Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 25 News Update

Trump’s budget
        proposal would reduce funding for clean-ups by nearly a third,
        while the budget for enforcing Superfund remedies with
        businesses would be slashed by almost 40%.
White House proposes slashing funds to clean up toxic sites
EU declared Monsanto weedkiller safe after intervention from US official
Trump's deputy national security adviser gave him fake climate news
Where Nestlé Guzzles Water, Locals Doubt Claims of Negligible Impact *

Protesters call for an increase in minimum wage during a
        March on McDonald’s in Chicago, Illinois Tuesday.
Thousands of protesters brand McDonald's the 'Trump of corporations'

AT&T workers on the picket line in San Francisco
        (Luke Pickrell)
AT&T workers take a big step by walking out

G.O.P. Candidate Accused of Striking Reporter Is Charged *
Republican candidate 'body-slams' Guardian reporter in Montana

Quebec construction at near standstill after mass walkout
Letter Carriers to vote on new contract
Education Minnesota calls for veto of special session bills
Philly Teachers Call Off Work In Bottom-Up Campaign
GOP healthcare bill: 23 million more uninsured
Betsy DeVos would not agree to bar discrimination by private schools
Thousands in Belgium protest Trump's stances
Union Leaders Begin Selling Labor Deal to Members

Blue Cross of KC is pulling out of Obamacare exchange in 2018
In Harrisonville school, students are shamed to encourage meal payments
Tesla workers were seriously hurt more than twice as often as industry average
The terror of lynching haunts black Americans again
Ben Carson Calls Poverty a ‘State of Mind’ *
Top Russian Officials Spoke of Ways to Sway Trump Advisers *

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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.

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