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Archive for Friday, August 31, 2018

Spotlight: Megastore, Wakanda, Cat Videos, and Mommy Con

Shop over 100 vendors including artists, vintage and handmade furniture, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, tasty treats, garden decor, and more during Unhinged Market Day! The fun takes places Saturday starting at 10am and runs all day in front of the Adjectives Megastore in Altamonte Springs. After a being picked as one of the top things to do in Tampa Bay and having a sold out event in Tampa, Wakanda is being brought to the Bronze Kingdom Museum in Orlando.  Blending the pop culture phenomenon of the Black Panther movie with the true history and culture of Africa, Sankofa Productions presents A Night in Wakanda, an intimate social gathering that fuses learning and entertainment to ...
Published in Commentaries, Spotlight, The Daily City

Intersection: Primary Elections; Sustainability; Journalists Covering Trauma

https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/082818_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSAugust 28th is primary day in Florida. Candidates statewide are vying for their partys nomination in the race for the Governors mansion. Agriculture commissioner and attorney general are also on the ballot. More than 1.6 million Floridians already voted- either by mail or at early voting sites, beating out the 2014 tally. Issues like toxic algae, gun safety, healthcare and education funding have grabbed headlines. On this episode of Intersection, political analysts Dick Batchelor and Michelle Ertel talk candidates and policy ahead of the big races.  What does the word ...
Published in Intersection Podcast

Labor unions reach agreement with Disney for $15 by 2021

Aside from election news, this week had a development that could bring a major overhaul to Central Florida’s tourism industry. Six Orlando labor unions representing 38,000 workers say that they have tentatively reached a “historic” agreement with Walt Disney World to raise starting hourly pay from $10 to $15 by 2021. If approved by union members in September, the new contract would raise the minimum wage at Disney to $11 by December 2018 and keep going up in yearly increments until reaching $15 in October 2021. The Service Trades Council Union said this week that the new four-year contract agreement makes “no major concessions” to the theme park company regarding union rights and benefits. A Disney spokesperson said the company ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Scaffolding Accident Kills Two Workers In Orlando

Two construction workers were killed today after falling seven stories when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site near Disney World. A third worker managed to hold onto something to keep from falling and was helped up by other workers.
Published in Central Florida News