I had. Maybe it’s a throw back to the old days when the main meal was served at noon. I […]

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SEE SOMETHING. WRITE SOMETHING.

HIGBEE ON NOTICE

TYPICAL CLEVELAND. WHY? The trash receptacles look the same along Cleveland’s city streets – overflowing with trash. It’s not that people don’t want to use the designated trash receptacles, it’s that the city management team doesn’t want to collect the trash. Living on the Edge of Cleveland and Lakewood, one sees the startling difference in […]

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THREATS

THREATS AGAINST UNION MEMBERS BY UNION BOSSES MATTER

FOR YOUR PERUSAL:

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FROM STEVE

LOCAL UNION 141 REPARATION DEMANDS

(October 1, 2019) LOCAL UNION 141 REPARATION DEMANDS Five years ago today, Mark Crawford negotiated the second worst contract ever. Everyone who can read, write and chew gum agrees that it was a terrible, terrible deal for Jack Security Officers. But he outdid himself in ineptitude with the current 5-year renewal.   He did not improve […]

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FROM STEVE THE NEGOTIATING STORY

THE PANHANDLER NEGOTIATION STRATEGY

As I said in an earlier document, Like all successful businesses Jack Cleveland Casino strictly controls costs. Waste not, want not. Especially labor costs. And most of all, overtime. In almost five years I have never been payed a penny more than I was owed. And that’s how it should be. Likewise, although I wear […]

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CONTRACT TALK FROM STEVE STATE OF THE UNION THE NEGOTIATING STORY THREATS

2 – BEST OFFER AND LAST BEST OFFER

PART II THE CONTINUED and ONGOING INTIMIDATION TACTICS by SPFPA Union and SPFPA sympathizers will not deter me from completing my job to apprise all union members, and anyone else who shares an interest, in what actually transpired during negotiations for a new contract and how we were misrepresented by SPFPA International Union.  Although we […]

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FUN

JUST HAVING SOME FUN; DON’T EVERYBODY PANIC

Just having some alone-time fun after re-discovering the photo booth on my computer. When it instructed me to step out of the frame, nothing happened, so I went back in. Why is it that these days nothing comes with instructions? Everybody just figures it out on their own. I often wonder about what it takes […]

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HEY,

UNION BOSSES SUING UNION MEMBERS

Do you mean instead of beating them up in an alley or stuffing them into the trunk of a car for a late night dip in the lake? Who even does that? Sues their own card-carrying and dues-paying members? SPFPA (International Union, Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America. That’s who. Who pays for the […]

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CONTRACT TALK FROM STEVE STATE OF THE UNION THE NEGOTIATING STORY THREATS

1 – “There’s Good News And Bad News. Which Do You Want To Hear First?”

PART I That’s what the doctor asked in a phone call not too long ago. “Tell me the good news”, the optimist in me said. “You’ve got two days to live” said the doctor. “Jeeze, I said. “If that’s the good news, what’s the bad news?” “I was supposed to tell you yesterday”, replied the […]

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HEY,

FINLEY: VIDEO SHOWS AN ALERT, STRONG DAN GILBERT

Finley: Video shows an alert, strong Dan Gilbert Nolan Finley, The Detroit NewsPublished 10:53 a.m. ET Aug. 2, 2019 | Updated 6:31 p.m. ET Aug. 2, 2019CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Quicken Loans Chairman Dan Gilbert, who has not been seen publicly since suffering a stroke Memorial Day weekend, appeared in a video message emailed to employees this week, and […]