Monday, August 31, 2015

August 31 News Update

Climate change legislation approaches pivotal showdown with oil industry
Behind Tianjin Tragedy, Company That Flouted Regulations, Reaped Profits *
Obama to Urge Aggressive Climate Action in Visit to Arctic Alaska *
Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice
When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought
China needs further action to stop water pollution: vice premier
How will climate change affect your livelihood?
UN climate talks: the sticking points

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Fight for $15: the strategist going to war to make McDonald's pay
Big labor sees organizing boon from U.S. ruling
NLRB holds big firms jointly liable for rights violations
As His Term Wanes, Obama Restores Workers’ Rights *

Photo of labor history mural
East Side Freedom Library to host ‘Celebration of Arts in Labor’

Fire at Saudi oil workers' compound kills 10, many injured
Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to three years in jail by Egyptian court
1,100 union workers to strike at nuclear weapons plant
Court rules NSA spying program legal
Owned by Union, Amalgamated Bank Gives Lift to the Left *
Protest after Russian demon motif destroyed
Privatization no panacea for NOLA
Food Truck Controversy Hits a Missouri Town Seeking Growth *
Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills
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Rail workers score big safety win
Mt. McKinley to be renamed Denali
Alberta's oilpatch has already shed 35,000 jobs this year
Federal workers on track to get 1.3 percent pay hike in January

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.

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