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Labor board moves to bar unionization by grad assistants

29 minutes ago   |   Star Tribune

The National Labor Relations Board has proposed a new rule that would strip graduate teaching assistants at private universities of rights to collective bargaining.
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The American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging a plane pleaded not guilty, days after a judge excoriated him in court amid alleged terrorism ties

The American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging a plane pleaded not guilty, days after a judge excoriated him in court amid alleged terrorism ties

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

The American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging a plane over a labor contract pleaded not guilty on Friday, days after possible connections to terrorists were raised by...
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GM lays off thousands of workers as plants lie idle in labor union strike

1 hour ago   |   NBC News

Despite feeling the effects of the U.S. strike, GM workers in Canada are “”very supportive” of the action, said the head of Canada's autoworkers trade union. “People are...
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Nurses staging 1-day strike at 12 hospitals in 3 states

1 hour ago   |   My Sanantonio

HIALEAH, Fla. - Registered nurses staged a one-day strike against Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California and Arizona on Friday, demanding better working conditions and...
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Pennsylvania unemployment remains stable while payrolls rise to new record high

Pennsylvania unemployment remains stable while payrolls rise to new record high

1 hour ago   |   WTAE

Pennsylvania's Department of Labor and Industry says unemployment is at 3.9%. That's one-tenth of a percentage point above the lowest rate on record it hit earlier this year.
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Hundreds of thousands join global climate strike - including here in Chicago area

5 hours ago   |   WGN TV   |   2 articles

Climate activists are taking part in a global general strike on Friday in what is expected to be the biggest day of climate demonstrations in the planet's history. Some of the...
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The nation's cartoonists on the week in politics

5 hours ago   |   Politico

Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other...
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UAW's Strike Against GM Brings To Mind Last Century's Labor Battles

7 hours ago   |   NPR

There was a time when a strike at General Motors shocked the economy. In an era of global competition and changing tastes, neither GM nor the United Auto Workers are as...
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High-Tech Companies Look To Mexico For Qualified Talent Pool

7 hours ago   |   NPR

There's a tech boom in Tijuana, Mexico, as American companies look for skilled labor to fill technology jobs at a lower cost than it would be in California.
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Anatomy of a Warren Rally

7 hours ago   |   NY Times

Drawing huge crowds, Senator Elizabeth Warren's rallies have become a defining feature of her presidential campaign. We attended one this week to find out why.
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California and 22 states sue federal government over vehicle emissions...

California and 22 states sue federal government over vehicle emissions standards issue

Twenty-three states and other governments are challenging a Trump administration move regarding who can set auto emission standards. Read more ...

Woman convicted in boyfriend's texting suicide case denied parole

Woman convicted in boyfriend's texting suicide case denied parole

The woman convicted of urging her boyfriend to kill himself via text messages has been denied early release. Read more ...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Ends 2020 Presidential Bid

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Ends 2020 Presidential Bid

The mayor of America's largest city was one of the last major candidates to enter the race, but his progressive pitch never caught on in the crowded field. Read more ...

De Blasio drops out of 2020 presidential race

De Blasio drops out of 2020 presidential race

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that he is ending his presidential campaign. Read more ...

Bill de Blasio calls off doomed presidential bid that ‘nobody wanted'...

Bill de Blasio calls off doomed presidential bid that ‘nobody wanted' - here's what he ‘contributed' to 2020 campaign

New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio has abandoned hopes for the Oval Office and called it quits on his 2020 presidential campaign, which consistently failed to crack one percent in... Read more ...

‘Storm Area 51' Spawns Festivals-And Disorder

‘Storm Area 51' Spawns Festivals-And Disorder

About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada - at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to “storm” the facility to see... Read more ...

Ohio State legend, Heisman winner Howard 'Hopalong' Cassady dies at 85

Ohio State legend, Heisman winner Howard 'Hopalong' Cassady dies at 85

Cassady led the Buckeyes to a national title in 1954 and won the Heisman Trophy the following season. Read more ...

Dulce Alavez remains missing as search for 5-year-old stretches to fifth day

Dulce Alavez remains missing as search for 5-year-old stretches to fifth day

The search for missing 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez stretched into a 5th day Friday as investigators and relatives pleaded for any tips to help find the girl who vanished from... Read more ...

IPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 arrive...

IPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 arrive in stores

IPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 arrive in stores iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 went on sale at 8... Read more ...

Rangers great Dan Girardi retires from NHL

Rangers great Dan Girardi retires from NHL

Longtime Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi announced his retirement Friday after 13 seasons in the NHL. “I would like to thank all my coaches, family, friends and teammates for... Read more ...