Sunday’s news links – Oct. 17, 2021

The week in US unions, October 9-16 Jonah Furman

10,000 UAW members are on strike at John Deere * The CWA Local 1133 hospital workers strike against Catholic Health in Buffalo * 1400 BCTGM Kellogg’s workers * The St Vincent strike of 700 Massachusetts Nurses Association members * The 450 Steelworkers Local 40 members * 420 Heaven Hill whiskey workers with UFCW Local 23-D in Bardstown, KY * Reno, NV transit workers * 185 group home workers at four locations in Connecticut * Around 40 workers at Erie Strayer * 80 members of Teamsters Local 20 and Teamsters Local 377 in Toledo and Warren, OH * Some number of workers at Smithfield’s in Sioux City, IA walked out * In Calvert County, MD, Monday saw another non-union school bus driver sickout * another group of 30 school bus drivers also held a sickout, this time in Bullitt County, KY * IATSE has set a strike deadline of Monday * The build-up to a potential ~40,000-worker strike at healthcare giant Kaiser in Oregon, California, and Hawaii is reaching a fever pitch * 700 Operating Engineers Local 39 workers have been striking Kaiser * About 50 Minnesota Nurses Association nurses in Plymouth, MN * 5,000 county workers with SEIU Local 521 in Kern County, CA have voted to authorize a strike

Hollywood Strike Averted As IATSE & AMPTP Reach Deal On New Film & TV Contract Deadline

“We’re done”: Immigration advocates stage walk-out on Biden administration Politico

Unhappy with prices, ranchers look to build own meat plants KCCI

U.S. Coal Use Is Rebounding Under Biden Like It Never Did With Trump Yahoo

In Caracas, Venezuela: “Freedom for diplomat Alex Saab, kidnapped by the government of Cape Verde.”


Venezuelan Diplomat Kidnapped by the United States Kawsachun News

Venezuela Condemns Abduction of Diplomat Alex Saab by the US teleSUR English


COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation Targeting Black Communities Feeds Off Real Anxieties According To New Report NewsOne

COVID-19 was the No. 1 killer of Americans age 35 to 54 last month, and No. 2 overall The Week

Union nurses across U.S. convene, call for ending Covid, advancing society based on care National Nurses United

Migrant Farmworkers Are Being Left Out of Roundup Cancer Compensation Truthout

Lies Are Being Told About Sally Rooney Because She Refuses to Ignore Israeli Apartheid The Intercept

Indigenous peoples

How Fairy Creek Is Influencing the Wet’suwet’en Resistance The Tyee

Climate Youths Arrested: More Than 655 People Arrested This Week: People vs. Fossil Fuels in Washington

Native American Group Calls on Fox News to Fire Hosts Over ‘Racist’ Comments Daily Beast

Report: For 20 Top-Selling Drugs, Big Pharma Made Far More From U.S. Sales Than From the Rest of the World Combined Public Citizen

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