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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