The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 17th, 2023 morning edition

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After a 15-month battle, the club’s strippers will become the only ones in the U.S. to gain union recognition.

Dancers at a North Hollywood topless bar will become the only strippers in the United States to gain union recognition after the club’s management withdrew challenges to their guild election, the union announced Tuesday.

The recognition came after a sometimes testy 15-month battle between the dancers and the strip club, Star Garden, over becoming a union.

Recognition came during a settlement hearing between union attorneys and attorneys for management at the bar.

Tensions between the dancers and management at Star Garden sometimes escalated during the negotiations over unionization, with dancers signing on a petition to management in March.

Strippers began picketing outside the establishment in 2022, telling patrons not to enter and that the conditions inside were unsafe to dancers.

Eight strippers told The Times in interviews that management told security not to interfere with threatening customers. »

Taco Bell is fighting to cancel the ‘Taco Tuesday’ trademark

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Since Taco John’s owns the trademark, other restaurants and companies must seek permission to use “Taco Tuesday” in branding and advertising.

“Taco Bell has not reached out to us, so we have no comment on any possible trademark action,” Taco John’s said in a statement.

“Taco John’s would like to thank our worthy competitors at Taco Bell for reminding everyone that ‘Taco Tuesday’ is best celebrated at Taco John’s – the trademark owner of Taco Tuesday.”. »

Hungary confirms it has blocked payment from EU fund that provides military support for Ukraine

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Budapest believes that this EU instrument should also be used to support the Balkans and North Africa, and it is "very important for these issues to be clarified".

In early February, the Council of the European Union approved the latest seventh tranche of military assistance to Ukraine from the fund, as well as the allocation of funds for the EU training mission for the Ukrainian military.

In addition, in early May, the EU Council resolved to allocate €1 billion from the European Peace Facility as part of its initiative to provide Ukraine with artillery ammunition. »

Democrats trigger vote on expelling George Santos from Congress

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House Democrats on Tuesday offered a privileged resolution to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) from Congress.

Rep. Robert Garcia (D-Calif.), who introduced the resolution, did so with support from House Democratic leadership, a Democratic leadership aide told Axios.

So far, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and others in GOP leadership have stood by Santos, whose vote is crucial to their narrow majority. »