Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September 2 News Update

Sept. 2015 Fracking
Connecticut activists target fracked gas
When Did the Anthropocene Begin…and Why Does It Matter?
With help, small island states ditch diesel for cheaper, cleaner energy
Magnitude 4.2 quake strikes near Grand Coulee Dam in Washington
Fallout from pipeline spill prompts Nexen to shut Long Lake facility
Climate change has Obama talking, but Canada's leaders mostly silent
Current El Nino climate event 'among the strongest'

Larry Roberts/Post-Gazette
United Steelworkers union rally for fair contracts in Downtown Pittsburgh
Steelworkers continue bargaining with ArcelorMittal, U.S. Steel

Photo of Teamster picket
Hundreds join Teamster picket at University of Minnesota

Millions of India's workers threaten 24-hour strike
'Union' Accused of Betraying Migrant Carnival Workers *
Fight to preserve Blair Mountain, labor history, continues
Strong Out of the Gate, Teamsters United Breaks Petition Record
Oaxaca Braces for Conflict
UN: Gaza to become 'uninhabitable' by 2020
Man serving life in prison for pot walks free
ConocoPhillips plans to cut 10 percent of its workforce
Almost 1,000 energy-sector jobs disappearing as 2 major players announce layoffs
Sudbury Greyhound bus service slashed nearly in half
Canada's economy shrank for 1st half of 2015, Statistics Canada confirms
Hungary’s rightward political shift fuels harsh policy on refugees
HK teen faces trial over democracy protests
Uber drivers' suit gets class-action status
Chuka Umunna: 'We must support our new leader'
Federal workers launch petition for a ‘meaningful pay raise’ above 1.3 percent
New York City Reaches Deal With Bus Drivers Union on Safety Law *
Big Leaps for Parental Leave, if Workers Actually Take It *
Ford and Fiat Chrysler Post Surprising Sales Gains in August *

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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