Thursday, April 19, 2018

April 19 News Update

Cities without water
Americans waste 150,000 tons of food each day – equal to a pound per person
Scientists unveil 10,000 sq ft model of Mississippi delta to help save coastline
Puerto Rico Is Once Again Hit by an Islandwide Blackout *
In Puerto Rico, Stadium Lights Glow, Homes Do Not *
Damage to Great Barrier Reef From Global Warming Is Irreversible *
Climate Lawsuits, Once Limited to the Coasts, Jump Inland *

Unions put Canadian Pacific on notice, say workers to strike
The Wave of Militant Teacher Strikes Has Gone Global. Just Look at the UK
German unions and government reach pay deal after countrywide strikes
New Charges Filed in Labor Dispute with Mayo Clinic
Workers of 2nd Portland-area Burgerville looking to unionize
Staff At George Soros’ Foundation Secures Union Contract
More Vietnamese trainees made to conduct Fukushima decontamination work
Polands legislated antisemitism
France: Student Strikers Attacked; ‘Fascist’ Dean Jailed
Miguel Díaz-Canel: Cuba selects first non-Castro president since Fidel
Trump of the tropics: the 'dangerous' candidate leading Brazil's presidential race
Tammy Duckworth applauds new rule letting senators bring babies to work
Kris Kobach, Face of Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel, Is Held in Contempt by Judge *
A Rule Is Changed for Young Immigrants, and Green Card Hopes Fade *

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April 17 Week In Review Now Online

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April 17 News Update

Project Life: Cuba’s action plan prepares for climate change
Where’s the ‘eco’ in ecomodernism?
The courts are deciding who's to blame for climate change
First Nations Leaders Pledge to Block Pipeline Expansion
Canada: Trudeau vows to push ahead with pipeline plans in spite of protests

Corbyn: UK needs ‘war powers act’ after legally questionable Syria strike
Theresa May Earns Cold Reception in U.K. Parliament Over Syria Attacks *
Teachers' strikes: meet the leaders of the movement marching across America

Contracted Hospital Workers Win Job Security
N.J. state workers win pay raises from Murphy after long feud with Christie
The Mirage of Pension-Fund Activism
Robots Ride to the Rescue Where Workers Can’t Be Found *
Which unions are in and out of the WFP?
Food provider change prompts concerns, student support for workers
GM in Tense Standoff with Korean Labor Union
DSGU's response to President Price
Erdoğan and His Opponents
The Saudi predicament
A feminism to end capitalism
Madrid’s mounting repression against Catalan movement
Morales hits back at right-wing at the Summit of the Americas
Russian investigative journalist dies after 'falling' from balcony
Senate Bill to Curtail Labor Rights on Tribal Land Falls Short *

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Monday, April 16, 2018

April 16 News Update

Avoid Gulf stream disruption at all costs, scientists warn
Coal Lobbyist Becomes No. 2 Official at EPA, Just Behind Pruitt
World Agrees to Cut Shipping Emissions 50 Percent by 2050
To See Offshore Wind Energy’s Future, Look on Shore

How the American economy conspires to keep wages down
America 50 years after the Poor People's Campaign
Usual Weekly Earnings Summary

School cancelled as hundreds of Colorado teachers walk out Monday
Indiana Teachers 'Go Green' To Track Member Sign-Up

Beer truck drivers strike for safe routes, respect on the job
The Special Status of Union Stewards

‘Shenanigans’ to Block Generic Drugs Come Under Scrutiny *
Vietnam to Parkland: how America's protesters are getting younger
Connecting Public Transit to Great Manufacturing Jobs
City building workers avert strike with four-year contract deal
Labor Strike Threatens a Canadian Rail Network
Flexing Their Support for Cuomo, Key Unions Leave Working Families Party *
Japan Post to scrap housing allowance for regular workers
Why unions have had such difficulty getting inside the ski industry
Worker says GE denied severance because he was injured
LAUSD School Workers Vote to Authorize Strike
Kentucky Lawmakers Override Budget Veto in Win for Teachers *
Australia’s Least Likely Tourist Spot: A Test Site for Atom Bombs *
Travel Ban Case Is Shadowed by One of Supreme Court’s Darkest Moments *
Even Newer Subway Signals Cause Headaches on F Train *
Trump Targets a Postal Service Rainmaker: Package Delivery *

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April 11 News Update

EPA insiders bemoan low point in agency's history
Mexico's 'Disaster Bonds'
Shell Knew Fossil Fuels Created Climate Change Risks Back in 1980s
Effort to Weaken Fuel Efficiency Trump’s Most Climate-Damaging Move Yet
California Has Worse Lead Standards Than Arkansas and Texas
Germany Ready to Support Electric Car Battery Makers, Says Minister *
Remove people from nature? Human beings are not a problem!
Recycling crisis is capitalist business as usual

Martin Luther King Jr was a radical. We must not sterilize his legacy
Michael Bennett: 'Not being heard is ultimately my greatest fear'
50 Years after Memphis: Black Jobs Crisis Continues
Interview: Reviving the Poor People's Campaign

Teachers, students and supporters fill the south plaza of
        the state capitol as protests continue over school funding, in
        Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma teachers' march: immigration debate fuels calls for bilingual education
'Our feet are gross': Oklahoma teachers build comradeship on 110-mile march
'They're our heroes': girls support women teachers in Oklahoma march
Women are leading the wave of strikes in America. Here's why

These Americans are trapped in their jobs: they need to pay $10,000 to quit
Denver Post Rebels Against Its Hedge-Fund Ownership *

Brazil's coupmakers want to jail democracy
Brazil Trade Union Appeal For Solidarity With Lula

Caesars Windsor shuts down for union strike as negotiations stall
Union rallies to push for raise for workers, assistants at UA
Labor union in New Haven puts contract vote on hold
Jerome Ave: inside one of New York City's last working class areas - in pictures
Trump's enemy is not your friend: why we shouldn't defend Amazon
How not to fight antisemitism
Against Macron, organize the convergence between struggles
Norway unions, employers agree wage deal, averting strike
Video Shows Israeli Forces Shooting a Palestinian, Then Rejoicing *
Escapes, Riots and Beatings. But States Can’t Seem to Ditch Private Prisons. *
Federal Budget Deficit Projected to Soar to Over $1 Trillion in 2020 *
Hundreds of flights canceled in Germany as airports hit by strikes
Deutsche Post workers vote in favor of accepting wage offer
17th Congress: Analyse, act, build
Argentine Newspapers Recuperated by Workers’ Cooperatives
Pay gap worsened for women under 40 over last two years
Reuters Journalists Will Face Trial for Work in Burma *
Trump Signs Order to Require Recipients of Federal Aid Programs to Work *

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

We're Taking a Break

The editor is going on the road to attend the Labor Notes Conference. Next News Update will be Wednesday, April 11

April 4 News Update

Judge Rejects Exxon's Attempt to Shut Down Climate Fraud Investigations
Aging Wind Farms Repowering with Longer Blades, More Efficient Turbines
Trump Admin. Must Consider Climate Change in Drilling and Mining Lease
5 Plants and Animals Utterly Confused by Climate Change *

'Arab spring for teachers' - educators in Oklahoma join wave of strikes

Wave of teachers' wildcat strikes spreads to Oklahoma and Kentucky
The Larger Concerns Behind the Teachers' Strikes
Teachers’ strikes: The rank and file takes the lead
'Double whammy': teachers strike as healthcare costs cut into earnings

Striking rail workers protest in Paris on Tuesday over
        French president Emmanuel Macron’s plans to reform the state-run
        rail company, SNCF. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA
French rail unions take on Macron with mass rolling strikes
French rail staff stage 'Black Tuesday' protests against overhaul

Trump announces plan for US military to guard Mexican border
Trump Plans to Send National Guard to the Mexican Border *

Graduate Workers to Hold Union Election
Unions Assemble En Masse Ahead of MLK Rally
Tufts dining hall workers decide to join union
Augsburg University Professor Mzenga Wanyama at Risk of Deportation
Reviving the Poor People's Campaign
50 years after 1968: students strikers attacked again
Bourgeois fear of revolution means disowning the Civil War
US plans tariffs on $50bn in Chinese imports to protest alleged tech theft
Workers at risk as robots set to replace 66m jobs, warns OECD
The Final Obamacare Tally Is In. About 400,000 Fewer People Signed Up *

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Monday, April 2, 2018

April 2 News Update

Biggest Threat to Humanity? Climate Change, U.N. Chief Says *
Court Dismisses Exxon’s Effort to Block Climate Investigation *
Automakers Sought Looser Rules but May Get More Than They Bargained for *
Utility Giant FirstEnergy Calls for Emergency Subsidy, Says It Can’t Compete
At Pruitt’s E.P.A.: No Studies, No Data, No Rules *
When nature says 'Enough!': the river that appeared overnight in Argentina
Paris Climate Goals Depend on Promoting Biodiversity

Trump silences Labor Department’s workplace safety panels
Dying on the job: 164 workers killed in Ohio
Teachers' strike a turning point for labor?
Two-day strike by French workers to disrupt train service
Why have KCI negotiations with labor unions stalled?
She fled Liberia’s civil war 24 years ago. Now Trump wants her to go back
'Memphis died with Dr King' – shadow of civil rights leader haunts city
AggregateIQ: the obscure Canadian tech firm and the Brexit data riddle
Legislators fail to vote on 2 faculty union bills
Union Behind ‘Fight For $15’ Cuts Funding For Local Fast-Food Campaigns
UAW strike fund and assets grow as VP Norwood Jewell exits
IAM Local 623 Members Approve 'Effects Agreement' at Closing Electrolux Plant
The Only Way to Survive Janus
Negotiations stall at UConn, graduate employees organize sit-in
Easter tirade: Trump attacks Nafta and says 'No more Daca deal'
Are You a U.S. Citizen? How a 2020 Census Question Could Impact States *
‘It’s Factory North America,’ but Trump Could Hobble It *
At Stephen Hawking Funeral, Eddie Redmayne Gives Readings *
How to Fill Tough Jobs in Undesirable Areas: Hire Refugees *

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