Friday, August 30, 2013

Happy Labor Day

We will be observing the Labor Day holiday Monday. The next news update will be Tuesday, September 3.

August 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 ten articles a month.

Britain says no to Syria intervention as U.S. considers actions
U.S. ready to go it alone on Syria after stinging British defeat
Obama's air strike plans in disarray after Britain rejects use of force in Syria
Within U.S. military, deep doubts about strike on Syria

U.S. spy network's objectives detailed in 'black budget' summary
The NSA unravels a civil rights-era win

Fast-Food Strike Supersized!
Fast-food workers in US-wide strike
In largest protests yet, fast-food workers seeking higher wages walk off job
In New Wave of Walkouts, Fast-Food Strikers Gain Momentum *

Colombia braced for mass protests
Colombian president calls for calm as farm protests reach Bogota

Sheen seen on river near Delaware City refinery
Santa Clara County Union Workers Reach Labor Deal
RI child care workers to vote on joining union
Warren County freeholders ink four-year deal with largest labor union
Wake up and smell smoke of bad decisions
Vancouver airport strike averted, union says
No deal: White House, Republican senators abandon budget talks
Study: Strain of struggle to make ends meet drains mental powers of poor
Navy: Training, Testing May Kill Whales, Dolphins *
Taylor Farms, Big Food Supplier, Grapples With Frequent Recalls *
The Central Challenge in U.S. Health Policy *

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August 27 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.

Colombia Nationwide Strike Against 'Free Trade,' Privatization, Poverty
A Second Ecological Revolution?
Two unions wage turf battle over oil refinery workers
Water Woes: Vast US Aquifer Is Being Tapped Out
Jobs, Voting Rights, and Trayvon on Marchers' Minds
Sharp Fall for Orders of Durable Goods *

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August 21 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.

Why Guardian destroyed hard drives
Britain's Blind Faith in Intelligence Agencies
US says it wouldn't force press to destroy computers
The price Gina Gray paid for whistleblowing
British Newspaper Has Advantages in Battle With Government Over Secrets *

Japan to issue gravest Fukushima nuclear warning in two years: agency
Fukushima warning: danger level at nuclear plant jumps to 'serious'

Hyundai labor union to strike for 4 hours
Briggs & Stratton union workers reject contract
Amplats to cut 7,000 South African jobs, union 'shocked'
Caroline Kennedy Fortune Revealed in Filings
Grassroots Summer of Solidarity Tour Hits Midwest
UPS Central Region Proposal: There's Nothing There
Central Valley fruit packer hit with unfair labor complaint
California Officials, Doctors' Union Reach Tentative Labor Agreement
China's Green Revolution Arrives
Striking diplomats confident they have 'slam dunk' case
Tacking Health Care Costs Onto California Farm Produce *
Unionized SF Strip Club Closing Its Curtains *
Democracy May Prove the Doom of WBAI *
Health Care Costs Climb Moderately, Survey Says  *

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August 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.

Guardian chief: UK had newspaper disks destroyed
Journalist to publish UK secrets after Britain detains partner
David Miranda detention: a betrayal of trust and principle
'They said I would be put in jail if I didn't co-operate'
US given 'heads up' before Miranda detained in UK
A Scandal That Just Won't Die

Fukushima plant springs highly radioactive water leak
Japan nuclear plant suffers worst radioactive water leak

Bus drivers reject labor deal that averted San Francisco-area strike
The AFL-CIO Is Exploring New Investments in Alt-Labor and Texas Organizing
British police detain protesters at anti-fracking demo
Detroit unions file challenge to city's bankruptcy petition
Mexico heads back to school with flawed textbooks
Rally for fair trade Tuesday in Minneapolis
Unions raise concerns about Affordable Care Act
Palomar Health RNs, Caregivers Call Agreement a Win for Public Safety
Colombian Labor Protest Challenges President
CIA admits role in 1953 Iranian coup
No more Social Security at 62?
J.D. Irving eyeing railway involved in Lac-Mégantic crash
Rainbow board yet to ratify deal with teachers
Giant Mine underground stabilization work delayed
Fast-food workers call for nationwide walkout Aug. 29
Postal health plan may save USPS money but cost workers more
Climate Panel Cites Near Certainty on Warming *
At U.N., Labor Tensions Mar 10th Anniversary of Bombing *
With Proposed Rail Expansion, Northwest Confronts Its Clean Image *
Gulf Spill Sampling Questioned *
10,000-Gallon Tank Explodes at Pa. Plant; 1 Dead *

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

August 11 Week In Review

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

August 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.

On Obama's cancellation of summit with Putin and extradition
Snowden, Greenwald and Wikileaks are winning
Putin will not 'cave' to Obama pressure: Snowden's father
IRS manual detailed DEA's use of hidden intel evidence
Broader Sifting of Data Abroad Is Seen by NSA *

Lac-Mégantic rail disaster company MM&A files for bankruptcy
Signs of new climate 'normal' apparent in hot 2012
Argentine workers held after gas blast kills 11
Railroaders Go Wobbly, Strike against Firings
Rahm Wrong Again, Say Chicago Teachers
SYRIZA: The Great Social and Political Movement of Subversion
Oil industry wrote State Department report on Keystone XL
Tribe Blockades 'Megaload' of Tar Sands Equipment
Amazon, WikiLeaks, the Washington Post and the CIA
Trumka Says, Revenue Neutral Tax Reform Is 'Offensive'
Are Organizing Victories in Los Angeles a Model for the Future of Labor?
Rockefeller Urges Obama Administration to Move Quickly on Black Lung Rule
Study: Single-payer healthcare system would save billions
'I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave'
Same-sex spouses may get military benefits
Even as sales rise, Ford says new plants unlikely
Rio Tinto Alcan to close Shawinigan, Que., smelter
Lewenza reportedly to step down as head of CAW
Deaths of Manatees, Dolphins and Pelicans Point to Estuary at Risk *
Times Reporter Seeks Subpoena’s Withdrawal *
Mine Deal Puts New Scrutiny on China’s State Industries *
Wal-Mart Settles OSHA Case Over Cleaning Procedures *

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

August 2 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.

Whistleblower Snowden Leaves Moscow Airport
US 'disappointed' as Snowden granted asylum
NSA pays secret funding to GCHQ
Democratic divide over NSA programs could pose Obama political problems
Defiant Russia Grants Snowden Year’s Asylum *

Search for Lac-Mégantic victims ends with 5 still missing
Transport Canada searches MM&A's Quebec offices

TransCanada moves forward with west-east pipeline
All-Canadian conflict over new oil pipeline
Canada's main pipeline network
TransCanada's east-west pipeline not a backup plan, expert says

Chile's rescued miners case dropped
Low-wage workers step up activism
Rally set Tuesday to support Cretex strikers
Obamacare Opens For Business, Shuts Out Labor
New Deal on Student Loans a Mixed Bag
BART Management May Force Bay Area Strike
Laborers Union withdraws three of 12 charges against Alcom
Union Bows Out Of Home Care Election Drive
US Steel workers cast vote on Lake Erie Works labor dispute
Teamsters Ordered to Stop Picketing Funeral Homes
Ontario byelections: Liberals 2, NDP 2, PCs 1
Advocates for Immigrants Up the Ante in a Capitol Sit-In That Brings Arrests *
Florida Nuclear Project Is Dropped *