Monday, July 9, 2012

July 9 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.

Today's post includes stories during our holiday break

Organizing: Aim the Slingshot Well
Gender equality case nets nurses $150M

Chinese anti-pollution protesters freed as state bows to public outcry
Japan nuclear crisis 'man-made'

Bolder Protests Against Pollution Win Project’s Defeat in China
Troubles at a 1960s-Era Nuclear Plant in California May Hint at the Future
Drought Reaches Record 56% of Continental US

Labor collected enough signatures to put home health workers measure on the ballot

Department of Labor To Investigate Union Busting on Army Base

Immigration Audits: Building A Strong Defense
The Unsolved Murders of Indigenous Women in Canada

Nuclear power at record levels, despite Fukushima disaster

Liberals strike 'historic' wage-freeze deal with Catholic teachers

Argentina ex-junta leaders jailed

Portugal court rules public sector pay cut unconstitutional

Why Marxism is on the rise again

‘No Child’ Law Whittled Down by White House
As Exxon Mobil Weighs Oil Bid, Afghans Move Closer to a Foreign Investment Goal
Article Questions New Industrial Park in Haiti: Labor Rights a Concern

Bill Moyers on Union Movement’s Tough Times

A Union Grows in Brooklyn
Roller-coaster hits and kills worker at Montreal's La Ronde

Sweltering heat topples 11 Ontario records

EMS workers overloaded with mental health, addictions calls

Catholic teachers' deal with province troubles union

Chomsky on the Occupy movement
VA halts employee downgrades

Joyce D. Miller, Breaker of Glass Ceilings, Dies at 84
Groups’ Praise for Cuomo? It Was Written by His Aides
Dismal hiring shows economy stuck in low gear

Motor Coach workers vote to strike

Greenhouse gas levels pass symbolic 400ppm CO2 milestone
U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren’t there

Has ‘Organic’ Been Oversized?
Retirees Occupy Community Center in Berlin

Norway faces oil output shutdown as pension talks fail

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