Friday, October 31, 2014

October 31 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
Nov 12 Nurse Ebola Strike
RN Ebola Strike, National Day of Action for Ebola Safety Standards Nov. 12

Denver’s Immigrant Taxi Drivers Build Unionized Workers Co-op
On the crisis in COSATU
The Light Brigade: Cuban Doctors Fight Ebola
No risk study for Australia sludge dump plan
MARTA vs. labor: like running into a horse with an SUV
Detroit Rallies with Dublin Against Water Charges
Kiev, Moscow ink deal on Russian gas
France's Great Wines Are Feeling the Heat
Homelessness Rose in New York *


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Thursday, October 30, 2014

October 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
Though a loyal Kansas City Royals fan to the last out, the editor congratulates the San Francisco Giants who won the World Series with a 3-2 victory in the decisive seventh game last night.

Royals' dream season falls short in World Series

Fight Is On for Stable Hours
The stealth return of Jim Crow: Millions threatened by poll purges
Mates of missing Mexico students: ‘We are all like brothers’
Fed ends bond-buying scheme
Oaxacans Want Right to (Not) Migrate
Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power
UN votes to lift US embargo on Cuba, for 23rd time
Detroit developer bids on 6,300 foreclosed properties in auction
Maria Elena Durazo leaving top post at L.A. County Federation of Labor
China's Growth-Obsessed Officials Ignoring Green Policies-Parliament *
In U.S. Cleanup Efforts, Accident at Nuclear Site Points to Cost of Lapses *


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

October 28 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.N. climate change draft sees risks of irreversible damage
Climate rescue mission 'not hopeless': IPCC chief

SEPTA Trolley, Bus, Subway Operators Give Authorization To Strike
South African Union Breaks From A.N.C. as Alliance Frays Further *
Report Reveals Wider Tracking of Mail, Raising Abuse Concerns *
Two million barrels of oil on ocean floor after BP spill
Oil-rich Saudi must invest in solar energy: official
Obama plans executive actions to strengthen U.S. manufacturing
Floating gas terminal anchored in Lithuania
AP photographer shot by Israeli rubber bullet
German Amazon workers called to strike in pay dispute
Union pushes for increased benefits for library workers
Trainings Take Off
'Latin America Has More Women in High Office than Europe'
Can the left ever win back the Toronto mayoralty?
Halifax construction firm hit with safety orders before man's death
Is the Affordable Care Act Working? *
Serving Up Fries, for a Living Wage *

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Monday, October 27, 2014

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October 27 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
Nurses demand new Ebola safeguards
New Protocol on Quarantines Seen as Barrier to Volunteers *

Last U.S. Marines, British combat forces end Afghan operations
First Marine dies in Iraq on new U.S. mission

Canada Post ends home delivery for thousands
N.S. woman 'shocked' community mailbox key opens neighbour's mailbox too

E.U. Greenhouse Gas Deal Falls Short of Expectations *
'Bomb trains': A crude awakening in Calif.
Missing students' classmates want Mexico governor 'behind bars'
Educators and students in Saskatoon learn about Idle No More
Ford picks Mexico over Windsor for engine plant, union says
Workers trapped when shipping container topples
Stars Backing Hong Kong Protests Pay Price on Mainland *
Amnesty International Report Faults the Police in Ferguson, Mo *
NBCUniversal to Settle Suit Over Unpaid Interns *
Industrial explosion, fire in Sarnia, Ont., injures 5
Homeless face 'extermination' in Brazil's heartland city of Goiânia
Dam-building boom holds promise, threat
Brazil's President Rousseff wins second term
New concerns raised over Gulf of St. Lawrence oil drilling risks


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Friday, October 24, 2014

October 24 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
EU agrees landmark climate change deal: Van Rompuy
EU reaches deal on CO2 emissions cut
Socialist program to avoid climate disaster

FairPoint Workers Strike against Wall Street 'Wolves'
EPA Sued for Approving Controversial Herbicide
1,000 Texas Workers Vote to Join IAM
AFGE Files Suit to Stop USDA’s ‘Filthy’ Poultry Inspection Rule
Labor, Clergy Unite In 'Rally for Atlanta
Nurses Leader to Testify to Congress on Ebola Friday
Mexico mayor accused of ordering attack on missing students
Hong Kong civil servants show support for democracy protests
Justice Dept. 'exasperated' by local probe of Missouri teen shooting
US jobless claims edge higher
Postal workers appeal to Harvard president
5 Social Security Changes Coming in 2015
Mountaintop removal: The scientific evidence of environmental and health damage
L.A. City Council backs union contract for Fresno farmworkers
UAW files charges in Lebanon lockout
There Can Be No Compromise On The Right To Strike
One-Fifth of Detroit's Population Could Lose Their Homes
Wages shrink for all but the rich
The Zombie System: How Capitalism Has Gone Off the Rails
Rick S. Piltz, Firebrand on Climate, Dies at 71 *


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 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
Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings
No end in sight for Hong Kong protests after talks
Plunging oil prices upset geopolitical, industry assumptions
Palestinian peace activist convicted
Victory for Missouri Home Care Workers
New Contracts Negotiated At Two Vermont Social Service Agencies


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 21 Week In Review Now Online

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October 21 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 Political Economy of Ebola
Nurses call for higher standards in confronting ebola
Cuba punches above its weight in Ebola fight

Philadelphia Teachers Hit by Latest Cuts *
Labor leaders weighed general strike over SRC
Thousands Join Street Protest Before Raucous SRC Meeting

UN rights experts decry Detroit water shut-offs
Top UN advisers 'shocked' by Detroit’s mass water shutoffs

If Not Now, When? A Labor Movement Plan to Address Climate Change
At Hanford, sick nuclear workers await compensation
OSHA announces effort to reduce fatal falls from cellphone towers
More Workers Demand $15
UAW to represent workers at Alabama auto plant
In Colorado Schools, a Hands-on Civics Lesson
Naomi Klein: ‘Only mass social movements can save us’
Gaza plan 'relieves Israel of responsibility'
Atento Workers in Mexico Fight for a Fair Union Vote
The human cost of Texas' refusal to expand Medicaid
Safety issues persist at Bangladesh factories
The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons *
C.I.A. Study of Covert Aid Fueled Skepticism About Helping Syrian Rebels *
Video of Apparent Beating of Protester in Hong Kong Stirs Anger *
Student Protests Continue in Egypt Despite Crackdown *    
US Treasury and Transportation Departments Hold a Privatization Party
FedEx Ground Says Its Drivers Aren't Employees. The Courts Will Decide
Unable to Meet the Deductible or the Doctor *
Judge OKs Cancellation Of Union Contract At Trump Taj Mahal
World's scientists call on Stephen Harper to restore science funding, freedom
Strike Shuts Lisbon Subway for 12th Time This Year *
Baby on Way, Worker Gets Her Job Back *

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Monday, October 13, 2014

October 13 Week In Review Now Online

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Next News Update Tuesday October 21

The editor will be on the road until October 21

October 13 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 protest in St Louis over Ferguson shooting
St. Louis Protesters March Under Array of Banners *

Thousands of health workers in Britain strike over pay
Transcripts Kept Secret for 60 Years Bolster Defense of Oppenheimer’s Loyalty *
TransGas pumping station explodes
Anti-radiation pills required for residents near nuclear plants
Hundreds protest TransCanada pipeline port in Cacouna
Parked life: 'Hidden homeless' in US driven to sleeping in vehicles
A pivotal time for Atlantic City casinos and unions
Striking Navistar workers hopeful about new contract talks
Hawaii: Blue skies, sandy beaches and a rising tide of homelessness
U.S. Finds Many Failures in Medicare Health Plans *

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

October 9 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
Atlantic City casino workers block streets to protest cuts
Union Workers Will March In Summerlin Tomorrow

Philadelphia Students Strike to Support Teachers
Climate change threatens Arctic way of life
TakeAction Minnesota employees organize with Guild
Letter Carriers lead rally to save Duluth postal facility
Supreme Court considers major case regarding overtime
Wave of Contingent-Faculty Organizing Sweeps onto Campuses
Solidarity with Kobanê – an urgent task
Privatization and the Crisis of Bus Drivers in Santiago
Air France in a spin as huge cost of strike revealed
Questions over Mexico mayor, wife in missing students probe
US budget deficit falls below 3% of GDP in 2014: CBO
Missouri police plan for possible riots if Brown cop not charged
U. S. Steel bankruptcy court will get to see secret federal deal
As Trains Move Oil Bonanza, Delays Mount for Other Goods and Passengers *
In Texas, a Fight Over Fracking  *

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October 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
Deadly Kurdish protests across Turkey
Will Airport Workers Start the Port’s Next Big Labor War?
South Loop hotel development vote back on after unionization snag
Nurses, Bus Drivers, Teachers: Facing Violence on the Job
Mexico: Classmates of missing students vow 'radical action'
In Stockton, Investment House Franklin Templeton Eviscerates Pensions
Your Upcoming Delays Were Avoidable
Even After Dallas, Hospitals Still Lagging in Preparation for U.S. Ebola Patients
Dukesville, NC: Don’t drink the water, locals and activists warn
Tidal floods: Coming soon to an East Coast city near you
A heated debate over geothermal energy erupts in Hawaii
Kids Behind Bars: Israel's Arbitrary Arrests of Palestinian Minors
Rail companies fight new rules to prevent crew fatigue
Fears of toxic smoke from Sask. derailment fire prompt evacuations
Wabana workers launch strike in wake of rowdy bargaining session
Seattle City Council replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day
Germany’s Insistence on Austerity Meets With Revolt in the Eurozone *
Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections Are Delayed for Home-Care Workers *
30,000 Lose Health Care Coverage at Walmart *
Officials Question the Rising Costs of Generic Drugs *
Firefighter Dies in Hartford Blaze *

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 7 Week In Review Now Online

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October 7 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
SRC Cancels Philladelphia Teachers' Contract
Philadelphia teachers to pay for health benefits as contract axed

A Mass Grave and a Suspect: Mexico’s Police *
Mexico leader vows justice over 43 missing students

Climate Justice Resurfaces Amidst New York’s Corporate Sharks
Boom & Bust in the City of Gold - Living & Leaving San Francisco
Abortion rights groups ask Supreme Court to halt Texas restrictions
U.S. top court rejects challenge to ozone regulations
Hong Kong activists agree to talks as protests shrink
OccupyMN to celebrate three-year anniversary
Colombian labor activists to speak Tuesday in Minneapolis
East Side Freedom Library offers history course and programs
NC coal ash spill provokes state regulation, but activists criticize law
More Americans are working part time
Freight train drivers report falling asleep on the job
In France, the Face of the New Socialism *
Judge Blocks Rule for Ferguson Protesters *

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Monday, October 6, 2014

October 6 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
Hong Kong civil servants return to work as protesters withdraw
Students and Workers Strike for Democratic Reforms in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Wealth Gap on Display in Protests *

Protests over missing, murdered women close stretches of 2 Ontario highways
Hundreds march in Saskatoon to honour missing and murdered women

Obama highlights economic, manufacturing gains
Strong jobs report, but concerns remain
A Strong Jobs Report, Charted | But Wage Growth Is Subdued *

Obama team wanted US out of Iraq: Panetta
Bees, birds may suffer long-term consequences from common pesticides
Transit union and City of Saskatoon to resume talks on Monday
The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever *
After Uproar, School Board in Colorado Scraps Anti-Protest Curriculum *
Justices Weighing Wages for After-Work Screenings *
Missouri: Court Rules for Same-Sex Couples *
Sweden to recognize Palestinian state
It's a shame Jean-Claude Duvalier died a free man, says ex-UN prosecutor
Chemical spill in Saskatoon has fire chief worried about environment
Ferguson protesters interrupt St. Louis Symphony
Afghanistan Reverses Expulsion of Times Reporter *
Texas Company Recalls Nearly 91,000 Pounds of Beef *
Beware of Shifting Options Within Medicare Plans *
More than 20 bodies exhumed in Mexico
Wealthy Americans giving less income to charity, poor giving more
Facebook’s Bus Drivers Seek Union *

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

October 2 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
Seattle Boycotts Hyatt while a Boston Boycott Ends
400,000 March Against Climate Change
Students Unfurl the 'Umbrella Revolution' in Hong Kong
White House: Civilian protection policy doesn't apply to Syria strikes
Rates of antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' spike
Lack of ice forces some 35,000 walruses to chill on Alaska shore
Republicans craft 2015 plan to force Obama's hand on Keystone
Heavyweight South African state union demands 15 percent pay rise
Climate Controversy: Does the 2 Degree Goal Need to Go?
2 workers trapped after trench collapse in Boonton, NJ
Lessons From the British Columbia Teacher's Strike
World's Beaches Become Victims of Construction Boom
Stephen Harper to announce Canada's combat role in ISIS fight Friday
Locked out transit workers and city back at table
What's in a name: Indian, native, aboriginal or indigenous?
Washington’s unemployment rate continues to climb
New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs
Egypt Seizes Newspapers to Censor an Article *
At Berkeley, Free (Though Subdued) Speech, 50 Years Later *
Deportation Up in 2013; Border Sites Were Focus *
Bankruptcy Judge in California Challenges Sanctity of Pensions *


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