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Daily Holidays September 30

Mud Pack Day Mud has been known to have health properties for a very long time, and has been a popular way of sustaining beauty and staving off old age. No, we’re not talking about the mud you can find in the mud puddles after a heavy rain, nor the clay down at your local riverside, though we could be! You’d be surprised where some of the beauty products come from that can stave off old age and leave you looking amazing. There’s even hot mud pits, like hot springs, that people visit to sit in and enjoy the health and beauty benefits of nature’s own spa. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/mud-pack-day/

International Podcast Day History of International Podcast Day
Let’s start off with explaining what a podcast is, shall we? A podcast is essentially a serialized show that is very much like a radio show. It’s released in a downloadable or streamable format through various sites, and apps, available anywhere you have internet access. There are thousands or even millions of available podcasts in every conceivable genre, with more showing up with every passing day, and unlike radio broadcasts, they can be accessed by anyone, anywhere. Podcasts tend to have a smaller following than most big radio stations, but its worth mentioning that the podcasts themselves are very targetted to a specific audience. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-podcast-day/

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day Olive oil is the gold standard of all oils. Loaded with antioxidants, it is monounsaturated fat and everyone needs fat in his or her diet. The Mediterranean Diet is considered the healthiest diet. The cornerstone and foundation of the Mediterranean Diet is extra virgin olive oil. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/extra-virgin-olive-oil-day/

International Translation Day aunched in 1953, International Translation Day is a relatively recent entry into the calendar of world events. Established by the International Federation of Translators, the annual celebration is an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of translators who endeavour to make the world a slightly smaller place by breaking down language barriers and allowing great literature to be enjoyed far more widely. The work of translators is seen as being of growing importance due to growing opportunities for international travel and globalisation of trade markets. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-translation-day/

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US probing possible worker abuse by Wells Fargo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Labor Department is investigating possible abuses of employees by Wells Fargo in connection with the bank's alleged efforts to open millions of unauthorized accounts to meet sales goals.

A group of Democratic senators last week asked the department to investigate whether Wells Fargo tellers, branch managers and customer service reps were harassed and threatened with termination in the aggressive sales push. A complete review of cases and complaints is needed to determine if the second-largest U.S. bank violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, the senators said. About 5,300 employees have been fired since 2011.

In a letter Monday, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said the department takes the senators' concerns seriously and has started a "top-to-bottom" review of labor practices at San Francisco-based Wells Fargo.

"We take the concerns raised in your letter very seriously," Perez told the senators, led by Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. "Given the serious nature of the allegations ... and recent media reports, I have directed enforcement agencies within the department to conduct a top-to-bottom review of cases, complaints or violations concerning Wells Fargo over the last several years."

http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/US-probing-possible-worker-abuse-by-Wells-Fargo-9297805.php

St. Louis Area Diaper Bank wants to collect 100,000 diapers to mark its first year

As the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank approaches one year in operation this weekend, the organization is running a week-long drive to collect 100,000 diapers.

According to the National Diaper Bank Network, one out of three families in the United States cannot afford diapers. The cost of diapers can total about $1,000 a year per child and for some low-income families, buying them can take up to 15 percent of the parents' take-home pay.

Locally, the greatest need for diapers exists in the city of St. Louis and north St. Louis County. Because the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, cannot be used to buy diapers, food pantries faced pressure from families that needed them.

"There's not an easy way for families who don't have a lot of resources to get diapers and the diaper bank can help fill that need and step in," said Kimberly Singer, a board member at the diaper bank.

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-area-diaper-bank-wants-collect-100000-diapers-mark-its-first-year?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20160928&utm_campaign=&utm_term=#stream/0

Shareholders approve massive beer deal: a new era for Anheuser-Busch

Another chapter in the more than 150-year story of beer in St. Louis is close to being written. The roughly $100 billion deal to create the world’s largest brewer has cleared its final substantial hurdle. Shareholders of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller have voted in favor of the merger. There are still some procedural steps, but it is expected to close Oct. 10.

The shareholders approved the merger during meetings Wednesday in London, which is the base of SABMiller, and Brussels, where the headquarters of AB InBev are located. The deal essentially creates a new company that will keep the Anheuser-Busch InBev name.

“We are pleased that our shareholders’ vote brings us one step closer to combining our companies, teams, strong heritage and passion for brewing,” AB InBev Chief Executive Officer Carlos Brito said in a statement from the brewing giant.

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/shareholders-approve-massive-beer-deal-new-era-anheuser-busch?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20160928&utm_campaign=&utm_term=#stream/0

Daily Holidays September 29

World Heart Day Heart Day is part of an international campaign to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention. This is the perfect day to quit smoking, get exercising and start eating healthy – all in the name of keeping your ticker in good working order, and improving the health and well being of people the world over. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/heart-day/

Biscotti Day Chocolate Hazelnut, Honey Pistachio, Almond and Lemon Dipped in White Chocolate, Dried Cherry and Almond Biscotti, Biscotti alla Parmigiana, Peppermint Biscotti, Almond and Raisin, these are just a few samples of the absolutely rainbow of flavors you can get Biscotti in. All of them are the perfect accompaniment to your favorite blend of coffee or a steaming cup of relaxing tea, their double-baked crunch absorbing the myriad of flavors and softening into an expertly textured snack. Biscotti Day celebrates these wonderful treats, and reminds you to try a new flavor, or indulge in your favorite. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/biscotti-day/

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/september29.html

Federal judge denies union’s appeal to block right-to-work law

A federal judge announced Monday his decision to deny a union plea to repeal Wisconsin's “right-to-work” law, after opponents claimed it violated the Fifth Amendment.

Three unions challenging the bill allege it is unconstitutional on the grounds that it results in an unlawful seizure of private property without fair compensation. Federal law constrains unions to represent all workers in the bargaining union while preventing them from collecting fees for representation.

Gov. Scott Walker worked with the state Legislature to pass the right-to-work law in February 2015. The law protects non-union members from being required to pay union fees, sparking union member concerns that “the nonmember of the union will reap the benefits of being represented by the union during a grievance but he will pay nothing for those benefits.”

http://www.dailycardinal.com/article/2016/09/federal-judge-denies-unions-appeal-to-block-right-to-work-law

Daily Holidays September 28

Drink Beer Day Raise a glass of your favourite ale or lager and celebrate Drink Beer Day! One of the oldest man-made beverages in history, beer has been produced since the Neolithic Era with some breweries dating back as far as 1040. It is little wonder why drinking beer has come to be such a popular and entertaining activity. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/drink-beer-day/

National Good Neighbor Day Not so long ago, the world felt like a smaller place, and everybody knew everybody else in their neighborhood. Now, many of us aren’t familiar with our neighbors, and only speak to them in passing. Why not use Good Neighbor Day as an opportunity to lend a proverbial cup of sugar, and get to know the people who live nearby? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/good-neighbor-day/

Ask A Stupid Question Day We’ve all done it, had that question we wanted to ask that just sounded astoundingly stupid. We’re embarrassed that it even occurred to us, and worse, that we didn’t know the answer when it seemed so simple. The truth is there is no such thing as a stupid question, except the one that you choose not to ask. We never learn anything if we’re afraid to ask the question to begin with, whether that’s by researching it or asking someone who might know. Ask a Stupid Question Day encourages you to overcome your fear of sounding uneducated, and opening yourself to learning by asking your stupidest questions. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ask-a-stupid-question-day/

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/september28.html



UFCW Local 655 members overwhelmingly reject Schnucks proposal, approve strike

Members of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 655, in a secret ballot vote this evening at the St. Charles Family Arena, overwhelmingly rejected a proposed contract from Schnuck Markets and authorized only the second strike in the union’s history against a food chain. The vote was 250 to accept the contract and 1,934 to reject and strike (89%), Local 655 President David Cook announced. Two-thirds was necessary to strike.

The recommendation from the union’s leadership and its rank-and-file Bargaining Committee was to reject the offer and authorize a strike. It is the first time that UFCW Local 655 has unanimously recommended rejecting a contract proposal from Schnucks Markets.

The union’s current three-year contract expired May 8 but has been extended on a day-to-day basis while negotiations continued.

The union will urge Schnucks to come back to the bargaining table and negotiate a fair and reasonable contract to avoid a strike.

http://labortribune.com/ufcw-local-655-members-overwhelmingly-reject-schnucks-proposal-approve-strike/

UFCW Local 655 members overwhelmingly reject Schnucks proposal, approve strike

Members of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 655, in a secret ballot vote this evening at the St. Charles Family Arena, overwhelmingly rejected a proposed contract from Schnuck Markets and authorized only the second strike in the union’s history against a food chain. The vote was 250 to accept the contract and 1,934 to reject and strike (89%), Local 655 President David Cook announced. Two-thirds was necessary to strike.

The recommendation from the union’s leadership and its rank-and-file Bargaining Committee was to reject the offer and authorize a strike. It is the first time that UFCW Local 655 has unanimously recommended rejecting a contract proposal from Schnucks Markets.

The union’s current three-year contract expired May 8 but has been extended on a day-to-day basis while negotiations continued.

The union will urge Schnucks to come back to the bargaining table and negotiate a fair and reasonable contract to avoid a strike.

http://labortribune.com/ufcw-local-655-members-overwhelmingly-reject-schnucks-proposal-approve-strike/

Daily Holidays September 27

Crush a Can Day You know you want to, so don’t hold back when it comes to squashing those cans on Crush a Can Day. Not only does this day give you the opportunity of crushing, squeezing and bending cans into satisfyingly small shapes, it’s also a chance to share can compression fun with family and friends. A fantastic stress buster, can squashing is also a great way to get more cans into a smaller space at recycling facilities, so get squishing those cans! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/crush-a-can-day/

Ancestor Appreciation Day Many of us are completely unaware of our ancestors and the lives they lived, yet they almost certainly went a long way towards shaping our habits, traditions and values today. Fortunately, the annually-celebrated Ancestor Appreciation Day gives people a reminder to learn more about those who came before us. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ancestor-appreciation-day/

World Tourism Day Travel has been said to broaden the mind, exploring the world and seeing the broad vistas and cultures that the people of the world offer. Tourism can describe travel for pleasure both foreign and domestic, and has been happening as long as long as mankind. Tourism Day is your opportunity to broad your own world a little, find a location you’ve always wanted to make time to visit, and finally get around to making time to do it. So find your inner traveler and get out there and experience the places you’ve always wanted to see. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tourism-day/

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