Monday, September 26, 2016

September 26 News Update

As Tribes Fight Pipeline, Internal AFL-CIO Letter Exposes 'Very Real Split'
Jobs, Justice, and the Clean-Energy Future
The Dakota Access Pipeline Fight: Where Does the Standoff Stand?
Michigan Tribe Aims to Block Enbridge Pipeline Spill Settlement
Mariner East 2 pipeline nears final steps for approval
Mexico Extinguishes Fuel Tanker Fire Off Gulf Coast *
Aviation’s Paris Moment’ as Nations Near Emissions Deal *

Black-white wage gaps expand with rising wage inequality

Tony Avelar / Associated Press
Self-driving trucks threaten one of America’s top blue-collar jobs

Leon Neal/Getty Images
Jeremy Corbyn Is Re-elected as Leader of Britain’s Labour Party *
Jeremy Corbyn: most Labour MPs should not fear deselection

Striking nurses, Allina called back to bargaining
Canadian GM workers ratify 4-year labor contract
Business-Backed ‘Anti-Union Union’ Falters at Volkswagen
The heavy price of Santiago's privatised water
Nearly 14,000 Uber And Lyft Drivers Sign Union Cards In New York
Inside DuPont and Monsanto's Migrant Labor Camps
Farmworkers Taste the Fruits of Victory
Junior doctors suspend strike plans due to 'patient safety' concerns
Phone Makers Could Cut Off Drivers. So Why Don’t They? *
Under pressure from union, L.A. County makes it easier for probation workers
60,000 Brazil Bank Workers Strike Against Temer's Labor Reforms
Workers gather in Duluth for Minnesota AFL-CIO convention
Pay Raises, Improved Seniority Language In Berlin Blue Collar Workers’ Contract
Russia, Jailer of Local Separatists, Welcomes Foreign Secessionists *
Socialist Party Sees Deep Losses in Spain Elections *
Too Poor for Proper Plumbing: A Reality in 500,000 U.S. Homes *

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, September 9, 2016

September 9 News Update

Native people fight to stop Dakota pipeline
‘I Want to Win Someday’: Tribes Make Stand Against Pipeline *
Climate Change and Jobs
Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's wilderness in 25 years
UK will miss its 2020 renewable energy targets, warn MPs
Ottawa silent as pipeline review runs into big trouble
G.E. Spent Years Cleaning Up the Hudson. Was It Enough? *

      historic photo from the Vietnam war that was censored.
The historic photo from the Vietnam war that was censored. Photograph: Nick Ut/AP
Mark Zuckerberg accused of abusing power after row over 'napalm girl' photo

Colin Kaepernick reminds us that dissent is a form of patriotism, too
Seattle Seahawks consider team-wide national anthem protest at NFL opener

Mine Workers and Allies Rally For Promised Pensions, Health Care

When Your Boss Is Just Going through the Motions
Council vote gives St. Paul nation’s strongest earned sick time ordinance
Just Born begins hiring replacement workers
The Struggle Against Syriza’s 
Austerity Program
Why ‘Star Trek’ was so important to Martin Luther King Jr.
Why Sisi Hates Unions
Jeremy Corbyn claims he can unite Labour to take on Tories
Statins prevent 80,000 heart attacks and strokes a year in UK, study finds
Texas to Consider Mexican-American Textbook Critics Decry as Racist *
Missouri Woman Is Miss America Pageant’s First Openly Lesbian Contestant *
Private Equity Tries to Chip Away at Dodd-Frank With House Bill *

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.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September 6 News Update

Native American Pipeline Protest Halts Construction in North Dakota
Dakota Pipeline Approved by Army Corps Over Objections of 3 Federal Agencies
Minnesota Dakota tribes back North Dakota oil pipeline fight
North Dakota pipeline protest turns violent after cultural sites destroyed

Soaring ocean temperature is 'greatest hidden challenge of our generation'
Flooding of the U.S. Coastline, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun *

More about the public health impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining
In U.S. Methane Hot Spot, Researchers Pinpoint Sources of 250 Leaks
Our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII
New York City to Change Lead Testing at Schools *
Obama and Xi Formally Commit U.S. and China to Paris Climate Accord *
In China's electric car boom, global automakers select different gear
Enbridge puts on hold proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline
Oklahoma Orders Shutdown of Wells After Record-Tying Earthquake *
‘Rolling Coal’ in Diesel Trucks, to Rebel and Provoke *
Toxic air pollution particles found in human brains

Commentary: War on workers has gone on for decades
Fight for 15 and a union – the future of organizing?
Black Workers, Unions, and Inequality

Nurses, allies crowd picket lines on first day of strike
Allina, nurses brace for prolonged strike
Nurses Strike Over Insurance at 5 Minnesota Hospitals
Nurses, allies emphasize solidarity as strike deadline approaches

Young Blacks’ Doubts About Clinton Worry Democrats *
Where Has Hillary Clinton Been? Ask the Ultrarich *

Tens of millions of Indian workers strike in fight for higher wages
The Importance of the September 2nd General Strike

Mexico's Striking Teachers Stand Firm Against State Repression
Corbyn investigating claims leadership contest is being rigged
The Other Big Election
For Unions and New York City Hall, an Open-Door Relationship Turns Complex *
Bargaining Over Corporate Investment: Innovation or Trap?
Protests Against 'Colonial' PROMESA Debt Plan Rock Puerto Rico
Fred Hellerman, Last of the Weavers Folk Group, Dies at 89 *
Pennsylvania's largest state government union ratifies new labor contract
Migrant Women Held in Pennsylvania Start Hunger Strike to Protest Detention *
Organizing Gets Fashionable: Zara Workers Beat the Odds
Trade Union Report to the Socialist Action Convention
Taking Stock One Year After Refugees' Arrival
Four Times BC Teachers Took the Lead in History
Coleman Mine work stoppage over, employees back on the job
Florida unions, worker advocates mark Labor Day with celebration, demonstration
A.N.C.’s Combative Response to Election Losses Startles South Africa *

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, September 2, 2016