Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September 30 Week In Review Now Online

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September 30 News Update


‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police - See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2014/08/hands-dont-ship-minneapolis-ups-workers-protest-shipments-missouri-police#sthash.rJeEoDbc.dpuf
How Did Leaders Respond to the People’s Climate March?
After the People’s Climate March, it is time to demand more
Scientists Trace Extreme Heat in Australia to Climate Change *
Nebraskans Raise Their Voices in Fight Against Keystone XL Pipeline *
Climate Convergence Moves Us Forward, But Challenges Us to Create a Strategy
Earth lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

Teachers protest history proposal
Review: Why Privatization Fails
Riot police withdraw as 'Umbrella Revolution' grows in Hong Kong
Hard choices: Hillary Clinton admits role in Honduran coup aftermath
Calif. protesters block Israeli-owned ship
Monofrax Union Workers Go On Strike
Labor Ruling: Union Steward Deserves Job Back at Ambulance Company
Unifor rallies in Thunder Bay
University of Windsor, WUFA avert strike, set to negotiate
Pensioners take fight for cost of living to court
Mount Pearl locks out unionized workers; CUPE slams decision
De Blasio’s Executive Order Will Expand Living Wage Law to Thousands More *

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Monday, September 29, 2014

September 29 News Update


‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police - See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2014/08/hands-dont-ship-minneapolis-ups-workers-protest-shipments-missouri-police#sthash.rJeEoDbc.dpuf
U.S. carbon emissions tick higher; Obama tells U.N.: ‘We have to do more’
The Problem Is Capitalism
Green movement embracing more radical tactics as desperation grows
President’s Drive for Carbon Pricing Fails to Win at Home *

Unions demonstrate on Cross Campus
Hyatt to Pay Ousted Workers $1m in Boycott-Ending Deal
Did Lear Strike Really Beat Two-Tier?
Far-left group fights to save Istanbul neighborhood
Cuba to send more doctors to Ebola nations
Al Jazeera staffer recalls time in Egypt prison
B.C. First Nation granted leave to appeal Northern Gateway pipeline approval
Benefits of Economic Expansions Increasingly Going to Richest Americans *
Soil run-off creating problems for Sudbury lakes, scientist says
Air France Pilots End Two-Week Strike *
For Many New Medicaid Enrollees, Care Is Hard to Find, Report Says *
In Alaska, a Battle to Keep Trees, or an Industry, Standing *
Letter Carriers to rally Oct. 6 to save postal service
Low wages and no overtime: The downside of being a retail ‘manager’
Hong Kong pro-democracy protests expand in defiance of government


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Friday, September 26, 2014

September 26 News Update


‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police - See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2014/08/hands-dont-ship-minneapolis-ups-workers-protest-shipments-missouri-police#sthash.rJeEoDbc.dpuf
Thousands of unionists help sound the alarm on climate change
The climate march cynics are wrong
Climate justice gets a new lease on life
Natural Gas Expansion Will Raise Emissions, Worsen Climate

Bus Company Fails at Racial Divide and Conquer
Canada's First Nations push for self-rule
US, Canada tribes sign bison treaty
Nurses Stage Massive Protest on Vegas Strip


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September 23 Week In Review Now Online

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September 23 News Update


‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police - See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2014/08/hands-dont-ship-minneapolis-ups-workers-protest-shipments-missouri-police#sthash.rJeEoDbc.dpuf
World leaders urged to change course at UN climate summit
Climate change: Obama's checkered legacy
Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit
Stingy climate aid leaves poor nations digging deep: report
Climate protesters march on Wall Street, block street near NYSE
The Greening of the Labor Movement
NY Times Climate Change Special Section *

New Toxic Mine Spill Reported in Mexico's Sonora River
Labor group urges faculty union
Saskatoon transit workers launch legal action over lockout
Man falls to death at Waterloo's Barrel Yards construction site

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Monday, September 22, 2014

September 22 News Update


‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police - See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2014/08/hands-dont-ship-minneapolis-ups-workers-protest-shipments-missouri-police#sthash.rJeEoDbc.dpuf
400,000 Converge on Manhattan to Demand Climate-Change Action
At Climate March in New York, a Clarion Call for Action *
Global rallies demand action
Protesters sound climate alarm in global marches ahead of UN summit
Vancouver joins in worldwide rallies
People's Climate March draws big crowd in Thunder Bay
People's Climate March brings out thousands in Montreal
Climate change rallies held across Maritimes
Sunday Climate March Drawing Unprecedented Labor Support

Can UN summit revive climate issue?
Push for New Pact on Climate Change Is Plagued by Old Divide of Wealth *
Global Rise Reported in 2013 Greenhouse Gas Emissions *
Kerry compares climate change to fight against Ebola and Isis

U.S. Ramping Up Major Renewal in Nuclear Arms *
PCC workers remain on strike while gaining support from other labor unions
U.S. Port Labor Talks Turn on Automation Cutting Workers
Machinists union District 70 in multiple rounds of labor talks
NDP forces Commons debate on murdered, missing indigenous women
U.S. Aims to Curb Peril of Antibiotic Resistance *
Air France Pilots Vote to Extend Strike Until Sept. 26 *
Back to the future with monopoly capitalism
No bus service in Saskatoon after city locks out transit union
Lots of strike talk expected as teachers union opens conference


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Friday, September 19, 2014

September 19 News Update


‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police - See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2014/08/hands-dont-ship-minneapolis-ups-workers-protest-shipments-missouri-police#sthash.rJeEoDbc.dpuf
World will 'change course' on climate at UN summit
Labor to join rally to demand action on climate change
Florida scientists urge state leaders to join climate summit
We Need System Change to Stop Climate Change
From Frontlines of Climate Change, an Urgent Challenge to World Leaders
RNs Join Actions in New York, Oakland, Los Angeles to Stem Climate Crisis


Livestock Workers May Carry Staph Bacteria from Pigs
At least 15 police hurt as thousands rally in Ecuador
Cambodian garment workers press factories for pay rise
Labor gets rare South win at American Airlines
Seeking better wages, Citi Bike workers join Transport Workers Union Local 100
Dozens of Kennedy Airport workers strike as struggle to unionize escalates
President Obama fails to act to stop deportations
Action to Enforce Labor Rules in Trade Agreement with Guatemala
Nurses Donate 1,000 Hazmat Suits For RNs, Health Workers Fighting Ebola
Labor settles for what it can in Wis. gov. race
B.C. teachers' strike is over: 86% vote 'yes' to accept deal
New Canada coal plant regulations have 'negligible effect,' report says
Saskatoon gives lockout notice to transit union
Steelworker union slams U.S. Steel filing as 'bankruptcy fraud'

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

September 18 News Update


‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police - See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2014/08/hands-dont-ship-minneapolis-ups-workers-protest-shipments-missouri-police#sthash.rJeEoDbc.dpuf
Busy Days Precede a March Focusing on Climate Change *
Why U.N. climate talks continue to fail
An Ecologically Sound and Socially Just Economy
Fracking must be banned!
Antarctica Nearing Sea Ice Record High, But Arctic Ice Still Shrinking
ATU Gears Up For People's Climate March
Teamsters Mobilize to Fight Climate Change
Ban Ki-moon to join climate change march
People's Climate Has One Final Question: Are You In?

St Louis ATU Has Tentative Metro Agreement
NSA shared Americans private communications with Israel: Snowden
Chevron Sounds Alarm Against East Bay 'Anarchism'
Golden Gate Bridge Workers Stage ULP Strike
USDA grants approval to Dow's Enlist GMO corn and soybeans
Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy
Washington Hospital blames Affordable Care Act for 31 layoffs
Without contract for months, nursing home workers strike in Jersey City, Union City
Low-wage Phila. airport workers rally
Atheist airman told he can re-enlist, drop 'God' from oath
Anti-labor, Right to Work efforts shifting to city, county levels
Mine spill devastates Mexican farmers
Gap Between Manhattan’s Rich and Poor Is Greatest in U.S., Census Finds *

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September 17 News Update


‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police - See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2014/08/hands-dont-ship-minneapolis-ups-workers-protest-shipments-missouri-police#sthash.rJeEoDbc.dpuf
U.S. general says cannot rule out larger ground role in Iraq
Two more coal miners die on the job
BCTF recommends accepting 6-year deal
August was warmest on record, says NASA
U.S. extends comment period on power plant carbon rule to December
Study urges 15-year plan for low-carbon growth
Flawed Fracking Wells Taint Pennsylvania's Drinking Water
US labor board orders CNN to rehire fired workers
New Safety-Conscious GM? Not for Injured Workers
Whether We Engage or Do Nothing... This Changes Everything
Another US recession may be coming … sooner than you think
Census: Inequality climbs, earnings stay flat
Nurses Go On Strike, Demanding Protective Equipment in Ebola-hit Liberia
Local 1121 Members Preserve Health Plan, Win Raises
Scottish Nationalism and British Nationalism Aren’t the Same
The Worst Paying Fastest-Growing Job in America
'Just Cause' and the Attack on Job Security
Tailings pond leaks revealed at Cassidy Lake mine site
Fate of Children’s Insurance Program Is Called Into Question *
Report Cites Forced Labor in Malaysia *

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 16 News Update


‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police - See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2014/08/hands-dont-ship-minneapolis-ups-workers-protest-shipments-missouri-police#sthash.rJeEoDbc.dpuf
Obama's Dangerously Vague New War
Anti-ISIL coalition drags feet as US struggles to secure Sunni partners

Severe black lung reaches near-record levels
Pussy Riot says found supporters, autograph-seekers in Russian prisons
An Epidemic of Wage Theft
Golden Gate Bridge Union Workers Might Go On Strike Next Week
Airport workers call for $15-an-hour minimum wage
More than 40 percent of Minnesota workers lack access to paid sick days
New Union Vote at the New American Airlines
Israeli leaders label refuseniks 'criminal'
President Obama's big fracking problem
Trumka in Missouri: Racism Is Not Somebody Else's Problem, It's 'Our Problem'
Racial elements fuel dispute between Metro and Transit Union
Local 799 School Workers Win Wage Increases
Both sides back at bargaining table in B.C. teachers' strike
Unifor claims Bombardier not following recall rules after strike
Rent skyrockets in devastated Gaza: ‘This is much worse than the war’
Obama will seek faster phaseout of popular coolant
Millennials are falling behind
115,000 immigrants to lose health insurance coverage

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Monday, September 15, 2014

September 15 News Update


‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police - See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2014/08/hands-dont-ship-minneapolis-ups-workers-protest-shipments-missouri-police#sthash.rJeEoDbc.dpuf
The falsehoods in President Obama's speech on the Islamic State
Isis: Obama puts faith in US allies
US 'encouraged' as Saudis and UAE line up against Isis

Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind *
Waterways & oceans face catastrophe
Pop pioneer Cosimo Matassa dead at 88
Green groups sue govt over old oil train cars
Bombardier striking workers vote 85% to accept new contract
University of Windsor cancels Monday classes, WUFA strikes
Last day of work for 34 Kitchener Schneiders plant employees
Michael Brown's hands were raised, witness says
Branson failed on climate pledge
Health-law glitch may trap some in bad insurance
Veterans of Elite Israeli Unit Refuse Reserve Duty, Citing Treatment of Palestinians *
Government Push for Yahoo’s User Data Set Stage for Broad Surveillance *
Inmate’s Death in Overheated Rikers Cell Is Ruled Accidental *
Young Households Are Losing Ground in Income, Despite Education *
Student Loan Debt Burdens More Than Just Young People *
Texas asks court to allow closure of most clinics
Pope says world's many conflicts amount to piecemeal World War Three
Vote for Scotland's independence hinges on working class
Egyptians hunger strike against protest law
Senator Bernie Sanders 'thinking of running for president' in 2016
Air France-KLM Warns of Flight Cancellations as a Strike Looms *
Swedish left-wing bloc wins vote as far-right gains
The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms
Regulator Slow to Respond to Deadly Vehicle Defects *
Andy Stapp, Soldier Who Tried to Unionize the Military, Dies at 70 *


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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

September 12 News Update


‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police - See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2014/08/hands-dont-ship-minneapolis-ups-workers-protest-shipments-missouri-police#sthash.rJeEoDbc.dpuf
Union rejects BNSF proposal for one-man train crews
Greenhouse gas emissions hit record high
Alaska union rallies for Sheraton Anchorage Hotel workers
Warmer air caused ice shelf collapse off Antarctica
Bombardier, Unifor reach tentative agreement on new contract
Late Fukushima manager flagged risks of Japan's big nuclear plants
Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering
Missouri lawmakers override Governor's veto on '72-hour' abortion law
Thousands sign cards to urge action on transportation
Destruction of the Brazilian Amazon surges, data show
On Saudi beheadings, Kerry and Obama remain largely silent
California Passes Paid Sick Days Law but Home Health Care Workers Left Out
B.C. teachers, employers in talks to resume negotiations: Fassbender
Allan potash mine: All trapped workers returned to surface
US coerced Yahoo to turn over user data
Arabs Give Tepid Support to U.S. Fight Against ISIS *
Cuba to Send Expanded Medical Team to Fight Ebola *
Budget Cuts Reshape New York’s Public Housing *


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 11 News Update


‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police - See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2014/08/hands-dont-ship-minneapolis-ups-workers-protest-shipments-missouri-police#sthash.rJeEoDbc.dpuf
US to launch strikes in Syria, expand Iraq campaign against Islamic State
New Military Campaign Extends a Legacy of War *

35 Arrested as Missouri Police Block Protest on Highway Over Teenager’s Shooting *
Grain Agreement Ends Lockouts in Northwest Ports
Protests Break the Silence of Grief over Turkish Mine Disaster
Texas case highlights clash between fracking, free speech
Walmart imposes new employee dress code
The Trouble with Kaiser’s Technology
Tech factory workers strike in China over mooncakes, benefits
An Inside Look at EU's Shameful Immigration Policy
B.C. teachers' strike: Teachers vote 'overwhelmingly' in favour of binding arbitration

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September 10 News Update


‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police - See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2014/08/hands-dont-ship-minneapolis-ups-workers-protest-shipments-missouri-police#sthash.rJeEoDbc.dpuf
Obama Ready to Authorize Airstrikes on ISIS in Syria *
'Alarm bells' as greenhouse gases hit new high
Note to President Obama: Fracking May Be Worse Than Burning Coal
Musicians Satirize Lionsgate's Offshoring Practices in 'Right Here at the Top'
Boston Passes Strong ‘Trust Act’
Japanese regulator approves restart of first nuclear reactors
U.S. bird species dying out amid development : report
Huge explosion at German factory
Catalans Want Independence Too
Bombardier contract negotiations start up again
Lisbon Subway Stoppage Brings Commuter Misery *
Thousands of Migrants Forced to Leave Israel, Rights Group Says *
Hopes for a Strong El NiƱo Fade in California *


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Monday, September 8, 2014

September 8 News Update


‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police - See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2014/08/hands-dont-ship-minneapolis-ups-workers-protest-shipments-missouri-police#sthash.rJeEoDbc.dpuf
We include some left overs from the holiday break

B.C. teachers' strike: students brace for another week without classes
B.C. teachers' strike: How some parents are taking action
B.C. Teachers' strike: class size and composition are key issues

Activists promise biggest climate march in history
Destroying ISIS May Take Years, U.S. Officials Say *
Nuclear Waste Is Allowed Above Ground Indefinitely *
Swirls of Dust and Drama, Punctuating Life in the Southwest *
Obama proposes 1 percent pay raise for federal workers
Union wants charges dropped against railway employees in Lac-Megantic disaster
More Workers Claiming ‘Wage Theft’ by Their Employers *
The Changing Face of Temporary Employment *
Study Suggests a Rebound for Union Jobs in New York *
Infrastructure Cracks as Los Angeles Defers Repairs *
Fukushima Workers Who Fled May Have Received Garbled Orders *
Per Capita Medicare Spending Is Actually Falling *
Fast-food strikers highlight plight of home care workers
V.A. Rules May Enable Benefits Long Denied to Vietnam-Era Veterans *
After Slow Growth, Experts Say, Health Spending Is Expected to Climb *
'We're a Movement Now': Fast Food Workers Strike in 150 Cities
As Keystone waits, other projects commence
U.S. Job Growth Slips in August After Months of Bigger Gains *
Obama Delays Immigration Action, Yielding to Party Worries *
WUFA announces 1-day strike at University of Windsor
Five Bosnian coal miners killed in blast
Chile workers stage strike, urge labor reforms
Just 13, and Working Risky 12-Hour Shifts in the Tobacco Fields *
In shadow of oil boom, Dakota farmers battle contamination
Officials in Qatar Confirm Detention of Britons Researching Migrant Labor *
Some Retail Workers Find Better Deals With Unions *
Immigration reform delay a 'slap in face,' activists tell Obama
Atheist airman spurned for refusing oath


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Sunday, September 7, 2014