Friday, April 29, 2016

April 29 News Update

Unseasonably warm weather a clear sign of climate change, say scientists
Lured by Early Warm Weather, Scorpions Emerge to Swarm Arizona Homes *

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Verizon Agrees to Raise Pay in ‘Final Offer’ to Labor Unions
NFL players union gives Draft Day support to Verizon strikers


Connecticut march protests austerity budget

ATU renews call for safety culture at all workplaces on Workers’ Memorial Day

France labour law protests turn violent

Workers
      in Harlem at a minimum wage rally. While New York and California
      have passes laws to raise the minimum wage to $15, Alabama’s is
      stuck at $7.25.
'The state stole my raise': workers sue Alabama over 'racist' wage law

Vancouver bus drivers vote in favour of strike action

Carpenters seek union at Aaron Carlson Corp. in Morris
Organizers, Aim for the Bullseye!
Brigham Nurses to Protest Contract Talks
Recently Retired UE Organizer Jim Ermi Dies at 60
Workers Say T-Mobile Created A Fake Union To Kill The Real One
It’s easy to blame unions for all of Metro’s problems. It’s also wrong
Labor agency files complaint against VW on row with UAW in Tennessee
Agreements Reached with Labor Unions at Saint Michael’s Medical Center
The Attack on Democracy and Secularism in India
Tony Blair courted Chinese leaders for Saudi prince's oil firm
Jeremy Corbyn denies Labour crisis over antisemitism
Why Is Productivity So Weak? Three Theories *
As Russians Struggle to Pay Bills, Debt Collectors Mimic the Mob *
Colorado Weighs Replacing Obama’s Health Policy With Universal Coverage *


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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April 19 News Update

Is your weed killer carcinogenic?
ExxonMobil, Rockefellers face off in climate battle
Netherlands Aims To Ban All Non-Electric Cars By 2025
Delta drought gives glimpse into bleak future for mighty Mekong
US and China lead push to bring Paris climate deal into force early

A
      striking CWA member pickets in front of Verizon Communications
      Inc. corporate offices in New York CityA member of the
      Communications Workers of America (CWA) pickets in front of
      Verizon Communications Inc. corporate offices during a strike in
      New York City, April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
I'm a Verizon employee. Here's why I'm on strike

Chicago union says clock has started toward teachers' strike
Airbnb negotiations with powerful US labor union facing backlash
Union workers paint the Mary A. Whalen for free
Union Seeks Higher Tariffs on U.S. Imports of Raw Aluminum *
Union: Animals will be cared for in case of Brookfield Zoo strike
The Trouble With Cambodia’s New Law on Trade Unions
Backhoe in Philadelphia Amtrak accident had right to be on track: report
Cuba calls Obama visit 'an attack' as Communists defend ideology
'Moral Monday' leader removed from American Airlines flight
Most Germans oppose Merkel on prosecution of comedian, poll shows
Kuwait oil workers' strike sees output plunge
Labour tells Jeremy Hunt to clarify position on junior doctors' contract
Govia Thameslink takes Aslef union to court over longer trains dispute
Pentagon increases US troops and financial aid in fight against Isis


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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

April 14 News Update

Oil industry knew of 'serious' climate concerns more than 45 years ago
World's largest coal producer files for bankruptcy protection

Verizon Union Head to Appear at Sanders Rally as Strike Goes On
Verizon Workers On the Line
Verizon Strike, Day 1
Picket with Verizon Strikers
In Verizon Strike, Blue-Collar Stress Hits the Sidewalks *


A group of graduate students march to Tiger Plaza for a rally during the first week of school in fall 2015. Alexzandria Churchill/Staff Photographer
Graduate workers to hold union authorization election after year of MU pushback

Dozens of killings by US police ruled justified without public being notified
Hundreds protest near Homan Square after Chicago teen killed by police

Balfour Beatty and Interserve accused of migrant worker labour abuses in Qatar
Former Argentina president defiant after court appearance in fraud case
Racism at Harvard: months after protests began, students demand concrete change
Problems With D.C. Circulator Buses Started With Decision To Hire Private Firm
Tourists Keep Their Trolleys While Memphis Bus Riders Face Devastating Cuts
What Die Linke Should Do
National Labor Relations Board Declines VW's Union Challenge
Hundreds of union workers march in Atlantic City to oppose state takeover
Teacher Tenure Is Challenged Again in a Minnesota Lawsuit *


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