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Employees Want an Ethical Workplace and a Growing Number Are Willing to Protest to Get It 19.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Worker protests appear to be increasing in frequency, with nationally covered mobilizations potentially encouraging more employees to organize.
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Iran denies Trump claim that U.S. shot down Iranian drone 19.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Iranian military said all its drones had returned safely to their bases and denied there was any confrontation with a U.S. vessel the previous day.
Sanders Campaign Battles With Staff Demanding $15 Hourly Pay - Which Candidate Says Should Be Federal Minimum 19.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Many field staffers are barely managing to survive financially, which is severely impacting our team's productivity and morale. Some field organizers have already left the campaign as a result," a draft of a letter from the campaign union to Sanders' campaign manager reads.
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I've Worked for McDonald's for a Decade. I Still Make Just $8.50. It's Time for a $15 Minimum Wage | Opinion 19.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
When I first started working at McDonald's, I was paid $8.00 an hour, just above the federal minimum wage. Today, after 10 years, I'm paid more: $8.50.
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Google activist Meredith Whittaker leaves company 17.7.2019 L.A. Times - Technology News

One of the leaders of last year's mass protests at Google has left the company, underlining a deepening rift between management and workers over issues ranging from sexual harassment to the potential risks of artificial intelligence.

Amazon's Shakopee workers, unions stage demonstration over conditions 16.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Several hundred people gathered outside Amazon's sprawling fulfillment center in Shakopee Monday to protest what they say are difficult working conditions at the online retailer.
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'The Squad' Strikes Back at Trump's Racist Tweets: 'This is the Agenda of White Nationalists' 16.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Trump earlier in the day stated it "doesn't concern me" that white nationalists made find common cause in his racist tweets "because many people agree with me."
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Meet three Somali-American women fighting for better work conditions at Amazon 15.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
About 200 workers at Amazon's fulfillment center in Shakopee will strike Monday to protest work conditions. Three Somali-American women are helping organize the walkout.
Caregiving for a loved one? How to get the help you need 14.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Your friends want to help you out when there's a family health crisis. But it can be overwhelming to manage the offers of support. Here's advice to help friends help you.
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Those ads ripping Garcetti on homelessness? They’re about fighting his Green New Deal 14.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When Eric Garcetti ran for mayor six years ago, he rode a wave of anger over the political power wielded by the union that represents workers at the Department of Water and Power — and later vowed to reform the agency that Los Angeles residents love to hate.

That effort has since been eclipsed...

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6.6 earthquake strikes off northwest Australia 14.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake was reported Saturday evening at 10:39 p.m. Pacific time off the northwest coast of Australia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was further than 100 miles from a city.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of...

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Janitors locked out of jobs at downtown Toronto condos 13.7.2019 - News for the rest of us
Zaid Noorsumar Should a janitor be expected to purchase their own garbage bags if they need more than are provided by their employer? Is it reasonable to ask cleaning staff to use four rags to clean an entire building including washrooms? These are some of the questions being asked by a union representing janitors in Toronto. Service Employees International Union Local 2 says that working conditions have been deteriorating for the cleaning staff at The Icon condominiums in downtown Toronto since the property management company hired a new contractor last summer.  The six janitors, all of whom are immigrants and people of colour, have been locked out of their jobs following a breakdown in negotiations with Luciano Janitorial Services.  Their last contract, which had been negotiated with the previous cleaning company, expired on March 31. The union has been picketing outside the condo this week and held a rally on Friday, June 11 . Heavy concessions Jorge Villa, an organizer with SEIU Local 2, says that ...
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Earthquake: 6.1 quake strikes near Amami, Japan 13.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake was reported at 5:57 p.m. Pacific time on Friday 105 miles from Amami, Japan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was farther than 100 miles from a city.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or...

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Kaiser Permanente Colorado workers weighing a strike 13.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
Contract talks between Kaiser Permanente and unions representing 85,000 of its workers, including 3,500 in Colorado, derailed on Thursday, boosting the odds of a walk out this fall.
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85,000 Kaiser Permanente workers head toward a strike vote 13.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Labor unrest is escalating at Kaiser Permanente, with unions for 85,000 of the healthcare giant’s workers saying Friday that they are taking steps toward a potential strike because talks on a new contract had stalled.

The workers — who include most employees who are not doctors, registered nurses...

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Iran Launches Strikes in Iraq and Responds to Israel's Threat As It Vows to Defend Itself Against Any Attack 12.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Iran's defense minister warned that those trying "to violate the sacred territorial integrity of the Islamic Republic of Iran will be met with a decisive and crushing blow that will instill regret."
Seattle Earthquake: 4.6 Magnitude Tremor Strikes One Week After California Quake 12.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Last week, southern California felt tremors that measured 7.1.
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'Robot' Umpires Now Calling Balls And Strikes In One Professional Baseball League 12.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"If you ask a baseball purist, they'll hate it. They love the manager coming out of the dugout and yelling at the home plate umpire."
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PHOTOS: Colorado Kaiser Permanente employees join the picket line in protest 12.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Kaiser Permanente employees picketed Thursday outside the company’s Franklin Medical Office in Denver in response to a breakdown in national contract negotiations between union members and the health care provider. The Colorado-based union, Service Employees International Union Local 105 represents, 3,500 Kaiser Permanente workers currently a part of an 85,000 health care worker national coalition […]
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Red Robin in Westminster shut down after E. coli illness strikes an adult, two children 12.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
An adult and two children have tested positive for bacteria E. coli after eating at a Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews in Westminster.
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