The odds are not in favor of these unions all remaining intact. (MARVIN JOSEPH/THE WASHINGTON POST)

In other news:

The case against keeping Harry Thomas’s student loan settlement secret (Legal Times)

Vincent Gray says he will sign the ethics bill: “I don’t see any reason not to at this juncture” (WaTimes)

Michael Brown gave his colleagues a poker how-to book for Christmas (DCist)

There is going to be a restaurant named after Alberto Fujimori (DCist)

If you want a white Christmas, you should probably go somewhere else (Capital Weather Gang)