Environment and Energy

Ontario Salt-Mine Workers Strike Against Mandatory Overtime
Environment and Energy, Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National

Ontario Salt-Mine Workers Strike Against Mandatory Overtime

GODERICH, Ontario—About 350 workers at the Compass Minerals salt mine went on strike Apr. 27 after they failed to reach a contract deal with the mine’s U.S.-based owners. According to Unifor Local 16-O, the company proposed cutting pension benefits, increasing the use of outside contractors, and demanding 12-hour shifts with a mandatory four hours of…

Puerto Rican Police Tear-Gas Protesters During Strike
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Puerto Rican Police Tear-Gas Protesters During Strike

SAN JUAN, P.R.—As teachers and other workers in Puerto Rico went on strike to protest privatization May 1, police in San Juan fired tear-gas shells at student protesters in the city’s “Milla De Ora” (Golden Mile) banking district. Members of the Teachers Federation of Puerto Rico had voted to strike several weeks ago after the…

NYCHA Facilities Must Be Repaired Now
Environment and Energy, Features, Municipal Government, New York

NYCHA Facilities Must Be Repaired Now

“The NYCHA residents have recently and effectively organized to publicize the current deplorable conditions in NYCHA housing and commenced a lawsuit. They invited me to view the conditions and intervene because they feel the local government has been non-responsive. I accepted the tenants’ invitation to tour NYCHA facilities and I stand firmly with the residents.

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