Sunday, November 19, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

November 17 News Update


Keystone pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of bitumen in South Dakota
Keystone Pipeline Leaks 5,000 Barrels of  'Oil' in South Dakota *


COP23 Demo in Bonn – Imagine all the people
How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking's Risks to Drinking Water
Trump sons' hunting in focus as US lifts ban on African elephant trophies
UK government '10 years late' on air quality targets
19 Countries Vowed to Phase Out Coal. But They Don’t Use Much Coal. *
The Bonn Climate Conference: All NYT Coverage in One Place *

China Craves Electric Cars, While U.S. Flirts With Ending Tax Credit *
Tesla Unveils an Electric Rival to Semi Trucks *
Trucking Company J.B. Hunt Reserves Tesla Trucks *
Metal Recyclers Prepare for Electric Car Revolution *

The Uncounted--Civilian Victims of U.S. Bombing In Iraq *

Union for school-bus drivers, company meet but reach no agreement
Facing Wisconsin-Style Attack, Iowans Stick to the Union
Heroes of Las Vegas: hospital staff called to action after mass shooting
Union drive launches at New Seasons
Precision Castparts still refusing to recognize Machinist union
ATU reaches deal at TriMet
Sinclair merger could lead to TV news layoffs
Portland City Council mandates diversity in public construction
How Millennials Are Trying To Revive The Labor Movement
Siemens' Weak Spot Leads to Thousands of Layoffs
Subcontracting: Silicon Valley’s riskiest work
Jacinda Ardern to Donald Trump: 'No one marched when I was elected'
NUS to investigate sexual harassment at universities
Scepticism persists over Grenfell death toll despite Met's final figure
McDonnell says big business sees Labour as government in waiting
NHS cash squeeze forces hospitals to postpone non-urgent operations
Who Stands to Gain From an Estate Tax Rollback? *
G.O.P. Tax Writers Take Aim at College Tuition Benefits *
As Power Grid Sputters in Puerto Rico, Business Does Too *
Union Calls On Port Authority to Bridge Gap in Airport Workers’ Salaries *
Middle-Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs *


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Monday, November 13, 2017

November 13 Week In Review Now Online

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November 13 News Update


Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s Struggle Is America’s Tale *
How Responsible Is Each Country When an Extreme Climate Event Strikes?
US groups honouring Paris climate pledges despite Trump
Bonn climate talks must go further than Paris pledges to succeed
At global climate talks, La Via Campesina calls for peasant agroecology
After Hurricane, Signs of a Mental Health Crisis Haunt Puerto Rico *

Nassau school bus strike entering 2nd week after talks break down
When Unions Lead Education Reform
Brazil Rocked By Workers’ Protests Against New Labour Law
The new American Apparel: claims of 'ethically made' abroad clash with reality
Star-Spangled Banner: how anthem became central to American sports
1 in 5 veterans would benefit from raising the minimum wage to $15
Relieving Racial Resentment in Our Unions
New York to boost scheduling protections for hourly workers
Station Casinos exec expresses displeasure with union vote
Moses Lake school board looks at Public School Employees contract
Appeals court rules against Milwaukee County in retirement dispute
Mercury Marine's new union contract could boost wages
UK government tensions rise after leak of Johnson-Gove letter to May
Self-Driving Trucks May Be Closer Than They Appear *
How a New Tax Plan Could Affect Those With Student Debt *


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Thursday, November 9, 2017

We Will Observe Veterans Day Holiday Friday

Next News Update Will Be Monday, November 13

November 9 News Update


The COP23 climate change summit in Bonn and why it matters
How Chaco Canyon is endangered by drilling
In India, Air So Dirty Your Head Hurts *
Steep Rise in Deaths in Puerto Rico, but Few Are Officially Attributed to Hurricane *
Disregarding Climate Change While Preparing for Disaster *
Europe Calls for Cutting Car Emissions by a Third. Not Enough, Critics Say. *

Illustration by Sebastien Thibault
The desperate inequality behind global tax dodging
Tax rogues like Bono are harming the world’s poorest people
Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett are richer than poorest half of US
Top US universities use offshore funds to grow their huge endowments
Paradise Papers: Oxford and Cambridge invested tens of millions offshore
Cartoon supporting recertification
Iowa workers choose to stay union

Confronting Zero Tolerance
'Some kids are not orphans because of this'
DFL Beats Socialist Jentzen In 3rd Round of Mpls Ward 3 Vote
Constitutional convention: Landslide defeat shows labor union strength
Queens supermarket workers fight a lockout
How capitalism uses gender oppression to rule
Sweden’s Potato Revolution
Review of China Mieville’s The story of the Russian Revolution
US politician who mocked Women’s March defeated by woman
Corbyn aide David Prescott suspended over harassment claims
NHS chief takes high-risk punt by pointing out May's miserliness
The Private School Tax Break in the Middle-Class Tax Bill *

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Monday, November 6, 2017

November 6 News Update


How Shanghai would look with a rise of just 2C: the UN
        warned this week of a potential 3C scenario.
From Miami to Shanghai: 3C warming will leave world cities below sea level
The cities that will be drowned by global warming
'There is no convincing alternative explanation'
Slightly warmer temperatures caused Atlantic superstorms
In Antarctica, Two Crucial Glaciers Accelerate Toward the Sea *
A ‘Maritime Forest’ Where Sandy’s Waters Rose *
How Monsanto Captured the EPA
The New AFL-CIO Stand on Climate Change
National Weather Service May Be 'On The Brink Of Failure'

France's Macron targets apprentices in labor market shake-up
Nordic-Style Designs Sit at Heart of French Labor Plan *

Who Does Benefit From the Tax Cut Anyway? *
‘Major, Major’ Tax Cut May Not Be in Store for Middle Class *
Tax Cuts: Its All About Capitalism

Following a rally in Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza Park, hundreds
        of union members march across the Brooklyn Bridge in support of
        IBEW Local 3 (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers),
        September 18, 2017 in New York City. More than 1800 members of
        IBEW Local 3 are entering their sixth month of a strike in a
        contract dispute with Charter Communications/Spectrum.
Seven months long, 1,800 out … epic strike mirrors US unions' fight to survive

Wide impact seen from UAW vote at Fuyao
D.C. Circuit to take up Volkswagen's challenge to 'micro union'
News workers unionized. Days later, they were jobless.
World's witnessing a new Gilded Age as billionaires’ wealth swells to $6tn
November Labor Briefing
Maglev developers ink deal to use union workers for project construction
Teamsters hold public picket against CSX future health benefits
Oregon nurses aid in Puerto Rico recovery
After 41 Years, The Teamsters Reform Movement Is Finally Building Power
Zionism, anti-semitism, and the Balfour Declaration


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Friday, October 20, 2017

October 20 News Update


Foreword to Creating an Ecological Society
How Congress Is Cementing Trump's Anti-Climate Orders into Law
It Took This Coal Miner 14 Years to Secure Black Lung Benefits. How Come?
South Korea Will Resume Reactor Work, Defying Nuclear Opponents *
Puerto Ricans Ask: When Will the Lights Come Back On? *

Senate passes Trump's budget, a first step toward contentious tax reform


OPSEU
          members on strike
Ontario Colleges On Strike

Canada GM Workers Strike, but Can’t Get Guarantee on Jobs

No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age
Nearly 200 of America's F-35s May Remain Indefinitely Unfit for Combat
Open Letter to the People of the United States–from Puerto Rico
United action of the working class: against factionalism
Why Would Tesla Lay Off Hundreds Of Workers When It’s Ramping Up?
Charter accuses its employees of cutting cables 125 times during strike
Bishops call for strengthened governance to save workers’ pensions
California state worker union raising dues to fight Trump agenda
Thousands of Workers in Paris Protest Macron Labor 'Reforms'
Brazil prosecutors investigate plan to give reconstituted food to poor people
Putin mentor's daughter Ksenia Sobchak to run for president
Oxford accused of 'social apartheid' as colleges admit no Black students
Childcare costs in England rise up to seven times faster than wages
Former Grenfell council chief will not seek re-election as councillor
PMQs verdict: Corbyn's easy win on the economy should worry Tories
Aslef asks members to bring Southern rail dispute to an end
Taking a Knee at Ann Arbor City Council, Far From N.F.L. Spotlight *
In St. Louis, Protests Over Police Violence Disrupt Economy, Win Attention *
Australia Mourns the End of Its Car Manufacturing Industry *


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Thursday, October 19, 2017

October 19 News Update


Canada’s Ongoing Complicity with Exploitive Extraction Schemes
Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers
World's deepest lake crippled by putrid algae, poaching and pollution
Portugal: interior minister resigns after wildfires kill 100


Union volunteers mobilize for Puerto Rico

Forum calls for enforcement of new labor standards
Jamaica, traffic lights, threats and knees
Trickle-down Trump
Medicare-for-all:  The time has come
Lane County workers go on strike
SEAT labor union wants more members on board
Unions grow in popularity, decline in membership
State to hold hearing on UMass Lowell's labor violations
Union coalition to AFL-CIO: Make single-payer health care a priority
Trump’s Big Mouth May Have Given Kaepernick a Case Against the NFL
Kumho Tire Fires Union Activist Following Union Election Defeat in Georgia
The Death of Stalin plays Russian roulette with the truth
Daphne Caruana Galizia: Establishment was out to get her, says family
Quebec passes law banning facial coverings in public
Spain ready to impose direct rule on Catalonia on eve of deadline
Trump's claim of Irish corporate tax cut is 'fake news', says prime minister
Labour inflicts symbolic defeat over universal credit rollout
U.S. Stood By as Indonesia Killed a Half-Million People, Papers Show *
Health Care Deal in Doubt as Trump Backs Off Support *


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