Thursday, October 29, 2015

October 29 News Update

LA Aqueduct flows after dam built for drought is dismantled
St. Louis fire threatens nuclear waste area
Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with launch of desert mega-project
EU caves in to auto industry pressure for weak emissions limits

Press Release About LA/Long Beach Port Driver Strikes
California Cartage Strike Ends, Workers Successfully Return to Work
Labor friction escalates between California port truckers, shippers

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GM workers get sweeter deal than FCA
UAW-GM deal richer than FCA
UAW leaders approve proposed General Motors contract
Volkswagen Reverses Its Union Neutrality, Workers Say


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Despite Threats, Ontario Teachers Ramp Up Work to Rule
Schools closed across Montreal, Laval as rotating teachers' strikes continue

New campaign exposes widespread abuses of poultry industry workers
Workers take message to Pearsons Halloween party
In Union Battle, Duquesne University Laid Off All but One English Adjuncts
Budget deal would cut popular crop insurance program
Governor Pat McCrory expected to sign immigration bill into law
Chicago approves Emanuel's city budget, property tax increase
Officer fired for 'unacceptable' force in removing South Carolina student
Seattle restaurant workers report 'serious problems' despite $15 wage law
Judge blocks Alabama from ending Planned Parenthood funding
US army blimp wreaks havoc after breaking free from military facility
When Johnny Cueto is great, so are the Royals. And Cueto was great


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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

October 28 News Update

Climate envoys should try harder after Paris, poorer nations say
U.S. budget deal would sell 58 mln barrels of oil from emergency reserves
Climate change deal will not include global carbon price: UN climate chief
Nearly half of Senate challenges Obama carbon rules
Global bishops call for 'complete decarbonisation' by 2050
Sick, hungry orangutans fall victim to Indonesia fires crisis'
Yes, I Lied': Vindicating Villagers, Star Chevron Witness Busted for Perjury
Boulder takes energy into its own hands
Greenland Is Melting Away *

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UAW voting on GM contract starts Friday

Cuba's interior minister resigns for health reasons
UN overwhelmingly condemns US embargo on Cuba; US votes 'No'

MSF Hospital in Yemen Bombed by US-Backed Coalition
Texas Gov. Abbott wants state law against 'sanctuary cities'
Another challenge to health overhaul heads to Supreme Court
343 UK academics announce Israeli universities boycott
Sharpton to speak at funeral for slain New York City police officer
Former Nazi airport is Berlin's latest shelter for refugees
Study shows connection between unions and well-being of children
Farm Sanctuary Gets Lift from Celebrity Couple Jon and Tracey Stewart
Parents say violent arrest of South Carolina girl reflects broader bias
How Hospitals Coddle the Rich
Blacks, Low-Wage Employment and the Fight for $15
Bakery workers to protest at Pearson’s Candy today
Ontario elementary teachers stop extra-curricular amid work-to-rule campaign
House Passes Deadline Extension for Rail Safety System *
Royals edge Mets after longest opener in World Series history


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Monday, October 26, 2015

October 26 News Update

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Governor criticizes BNSF for rerouting oil trains into downtown Minneapolis
Obama releases plan to cut power emissions
Trudeau approach to climate talks will include provinces - but maybe not targets
US steams ahead with new rules to curb pollution by superyachts
Wind and solar power likely to match gas on cost by 2020
Opel Rejects Claims That Zafira Diesel Engine Breaks Emissions Limits *


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UAW and General Motors reach agreement
UAW, GM reach tentative contract
Eyeing big GM profits, UAW may want more
UAW maintenance workers at VW Tenn. plant seek vote
GM lays off 500 at Orion assembly plant


Royals
      manager Ned Yost (middle) and catcher Salvador Perez (right)
      celebrate after defeating the Blue Jays.
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Royals clinch the pennant – and Kansas City might learn to love Ned Yost

After Harper: Confronting the Liberals
Two Views from Quebec on the Canadian Federal Election

Union Democracy Pioneer Herman Benson Turns 100
Labor Briefing
South Africa protests reveal discontent with Zuma government
The Disproportionate Risks of Driving While Black *
Texas Orders Health Clinics to Turn Over Patient Data *
Labor unions aren't just helpful — they might be 'necessary'
United Continental and Workers Union Reaches Tentative Pact
How Bosses Manufacture a Pension Crisis, and Workers Dismantle It
Here's how the 40-hour workweek became the standard in America
Thousands Who Didn’t File Tax Returns May Lose Health Care Subsidies *


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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

October 23 News Update

'Worst haze in a decade' blankets S. Thailand
Scientists Stage Sit-In to Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment
Enviros, Labor Leaders And Religious Figures Rally In Chicago For Climate Justice
TPP would allow milk from cows receiving hormones into Canada
Pesticide use on Quebec farms on the rise
Study Faults E.P.A. for Toxic Wastewater Spill in Colorado Rockies *

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Done deal: UAW confirms ratification of FCA contract
UAW FCA members overwhelmingly ratify labor deal
Chrysler Workers Vote Up Improved Deal
GM, Ford Profits Have UAW Eyeing Richer Deals After FCA Approval
UAW picks General Motors to negotiate next contract

Germany foils anti-migrant arson plot as hostility mounts
Suspected arson attacks target refugee shelters in Sweden


Labor groups to focus on raising wages through
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Labor groups focus on raising wages by vote
Kansas City Council repeals minimum wage hike

Milwaukee County Transit System Labor Union Approves 3-Year Contract
South Africa's Zuma plans student meeting
Providence Memorial RNs, Supporters Hold Protest
Greek Dock Workers Walk Out Over Privatization
The Big Difference Between Organizing and Mobilizing
Faith leaders urge action on paid sick leave
Texas officials raid Planned Parenthood amid funding battle
Ex-Company Man Key to Mine Disaster Prosecution *
Sanders Suggests He Won’t Campaign on Obama’s Record *


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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

October 21 News Update

Trudeau win marks shift in Canadian green policies, but not on Keystone
Japan acknowledges possible radiation casualty at Fukushima nuclear plant
Fracking can cause nearby abandoned wells to leak methane: study
Monarchs get help from unlikely source: California's drought
Half-Century Later, US Promises to Clean Up Spanish Nuke Accident

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Signs of support for UAW-FCA contract voting

More than half of US states report job losses in September
Missouri leads states losing jobs in September
Harley-Davidson will cut production and jobs after earnings miss

NDP left looking for answers after crushing collapse in support
Federal election results 2015

Steelworkers face contract cuts amid autoworker gains
Goldcorp agrees to improve labor conditions at Argentina mine: union
Adjunct faculty at Hamline seek support for first contract
Snubbing Xenophobia, German City Elects Pro-Refugee Stabbing Victim as Mayor
SF reaffirms city is immigrant sanctuary
Steelmaker cuts 1,200 UK jobs, blames China
Concerns grow as Puerto Rico debates fiscal control board
Congressional fight over defense bill intensifies
Republicans warn Obama not to veto defense policy bill
U.S. approves $11.25 billion warship sale to Saudi Arabia
As ConAgra leaves, Omaha recalls the historic site lost
NATO shows off its military muscle in 30-nation exercise
Union-Made Halloween Candy Shopping List
Florida Medical Center RNs to Hold Informational Picket Wednesday 
In Ireland, abortion debate takes center stage before election
St. Louis Officials Believe Arsons at 6 Black Churches Are Linked *
Takata and Honda Kept Quiet on Study That Questioned Airbag Propellant *
The Myth of Welfare’s Corrupting Influence on the Poor *


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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 20 News Update

Climate talks teeter as developing nations cry foul
Oslo moves to ban cars from city center
Rich nations shirking in climate change fight
Mine operator 'was warned' not to burn off before starting Kakadu bushfire

Sanders planning 'major speech' on democratic socialism
Is Bernie Sanders really a socialist?
Bernie Sanders, Democratic Socialist Capitalist *


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UE Files Charges Against Suspending Union Leaders, Failure to Negotiate

Tom Mulcair stays on as New Democrats suffer a crushing blow
Community Health Systems violated worker rights - U.S. labor board
Workers Covered By Union Contracts Dropped Worldwide After Financial Crisis
After Win for $15 in New York, ‘Wage Boards’ Hear Worker Testimony in 24 Cities
Recycling workers fight firings and win a union
Benghazi panel outs CIA source, then tries to cover its tracks
Fatal beating of Eritrean prompts soul-searching in Israel
Texas cuts off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood
A health law fine on the uninsured will more than double
US confirms gate forced open at bombed Afghan hospital
US F-16 struck by enemy fire in Afghanistan in rare attack
Obama deepens effort to win firms' backing on climate
NLRB rules United Steelworkers Union can continue to represent UniFirst employee
Tentative Settlement Reached In Bennington College Labor Dispute


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Monday, October 19, 2015

October 19 News Update

Renewables Can Create Jobs and Heal the Planet
Indigenous Canadians take leading role in battle against tar sands pipeline
Interior Dept. curbs Arctic offshore drilling
UK nuclear plant deal hinges on ambitions of London and Beijing
Tension ahead of last round of UN climate talks before Paris


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Will Chrysler Workers Vote Contract Down a Second Time?
Everything we know as UAW workers prepare to vote
UAW workers more positive heading into FCA contract vote


Poster for Minneapolis Works coalition
Mayor, City Council back off of fair scheduling ordinance

Stephen Harper’s politics put Canada to shame: don’t be distracted by them
Elections Canada bracing for heavy voter turnout on Oct. 19

Kansas City says goodbye to two fallen firefighters
KC Fire Department was setting up collapse zone when building fell


Union workers reach deal with CMHP
Low-wage workers disrupt tech
What is the best alternative for lower-wage workers?
Why Berliners mobilized against a US-EU trade deal
Coal Baron’s Trial May Hinge on His Secretly Recorded Conversations *
Nebraska to Vote on Abolishing Death Penalty After Petition Drive Succeeds *
Firefighters’ Union Owes Clout to Its Free-Spending Chief *
German politician stabbed in attack tied to migrant crisis
Greece adopts more painful reforms demanded by creditors
Air France to go ahead with 2016 job cuts despite protests
Blair committed UK to Iraq war year before invasion: report
Stoughton library shows graphic history of labor posters
Labor leaders lift lifetime ban against Duluth mayor
The story of the Dublin Lockout
Graduate students at private universities rally for union rights
Carwash Owners in New York Sue City Over Unionization Rules *


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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

October 16 News Update

French love affair with diesel set to end
Vast Alpine glacier could almost vanish by 2100 due to warming
Heavy air pollution in 80% of Chinese cities
Groups target 'sweetheart' Duke Energy-NC coal ash deal
Flat and sinking, Del. coast battered by rising sea levels
White House puts 'super pollutant' HFCs in crosshairs with new initiative
NOAA says El NiƱo unlikely to pull California out of drought
As appetite for electricity soars, the world keeps turning to coal

Refugees
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Obama scraps Afghan troop exit, passing war on to next president
MSF: US tank forced way into hospital

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Future of Dodge Viper uncertain
Local UAW leaders push for FCA deal ratification

No Social Security Raises Even if Medicare Soars *
The retirement costs that are rising faster than Social Security benefits
Big growth in Medicaid enrollees in expansion states

Solano County workers OK 2nd strike day
Missouri to proceed with jobless benefit cuts
Feds call for end to LGBT conversion therapy
Grad. students push for right to unionize
DMV closures hit voters' rights
Bipartisan union-busting despite popular support for labor
A rising tide does not lift all boats
The American middle class is worse off compared to others around the world


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