It was a time of turmoil in the fields, with Chavez’s UFW organizing nationwide boycotts of crops from California and clashing with the Teamsters Union. In December 1970, a Monterey County judge found the union leader in contempt of court for refusing to call off a boycott of lettuce from growers that did not have contracts with the UFW. … [Read more...] about William Carder dies — labor lawyer who won victories for UFW, Cesar Chavez
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That measure closely correlates to the unemployment rate in the Labor Department's employment report. The percentage of consumers expecting an increase in income dropped to 14.0 percent this month from 17.2 percent in April and the proportion anticipating a drop fell to 15.0 percent from 18.4 percent. … [Read more...] about America comes back to life: Charts reveal signs economy is slowly recovering from coronavirus lockdowns as air travel, restaurant reservations and home sales creep back up
Angelino, a professional soccer player with the German club RB Leipzig, takes a corner kick during a Bundesliga match against Freiburg on Saturday, May 16. The stadium was nearly empty, as no more than 322 people are able to attend each Bundesliga match until the end of the season. … [Read more...] about Overworked and mistrusted: Russia’s medical workers risk their lives with little applause
And that comes with an all-important military angle as a surefire selling point. As Trump’s backers outline it, “the Pacific Ocean cannot be used for transporting the vital and essential components of our military industrial complex, for in the event of war with Russia or China their advanced silent submarines equipped with advanced anti-ship weapons will block all of our ocean transport, collapsing our military industrial production in any war with catastrophic consequences. These component factories for Intel and others must be repatriated at once through currency adjustments or tariffs.” So Trump should hammer the message that all new bank credit must be tied to rebuilding destroyed US industries, “either by ending currency rigging or applying tariffs.” Bank credit, Trump backers argue, “should not be used for currency manipulation, or for cash settlement market … [Read more...] about Could Trump Pull Off a Post-Party Coalition?
Jeremy Dear, the NUJ general secretary, said: "This is a major victory, not just for Sally but for all journalists. This case was yet another example of members of the police force believing they were above the law, able to trample over well-established journalistic rights and freedoms. … [Read more...] about Thames Valley police leak case against Sally Murrer thrown out