Monday, May 30, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

May 23 News Update

Explaining the Anthropocene: An interview with Ian Angus
Rift Between Labor and Environmentalists Threatens Democratic Turnout Plan *
Company Says It’s Been Indicted for California Oil Spill *
Climate, Jobs, and Justice: A plan for a just transition to a climate-safe economy
Arctic oil drilling: outcry as Norway opens new areas to exploration
Canada's Trans Mountain oil pipeline clears hurdle despite fears for seaway
Humans damaging the environment faster than it can recover, UN finds
Prosperous Mexican Farms Suck Up Water, Leaving Villages High and Dry *
Officials Investigated Over Inquiry Into Exxon Mobil’s Climate Change Research *
Heat Wave in India Sets a Record: 123.8 Degrees *
What Are Donald Trump’s Views on Climate Change? Some Clues Emerge *

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Fast Food Workers Will Vote On Joining Service Workers Union

Temer Carries out 'Coup Against the Working Class'

      Loach with his producer Rebecca O’Brien and jury president George
      Miller as I, Daniel Blake wins in Cannes.
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Ken Loach stuns at Cannes 2016 with Palme d'Or win for I, Daniel Blake

Global inequality is much worse than we’ve been told
Labour government would 'rewrite the rules' of the economy
Kroger workers reject company's offer and authorize strike
 2,000 Boston public school students walk out of class to protest budget cuts
Amazon Proves Infertile Soil for Unions, So Far *
C.E.O.-Worker Pay Gap Stays Wide Despite Wage Hikes: Unions *
White House Increases Overtime Eligibility by Millions *
Grad students challenge union on the meaning of ‘work’
Labor peace at CNH, wage increases approved
Thousands rally against Rauner's union-weakening demands
Actually, The World Is Staying Home
New NHS contract will hit weekday service, doctors fear
Oklahoma governor vetoes abortion bill that would have criminalized providers
Labor Unions Tell Congress to Oppose Puerto Rico 'Rescue' Bill
Volkswagen Group Gives 120,000 Workers A Healthy Raise
Total Workers Vote to Halt Three Refineries in Labor Law Protest
Rifts Over Welfare Law Resurface as Aid Shrinks *
In Sweden, an Experiment Turns Shorter Workdays Into Bigger Gains *    
US Labor Against the War: 2016 Natl Assembly Reportback
Long Beach harbor leaders may approve labor deal, port budget
Greek Lawmakers Narrowly Approve Austerity Legislation *
In fight with Allina over health insurance, nurses not backing down

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Monday, May 9, 2016

May 9 News Update

Canada wildfire could double in size as evacuations continue
Alberta Oil Sands Producers Shut Most Power Generation Due to Wildfires *
How forest management helps lay the conditions for wildfires
A Canadian Boom Town Is Left in Ashes *

      Rees, mayor of Bristol, with Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy
      Corbyn (left)
Corbyn visited Bristol to congratulate Marvin Rees (right) on being elected mayor of Bristol. Photograph: Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire
Jeremy Corbyn faces Labour MPs as Sadiq Khan calls for new tone
Labour's Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London
Sadiq Khan widens rift with Jeremy Corbyn over Labour's 'pick sides' strategy

May 2016 Chi students
Students, staff protest cuts at Chicago State

Minnesotans picket in solidarity with Verizon strikers

Greece: Workers Start 3-Day Nationwide Strike Against Austerity
Greek Police Fire Teargas at Demonstrators Outside Parliament *

SEIU Illinois files unfair labor claim on home-care work
Protests Threaten Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal
What Trump didn’t tell the coal miners
Treasury Department Rejects Plan to Cut Pension Benefits for Teamsters *
Trump calls for end to federal minimum wage
Guyana court orders talks with sugar worker unions
Can workplace strikes be revived?
Safety expert weighs implications of changing workplaces
Nabisco Workers Fight to Keep Bakery Open
Challenging a new government in Argentina
Transit workers support repair plan

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Friday, May 6, 2016

May 6 News Update

Fort McMurray residents can only hope for rain to halt massive wildfire
Forest fire in eastern Manitoba forces evacuation of Ingolf, Ont.
Evacuated From Canada’s Wildfires but With Nowhere to Turn *

Donald Trump and the coal miners
W.Va. Coal Association endorses Trump
Possible flaw in weld coating cited in pipeline blast
Jimmy Kimmel Received Backlash Over His Climate Change PSA
Gas delivery startups want to change the world – but will they blow it up first?
Elon Musk: 'We need a revolt against the fossil fuel industry'
Deep sea microbes may be key to oceans’ climate change feedback

Verizon Strike: Union Workers Arrested in 'Circus-Like Street Rally'
Workers protest at Verizon shareholder meeting in ABQ
Clarksburg Verizon Strike Rally Brings Support in Numbers
Verizon worker strike now in its third week

      care in the US
'We need fundamental changes': US doctors call for universal healthcare

2 Big Labor Unions Share Efforts to Gain Power and Scale *

Air strikes on Syria displaced camp kill 28
U.S. oil industry bankruptcy wave nears size of telecom bust
Sidelined: LGBT laws, NCAA policy could keep teams at home
Vavi’s May Day call: New labour federation set for weekend launch
Missouri House overrides 'paycheck protection' veto
Sergio Marchionne launches Chrysler Pacifica at Windsor Assembly Plant today
Lifeguard Pensions Questioned as Atlantic City’s Finances Falter *
Union Details BNP's French Job Cuts in Investment Banking *
South Yorkshire interim police chief welcomes Orgreave inquiry

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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 *

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May 3 News Update

Study links mountaintop removal to lung cancer
Peabody coal's contrarian scientist witnesses lose their court case
Toxic Teflon Chemical, C8, Found In Tap Water in Several States
Colorado Court Strikes Down Local Bans on Fracking *

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Surge in Ridership Pushes New York Subway to Limit *

Travelers waited in line for security screening at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle in March.
Ted S. Warren/Associated Press
Catching a Flight? Budget Hours, Not Minutes, for Security *

Teacher sick-outs close Detroit schools for second day

Local Unions Take Lead in Verizon Strike Solidarity
Union Complains to F.C.C. That Verizon Is Pressuring Phone Customers *

Kroger distribution center to temporarily replace striking union workers
Aerospace Machinists Ratify Labor Contract With United Technologies
Workers fight for dignity in Trump's Las Vegas hotel: 'You don't talk to the boss'
Carpenters fired by Aaron Carlson seek injunctive relief
Clinton, Kissinger and the coup in Honduras
Postal Workers Ready for New Battle after Harper Law Struck Down
Vancouver Living Wage Improves, but Child Care Still a Huge Strain
BC Ferries 'Very Safe,' Minister Responds to Union Claims
More fees, reduced service on the table as CBE tackles bus budget shortfall
Doctor, Warned to Be Silent on Abortions, Files Civil Rights Complaint *
Texas Grants Child Care License to Migrant Detention Center *

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Sunday, May 1, 2016