Thursday’s news links – Oct. 14, 2021

Union members hold an informational picket outside of John Deere Headquarters Oct. 12.

On strike

UAW statement on John Deere strike

10,000 John Deere workers strike over contract Reuters

“We’re gathering picket supplies”: John Deere employees brace for a strike, ahead of a looming deadline WQAD

Workers: Deere canceling Iowa employees’ shifts as strike looms; deadline is midnight Wednesday Des Moines Register

Over 10,000 Deere workers brace for strike, supplemental employees could be left behind The Courier

Thirty-one thousand health care workers authorize strike at Kaiser Permanente

Film And TV Workers To Begin Nationwide Strike On Monday If No Deal Is Reached Labor411

We are Google and Amazon workers. We condemn Project Nimbus Guardian

We cannot support our employer’s decision to supply the Israeli military and government technology that is used to harm Palestinians


When breezy, wear masks outdoors to prevent coronavirus exposure

At least 90,000 COVID-19 deaths since June were preventable: KFF analysis TheHill

Social Security COLA for 2022 Biggest since 1982, But Won’t Cover Cost Increases for Many Retirees Wolf Street

World’s Growth Cools and the Rich-Poor Divide Widens NYTimes

Oil Prices Soar Bloomberg

West Texas Intermediate crude closed above $80 a barrel for the first time since late 2014 as a growing power crisis from Europe to Asia boosts demand for oil ahead of winter

Dollar’s Purchasing Power Plunges Further, as Housing CPI Begins to Climb, Food & Energy Soar, New Vehicle Prices Spike Wolf Street

Port truckers win $30 million in wage theft settlements Los Angeles Times

2020 Census may have undercounted Black Americans, new analyses say Washington Post

More Confederate monuments correlates to more lynchings, report finds Washington Post

Major Mexican Refinery Has Been Shut For Weeks And The Media Only Just Found Out OilPrice

Mexico’s Tula oil refinery has been closed since late September, Reuters sources close to operations reported on Tuesday, as teachers protesting delayed salary and pension payments went on strike and blocked roads that the refinery uses to transport the refinery’s product—including fuel for Mexico City—away from the facility.

Irish Novelist Sally Rooney Explains Her Israel Boycott: ‘BDS Is Anti-racist’ Haaretz


Taiwan Is Part Of China, Russia Declares, As Two Powers Coordinate To Resist US Pressure Tyler Durden

Failure by Taipei to recognise ‘one China’ will lead to trouble South China Morning Post

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