Thursday, May 5, 2016

May 5 News Update

State of emergency in Alberta as wildfire forces Fort McMurray evacuation
Epic wildfire threatens to engulf Canadian city as 88,000 flee
Communities south of Fort McMurray ordered to leave as wildfire advances
Oilsands production takes hit as Fort McMurray workers displaced by wildfire

Solar-powered plane lands in Arizona on round-the-world flight
Tesla puts pedal to the metal, 500,000 cars planned in 2018
In Anti-Fracking Town, Civil Disobedience Just Became Protected Civic Duty
Air pollution warnings issued as UK temperatures set to soar
Climate change is corroding our values, says Naomi Klein
Animals die as Cambodia is gripped by worst drought in decades

Verizon Workers to Hold 400 Protest Events Across the US
Union protests continue as Verizon cuts health coverage
Verizon Outages Hit Thousands Amid Strike
Striking Verizon workers begin drawing benefits

      doctors' strike in London
Junior doctors agree temporary halt to strikes in exchange for talks

North Carolina transgender law violates civil rights law: U.S.
Union members of color seek action on racial justice
Unions urge Minneapolis council to adopt paid sick time recommendations
Friedrichs case may be history, but unions not letting their guard down
FMLA Doctor's Notes: What Unions Need to Know
Federal labor board affirms ruling that gave office cleaners their jobs back
Garment Factory Workers Are Calling for a Boycott of American Apparel
Chile: Constitutional Court Blocks Key Changes to Labor Law
Iraq Death Shows U.S. Advisers Are on Front Lines *

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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