Monday, October 8, 2012

October 8 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.

S Africa mine owner sacks workers
Wildcat strikes up stakes in South Africa labor game

Platinum Company Fires 12,000 Striking Miners in South Africa

Foxconn workers strike in China
Waiting For a Walkout: The End of McGuinty?

Postal Service offers buyouts

Drop in Jobless Figure Gives Jolt to Race for President
What a higher Retirement Age really means

From Indonesia to California, Laborers Say ‘No’ to Precarious Work

Airport screeners set to go on strike

Airport strike causes another convention cancellation

Congressman dismisses evolution
Wealthiest in Congress prosper since recession

Scant Oversight of Drug Maker in Fatal Meningitis Outbreak
Scientists Adopt Tiny Island as a Warming Bellwether
Romney’s Goals on Environmental Regulation Would Face Difficult Path
1,000 fish killed in Vancouver creek contamination

Workers ratify first contract at Co-op Partners Warehouse

Germany Balks on Natural Gas Bonanza

Canada Post reaches tentative deal with workers

Strike countdown on for NSP workers

Pakistan blocks anti-drone convoy

Hugo Chávez is re-elected in Venezuela

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