Monday, January 30, 2012

January 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 twenty articles a month.

UAW, GM contract talks at key plant resume Monday
Private sector unions add members
Unions mobilize to stop amendment banning same-sex marriage
California Warehouse Workers Fight Retaliation
Child welfare workers face contract uncertainty
Secret documents expose Ottawa’s tar sands enemies list
Welfare Reform Bill prompts protest in London
Screen Actors Guild votes to approve merger plan
U.S. fourth-quarter GDP falls short of expectations
Antibiotics Prove Powerless as Super-Germs Spread
KC faces an epidemic of broken water mains
Percentage of workforce represented by unions slips again
Activists Crack China’s Wall of Denial About Air Pollution *
An Iraqi Massacre, a Light Sentence and a Question of Military Justice *
Medicare Seen as Battleground Issue in Congressional Races *
Workers Hurt in Collapse at Cincinnati Casino Site *
Cablevision Workers in Brooklyn Vote to Join Union *
Toronto Politics in the Year of the Lockout
Arrests in Oakland protests rise to more than 400
Apple hit by boycott call over abuse
Brown ordered firing of regulator who took hard line on oil firms
AFTRA board agrees to tie the knot with SAG
Protesters March Through Super Bowl Village *
Alberta First Nation outraged at lack of caribou protection
Belgium strikes as EU heads meet
U.S. Drones Patrolling Its Skies Provoke Outrage in Iraq *

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