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Andrew WK, The Zodiac, 28 Sept

first_imgThis isn’t a concert”, bellows Andrew WK halfway through his set, “This is a party!” “This” also has all the hallmarks of unadulterated twatrock – prepubescent fans trying their best to look over 14 or risk a lifetime’s Zodiac ejection. But it’s not. WK himself is so very polite: “You’re not like an audience,” he tells us at one point. “You’re like my family.” He sprinkles us with Evian instead of effluence, and thanks us profusely for our “most gracious welcome.” It’s been two long years since ‘I Get Wet’ and the joys of ‘Party Til you Puke’. ‘Got to Do It’ may have been eclipsed by ‘Born to Do It’ in Avid Merrion’s books, but Andrew WK has managed to hang on to his ‘Real Fans’ – who, in the meantime, have endured and survived puberty. As a tribute to their lost innocence, he sticks to what we know best, playing what the audience wants in the order it wants it – from the romance of ‘She is Beautiful’ to the climax of the night, ‘Party Hard’. He introduces only a couple of songs from the new album, The Wolf; and although ‘Never Let Down’ shows no rebate in the impacted spinal mosh trauma, lines like “I don’t wanna make love I just wanna make sex” are disappointing when matched with the old stuff. Second disappointment of the night: the scallies are perturbed by the appearance of three men in tight, white vests, and their leechlike fixation to the tour bus. Even the microdresses get the hint and go home, wondering why the penny never dropped with the Evian. “His hair’s not even greasy,” says one. They wander off, to drown their sorrows on Oxford Romance. Partying Hard just doesn’t seem so appealing anymore.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003last_img read more

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Teamsters Local 215/ Irving Materials Strike Resolution Summary

first_img Teamsters Local 215 members employed by Irving Materials Incorporated (IMI) ended their strike against the company by ratifying a new three (3) year contract on Thursday, July 25.The contract expired on April 1, and the strike commenced on June 3. The Local 215 members worked for two (2) months without a contract while still negotiating. The members voted to strike when, in their “final offer”, IMI insisted on pulling our members out of Central States Health and Welfare Fund (known as TeamCare) and putting them in a company plan with inferior benefits.While a strike is never something any responsible company or union wants, they are sometimes necessary. In this case our members were successful in keeping their healthcare and obtaining hourly wage increases totaling $3.05 over the life of the contract.In the end, our members were able to maintain their TeamCare health plan and secure significant wage increases. This can be attributed to their determination to present a united front, as well as the collective support they received from both IMI members of Teamsters Local 89, as well as other unions in the Southwestern Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council.With the support of the other unions, many contractors decided to stop using IMI. That ultimately made the difference in helping to resolve the dispute.The new contract runs through April 1, 2022 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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