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EU states approve plans for stricter limits on pollutants from power plants

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Power plants in the European Union will have to cut the amount of toxic pollutants they emit such as nitrogen oxides under new rules approved by EU member states on Friday and widely applauded by environmental groups.

Despite Populist Rhetoric, Trump Is Poised to Preside Over a Crackdown on Unions

Donald Trump got a higher share of the vote among union members in last year's election than any Republican presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan, helping propel him to victory in key Rust Belt states and to the White House. Since his inauguration, he has continued to sound populist notes. Show More Summary

Illinois prison agency rescinds nurse layoff to keep talking

The Illinois Department of Corrections has withdrawn its plan to lay off 124 nurses while continuing to negotiate with the state employees' union. Corrections spokeswoman Nicole Wilson said Thursday the … Click to Continue »

European Union Pleads For Arkansas To Stop Execution

WASHINGTON — The European Union has called for Arkansas to cancel its scheduled execution Thursday of 38-year-old Kenneth Williams. In a letter Wednesday to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R), EU Ambassador to the United States David O’Sullivan...Show More Summary

Illinois governor seeks to oust improperly hired employees

The administration of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says it wants a judge to decide whether state employees who were improperly hired under former Gov. Pat Quinn should keep union contract … Click to Continue »

UK not seeking divide and rule approach in Brexit talks

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not seek to take a divide and rule approach with the other 27 member states of the European Union in upcoming Brexit negotiations, Brexit minister David Davis said on Wednesday.

Erdogan says Turkey could reconsider its position on Europe

ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters on Tuesday that Turkey would reconsider its position on joining the European Union if it was kept waiting much longer and if the current hostile mentality of some member states persists.

Michigan Education Association Getting Serious About Finances?

I named the Michigan Education Association as one of NEA’s five financially shakiest state affiliates. Last weekend the union’s delegates elected new executive officers, but in a way that makes MEA’s future direction a little unclear. Show More Summary

NY State to Host State’s First “New York Harbor of Lights’ Show” This Week

Times Union reports, “The state will host its first what it calls ‘The New York Harbor of Lights’ show Thursday [April 27] with the grand opening of the new Kosciuszko Bridge that links Queens and Brooklyn. Last fall, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his plan to put light shows on New York City bridges and tunnels. Show More Summary

Bill to repeal state prevailing wage draws strong reactions

Republican state lawmakers say eliminating prevailing wage requirements for workers on public projects would save the state hundreds of millions of dollars, while Democrats and unions say it would send … Click to Continue »

The American Prospect Staff Unionize

Just a few days after the staff of The American Prospect wrote an April 18 letter stating their intent to form a union, the Prospect's publishers have recognized it voluntarily, a sensical move considering the publication's self-declared liberal and progressive bent. The staff noted that tradition in their letter, writing, "The Prospect has earned a...

CNN’s Dana Bash to Issa: Do You Want Trump to Campaign for Your Reelection?

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

On CNN's State of the Union this morning, Dana Bash asked Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) whether he wants President Trump to campaign for him.

Here Comes the Big Assault on Workers' Rights

Trump and Republicans are pushing a radical Heritage-style agenda that could deliver immediate and long-term harm to workers and unions across the United States—including millions of those who helped elect Trump. Editor's note February...Show More Summary

Trump warming to EU trade deal with Britain behind in queue: Times

5 days agoNews : The Cutline

The United States could strike a free-trade agreement with the European Union after President Donald Trump warmed to a deal with the bloc, the Times reported on Saturday, quoting sources from both sides of the discussion. Post-Brexit Britain would be pushed behind Europe in the race to secure a U.S. Show More Summary

European Union Prize for Literature

They've announced the 'winners' of this year's European Union Prize for Literature -- the very peculiar EU 'prize' that rotates through all the member states, twelve or thirteen each year (including, for the last time ever this year,...Show More Summary

CT: Hartford Residents Weigh In On Union Station Proposals

State planners gave the public its first look at plans for a new transit hub that would transform a 20-acre area west of Union Station during a forum Thursday night at Hartford Public Library.

Court throws out 21,000 drug cases, the largest dismissal of convictions in U.S. history

The highest court in Massachusetts has formally approved the dismissal of more than 21,000 drug convictions that were tainted by the misconduct of a former state drug lab chemist. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts says the final order from the Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday...

Las Vegas diabetics call for lower insulin prices at capital

Diabetics visiting the state capital are calling on lawmakers to address growing insulin prices they say put thousands of lives at stake. More than a dozen diabetic union members and … Click to Continue »

Dear California: Take it from Alabama — you don't want to try secession

To the editor: I read with great interest about the proposed secession of California from the Union. As a native of the great state of Alabama, I would think that the folks in California might want to ask some Southerners about how secession worked out for us. (“Break away from the USA? The effort...

Bill Maher To Dems: Ignore Kale Eaters, Run Charismatic “Lyndon Johnson-y” “Bastard” Against Donald Trump In 2020

Rick Perry in charge of the nukes is President Donald Trump’s most troubling cabinet appointment Bill Maher said in his State of the Union Interview, released this morning by ATTN: and HBO in promotion of Maher’s Real Time. Trump voters...Show More Summary

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