Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 22 News Update


Global climate broke multiple records in 2016; Extreme conditions continue
The Trump administration’s attack on the Chesapeake Bay
Tornado warnings, marble-sized hail and lightning to Northern California
Global warming could lead to a rise of 100,000 diabetes cases a year in the U.S.
Dakota Access pipeline: ING sells stake in major victory for divestment push
Trump Lays Plans to Reverse Obama’s Climate Legacy *


Farm workers call for human rights at Wendy’s restaurants

Food Worker Coalition and Influential Union Announce #May1Strike
Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister, dies
No, over there! Our case-by-case guide to the Trump distraction technique
State Workers to Appeal Union Fees Case to US Supreme Court
FirstEnergy could owe millions in back wages
Organizing the supply chain: interview with Jeff Farmer
Making Trump’s America Ungovernable
Trump’s budget targets rural development programs that provide quiet lifeline
Trump’s ‘big, beautiful wall’ will require big swaths of other people’s land
Trump aide laundered payments from Ukraine party with Russia ties
Labor nominee Acosta cut deal with billionaire guilty in sex abuse case
Customers still seem wary of doing business with Wells Fargo
ATU members to meet as unions slam Unifor, CLC
Josephine Casey, ATU’s first female local officer and convention delegate


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Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20 News Update


Why the president’s big promises for coal miners may be empty
Haunted by the mystery deaths in Nicaragua’s brutal sugarcane fields
Trump administration's 'anti-scientific statements' alarm ex-energy secretary
Green energy in a coal state: the struggle to bring solar jobs to West Virginia
Will Trump's Roll Back of Fuel Regulations Help American Autoworkers?
The terrifying mathematics of the Anthropocene
Stephen Hawking: I fear I may not be welcome in Donald Trump's US
Amazon land battle pits indigenous villagers against might of Ecuador state
Despite Pollution, Coal Plant Is Cleared to Reopen in New Delhi *

40 years of budgets show shifting national priorities
Budget Blueprint Puts Trump Promises on Infrastructure in Doubt *

A
        protester holds a sign near the White House to protest President
        Donald Trump’s travel ban.
Most US young adults see Donald Trump presidency as illegitimate
Drawing strength from the pluck of the Irish
Undocumenteds fade from the city they helped build
Waiter refused to serve Latina women until he saw ‘proof of residency’
What will the wall look like? Trump administration unveils guidelines


Workers protest Hennepin County Medical Center layoffs

No, Germany doesn’t owe U.S. ‘vast sums’ of money for NATO
Trump's budget cuts dampen 50th anniversary of public broadcasting
France’s divided left looks set for defeat in first-round elections
In Berlin, a Grass-Roots Fight Against Gentrification as Rents Soar *
Breaks With Allies Over Trade Issues Amid Trump’s ‘America First’ Vows *
‘Not the American dream,’ says woman turned destitute waiting for disability
Amid new anxiety, fewer than half as many foreign students apply to UMKC
Top economies yield to US, drop no-protectionism pledge
Memphis' City Employee Unions Rally
Mesabi Metallics gets permission to sign labor deals
Union leaders struggle with next steps after 2016 election
Film classics: Irish socialist portrayed in ‘Jimmy’s Hall’
Wages rise on California farms. Americans still don’t want the job
Germany's SPD elects Martin Schulz as leader to challenge Merkel


Stories from the New York Times will be followed with a *. The Times pay wall policy allows free access to only about ten articles a month.

Friday, March 17, 2017