Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September 30 News Update

The 'Hard-Landing' Has Arrived: Chinese Coal Company Fires 100,000
New Zealand to create massive marine sanctuary
Greenpeace celebrates Shell Arctic exit
Duke Energy settles coal ash case for $7M
Seattle sea otter diagnosed with asthma
Volkswagen to recall, refit 11 million cars
SEIU members join rally for climate action during papal visit
EPA says refineries must monitor nearby air quality
New Regulations on Smog Remain as Divisive as Ever *


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UAW FCA contract on shaky ground as voting concludes
Old Detroit lives in UAW tide against FCA deal
UAW leaders called to gather Thursday
Jeep workers in Toledo decisively reject FCA contract
Ford workers in Kansas City could strike Sunday
UAW VP threatens strike at Ford F-150 plant



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Could Pension Attack Provoke Another Chicago Teachers Strike?

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After protests, UW decides to follow Seattle $15 wage law

Under attack, Planned Parenthood defends fetal tissue research
El Paso abortion clinic reopens amid Texas court battles
Electricity at Illinois Capitol May Be Turned Off Over Budget Standoff
Even the Wall Street Journal Smells a Rat in A&P Supermarkets Bankruptcy
Gerry Adams won't face trial for 1972 murder
The ongoing epidemic of corporate crime
UAE unveils migrant labor reforms
Food Co-op Workers in Pittsburgh Vote to Join UE
Clinton endorsement divides teachers union
Airport workers rally at Atlanta City Hall
Woburn Mayor, Workers Union Reach Four-Year Contract Agreement
CIA, union clash on outsourcing of jobs

University workers turn up the heat for ‘raises and respect’
Corbyn tells Labour: don’t accept injustice, stand up to prejudice
TransAlta layoffs: 239 more jobs cut, most in Calgary
Ontario elementary teachers, province to return to bargaining table


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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

September 25 News Update

'Third Straw' uncapped to provide Lake Mead water to Vegas
India to 'hike green energy targets' to combat climate change
EPA hears widely different views on methane emission threat
Scientists: Drought stressing California's Giant Sequoias
U.S. climate finance in limbo, risking 'trust gap' before Paris
No Consent': First Nations Women Shut Down Tar Sands Pipeline Hearing
Forest fires turn Singapore air 'hazardous'
China to Announce Cap-and-Trade Program to Limit Emissions *
The Connection Between Cleaner Air and Longer Lives *

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Troubling signs emerge in UAW-FCA contract voting



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Labor Unrest at California Ports as More Subcontracted Workers Go On Strike

Senate stops bill defunding Planned Parenthood
Arizona sheriff faces new round of contempt hearings
Marlborough Nurses Ratify New 3-Year Contract
Price Gouging In Health Care Is The Rule, Not the Exception
US Labor Law at 80: The Enduring Relevance of Class Struggle Unionism
The NLRB and contingent workers
Caterpillar to eliminate up to 10,000 jobs
Ex Parks Canada employees raise concerns about staffing in national parks
Elizabeth M. Fink, a Lawyer for Attica Inmates and Radicals, Dies at 70 *
Alabama Vote Is Rare Win in the South for the U.A.W. *



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Thursday, September 24, 2015

September 24 News Update

Russia rejects criticism of greenhouse gas plan, will not amend
Scientists explain what a 3°C warmer world would look like
Global warming: are trees going on strike?
Volkswagen hires BP oil spill lawyers to defend emissions cases
A one way street to climate hell
Ignore Pope on climate, says Republican Marsha Blackburn



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UAW members rally against Fiat Chrysler deal
'Cadillac' tax may mean deductibles on some UAW members

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Teamsters at Sysco Vote 150-0 to Authorize Strike

Corbyn: the kind of society we want
Egypt pardons jailed Al Jazeera journalists
How to Start Talking about Race in Your Union
Alabama Parts Workers Vote UAW
The subtext of election 2015: Beat the NDP
Dominican Republic businesses waylay 200 labor unions
Target Field concessions workers protest treatment by temp agencies
U workers to rally Tuesday 'for raises and respect'
Mulcair rated most competent, trustworthy of party leaders
Unifor, autoworkers want Tory candidates to state views on Trans-Pacific Partnership
Native Californians oppose sainthood for missionary who 'destroyed our people'
Starbucks Falls Short After Pledging Better Labor Practices *
ThinkProgress to Unionize With Writers Guild of America *
Growth Slows in United States and Europe, Reports Show *



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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September 23 News Update

Is climate change killing American starfish?
Study: Twice as much trash put in landfills than estimated
US rejects protections for greater sage grouse across West
Grim prospects for sustainable miners in Peru
Peru's 'invaders' put down roots in Amazon
Actor DiCaprio joins growing movement to divest from fossil fuels
Clinton breaks Keystone silence, says she opposes pipeline
US Catholic groups debate divesting from fossil fuels
Alberta Premier applauds Hillary Clinton's Keystone XL opposition
VW scandal caused nearly 1m tonnes of extra pollution, analysis shows
The rise of diesel in Europe: the impact on health and pollution

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Mopar workers to get different pay in UAW-FCA deal
Ballot error causing some UAW-FCA members to revote

Nurses Approve Contracts for 8000 RNs at 17 HCA-Affiliated Hospitals in Five States
Registered nurses ratify labor pact at HCA-affiliated Research Medical Center



Strikers invoke Pope Francis as they seek higher wages and a union
Bernie Sanders joins striking workers demanding audience with pope

Andrew McConnell spoke during a rally Sept. 10 in Westport that sought a minimum wage of $15 an hour.
Judge orders $15 minimum wage proposal removed from November ballot in KC
Push is still on to put higher minimum wage on KC’s November ballot

Senate blocks anti-abortion bill; new showdown set
Government shutdown could cut off food stamps

U.S. says 17.6 million Americans gained health insurance coverage
Boeing 'planning China factory': report
USW Local 1123 Shows Support for Locked Out ATI Members
City workers’ ratify L.A. contract
Deadline to OK Wayne County labor pacts extended to Sept. 30
Canadian GDP outlook slashed to 1.2% with 3 provinces in recession
Education Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Growing Wider *
Health Insurance Deductibles Outpacing Wage Increases, Study Finds *



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Monday, September 21, 2015

September 21 News Update

EPA: VW used 'defect device' to cheat rules
East Bay Labor Unions Say 'No' to Coal in Oakland
Carbon pricing schemes double since 2012 in climate fight: World Bank
Fuel savings can pay for green energy shift
How one US state went from two quakes a year to 585
El NiƱo: a global weather event that may save California — and destroy the tropics
Britain Says It Will Aid Planned Nuclear Plant *

Bus Strike Ends! The Teamsters Approve Sun Tran's Two-Year Deal
Deal to end 42-day bus strike in Tucson

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UAW's Williams on FCA contract: 'They will ratify it'
US auto workers get first raise in a decade
Shifting work to Mexico now up for UAW vote


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County union willing to vote on strike over wages

Workers halt businesses across Finland
House votes to defund Planned Parenthood
United Farm Workers claims victory in labor battle
Lecture unites Themester, Lilly library exhibit
Greek leftist Tsipras returns in unexpectedly decisive vote win
Teachers' union protests Eli Broad's support of charter schools
Seattle teachers OK contract, end strike
Union members among new NAACP leadership team
Worker killed at Nunavut's Mary River mine


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Thursday, September 17, 2015

September 17 News Update

Hawaii Taps the Ocean to Generate Carbon-Free Power
Arctic sea ice levels shrink to 4th lowest level
Wildfires threaten California's treasured Sequoias
Ocean fish numbers on 'brink of collapse': WWF
Drones and troops protect Mexico sea turtle eggs
The climate wars are coming – and more refugees with them
Navajo doubts about pollution linger


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FCA-UAW contract sets new wage range for 2nd tier
UAW faces painful trade-offs in stagnant wage economy
Workers may balk at Fiat Chrysler, UAW contract
Canadian auto union leaders eagerly await details on FCA deal
Fiat Chrysler pact ties worker bonus to long-term goals

Four Ways Obamacare Has Affected Health Insurance *
Health Care Gains, but Income Remains Stagnant, the White House Reports *



Seattle Teachers Reach Settlement after Five-Day Strike
Prospect Heights teachers on strike; no school Wednesday
Protestors put spotlight on Whole Foods' use of prison labor
New report: Landmark year in bargaining raises wages for millions
Quebec Left Debates Perspectives in Canada's Federal Election
Target pharmacy workers form union, first in company's history
Blue Cross union employees vote against master labor agreement
New pro-union bill to serve as litmus test for 2016 presidential candidates
Union Workers Back on Job After 6-Month Dispute With Building Owners
Missouri House fails to override governor’s veto of ‘right-to-work’ bill


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Missouri legislators vote to block Kansas City from raising minimum wage
Jobs and growth to be focus of second leaders' debate tonight in Calgary
Ontario French school teachers reach deal with province
Panel Urges More Time on Train Safety Technology *


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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

September 16 News Update

The Leap Manifesto: A Call for Caring for the Earth and One Another
Global climate change pledges will not be enough: U.N
Chinese cities pledge early carbon emissions peak under deal with U.S.
Ca. district to clean up contaminated water
David Attenborough backs huge Apollo-style clean energy research plan

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Fiat Chrysler, UAW reach tentative contract deal
2-tier wages, health care part of UAW-FCA agreement
UAW, Fiat Chrysler reach tentative labor pact

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Jeremy Corbyn to make debut at Prime Minister's Questions
Corbyn's TUC address shows Labour politics is a new game now
Pressure on Labour over EU as union vote sounds alarm
Bernie Sanders rejects 'vicious' attack over his support for UK Labour leader
Jeremy Corbyn at TUC: 'Labour can win 2020 election'

Tentative contract agreement reached in Seattle
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Seattle teachers strike reaches tentative deal
Leaders of Seattle teachers' union vote to end strike

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U workers deliver petitions demanding fair contract
Guatemala Labor Case Unmasks Free Trade's Empty Promises
Labor launches new push in Fight for $15 wage hike campaign
Y-12 labor pact extended again; union workers to get $1,250
HP to jettison up to 30,000 jobs as part of spinoff
Pope Francis meeting with Fidel Castro in Cuba 'probable': Vatican
Half a million migrants counted at EU border


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