Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September 20 News Update


Where is Hurricane Maria heading? Mapping the path of destruction
Puerto Rico braces itself for 'worst atmospheric event in a century'
As Hurricane Maria Nears, Puerto Rico Braces for Direct Hit *
Maria Does ‘Mind-Boggling’ Damage to Island of Dominica *
Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post *

Union officials accuse Bath Iron Works of unfair labor practices
Induction of union-busting Reagan into Labor’s Hall of Honor shocks union
NMB nominees and labor talks advance
Rally for Striking Spectrum Workers Draws Crowd in NYC
Trump Stacks Labor Department with Friends of Big Business
Pension workers strike for their pensions
NLRB Ditches Effort To Expand Weingarten Rights to Non-Union Workplaces
Documentary to chronicle CTUL worker center
310,567 Signatures Block 'Right to Work' in Missouri
How the UAW lost at Nissan
Workers’ Comp is a Right!
Three Democratic congressmen arrested at Trump tower Daca protests
Annotated guide to Donald Trump's UN speech
Labour NEC paves way for potential leftwing leadership candidates
A victory against casualisation at London University
Autobahn row hits German election: 'we're selling it off like a second-hand car'
When Will Black Lives Matter in St. Louis? *
Undercover With the Alt-Right *
G.O.P. Leaders Defy Bipartisan Calls to Reject Health Bill *
Senate Republicans Embrace Plan for $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut *
Before Wisconsin, Foxconn Vowed Big Spending in Brazil. Few Jobs Have Come. *


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Monday, September 18, 2017

September 18 Week In Review Now Online

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September 18 News Update



Herwig G. Schutzler (relief map) New York Times
As Wildfires Burn in West, Ash Rides Wind High Across U.S. *
This Season, Western Wildfires Are Close By and Running Free *
British Press Watchdog Says Climate Change Article Was Faulty *
How Hurricane Harvey Is Affecting Houston’s Restaurant Employees
Disney unions ask theme park to pay lost wages after Hurricane Irma
California Lawmakers Fail to Approve 100 Percent Renewable Energy Goal
Trump Administration Moves to Open Arctic Refuge to Drilling Studies *
The E.P.A. Is Being Used to Prop Up Big Coal *

West Virginia's Top Court Clears 'Right-to-Work' Law
Trump group wages war on the right to vote
Union pickets over contract dispute at Hilton Albany Hotel
How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food *
Bump in U.S. Incomes Doesn’t Erase 50 Years of Pain *
Buried Inside Bernie Sanders’s Bill: A Fallback Plan *
Kaiser Permanente IT workers to stage protest    
From 'Labor for Bernie' To 'Labor for Our Revolution'
A Brief History of Union-Run Media in Chicago
Iowa City rally highlights setbacks to immigrants and workers
Teachers union sues Florida
Union says Northwestern won't bargain, is violating labor laws
Faculty unionization on the rise in Minnesota
ILO calls for global action on workplace injuries


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Friday, September 15, 2017

September 15 News Update



Irma lands a heavy blow on Puerto Rico
Red list: ash trees and antelopes on the brink of extinction
US people of color more likely to be exposed to pollution than white people
EU report on weedkiller safety copied text from Monsanto study
Broken by Storm, St. Martin Faces Starting From Zero *
Floating Tar, Dead Fish: Oil Spill Threatens Greek Beaches *
Harrowing Storms May Move Climate Debate, if Not G.O.P. Leaders *


Harvard Hopes Trump Will Help It Undermine Unions

IBEW Union Workers Challenge the Spectrum of Corporate Greed
NSA’s Cyberwarfare Blowback
Not a duel, but a duet
Main Czech trade union calls for bigger pay hikes as economy soars
Union Fights Hartford's Layoff Of Tree Trimmers
A salute to American labor unions
Union Power Is Putting Pressure on Silicon Valley
Iowa workers and activists continue to fight for higher wages
Labor’s Southern Strategy
When the teachers turned Chicago union red
Google 'segregates' women into lower-paying jobs, lawsuit says
Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths, global disease study reveals
Connections, community and cute-ass cats: in praise of real-life bodegas
Unions call for 3.9% pay rise plus £800 for a million NHS staff
New Scrutiny for Nursing Homes After 8 Die in Florida *
Harvard Dean Revokes Fellowship for Chelsea Manning *
Grenfell Fire Inquiry Opens Amid ‘Sense of Anger and Betrayal’ *
Subway Commute Snared by Debris, Switch Problem and Power Malfunction *


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Thursday, September 14, 2017

September 14 News Update


Union leader discusses labor’s role in preventing climate change
Unions could get a boost from California's cap-and-trade spending proposal
Should the left build an alternative energy commons?
Eight dead in Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma
Cudjoe Key: the Florida community that was Hurricane Irma's ground zero
Cuba's crumbling infrastructure no match for might of Irma
Asia's glaciers to shrink by a third by 2100, threatening water supply of millions
Storms May Move Climate Debate, if Not G.O.P. Leaders *


Protests over French labor overhaul grip Paris, other cities

Unions and Medicare for All: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Health Care Battle Resumes, With 2 Opposing Plans *

Labor unions end partnership agreement with Harley-Davidson
NWU and The Nation Sign Freelance Agreement
Unionized city workers near deal; would include higher health premiums
GM Korea’s labor-management wage talks fall through
A question of class
Treasury chief Mnuchin asked for government jet for honeymoon
Bloodstained ice axe used to kill Trotsky emerges after decades in the shadows
America's shameful history of voter suppression
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hero 'was originally black'
May suffers humiliation as DUP backs Labour on NHS pay and tuition fees
The Grenfell residents still living in hotels: ‘This is no normal life’

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September 13 News Update


The forests of Oregon are ravaged by the Eagle Creek fire
What caused the Eagle Creek fire?
The lessons of Katrina that haven't been learned
Unions respond to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma with help, funds
One struggle: For social justice and against climate catastrophe
Neil deGrasse Tyson Destroys Climate Change Deniers
Category 5 intensity of Irma a subject of study
How the Florida Keys' paradise became a 'humanitarian crisis'
Slow UK aid for hurricane-hit islands linked to tax haven ties
Third of Earth's soil is acutely degraded due to agriculture

Casualization as a Social Model in France? Definitely No!
Len McCluskey: unions ready to defy law over public sector pay cap
Mechanics union rejects latest offer, auto dealership strike will continue
New York unions fight proposed workers compensation rules
Women: a strategic subject
'There Is Still Hope - Even for Me'
EU Worries Grow over U.S. Economic Chaos
The Golden Age of Private Prisons
Russia Scoops US Media on Trump Meeting Again
Uncontacted Tribe Allegedly Killed By Gold Miners In Brazil
Better jobs for mums and dads
UK Over-regulation is not the problem
Congress Passes Measure Challenging Trump to Denounce Hate Groups *
Edith Windsor, Who Fought for Same-Sex Marriage, Dies *
How Single-Payer Health Care Could Trip Up Democrats *
Splitting 5-4, Justices Put Texas Redistricting on Hold *
British Jobless Rate Falls to Lowest Since 1975 as Pay Growth Lags *


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September 5 Week In Review Now Online

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September 5 News Update


No Worker Left Behind
After Harvey, it's clear the secret of Houston's success also its downfall
Six Things We Know About Petrochemical Risks in the Wake of Harvey
Connecticut refuses key steps on climate
Hurricane Harvey and the Dialectics of Nature
As Hurricane Irma Strengthens, Florida Braces for Possible Landfall *
Is Houston Still a Model City? *

Workers strike on Labor Day in KC to ask for $15 per hour, union
To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider Janitors *
Union workers honored at Calumet City's Labor Day parade
With a long local history, labor unions still a presence
Labor Day parade brings union members and supporters to the streets
LA Labor Day Rallies Call For $15 Minimum Wage
Low-wage workers, union activists rally for higher pay and right to organize
These Labor Laws Are Suppressing Black Workers
The labor movement fought for civil rights before. We will do it again
How today’s unions help working people
Karl Marx Makes a Comeback
Health care unions persist in Northwest Indiana
Striking fast-food workers rally at St. Paul McDonald’s
Home health care workers to receive first holiday pay this Labor Day
Job Action at Toronto Pearson Airport Shows Why Little Strikes Matter
General Electric Ends 128 Years in Peterborough
Dirty Laundry: An InvestigationAgency That Runs Obamacare Using Taxpayer Money to Undermine It *
How a Crackdown on Leaks Threatens Confidential Sources *
Trump Shifts Labor Policy Focus From Worker to Entrepreneur *

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Friday, September 1, 2017