Friday, August 21, 2015

August 21 News Update

Long-suffering California can blame drought on global warming, experts say
Feeling the heat: Earth in July was hottest month on record
The Latest: 'Unprecedented cataclysm' from Washington fires
To ease climate change, U.S. should end drilling on federal land: study
Official pleads guilty in WV chemical spill

The Kansas City
      Council voted in July for a minimum wage increase that calls for
      $13 per hour by 2020. After the vote, Dana Wittman of Stand Up KC
      led the cheers just outside the council chambers.
Minimum wage petition approved for KC’s November ballot, but could get withdrawn

Photo of Kip Hedges
Fired baggage handler reaches settlement with Delta

Lessons From the British Struggle Over the NHS

Back to School with Work to Rule in Ontario
Ontario high school teacher deal bodes well for other contract talks

Steelworkers hold rally at ArcelorMittal in Coatesville
Health care tax could be hurdle in UAW talks
UAW pushes back against a possible Chinese import
Poll: Majority in US wants gov't to curb prescription costs
Tsipras resigns, paving way for snap Greek election
Behind the Mass Exodus
Long hours linked to higher stroke risk
Allegheny Technologies Unfairly Locks Out Steelworkers from Their Jobs
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Keeps Working People Poor
Malcolm X’s autobiography didn’t change me, it saved me
Cornel West: The Fire of a New Generation
Gay Couples Are Eligible for Social Security Benefits, U.S. Decides *

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