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Pipeline a plus for Pennsylvania
Municipal Government, National

Pipeline a plus for Pennsylvania

December 3, 2016  By James Kunz Jr Pittsburgh, PA – According to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, pipelines are the safest way to transport energy resources. This fact is critical as Pennsylvania considers how to take advantage of the vast energy resources of the Marcellus and Utica shale formations. Another critical fact is…

Chicago Airport Workers Strike for $15 and a Union
National, Transportation

Chicago Airport Workers Strike for $15 and a Union

December 3, 2016  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Chicago, IL – About 500 support workers at O’Hare Airport here staged a one-day strike Nov. 29 to demand a $15-an-hour minimum wage and the right to form a union. “We’re not asking for special treatment, we’re asking for decent treatment,” cabin cleaner Kisha Rivera, 41,…

Wind Farms Provide Future Energy & Jobs
Municipal Government, National

Wind Farms Provide Future Energy & Jobs

December 2, 2016  By Stephanie West Block Island, RI – The Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island is a model for our future energy needs. Offshore wind energy is an opportunity to reduce pollution, create thousands of local jobs, stabilize electric rates, and protect people and wildlife from climate…

Canadian Performers Union Backs Video-Game Strike
National, Retail

Canadian Performers Union Backs Video-Game Strike

December 2, 2016   By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Toronto, CA – The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists, Canada’s leading performers’ union, has endorsed SAG-AFTRA’s strike against video-game companies. “All of ACTRA’s 23,000 members from across Canada stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers at SAG-AFTRA as they take job action…

Racial Wage Gap Regresses to 1950 Levels
Education, National

Racial Wage Gap Regresses to 1950 Levels

December 1, 2016   By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Durham, NC – Black men’s incomes have gone back to the back of the bus, according to study released in late November by the National Bureau of Economic Research. “When it comes to the earnings gap between black and white men, we’ve gone all the way…

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