Welcome to the final weekly wrap-up of 2016, which has been an especially brutal year if you happen to be famous. The final week of 2016 saw the untimely death of Carrie Fisher, which marked the official end of our childhood. However, we’ve read all the Tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days and we have some bad news: celebrities will also die in 2017. Death does not recognize the Gregorian Calendar.
President-Elect Donald Trump this week announced that Sprint will be returning five thousand jobs to the good old United States next year. We don’t remember why those jobs left in the first place, but hey, great news!
One of Trump’s transition team members took to Fox News this week to assure organized labor that he will not be launching a war on unions. Our good friend Bud Jackson was – ahem – rather circumspect about that claim. Check it out here.
2016 will end on a happy note for the faculty at the State System of Higher Education, who this week inked a contract after a year of acrimony and a brief walkout. Happy New Year to all of them!