Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018

February 18 Week In Review Now Online

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We will be observing Monday's Holiday--Next News Update will be Tuesday, February 20

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

February 13 News Update

Corbyn: Nationalize, Democratize Electricity to Avert Climate Crisis
McDonnell promises renationalisation of water, energy and rail under Labour
Houston Approved a Plan for Handling a Natural Disaster — Then Ignored It
A Nearly Invisible Oil Spill Threatens Some of Asia’s Richest Fisheries *
In Iran, Environmentalists Now Seen as Spies *
Trump Administration Targets Obama-Era Effort to Limit Methane *

What’s in the White House Budget Request? *
Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Puts Burden on State and Private Money *

Fight for $15
Activists renew ‘Fight for $15’ minimum wage increase
Memphis sanitation workers went on strike 50 years ago. The battle goes on
Activists march to Memphis City Hall for $15 minimum wage
Fast food workers rally for higher wages
Restaurant Workers Rally for Higher Wages
Detroit workers rally for $15 minimum wage
Local workers set to rally for higher minimum wage in 'Fight for 15'
Vegas Fast Food Workers On Strike For Higher Wages And Union Rights

German union's big win shows US labor the path forward
Reports of unions' demise may be premature
Campaign Workers Unionize Just in Time for Midterm Election
South Korea should honor Olympics workers by releasing jailed labor leaders
Labor coalition wants better conditions for UF temps
Lunds & Byerlys Employess Ratify Groundbeaking Contract
Interview: Corruption and Collaboration in the UAW
Brooklyn meeting builds March 8 women’s strike
SPD set for new leader as main German parties look to promote youth
A Hamburg Canteen Where Elders Come for Herring and Feel at Home *

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.

Friday, February 2, 2018

February 2 News Update

Labor and climate groups support Transit Equity Day

Air pollution: Black, Hispanic and poor students most at risk from toxins
Polar bears could become extinct faster than was feared
‘Silver bullet’ to suck CO2 from air and halt climate change ruled out
Coal chiefs mock reporter as critical West Virginia media voice goes bust
We can battle climate change without Washington DC

        Rev William Barber II stands outside the National Civil Rights
        Museum following a march by Fight for $15 supporters last year.
Fight for $15 movement plans fast-food workers' strike across south
AFSCME remembers deaths that sparked Memphis sanitation strike
Union Honors 50th Anniversary of Memphis Trash Workers' Deaths

NLRB Member Is Under Investigation for a Conflict of Interest
Toward a more perfect union
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Wayne Kostroski
Never Forget Nagasaki
Argentina's Macri downgrades labor reforms after union pressure
NYC Union Families Nervous as Another Round of Contract Negotiations
Thousands Of UC Union Workers, Students Hold Protest Thursday
Indian workers clash with fashion bosses
Jeff Bezos adds billions to his fortune as Amazon reports profit surge
O Canada: national anthem to be gender neutral after senate vote
Catalan independence leaders to appeal to UN over 'unlawful imprisonment'
Teachers Protected by DACA Prepare for the Worst *
Why Pay Is Lagging in a Tight Job Market *
955 Workers Rescued from South Africa Gold Mine *

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.