Saturday’s news links – 16 July 2022

Union-Organizing Surges To Six-Year High WSJ

Over the first half of 2022, 1,411 American workplaces filed union-organizing petitions with the National Labor Relations Board — the highest mark since 2015, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Metro Atlanta Amazon workers walk out on ‘Prime Day’ to protest for better pay, security WSB-TV

Negotiations begin after 50+ families go on rent strike in Laurel wusa9.com

Rail union members could go on strike Monday amid contract impasse FreightWaves

AFGE Will Split from Its ICE Union Over Ideological Divide Government Executive

Secret Service Deleted Jan. 6 Text Messages After Oversight Officials Requested Them The Intercept

On anniversary of a Maryland lynching, students’ poems call for change Washington Post

Purchasing power of workers’ wages take biggest tumble in 40 years FightBack! News

Arizona communities would ‘collapse’ without cheap prison labor, Corrections director says AZcentral

Climate

The capitalist solution to ‘save’ the planet: make it an asset class & sell it MR Online

Groundhog Day For America’s Energy Grid OilPrice

After multiple energy crises across several states last year due to America’s aging infrastructure and failing grid system, Americans are once again being asked to curb their energy usage as they face another summer of sweltering temperatures and potential blackouts.

Europe heatwave: Thousands escape wildfires in France, Spain and Greece BBC

England braces for 40C temperatures as experts warn thousands could die Guardian

High deductibles helped UnitedHealth reach $7 billion in profits in Q2 as a 14-year-old begs for deductible assistance on GoFundMe. Wendell Potter

Nicaragua

Bogus Report on Nicaragua by “60 Minutes” Exposed as Propaganda from CIA-linked National Endowment for Democracy CovertAction

Bolivia

Evo Morales: UK Role in Coup That Ousted Him Consortium News

U.S./NATO war

NYT Continues To Report ‘Strikes On Civilians’ That Somehow Happen To Hit Military Targets Moon of Alabama

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