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McDonald’s Workers Strike to Demand Response to Sexual Harassment Charges 20.9.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Richard Vogel Striking McDonald's workers carry a banner and march towards a McDonald's in south Los Angeles on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. trickle-downers_54.jpg On Tuesday, women McDonald’s workers made history.  McDonald’s workers in ten cities went on strike during the lunch hour to protest sexual harassment, as well as inadequate responses or retaliation they’d received from management. For its part, McDonald’s says that no workers walked off the job. McDonald’s restaurants in Chicago; Durham, North Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; Los Angeles; Miami; Milwaukee; New Orleans; Orlando; San Francisco; and St. Louis all saw strikes as workers demanded that the McDonald’s Corporation respond to their complaints. A similar strike over the sexual harassment of women workers has not happened in  over 100 years , when, in 1912, corset workers in Kalamazoo, Michigan, walked off the job in protest of sexual abuse. Women who work at McDonald’s restaurants across the country spoke publicly about ...
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An Immigrant Woman Takes Charge of the United Farm Workers 19.9.2018 American Prospect
Women make up almost one-third of all agricultural laborers, but the presidents and most top leaders of the United Farm Workers have invariably been men. Dolores Huerta, the union's fiery co-founder, faced down growers and negotiated many of the union's contracts. She became secretary-treasurer, but not president. Does it make a difference? The UFW has chosen a new president, Teresa Romero, who says it does. Although she’s never worked in the fields, she believes her gender gives her a close connection to the lives of the women who do.   After her election by the union's executive board on August 28 (the next convention in 2020 will make a permanent choice), Romero’s first field visit was to lettuce and broccoli harvesters working in Salinas for the D'Arrigo Brothers Company. "In some crews a majority of the workers are women," she says. "There was a time when they didn't hire women for some jobs. I don't know what the reason was, but whatever it was, it was wrong.   "Women can do everything, and we want ...
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Israel Strikes Iranian Arms Shipment at Damascus Airport 16.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Israeli missiles are suspected to have struck an Iranian arms shipment at Damascus airport late Saturday, the latest in a string of attacks aimed at eroding Tehran’s military foothold in Syria.
Germany Makes Antimigrant Deal With Italy as New Coalition Crisis Brews 14.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Germany and Italy were nearing an agreement to stop illegal immigrants from traveling between the two countries, Germany’s interior minister said on Thursday, delivering on a compromise that ended a serious internal crisis in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government earlier this year.
Phillies swept out of contention by Nationals | Bob Brookover 12.9.2018 News
Gabe Kapler said his team would turn the page quickly after losing the series finale Sunday against the Mets. The new chapter Tuesday night included more bad baseball.
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Phillies strike out 15 times, get torched by Nationals in first game of doubleheader 12.9.2018 News
The field was finally dry, which allowed the Phillies to lose for the 15th time in their last 21 games.
Why labor has embraced immigrant rights - and 9 more examples of Philly intersectionality 11.9.2018 News
From labor to education to criminal justice, here's a look at how (and why) social justice groups are working in tandem to fight for issues they believe in.
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Hudson's Bay Strikes European Merger Agreement 11.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Hudson’s Bay said it has agreed to sell and combine parts of its European business with Austria’s Signa, the latest in a series of sales by the Canadian retailer.
Steel Workers Demand Higher Pay as Tariffs Lift Profits 11.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Workers at two of the biggest U.S. steelmakers are demanding higher compensation as tariffs on foreign metal push prices and profits to their highest point in years.
U.S. Holds Talks With U.K., France on Possible Syria Strikes 11.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
The U.S. is working with France and the U.K. on plans for a coordinated military strike in Syria if the regime uses chemical weapons in an expected offensive against the country’s last major rebel haven, President Trump’s national security adviser said.
U.S. Says Syria Plans Gas Attack in Rebel Stronghold 10.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has approved using chlorine gas against the country’s last major rebel stronghold, U.S. officials said, raising the prospects for another retaliatory U.S. military strike.
Rhys Hoskins breaks hitless drought with go-ahead homer in Phillies' victory over Mets 8.9.2018 News
The slugger was in an 0-for-14 rut when he broke a tie with a solo homer in the eighth inning Friday night.
Stephan Salisbury hits a homer with 'Britt & Jimmy Strike Out' 7.9.2018 News
In "Britt & Jimmy Strike Out," Inquirer writer Stephan Salisbury lifts us out of the queasy present day, which so many find out of kilter, and tosses us into a future where the worst of our current experience has been shot through with steroids to become the norm. This is a dark, deeply cautionary, vivid, ingenious, and very funny novel.
Incarcerated Workers Demand Better Conditions in Nationwide Strike 7.9.2018 American Prospect
(Alex Milan Tracy/Sipa via AP Images) Protesters demonstrate against prison slavery on September 9, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. trickle-downers.jpg This past Labor Day gave us ample opportunity to consider workers’ rights and what policies can be implemented to bridge the inequality between workers and their bosses and make working life better. Yet, there’s a group of workers who are generally left out of this conversation: prisoners across the country, and they’ve been on strike the past three weeks to make their demands heard. Prisoners in more than a dozen states have participated in the strike, which began August 21 and is set to end September 9. The most obvious way of striking—a work stoppage—has not always been possible for prisoners, so some have gone on hunger strikes , raised banners in solidarity, or boycotted the prison store. The strike has been organized by workers both inside and outside of prisons—the coordinating organizations are Jailhouse Lawyers Speak (JLS), a collective of prisoners ...
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A win for #MeToo and labor unions: Major hotel brands to offer 'panic buttons' for workers 7.9.2018 News
Hospitality union Unite Here has been fighting for the electronic safety devices for years.
India's Supreme Court strikes down ban on gay sex 6.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The landmark decision overturns a long-standing provision in the country's penal code that dates back to British colonial rule and outlawed all anal and oral sex.
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Indian Supreme Court Strikes Down '377,' British-Era Law Criminalizing Gay Sex 6.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
India’s Supreme Court ruled that gay sex isn’t a crime, providing an important victory for millions in the South Asian nation who have faced harassment and discrimination because of the more than 150-year-old law, known as Section 377.
Bernie Sanders Strikes at Amazon With New Tax Bill 5.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
An unusual public spat between Inc. and Sen. Bernie Sanders over workers’ wages escalated Wednesday as the Vermont independent introduced a bill aimed at taxing big companies whose employees rely on federal benefits to make ends meet.
21st Century Fox Strikes Deal With Premier Boxing Champions 5.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
21st Century Fox has struck a four-year agreement with Premier Boxing Champions for the rights to carry fights on the Fox broadcast network, Fox Sports 1 cable channel and pay-per-view, starting in December.
Strike averted: Catholic high school teachers narrowly accept 'terrible contract' 5.9.2018 News
Teachers will receive pay raises of $1,200 in each of the two years of the contract, and will see no premium or copay increases on the health insurance side. They are unhappy with a provision in the contract that will largely take their evaluations out of the hands of department heads and give them solely to administrators.
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