CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland Indians have named Lyft as the team's official ride-share partner in a deal that runs through 2019. The deal began with this weekend's series against Baltimore. Dedicated pickup and drop-off area is at Erie Court, across from Progressive Field's center-field gates. New users can get $5 off their first two rides. Download the Lyft app via Apple and Android devices and use the code NEWTRIBE. In 2015 and 2017, the Indians and Uber had a ridesharing agreement. The team says the Indians and the St. Louis Cardinals are the only Major League Baseball teams with exclusive Lyft agreements. After this weekend, the Indians have 18 regular-season games remaining. California-based Lyft started in 2012 and operates in hundreds of cities, including eight in Ohio. … [Read more...] about Cleveland Indians, Lyft strike ride-sharing deal at Progressive Field
CLEVELAND, Ohio - A Cincinnati-based barbecue restaurant has been named the official barbecue and barbecue sauce of the Cleveland Indians. Montgomery Inn - "The Ribs King" - has a Forest City BBQ stand in the upper deck over first base at section 541. It features a brisket sandwich, topped with Dixie slaw and served with a side for $13, and platters (pulled chicken, pulled pork or kielbasa with corn bread and two sides) for $12. Sides are baked beans, cole slaw, mac n cheese and potato salad for $3. Progressive Field is Montgomery Inn's only Cleveland location, but the sauce is available at Heinen's. Over the past several seasons, the Indians have stepped up stadium fare. Much of the lower concourse along both bases features Northeast Ohio-based restaurants and breweries, including Dante's Inferno, Momocho, Ohio City Burrito, The Brew Kettle, Market Garden Brewery, Butcher and the Brewer and others. The outfield area includes Sweet Moses, Melt Bar and Grilled, Great Lakes Brewing … [Read more...] about Montgomery Inn barbecue added to Progressive Field food options
Updated 9:27 am CDT, Sunday, August 19, 2018 BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Unionized nurses and administrators from Vermont's largest hospital say they are making progress in contract negotiations. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals met Saturday with officials from the University of Vermont Medical Center as part of ongoing contract negotiations. No agreement was reached, but union representatives say they made progress. The nurses held a two-day strike last month. The hospital says it presented a new wage offer that includes a base salary increase of 15 percent over a three-year period with nurses in some roles receiving wage increases up to 30 percent. The union is seeking a 22-percent raise over three years. The nurses say some hospital executives receive compensation packages worth more than $2 million so they know the hospital can afford to pay nurses more. … [Read more...] about Nurses, hospital cite progress in latest contract talks
opinion Nancy Kaffer Detroit Free Press Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Aug 19, 2018 Michigan's burgeoning progressive movement had high hopes for the state's 2018 primaries. Victory for its candidates would be wins over opponents cast as establishment moderates, validating the movement's ability to turn out voters and its value to the Democratic Party. But Michigan progressive candidates performed poorly statewide. Just seven of the candidates endorsed by the Michigan Progressive Caucus made it past the primary. And two ran unopposed. Progressives fared particularly poorly in Detroit. Abdul El-Sayed ran for Michigan's Democratic gubernatorial nomination on a progressive platform, running second statewide to former state lawmaker Gretchen Whitmer, a so-called moderate who won by a decisive margin. In Detroit, El-Sayed finished third with 24,614 votes, behind Whitmer's 33,068, and self-funded tech millionaire Shri Thanedar, who spent millions … [Read more...] about Opinion: Can progressives win in Detroit — and avoid political gentrification?
By Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media Booker praises Jones, slams Sessions New Jersey senator speaks in Mobile at gathering of church leaders U.S. Sen. Cory Booker speaks at inauguration ceremonies for Hoboken city officials on Jan. 1, 2018. (Michael Dempsey | The Jersey Journal) If he decides to run for president, he won't get very far without the support of many in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, the same folks who helped make U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., such a strong contender for the nomination in 2016. So Booker has been reaching out to progressives in words and deeds. Here's what he's done. hc.jpg U.S. Sen. Cory Booker introduces Hillary Clinton at the Rutgers Golden Dome Athletic Center in June 2016. (Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) 2. A federal jobs guarantee Booker in April proposed legislation to have the federal government guarantee jobs for residents of up to 15 areas with high … [Read more...] about 11 ways Cory Booker is wooing progressives as he eyes a run for president in 2020