Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

December 20 News Update

Each Monday-Friday, by 9AM Central, we’ll post links to news stories and analytical articles of interest to working people. Sometimes they will be accompanied by editorial commentary. 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.

Locked-out Crystal Sugar workers and families receive holiday gifts
Exploited Filipino Teachers in Louisiana Win Historic Court Decision
Carwash Workers, Interpreters, Nurses and Others Join AFL-CIO Unions
St. Rose, Hayward RNs Vote by 91% to Join CNA
Fiscal cliff cuts threaten austerity for 50 million Americans already in poverty
'No Givebacks!' ABF Bargaining opens
More NY Dairy Jobs on the Line
Plastic Chokes Oceans and Trashes Beaches
Greek Kindergarten Teachers Find Work in Germany
CAW decries GM's shift of Camaro production from Ontario to Michigan
CN Rail vows co-operation in cross-border biofuels probe
Great Lakes map pinpoints environmental stressors
Airport security union reaches agreement
France notes Algerian suffering
Arab-Israeli politician Haneen Zoabi disqualified from re-election
EU declares no winner in carbon capture competition
Boehner's 'plan B': Tax cuts for the rich, tax hikes for the poor
How cuts have hit, and may hit, federal workers
Obama and Boehner Diverge Sharply on Fiscal Plan *
Increase in Base Subway Fare and 30-Day Pass Is Approved *

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 19 News Update

Each Monday-Friday, by 9AM Central, we’ll post links to news stories and analytical articles of interest to working people. Sometimes they will be accompanied by editorial commentary. 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.

Obama Social Security offer at odds with top Dems
Chained CPI: The Younger You Are, the Bigger the Cut

Port Protesters Target Walmart Cargo from Bangladesh
Time to Act Now To Restore Our Ravaged Mental Healthcare System
Are U.S. Munitions to Blame for Basra Birth Defects?
Half of Ontario public elementary school teachers walk out
After Recession, More Young Adults Are Living on Street *

Monday, December 17, 2012

December 17 Week In Review Now Online

You can view the latest WIR by clicking here

December 17 News Update

Each Monday-Friday, by 9AM Central, we’ll post links to news stories and analytical articles of interest to working people. Sometimes they will be accompanied by editorial commentary. 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.

The Woes of an American Drone Operator
AP-GfK Poll: Science doubters say world is warming
Prospect of NAFTA Expansion Sparks Cross-Border Action
Chained CPI Is a Cut in Social Security Benefits and 'Stealth' Tax Hike
Crisis and Resistance in Portugal
Tentative deal reached between Windsor and CUPE workers
3 elementary teacher strikes coming to GTA Tuesday
Man jailed in Politkovskaya case
Venezuela hits out at Barack Obama's remarks on 'authoritarian' Hugo Chávez
Landmark climate change report leaked online
Mississippi river faces shipping freeze as water levels drop
Black jobless rate twice that of whites
EPA Sets a Lower Limit for Soot Particles in the Air
Labor Unions Under Attack in Morsi’s Egypt
Brazil Expands Mines to Drive Future, but Cost Is a Treasured Link to Its Past *
Union Official Says Bay Area Nurses To Strike On Christmas Eve
Twin Cities janitors, security guards and allies to march Monday
Stoney Nakoda First Nation protests Bill C-45
Chávez Party Wins Vote Amid Uncertainty *
Last Car Removed From Derailed NJ Train *
Right-To-Work Nevada a Rare Bright Spot for Labor *
Hoboken Encounters Storm’s Increasing Toll *
Oil Spill Threatens Bird Sanctuary Off Staten Island *
For Spaniards, Having a Job No Longer Guarantees a Paycheck *

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December 11 News Update

Each Monday-Friday, by 9AM Central, we’ll post links to news stories and analytical articles of interest to working people. Sometimes they will be accompanied by editorial commentary. 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.

Michigan on the brink of right-to-work legislation
Both sides of Michigan right-to-work brace for major blow to unions today
Right to Work Looms in Michigan
RNs protest Gov. Snyder’s 'Right to Work' corporate takeover
Michigan prepares for mass protests
Michigan Labor Fight Cleaves a Union Bulwark *

Pipeline Politics: Can Popular Protest Stop the Tar Sands Leviathan?
Bolivia at UN talks: The climate is not for sale!
Free Transit and Beyond
Climate disaster CAN be prevented

Ontario teachers begin 1-day walkouts
Minnesota Nurses Association, hospitals announce contract agreement
Kill Bill 115: Where is the Ontario Labour Movement Going?
Opel to Shutter German Plant
Fight over secret Tommy Douglas file goes to top court
Hydrochloric acid leak in east Edmonton capped
Three Dozen Private-College Presidents Earned Over $1 Million in 2010 *
Health workers march in Spain's capital against cuts, reforms
Locked-out Crystal Sugar Workers reject contract for fourth time
Community Long Beach RNs Vote by 76% to Join CNA/NNU
Beef’s Raw Edges: A yearlong investigation into the meat industry
Hostess workers’ pension contributions were redirected
Chinese miners asked to pay for Canadian jobs
Iberia strike cancelled by unions
Documents Reveal New Details About Walmart’s Connection to Factory Fire *
FAA: 3 Killed in Medical Helicopter Crash in Ill. *

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

News Updates Suspended

Next News Update will be Tuesday, December 11

December 2 Week In Review Now Online

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Friday, November 30, 2012

November 30 News Update

Each Monday-Friday, by 9AM Central, we’ll post links to news stories and analytical articles of interest to working people. Sometimes they will be accompanied by editorial commentary. 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.

Union walkout cripples ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
Longshoremen exercise right to refuse to cross anti-outsourcing picket line

Talks to Resume in LA-Long Beach Harbors Strike
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With Day of Protests, Fast-Food Workers Seek More Pay
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Fast-food workers say 'no' to raw deal

New York fast food workers strike over low wages

New York Fast Food Workers Walk Off the Job

Labor Board Deals Blow to Fired Immigrant Strikers in Wisconsin


Burning All the Carbon Will Burn Us All

Ice sheets melting at poles faster than before

Allison Transmission workers approve labor contracts

Spain's Iberia workers to strike before Christmas

Hot and Crusty Workers Win Contract and Hiring Hall
Hostess Asks $1.8 Million in Bonuses for Those Who Wrecked Company

Michigan Working Families Rally Against 'Right to Work' for Less Proposal

Nurses bring U.S. support for Robin Hood tax to global union movement

High school teachers' contract agreement in limbo

Ford workers laid off in Windsor offered Oakville jobs

Ontario will use legislative 'tools' if teachers strike

Eurozone jobless rate at new high

Arizona sued over denied state IDs
Canada in asylum crackdown
Complaints Aside, Most Face Lower Tax Burden Than in 1980
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Menard to Fly Wis. Workers In to Staff ND Store
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Sewage Flows After Storm Expose Flaws in System
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

November 28 News Update

Each Monday-Friday, by 9AM Central, we’ll post links to news stories and analytical articles of interest to working people. Sometimes they will be accompanied by editorial commentary. 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.

UN climate scientist: Sandy no coincidence
Climate Change Threatens to Create a Second Dust Bowl
Permafrost Melts While Government Negotiations Stall
The unequal pain of climate change in Europe

Obama fails first climate test
US coastal cities in danger as sea levels rise faster than expected
Campaigners sue EPA over carbon emissions


Bangladesh fire tragedy far too common
Bangladeshi Garment Workers Rally for Union Rights after Deadly Fire
Disney, Sears used factory in deadly Bangladesh fire


Wal-Mart's strategy of deniability for workers' safety
Former baseball union head Miller dead at 95

Chile Escondida copper mine union agrees to early labor talks

The Campaign Against the Rand Formula

Fire Kills 14 in Workshop for Disabled People

Rob Ford apologizes for actions in conflict case

Winnipeg media chided for taking Ikea freebies

Tenants, group push for rent control

Nobel laureates call for Israel boycott
Siberia's pesticide dumps may prove a bigger hazard than nuclear waste
Now Touring, the Debt Duo, Simpson-Bowles
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Portuguese Join Europe’s Chorus of Discontent
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Italy Government Faces Test as Steel Plant Says Ruling Would Force It to Close
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Monday, November 26, 2012

November 26 News Updates Resume

Each Monday-Friday, by 9AM Central, we’ll post links to news stories and analytical articles of interest to working people. Sometimes they will be accompanied by editorial commentary. 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.

Thousands demonstrate in Bangladesh after deadly blaze
Fatal Fire Highlights the Dangers Facing Garment Workers *

Will US role at climate talks change after storm?

Doha climate talks: what to expect

UN to launch new round of talks on global warming

Walmart strikes result in arrests as store claims Black Friday sales success

Drug companies’ influence over research grows
Swallowing Rain Forest, Cities Surge in Amazon
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Benefits Fight Brings Lesbian Couple to High Court
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Ikea 'regrets' forced labour use

Breast cancer risks on the job a 'neglected area'

Solar storm as desert plan to power Europe falters

White House march revives Keystone XL protest movement

Cuban transsexual elected to public office

Dead Woman Working: Thankful for Cancer Struggle

10,000 London Students Back in Streets to Mark Anniversary

High school teachers cut tentative deal with Thunder Bay board

Death metal: tin mining in Indonesia

Pipeline Protest Draws Pepper Spray From Deputies

Cost-Cutting Cited in Loose Plane Seats
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Fundraiser Monday evening for locked-out Crystal Sugar workers

Tentative agreement reached at Rainbow Foods

On Black Friday, hundreds protest outside Walmart in St. Paul

Rights group investigates Canadian-owned mine in Mexico

First gas tanker crosses Arctic

With Ban on Drilling Practice, Town Lands in Thick of Dispute
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Early Push for Sales Undercuts Black Friday
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November 14 News Update

Each Monday-Friday, by 9AM Central, we’ll post links to news stories and analytical articles of interest to working people. Sometimes they will be accompanied by editorial commentary. 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.

EU workers in austerity protests
Anti-austerity strikes sweep southern Europe
Greek Mayors Rebel Against Public Layoffs

Europe hit by anti-austerity strikes
Workers in Southern Europe Synchronize Anti-Austerity Strikes
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Persistent pay gap confronts women, KC research confirms

Mexican Congress OKs biggest labor shake-up in decades

Still no power for 84,000 in New York, New Jersey

Unions Hoping for Comeback: Obama 'Owes Them Big Time'

Lufthansa, crew said to reach labor compromise

Union pickets Peckham over unfair labor practices, wages

Union workers plan protest at warehouse

Palermo Villa union advocates tour Midwest

Ignored on campaign, global warming talk heats up
Undersea Gas Leaks Discovered Off Israel's Coast
Poor nations dismayed by looming climate aid gap
New Zealand won't sign 'Kyoto 2' climate treaty
Obama, labor leaders meet to discuss 'fiscal cliff'
Union leaders start planning future priorities

How Chicago Teachers Got Organized to Strike
Toxic substance found in snow near tarsands

Food fight, fires in wake of extended teacher work to rule action

Walter Reed janitors, union to rally

Virginia Tries to Circumvent Obama on Drilling
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November 13 News Update

Each Monday-Friday, by 9AM Central, we’ll post links to news stories and analytical articles of interest to working people. Sometimes they will be accompanied by editorial commentary. 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.

Catching up after holiday weekend:

Hostess Closing Bakeries as Workers Won't Cross Lines
The South Africa Strike Wave and New Workers' Organisations

Deadly Sherbrooke blast's cause still unknown

Coney Island recovery far from over
City threatens defamation lawsuit over CUPE ad

Behind New York Gas Lines, Warnings and Crossed Fingers
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Several hundred attend pro-choice rally in Belfast

As Coal Boosts Mozambique, the Rural Poor Are Left Behind
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Machinists Union Approves New Bombardier Contract
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Ontario secondary teachers to start job action

Wave of Evictions Leads to Homeless Crisis in Spain
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Immelt, Cote Among CEOs to Meet with President on Wednesday

SAS to cut 40% of workers to 'save' airline

Raley's strike: Negotiations are back on

Universal Stainless, union agree to five year labor pact

Geneva teachers file unfair labor practice charge

Civil Rights Orgs File Complaint Over New York’s High Stakes Tests

Nurses Beat Back Concessions at Site of Beyoncé Baby Birth

Ecuador’s president responds to ‘leftist’ critics
Miners from Spike TV Reality Show Vote for UMWA

Poll Shows Americans Reject 'Grand Bargain' Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

Strikers Win Long Battle for Justice

Sutter, HCA Nurses to Strike November 20

Chancellor Faces Angry Protests in Portugal

1 in 10 University of Ottawa students uses food bank

US can become world's biggest oil producer in a decade, says IEA
2 million stand to lose unemployment benefits

More women have driver's licenses than men in U.S

Labor Leaders Have Obama’s Back, and Are Ready to Help
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