Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February 22 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.

Unions Rally to Protect Contraceptive Coverage
Seattle Port Strike Challenges ‘Independent Contractor’ Lie
Union meeting raises hopes at troubled Implats' mine
Senate Democrat: Obama Caused Pension Cut on Federal Workers
Robbinsdale parents speak out on school bus safety
Drumming Up a Healthcare Crisis In Canada
Workers at SoCal Carwashes Win First Contracts
Union forges a new alliance with carwash workers
From Fargo to Findlay, Locked-Out Workers Journey for Justice
Unions, NDLON Joined by Fight for Workers’ Rights and Immigrant Rights
Chinese Open First Car Plant in Europe
'The Pursuit of a Two-State Solution Is a Fantasy'
NDP membership hits record ahead of convention
Electro-Motive, CAW reach closure deal
Western journalists 'die in Homs'
Greece braced for bailout protest
Obama to propose lowering corporate tax rate to 28 percent
Virginia governor no longer fully supports ultrasounds before abortions
From Rocky Flats to Fukushima: this nuclear folly
Justices Take Up Race as a Factor in College Entry *
Hershey’s Packer Is Fined Over Its Safety Violations *
New York Judge Rules Town Can Ban Gas Hydrofracking *
GM in Partnership Talks With French Automaker *

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