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Union Berlin Stadium Is Full Of Fans Watching The World Cup On A Lot Of Sofas!

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Now this is watching the FIFA World Cup in style!!

Union Berlin's stadium in Germany is awfully packed these days despite the fact that no soccer games are being played there.

Actually the stadium is filled with fans who are watching all of the matches on a giant screen!

But they aren't in any of the stadium's uncomfortable seats! Rather the Berlin fans were invited to bring their own sofas to the stadium, and many have taken up that offer!

In fact over 750 sofas were brought to the stadium to watch the very first match this past Thursday, and it's estimated that 3,000 folks were plopped down on those comfortable cushions! Not only that

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Hostess And Union Going To Mediation!

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We previously mentioned some ahmayzingly good news… Twinkies should survive the bankruptcy of Hostess!!

More good news in the great Twinkie crisis is that a federal judge is forcing Hostess and their second biggest union to enter mediation.

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NFL Ref Lockout Officially Over!! Seahawks Collectively Bummed!!

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FINALLY!

After three weeks, we're so happy that we can finally get back to games where (hopefully) teams deserve the wins that they earned!

The knockoff refs are gone! Only the OG Refs get to do their thing — the lockout is over!

Here's what the NFL commissioner said:

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Cops Pepper Spray Polynesian Dancers After High School Football Game

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Overreact much?

Police in the small Utah town of Roosevelt pepper sprayed a group of Polynesian men and boys performing a traditional Haka dance after a high school football game!

The dance group was in town to watch a relative play his final game with the home team, who lost and finished their season without a single win.

The Haka was reportedly performed to boost the morale as the team left the field, but cops were pissed because the dancers were blocking an exit.

When the dancers continued to perform despite orders from two officers to move away from the exit, the cops decided the next course of appropriate action was to punish them all with pepper spray!

This came AFTER spectators, coaches and players told police that everything was fine and the men could continue.

A bystander at the incident

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SoCal Grocery Store Union May Go On Strike Monday!

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Prepare to start bagging your own food at the grocery store next week. Employees of El Lay's favorite grocery store chains have been cleared by union officials to go on strike Monday.

Upset over low wages and corporate unwillingness to contribute more to rising health care costs, the United Food and Commercial Workers union issued a 72-hour notice on Thursday to cancel their contract extension with Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons.

UFCW union leaders said in a statement:

“We’re ready to fight to preserve good jobs. We understand this is a tough economy, but we’re willing to stand up for workers everywhere being taken advantage of by profitable corporations."

Although they've been given permission to strike and the picket signs are made, that doesn't mean the employees will ACTUALLY go on strike. Vons said in a statement:

"The notice does not mean a strike is imminent or that a strike will necessarily occur at any point. The notice simply allows the union the ability to call a strike if they choose to do so. Vons and the other employers intend to remain focused on the negotiation process and urge the unions to do so the same."

We appreciate our friendly neighborhood grocery store employees! Especially the workers that offer to help take our groceries to our car. Even though we never accept, it's always appreciated!

Good luck in the negotiations UFCW 770!

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NBA Players Officially Locked Out

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It's happening!

Negotiations have failed and NBA owners informed their players they would be locked out beginning Thursday at midnight.

Hopefully the league and the player's union can come to some kind of an agreement over revenue sharing before the lockout eats into the next NBA season.

The last lockout in 1998 shortened the season to 50 games and caused the sport's popularity to significantly decrease!

It's a shame that an organization that has so much money to go around can't figure out what to do with it.

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NFL Players Association Makes Big Move In Contract Negotiations

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NFL Players Association Makes Big Move In Contract Negotiations

Things are getting tense in the NFL right now…

The Players Association filed paperwork to decertify as a union on Friday — which will likely move the labor dispute between the players and league into the courtroom.

The owners had stated before this happened that they would lock the players out if they failed to reach an agreement before Friday at midnight.

If the lockout does indeed happen, the players will sue the league for restraint-of-trade antitrust violations. Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees have all agreed to be the lead plaintiffs in the case.

Yikes — we hope they resolve it soon!

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