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Labor Notes — ILWU Int’l and Local 8 Hit with $93 Million Judgement/ Boeing 737 Max Safety Cover-up

ILWU Int’l and Local 8 Hit with $93 Million Judgement

A jury in Portland awarded ICTSI Oregon Inc., the Port of Portland’s former container ship terminal operator, $93.6 million in damages from unions. The verdict, delivered Nov. 4, is

Labor Notes — Chicago Teachers Strike, Follows UTLA Strike and Gains

By Mark Friedman, Reporter Tens of thousands of teachers in Chicago staged their first walkout in seven years on Oct. 17. The Chicago Teachers’ Union, which represents more than 20,000 educators, have been n

Thousands March at LAX for Unions

By Mark Friedman, Reporter On Oct. 2, more than 2,000 airport employees and rideshare drivers rallied at Los Angeles International Airport in support of the “Unions for All” movement. LAX employees, Lyft a

Hawaiian Indigenous Peoples Protest

By Mark Friedman,  Reporter Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawaii — As we go to press, the protests and camp by Hawaiian indigenous people on the Big Island ends its second month. Several thousand i

Labor’s 2019 Balance Sheet

By Mark Friedman, Contributor Labor Day is a fitting time to assess the state of the labor movement, and 2019 has clearly been an interesting, if not contradictory, year for labor in the United States. Strikes

Environmental Groups Sue Phillips 66 Over Hazardous Waste Violations

By Mark Friedman, Contributor Phillips 66 Los Angeles Refinery will likely face a federal lawsuit from environmental groups alleging it has violated the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act since at

Report from Cuba: International Environmental Conference

By Brenda Lopez and Mark Friedman, RLn Correspondents Havana, Cuba — A strong US youth delegation participated in the 12th International Environmental Conference held in Havana, Cuba July 1 - 5. The delegation of 19

Thousands Nationwide Attend Immigrant Detention Protests

By Mark Friedman

More than 700 cities throughout the United States and internationally saw demonstrations Friday, July 12 protesting deplorable conditions in detention centers in the United States holding immigrant workers and youth fighting f

First Beach Life Festival Draws Thousands

By Mark Friedman, RLn Contributing Writer Inaugurating what might become an annual event, 10,000 South Bay residents came to hear scores of acts and big-name musicians such as Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Bob Weir (Grateful Dead

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