Monday, March 31, 2014

We're Taking a Break

We are taking a break in our normal schedule until after the Labor Notes Conference. We will resume News Updates Tuesday, April 8.

March 31 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.

Threat from global warming heightened in latest U.N. report
IPCC report: climate change felt 'on all continents and across the oceans'
What did that ‘NASA-funded collapse study’ really say?
IPCC: Effects of climate change 'worse than we had predicted'
IPCC report: Climate change a threat to security, food and humankind
Panel warns of worsening effects of climate change
U.N. Panel Says Worst Effects of Climate Change Are Yet to Come *

Amazon workers on strike in Germany
Socialist candidate is elected first female mayor of Paris
Kansas City streetcar extensions get green light from City Council
$1 trillion student loan debt widens U.S. wealth gap
Conservation in Kansas comes under attack in Legislature
No Papers, No Fear
Ukraine’s IMF Deal Means Greece-Like Depression
Louisiana trying to halt coastal erosion
International Solidarity Helps Fijian Workers
BMWE gains higher wages from arbitration; LACMTA tentative agreement with ATU
White House opens door to new rules to cut methane emissions
Crimea Crisis Has Little Impact Thus Far on Russian Oil Deals *
UAW membership rises 2% in 2013
Unions, a Week after Strike Vote, Strike Tentative Deal with Portland
Brazil police: Worker likely without safety cable
Pulitzer winning journalist warns CCSU audience of abuses by government
Report: NSA kept tabs on 122 world leaders
Hopes Frustrated, Many Latinos Reject the Ballot Box Altogether *
U.S. Agency Knew About G.M. Flaw but Did Not Act *
Law May Force Drilling on Balking Landowners *

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

March 24 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.

Truckers' strike enters 3rd week facing back-to-work order
Striking Port Metro Vancouver truckers told to stand firm

The present, past, and future of collective bargaining
Oil spill closes busy Gulf waterway
Canada's CN Rail workers vote down second labor agreement
Port truck drivers vying to join union get state, federal boost
Parched California town risks running out of water
Injured Occupy protester gets $4.5M
N Carolina withdraws Duke deal
Cuba: Pay Increases Announced for Medical Workers *
E.P.A. Agrees to Join North Carolina in Reviewing Spill *
G.M.’s Bankruptcy Drawn Into Defect Inquiry *
Insurgent Slate Wins Big in L.A. Teachers Local
First Nations fire safety in sorry state
Solar power proven reliable in North
For Gay Couples in Michigan, a Day of Joy Ends in Legal Uncertainty *
German Public-Sector Strike to Affect Frankfurt Airport *
NUHW Wins Squeaker Victory at Seton Medical Center -- Or Does It?
Turkey at the Crossroads
Minimum wage fight goes on tour
Duke's 'sweetheart' pollution deal undone
NSA Spied on Chinese Government and Networking Firm
Arctic offshore drilling closer to reality as projects enter regulatory review
529 Egyptians Sentenced to Death in Killing of a Police Officer *
Strike in Israel Stalls Premier’s Trip to Mexico *
Beneath Cities, a Decaying Tangle of Gas Pipes *

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

March 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.

$15 Hourly Wage Looks Likely in Seattle
Huge Chicago Vote - 87 Percent Vote for a $15-an-Hour Wage

A Livelihood in Nuclear Waste, Under Threat *
Health care law has uneven impact on companies
Where’s the Rebellion in ‘12 Years a Slave?’
Army general avoids jail in sex assault case
South Africa's wave of discontentment
Climate change stunting fish
Hip-Hop Star Common to Perform in Support of Nissan Workers
Major League Soccer Referee Lockout Ends with 5-Year Pact
San Diego VA Nurses File for Election to Join Largest RN Union
Local 150 Meets with DHHS Secretary, Blasting Unsafe Conditions and Low Pay
Workers occupy Paris opera in protest over changes to labor rules
Newly merged American Airlines faces labor problems
NYC workers may face pressure to kick in for health costs
Academic Labor Unrest Spreads to Maryland Colleges
Underestimating Capital, Overestimating Labour
Alberta public sector unions rally against pension changes
Outrage over Iraq child-marriage bill
Tidal lagoon power 'cheaper than wind'
Warily Leading Japan’s Nuclear Reawakening *
Koch Group, Spending Freely, Hones Attack on Government *
In Book, Architect of Health Law Predicts a Shift Away From Employer Coverage *
North Carolina Says Utility Pumped Millions of Gallons of Wastewater in River *
Group Suggests New Rules for Further Cuts in Carbon Pollution *

Monday, March 17, 2014

March 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 Mystery of the Missing Methane
50 000 in Russia anti-war demo
Portland City Workers Vote to Strike
De Blasio Pushes a 9-Year Contract for Teachers
The Blossoming of Idle No More
Nuke waste fire ruled ‘preventable’
U.C. Medical Center’s Technical Workers to Strike
Vancouver transit union calls for better security on buses
High Levels of Pollution Spur Paris to Action *
Private Employment Slowly Reclaims Pre-Downturn Peak *
Oil Mars Ala. Swamp Months After Crude Train Crash *
Search for Bodies Yields to Hunt for a Cause of East Harlem Explosion *
Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science *
Income Gap, Meet the Longevity Gap *
Questions as More Wastewater Flows in North Carolina *
Industry Behind Anti-Wage-Hike Letter *
Union workers fight right-to-work law
IWW Claims Violation of NLRB Settlement as Insomnia Worker Suspended
Union militant on how wind-power development is held to ransom for profit
Parkview Community Hospital workers vote to unionize
Unskilled Are Hired for Fukushima Cleanup *
Low-Wage Workers Finding It’s Easier to Fall Into Poverty, Harder to Get Out *
Mayors, brewers skip St. Patrick's Day parades
Thousands in Japan protest nuclear power

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

March 10 Week In Review Now Online

The new WIR can be read by clicking here

March 10 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.

Union Solidarity at UPS
United for Justice at Maspeth

Truckers reject Vancouver port deal: strike to begin Monday
Jon Holden is new leader of 32,000 Boeing Machinists
Tropicana reaches labor deal with Culinary, bartenders unions
Union files suit against Mountaire Farms plant in Lumber Bridge
Peabody cleaning contractor ordered to pay $1M
MTA seeks commuter groups' backing in LIRR contract fight
After 12 years of war, labor abuses rampant on US bases in Afghanistan
Board: Grain lockout unfair, workers broke law
Teachers union files unfair labor complaint against LIU
Park Ridge mayor vetoes labor agreement
Idaho bill would let inmates do farm work
Volkswagen sides with UAW on appeal
3 Mohawk protesters could be charged after Ontario rail blockade
Pesticide traces in some tea exceed allowable limits
Auto Regulators Dismissed Defect Tied to 13 Deaths *
When Employees Confess, Sometimes Falsely *
New Ozone-Destroying Chemicals Discovered in Atmosphere
What now for West Virginia, its water and its future?
Evidence standard a snag in state-worker union talks
Hope bakery accused of unfair labor practices
Union files safety complaint against MAC on New Albany project
Union Report Says Obamacare Will Hasten Income Inequality
Record use of US public transit
After Fukushima, Utilities Prepare for Worst *

Thursday, March 6, 2014

March 6 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.

Alpha reaches deal on water pollution
What kind of water protection bill will we get?
Is this really about protecting coal miners?
Profits soar, but airlines leave workers behind
Scab Bus Blocked at Port of Vancouver
EU pledges $15B to Ukraine as diplomats meet over crisis
Chavez remembered a year after death
Caged Al Jazeera staff see trial adjourned
Tell Our Policy Makers: Keystone XL is Bad for Our Health and Our Planet
Labor union reps disagree with Freeholders on how to save Warren Haven
Unions demand all Domino Sugar site construction workers be organized
MTA seeks second Obama emergency board in LIRR contract impasse
Union protests outside Presidential Village
Calls for strike authorization alleging unfair labor practice by university
Demand for public inquiry into Enbridge Line 9 pipeline proposal
How cities can fight climate change: Public transit
Greek protesters, riot police scuffle in Athens
Wheat board could have helped move grain, NDP MP
Great Lakes ice cover tops 90 per cent, may cause cool, dry summer
Senate rejects key Obama nominee
Ukraine crisis is about Great Power oil, gas pipeline rivalry