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Marty Beil, brusque Wisconsin labor leader, dies at 68

Marty Beil, the burly and often brusque leader of the Wisconsin state employee labor union for 30 years who became a leading antagonist of Gov. Scott Walker, died Oct. 1 at home in Mazomanie, Wis. He was 68.Read full article >>

EU states might get case-by-case budget relief on refugee crisis costs - EU officials

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union countries might be allowed to exclude costs of the refugee crisis from budget deficit calculations on a case-by-case basis, EU officials said, as Austria pushed for its spending on refugees to be exempt.

One photo that captures the state of worker frustration at their bosses

And you thought tensions were running high between workers and managers at your company. In France Monday, protesting union activists rushed inside Air France headquarters, storming a meeting about job cut plans, according to several media reports. Show More Summary

Truth: Elizabeth Warren Says Republicans Nostalgic for a Time “When Women Died” - "I love the 1950s. So I decided to force women to live in them." (The GOP, probably.)

18 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

During her appearance on State of the Union yesterday, Senator and Perpetual Bad-ass Elizabeth Warren explained for the umpteenth time why she stands with Planned Parenthood.

One photo that captures the state of worker frustration at their bosses

Union activists storm an Air France meeting about job cuts, tearing off the shirts of two executives who fled under police protection.

Elizabeth Warren: Republicans Want to Go Back to a Time When Women Died

On Sunday’s State of the Union, Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke to CNN anchor Jake Tapper about Planned Parenthood and the GOP’s fight to end funding, saying Republicans are going to have “a real fight” if they want to shut down access to cancer screenings for women. Read more...

S.E. Cupp Blasts Media’s ‘Journalistic Malfeasance’ for Distorting Jeb Bush's Gun Comments

On Sunday’s State of the Union, CNN’s S.E. Cupp blasted the media for distorting Jeb Bush comments after the Oregon shooting in which the Republican presidential candidate argued that “stuff happens. There's always a crisis. And the impulse is always to do something and it's not necessarily the right thing to do.”

John McCain Frets That Trump's Bigotry Will Hurt Republicans' Chances

There may be at least one Republican who thinks calling the President a Muslim is a mistake on a number of different levels. Senator John McCain made an appearance on State of the Union this morning. In response to a question from Jake...Show More Summary

Majority of EU nations seek opt-out from growing GM crops

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Nineteen EU member states have requested opt-outs for all or part of their territory from cultivation of a Monsanto genetically-modified crop, which is authorized to be grown in the European Union, the European Commission said on Sunday.

On CNN, Mark Kelly Debunks Myth That "Gun-Free Zones" Attract Shooters

From the October 4 edition of CNN's State of the Union: JAKE TAPPER (HOST): I want to ask you about gun-free zones, because Oregon is a state where people can carry concealed weapons on them, but the school itself -- Umpqua Community College -- was a gun-free zone. Show More Summary

Clinton wins endorsement of National Education Association

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign has picked up the endorsement of the National Education Association, the nation's largest labor union. The former secretary of state has won eight labor endorsements representing about 7 million workers, including the nation's two main teachers' unions.

Scott Walker and his GOP legislature "are off the wall... They’re drunk with some kind of power or misconception of reality."

Said Marty Beil, the leader of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, back in 2011, the year of Act 10 and the protests.Beil "died on Thursday at his home in Mazomanie, Wis. He was 68."Here's the obituary in the local paper, quoting what...Show More Summary

This Is What The State Of Freelancing In The U.S. Means For The Future Of Work

Freelancers Union founder shares what the results of their second annual study of independent workers reveals about the future of work. It wasn't that long ago that if you were a freelancer, you felt bad about what you did—like you were somehow less than your peers. Show More Summary

Two State Union Directors Sue to End NEA’s Alabama Trusteeship

From the Montgomery Advertiser: Two Alabama Education Association board members sued last week to end the National Education Association’s oversight of the group. The complaint, brought by board members Bonita English and Darryl Traylor and filed on Sept. 24 in Montgomery County Circuit Court, argues that neither the NEA nor AEA constitutions permit NEA — […]

Bulgaria opts out of growing genetically modified crops

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria has told the European Union it will ban the cultivation of crops with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) under EU rules that allow member states to opt out of GMO cultivation, the agriculture ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

Major union group backs Duckworth over Zopp for U.S. Senate

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth won the endorsement Wednesday of Illinois' biggest labor organization, the state AFL-CIO, in her Democratic U.S. Senate primary bid against Andrea Zopp. In addition, the Illinois AFL-CIO endorsed Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza in her race for the Democratic nomination...

California State University faculty to vote on strike

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

A threatened strike by California State University faculty could extend to all 23 campuses of the nation's largest public university system if an impasse over raises is not resolved, faculty union officials said Wednesday.

EU Energy Briefing: All You Need to Know for September and October 2015 [VIDEO]

In this latest Brussels Briefing on Energy for viEUws, Hughes Belin provides an overview of the latest European Union energy policy developments, including the new provisional Winter Package, the State of the Energy Union, the Heating & Cooling strategy and the EU Commission's update on the SET-plan. read more

US Unilateral Actions in Syria Lead to ISIL Reinforcement, Migrant Crisis

Airstrikes conducted by a US-led coalition in Syria against the Islamic State militant group have led to the reinforcement of extremists in the region, as well as subsequent massive flow of refugees to the European Union, experts told Sputnik on Tuesday.

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