Thursday’s news links – Oct. 21, 2021

Members of UAW Local 74 at John Deere’s Ottumwa Works are among 10,000 workers on strike at the farm equipment maker. Photo: Chris Laursen

‘Let’s Put a Wrench in Things Now’: Deere Workers Strike as Company Rakes in Record Profits Labor Notes

Watch now: UAW members from other states, other local unions join Deere employees on the picket lines Quad City Times

John Deere, UAW resume negotiation as strikers receive community support WQAD

A Salaried John Deere Employee Reportedly Hit A Striking UAW Member With A Car Jalopnik

How Workers at Beverage Giant Refresco Defeated a “Notorious” Union Buster In These Times

NYC Taxi Drivers Begin Hunger Strike Labor411

Pitt faculty votes to unionize in landslide election Post-Gazette

NFL

NFL to end race-based testing in concussion settlements Axios

Ed Troyer, a sheriff in Washington state, is charged with false reporting of a Black newspaper carrier Washington Post

China

Biden’s pick for China ambassador says ‘we cannot trust the Chinese’ on Taiwan Guardian

The True Cost of Upgrading Your Phone Brian X Chen

Buying a $1,000 iPhone can be equivalent to giving up $17,000 in retirement savings or 2,500 cups of coffee.

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