Travelers are taking to Twitter to express their amazement with TSA blaring Kanye at JFK, the sixth busiest airport in the U.S. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the airport, are well aware of the situation, simply telling Business Insider that employees are being allowed to pick music in the terminals. What employees are not allowed to do, however, is strike. Even though most federal employees are also protected by unions, it’s actually illegal for federal employees to strike thanks to the 1947 Taft-Hartley Act. The Taft-Hartley act was put in place to keep federal employees from striking and shutting down the government, not, as you may imagine, the other way around. More than 800,000 federal employees are working without pay during the longest shutdown in American history, across departments as varied as the Border Patrol, IRS, Interior, Coast Guard, Secret Service, TSA and federal prison staff, according to the Atlantic. Today the government … [Read more...] about Why the TSA Is Blasting Kanye and Not Just Going on Strike
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Updated 2:51 pm CST, Monday, December 17, 2018 FILE - In a Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 file photo, holiday decorations adorn the letters on the toll booth structure on the Holland Tunnel approach, in Jersey City. Motorists complained that the decorations don't look right. More than 21,000 people voted in a poll commissioned by tunnel operator the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Poll numbers were released Monday, Dec. 17. The consensus? Move the tree from over the “N” in “Holland” to over the “A,” and remove a wreath hanging over the “U.” less FILE - In a Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 file photo, holiday decorations adorn the letters on the toll booth structure on the Holland Tunnel approach, in Jersey City. Motorists complained that the decorations don't ... more Photo: Julio Cortez, AP … [Read more...] about Gimme an ‘A’: Tunnel authority to move decoration after poll
Karen Matthews Associated Press Published 2:46 p.m. UTC Jun 10, 2018 New York – An 80-story office building set to open this week at the World Trade Center will be the third completed skyscraper at the site where the twin towers stood. Monday’s ribbon-cutting for the 1,079-foot 3 World Trade Center marks a major step in the rebuilding of the site, stalled for years by disputes among government agencies, trade center developer Larry Silverstein, insurers and 9/11 victims’ family members who wanted the entire site to be preserved for eternity as a memorial. The new $2.7 billion building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Rogers, has been the fifth-tallest building in New York City since construction topped out in 2016. That designation seemed elusive in 2009 when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the trade center site and was battling with Silverstein over costs associated with rebuilding, sought to reduce 3 World Trade … [Read more...] about 3 World Trade Center to open after years of delays
On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, Sacramento resident Tracy Mapes drove to Santa Clara, flew a drone over Levi's Stadium and dropped a payload of leaflets espousing his conspiracy theories over the San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks game.He then headed across the Bay to the Oakland Raiders game intent on doing the same.A year ago this month, a San Diego bartender crashed his drone into a fan at the Padres' Petco Park.While Mapes was later arrested and the bartender was tracked down and fined, team security and local police were unable to stop the flights — whether with high-tech jammers or other means — for fear of violating federal law."Federal law prohibits local law enforcement from disarming or disabling drones, even if they are in restricted airspace," said National Football League Senior Vice President Jocelyn Moore. "This loophole in federal law puts the safety and security of millions of sports fans and eventgoers at risk."The same prohibitions on intercepting … [Read more...] about Stadium and team owners see drones as major league threat
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments Post Nation by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Email the author April 25 at 2:54 PM Email the author There is, of course, no official manual on how to use an official government position to get officers to tear up a ticket, but for any enterprising self-help author looking to write one, a dash-cam video featuring a purple-vest-wearing, recently resigned Caren Z. Turner might prove insightful. During an … [Read more...] about A Port Authority official berated and cursed at officers during a traffic stop. A dash cam was on.