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The Youngstown Vindicator
JOSEPH A. SARRA SRfor 26 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of St. Rose Church, The Short
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted an hour ago
for 26 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of St. Rose Church, The Short Circuit R/C model airplane club and the Ohio AFSCME Retiree Chapter 1184. Joe loved watching all sports especially football and NASCAR. He had drag raced in his younger... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Baltimore council committee backs tax break to spur redevelopment of Northwood plazaamount.” Representatives from several local unions also testified against the
Baltimore Sun / Posted 7 hours ago
amount.” Representatives from several local unions also testified against the subsidy, urging a delay on the vote. AFSCME union president Patrick Moran, who represents hundreds of Morgan employees, asked the city to hold off on approving... Read more
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The Hill
Supreme Court case threatens freedom of American workersthe Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. the American Federation
The Hill / Posted 9 hours ago
the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), a case engineered by anti-worker special interests to threaten the ability of public service workers, such as... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Commentary: With case on coerced union fees, the Supreme Court has a chance to correct itselfthat most of what these officials do is devoted exclusively to collective barga
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 13 hours ago
that most of what these officials do is devoted exclusively to collective bargaining and is hermetically sealed from AFSCME's aggressive promotion of its broad political agenda. Besides, money is fungible: Money extracted from reluctant... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Union advocates brace for defeat in U.S. Supreme Courtin unpaid bills," he said in an interview. "They've got a hundred billion with
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted yesterday
in unpaid bills," he said in an interview. "They've got a hundred billion with a 'b' in unfunded pension liabilities. And AFSCME is trying to negotiate for more wages and benefits to the tune of another 3 billion, and they were willing to go on... Read more
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FOX News
Unions sound alarm as Supreme Court takes up fees fight; Gorsuch seen as pivotal voteworked for years as an Illinois state employee, and pays about $550 annually to
FOX News / Posted yesterday
worked for years as an Illinois state employee, and pays about $550 annually to the powerful public-sector union known as AFSCME. While not a member of the union, he is required under state law to hand over a weekly portion of his paycheck –... Read more
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FOX News
Unions sound alarm as Supreme Court takes up fees fight; Gorsuch seen as pivotal voteworked for years as an Illinois state employee, and pays about $550 annually to
FOX News / Posted yesterday
worked for years as an Illinois state employee, and pays about $550 annually to the powerful public-sector union known as AFSCME. While not a member of the union, he is required under state law to hand over a weekly portion of his paycheck –... Read more
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FOX News
Unions think you should be forced to pay for their ‘benefits’ – will Supreme Court agree?to pay a union. "If we lose this case, the entire public sector will be right
FOX News / Posted yesterday
to pay a union. "If we lose this case, the entire public sector will be right to work," warns Lee Saunders, president of AFSCME, the big government employees union. That outcome would thrill Rebecca Friedrichs. She's the teacher who filed the... Read more
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FOX News
Unions think you should be forced to pay for their ‘benefits’ – will Supreme Court agree?to pay a union. "If we lose this case, the entire public sector will be right
FOX News / Posted yesterday
to pay a union. "If we lose this case, the entire public sector will be right to work," warns Lee Saunders, president of AFSCME, the big government employees union. That outcome would thrill Rebecca Friedrichs. She's the teacher who filed the... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Dayton residents, leaders urge DPS board not to close schoolsdiscipline/suspension rates, and teacher dissatisfaction via transfers. Steve
Dayton Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
discipline/suspension rates, and teacher dissatisfaction via transfers. Steve Keeney, who represents the district’s AFSCME unions for custodial, security and other employees, said employees are concerned that words like right-sizing and... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Mike Madigan's North Shore move: Part 2Madigan's Democratic Majority PAC has disclosed another $17,000 in spending on
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
Madigan's Democratic Majority PAC has disclosed another $17,000 in spending on behalf of Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, and AFSCME, the big government workers union that tends to be closely aligned with the speaker at election time, contributed... Read more
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The Washington Times
Mark Janus’ mandatory union dues lawsuit headed for Supreme CourtFederation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which counts 1.6 million m
The Washington Times / Posted 3 days ago
Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which counts 1.6 million members nationwide. His local chapter, AFSCME Council 31, works against “big business and the right wing,” which is attempting to “undercut government... Read more
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The Janesville Gazette
Ringhand joins in criticism of GOP family, medical leave proposalsto keep up with on the state level,” Taylor said. The Kapenga bill has passed
The Janesville Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
to keep up with on the state level,” Taylor said. The Kapenga bill has passed a Senate panel. Several groups, such as AFSCME Council 32, the Wisconsin Counties Association, and the cities of Madison and Milwaukee, argue the bill would... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
CHARLES LANE: Is this it for public-sector unions?and more complex — and more beholden, politically, to its own workforce. Fitti
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
and more complex — and more beholden, politically, to its own workforce. Fittingly, Janus pits a union critic against AFSCME's Illinois chapter — that is, a famously aggressive, and powerful, union in a blue state where public-sector labor... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Government unions are in deep trouble. They can only blame themselves.and more complex — and more beholden, politically, to its own workforce. Fitti
Bangor Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
and more complex — and more beholden, politically, to its own workforce. Fittingly, Janus pits a union critic against AFSCME’s Illinois chapter — that is, a famously aggressive, and powerful, union in a blue state where public-sector labor... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Opponents: Rauner insurance changes would hurt state workers, retired teachersthe impact of Rauner’s proposed changes varies depending on the plan an employe
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 5 days ago
the impact of Rauner’s proposed changes varies depending on the plan an employee selects and number of dependents enrolled, AFSCME says the changes would increase an average employee’s health care costs by $3,700 the first year. “Unfortunately,... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Local unions plan talk on Supreme Court's pending ruling on 'fair share' feesJobs With Justice. Opponents of fair-share fees say they violate workers' Firs
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
Jobs With Justice. Opponents of fair-share fees say they violate workers' First Amendment rights. The case, Janus v. AFSCME, grew out of efforts by Gov. Bruce Rauner to halt the collection of fair-share fees by the American Federation of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner wants lawmakers' help to cut state workers' health insurance by $470 millionshouldn’t have to pay for government health insurance policies that are richer
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
shouldn’t have to pay for government health insurance policies that are richer than ones they can afford for themselves.” AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch slammed the proposal as “recycling well-worn assaults on public service... Read more
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The Daily Californian
David Cole's arrest shows violent relationship of labor contract with UCrare occurrence; it happened back in 2013 when American Federation of State, Co
The Daily Californian / Posted 6 days ago
rare occurrence; it happened back in 2013 when American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, or AFSCME 3299, organized a systemwide picket against impending changes to the UC employee pension plan, as well as two weeks... Read more
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The Daily Californian
UC students disappointed by Janet Napolitano's response to rally arrestand arrested David Cole, a campus employee and member of American Federation of
The Daily Californian / Posted 7 days ago
and arrested David Cole, a campus employee and member of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, on suspicion of vandalism and resisting an officer. Cole, who sustained a cut on his forehead, was then taken into... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Pamela Sue ‘Pam’ Knightof Lloyd and Agnes (Hazelwood) Heaton. She married Donavon “Don” Knight on Apri
SaukValley.com / Posted 9 days ago
of Lloyd and Agnes (Hazelwood) Heaton. She married Donavon “Don” Knight on April 4, 1986, in Dixon. Pam was a member of AFSCME Local 448 and the Sheriff’s Association. She was an avid animal lover. Pam was an extremely hard worker and enjoyed... Read more
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KELO Sioux Falls
Union, Developmental Center Expected To Sign New Contractby both parties. Employees at the Redfield facility voted 92-3 to form the Sou
KELO Sioux Falls / Posted 10 days ago
by both parties. Employees at the Redfield facility voted 92-3 to form the South Dakota Healthcare Workers Association last March. The group is a member of AFSCME, a trade union that also includes municipal and county employees from across the sta... Read more
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FOX News
Dear Supreme Court, it's time to let union workers decide how to spend their moneyhis First Amendment right to decide for himself what causes to fund. Soon he wi
FOX News / Posted 13 days ago
his First Amendment right to decide for himself what causes to fund. Soon he will get a chance to argue his case, Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, before the U.S. Supreme Court – and the outcome will impact millions of Americans nationwide. In about... Read more
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FOX News
Dear Supreme Court, it's time to let union workers decide how to spend their moneyhis First Amendment right to decide for himself what causes to fund. Soon he wi
FOX News / Posted 13 days ago
his First Amendment right to decide for himself what causes to fund. Soon he will get a chance to argue his case, Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, before the U.S. Supreme Court – and the outcome will impact millions of Americans nationwide. In about... Read more
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CBS News
Child welfare worker dies after alleged attack by parentto help children, we're not there to wreck families or take their children away
CBS News / Posted 13 days ago
to help children, we're not there to wreck families or take their children away forever," said Kathy Lane, president of AFSCME Local 448. "We're the first responders. ... Our mission is to help everyone, and it's important for people to know... Read more
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FOX News
The death knell for unions? Supreme Court gets to decidebe forced to pay union dues or fees just to be allowed to work for the state. H
FOX News / Posted 13 days ago
be forced to pay union dues or fees just to be allowed to work for the state. He didn’t agree with the 1.3 million-member AFSCME union’s politics, and so believed, under the First Amendment, he couldn’t be forced to contribute. In his court... Read more
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FOX News
The death knell for unions? Supreme Court gets to decidebe forced to pay union dues or fees just to be allowed to work for the state. H
FOX News / Posted 13 days ago
be forced to pay union dues or fees just to be allowed to work for the state. He didn’t agree with the 1.3 million-member AFSCME union’s politics, and so believed, under the First Amendment, he couldn’t be forced to contribute. In his court... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Autopsy on Friday for Sterling DCFS worker attacked on the jobresults. Knight still was in intensive care at Northwestern at the time of her
SaukValley.com / Posted 14 days ago
results. Knight still was in intensive care at Northwestern at the time of her death, said Kathy Lane, president of AFSCME Local 448 and a friend of the family. Before the surgery, Knight, who no longer could speak, was working with... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Supreme Court appears set to strike down mandatory union fees in case originally brought by Raunerand higher taxes,” said Jacob Huebert, a lawyer for the Liberty Justice Center
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
and higher taxes,” said Jacob Huebert, a lawyer for the Liberty Justice Center who represents Janus. For its part, AFSCME called the case “a political attack on the freedoms of working people by the same corporate billionaires and corporate... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Supreme Court appears set to strike down union fees in case originally brought by Raunerand higher taxes,” said Jacob Huebert, a lawyer for the Liberty Justice Center
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
and higher taxes,” said Jacob Huebert, a lawyer for the Liberty Justice Center who represents Janus. For its part, AFSCME called the case “a political attack on the freedoms of working people by the same corporate billionaires and corporate... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Sterling DCFS worker beaten in September dies in Chicago hospitalnot specified. Knight still was in intensive care at Northwestern at the time
SaukValley.com / Posted 14 days ago
not specified. Knight still was in intensive care at Northwestern at the time of her death, said Kathy Lane, president of AFSCME Local 448, who was notified of Knight's death around 8:15 a.m. An autopsy will be performed. Before the surgery,... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Commissioners approve two union contractscommissioners voted 2-1 to approve the contracts with the American Federation o
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
commissioners voted 2-1 to approve the contracts with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District 87 Local 2736 — the union that represents prison employees — and with the Lackawanna County Deputy Sheriff’s... Read more
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The Daily Californian
About 100 rally to protest charges against David Colewho was tackled and detained by UCPD on Feb. 1. Cole was charged with vandalis
The Daily Californian / Posted 14 days ago
who was tackled and detained by UCPD on Feb. 1. Cole was charged with vandalism and resisting an officer during the first AFSCME Local 3299 worker’s rally. Communications director for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Catholic bishops against Mark Janus26 the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. American Federatio
Acton Commentary / Posted 15 days ago
26 the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME),” says Charles W. Baird in this week’s Acton Commentary. “At issue is whether forcing government employees to pay for... Read more
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The Norwich Bulletin
Officials project longterm savings in city pension agreementby starting in September because we knew the contract expired at the end of the
The Norwich Bulletin / Posted 15 days ago
by starting in September because we knew the contract expired at the end of the year." The 10 participating unions were AFSCME Local 2422 City Hall Union, AFSCME Local 818 Public Works Supervisors, AFSCME Local 818 Public Utilities Supervisors,... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Quincy Veterans' Home hearing in Springfield underwaythat it shouldn't have taken 3 years and a governors visit for Blessing Hospita
WGEM Quincy / Posted 15 days ago
that it shouldn't have taken 3 years and a governors visit for Blessing Hospital to test for Legionella. 2 officials with AFSCME, the union who represents 350 employees at the vets' home, also spoke at the hearing. AFSCME's Quincy Chapter... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
EIU struggling to recover from wounds inflicted by state budget impasse— though a revitalization plan has given hope to many that they'll get their jo
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 16 days ago
— though a revitalization plan has given hope to many that they'll get their jobs back. As of now, though, Renee Kerz, AFSCME union president for EIU, said people still haven't adjusted to changing schedules, double or triple workloads and the... Read more
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The Berkeley Daily Planet
UC Berkeley Employee Arrested at Protest. Categorysanitation workers when he was assassinated in April 1968, De Los Angeles said.
The Berkeley Daily Planet / Posted 18 days ago
sanitation workers when he was assassinated in April 1968, De Los Angeles said. In a statement, the union said, "As AFSCME workers across America reaffirmed their commitment to the cause of racial equality, dignity, and respect for workers,... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
On the Money: Salaries rising at UIHuman Resources. Those efforts are of small comfort to lower-paid employees an
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
Human Resources. Those efforts are of small comfort to lower-paid employees and unions currently negotiating with the UI. AFSCME organizer Dave Beck, who works clerical workers and other modestly paid staff, cited a 1992 article about Local 3700's... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Saturday News Roundupsanitation workers when he was assassinated in April 1968, De Los Angeles said.
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
sanitation workers when he was assassinated in April 1968, De Los Angeles said. In a statement, the union said, "As AFSCME workers across America reaffirmed their commitment to the cause of racial equality, dignity, and respect for workers,... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Uc Employee Arrested At Protest Thursdaysanitation workers when he was assassinated in April 1968, De Los Angeles said.
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 20 days ago
sanitation workers when he was assassinated in April 1968, De Los Angeles said. In a statement, the union said, "As AFSCME workers across America reaffirmed their commitment to the cause of racial equality, dignity, and respect for workers,... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Plagued by staffing shortages, Texas prisons bump up officer starting salaries 12 percentto longer-term employees. "We are glad to see TCDJ working to address the ongo
Houston Chronicle / Posted 20 days ago
to longer-term employees. "We are glad to see TCDJ working to address the ongoing understaffing and turnover issues," said AFSCME Texas Corrections spokeswoman Tanisha Woods. "We believe that an across-the-board pay increase for all employees and... Read more
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The Courier Express Newspapers
Janus responds to Conference of Bishops siding with forced duesThe plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court case Janus vs. AFSCME is responding to
The Courier Express Newspapers / Posted 20 days ago
The plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court case Janus vs. AFSCME is responding to critics, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, who call him and others who don’t want to be forced to pay fees to a union “free riders.” The bishops filed an... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Do we still need labor unions?Court is preparing to hear a case that has the potential to make labor unions a
Staten Island Advance / Posted 20 days ago
Court is preparing to hear a case that has the potential to make labor unions a thing of the past. The case, Janus v. AFSCME, will decide whether government employees can be fired for refusing to pay unions dues. A majority of union workers... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Protester arrested in labor demonstration at UC Berkeleyat a passing car, though labor organizers at the demonstration disputed that ac
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 20 days ago
at a passing car, though labor organizers at the demonstration disputed that account. The demonstration, organized by the AFSCME Local 3299 union that represents employees in the University of California system, was staged to protest proposals... Read more
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The Daily Californian
100 UC employees rally for increased wages; UCPD arrests 1employee Thursday during a UC workers’ union rally to protest the University of
The Daily Californian / Posted 20 days ago
employee Thursday during a UC workers’ union rally to protest the University of California’s treatment of workers. AFSCME Local 3299, which represents service and patient care employees and is the UC’s largest employee union, organized the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Protester arrested in labor demonstration at UC Berkeleyat a passing car, though labor organizers at the demonstration disputed that ac
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 20 days ago
at a passing car, though labor organizers at the demonstration disputed that account. The demonstration, organized by the AFSCME Local 3299 union that represents employees in the University of California system, was staged to protest proposals... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Ride-sharing surges in Chicago, raising congestion worriesbadly hurt by ride-sharing, which has sunk the price of taxi medallions. David
Chicago Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
badly hurt by ride-sharing, which has sunk the price of taxi medallions. David Kreisman, spokesman for Cab Drivers United AFSCME Local 2500, said the number of cabs operating in the city is limited to 6,999 to reduce congestion and assure there is... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
University of California's largest union holds rally at UCSBSanta Barbara library Thursday afternoon. The protesters represent gardeners,
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 21 days ago
Santa Barbara library Thursday afternoon. The protesters represent gardeners, medical aides and other union workers in the AFSCME, the University of California’s largest union. AFSCME is in the midst of ongoing contract negotiations with UC... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Moment of silence honors Memphis sanitation workers on 50th anniversaryfor fair labor while confronting prejudice and poverty. The ceremony was part
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 21 days ago
for fair labor while confronting prejudice and poverty. The ceremony was part of the I Am 2018 campaign through the COGIC church and the AFSCME union. Their goal is to advance labor and civil rights through voter education and civic eng... Read more
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