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  • Portside - Friday, February 27, 2015 - 7:39pm
    Late last year, the International Center for Joint Labor Research, the first institute of its kind in China, was shut down, with little warning or explanation.

    GUANGZHOU, China—For four years, a labor-research center here in the heart of China’s southern manufacturing belt helped to drive scholarship and debate on industrial relations in the world’s second-largest economy.

    Then late last year, the International Center for Joint Labor Research, the first institute of its kind in China, was shut down, with little warning or explanation, people familiar with the situation said.

    ...

  • Union Solidarity International - Friday, February 27, 2015 - 3:30am
    Airport security workers at AMSL – part of Scottish government-owned Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) – are next week to ballot for strike action after management’s failure to agree to equal terms and conditions for employees across the group for the fifth year in succession.

    Prospect members will start voting in early March on action which could take place as soon as the Easter weekend. The action will take many forms and will result in airport closures and flight...

  • Union Solidarity International - Friday, February 27, 2015 - 3:00am

    UK workers gave their bosses nearly £32bn worth of unpaid overtime last year – an average of £6,050 each if these hours had been paid – according to new analysis published today by the TUC for Work Your Proper Hours Day.

    The TUC analysis also finds that one in five (20.3 per cent) of the workforce regularly work extra hours for no pay.

    The TUC’s 11th annual Work Your Proper Hours Day marks the point this year when the average person who does unpaid overtime would start getting paid if...

  • Portside - Friday, February 27, 2015 - 1:48am
    While money poured into the recent mayoral and aldermanic elections, voters showed that they are tired of business as usual. Chicago has been portrayed internationally as a symbol of the growing chasm between America's haves and have-nots, the 1% and the 99%, a "tale of two cities." The concept worth contemplating now is that Chuy García could actually win. It would be a story for the ages.

    "He's like a helium balloon," Marcos Muñoz told me last week, speaking about Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "He keeps rising and rising, and he doesn't even know he's popped."

    Muñoz...

  • Portside - Friday, February 27, 2015 - 1:02am
    Europeans, in order to lessen their dependence on Russian oil and gas, are plotting to develop European controlled solar energy in the Algerian (or Tunisian Sahara). These projects would be done in such a manner as to maintain the core-peripheral relations between France and Algeria - using neo-liberal economic models that the Europeans should own and control the energy sources while the North Africans would get nothing out of the deal. Before it was oil, now solar.

    A plan to power Europe from Saharan solar plants seems to have stalled, but several large North African solar projects are...

  • Portside - Friday, February 27, 2015 - 12:32am
    Greece's new government is committed to `ecological transformation'. Syriza's existing programmatic commitments to work towards "the development of a new paradigm of social, environmental and economic development," and the need to build a public sector of a "new type" could transform energy and climate politics in the EU and beyond.

    During its first days in office, Syriza has taken actions that suggest it is willing to confront the EU's neoliberal approach to energy and to embark on a new course. New Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has also...

  • Portside - Friday, February 27, 2015 - 12:09am
    "Alexis Tsipras stated it correctly. Greece won a battle - perhaps a skirmish - and the war continues. But the political sea-change that SYRIZA's victory has sparked goes on. Greece has already changed; there is a spirit and dignity in Athens that was not there six months ago. Soon enough, new fronts will open in Spain, then perhaps Ireland, and later Portugal, all of which have elections coming.

    On Friday as news of the Brussels deal came through, Germany claimed victory and it is no surprise that most of the working press bought the claim. They have high authorities to quote and...

  • Portside - Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 11:44pm
    Reader Comments- Netanyahu Doesn't Speak for All American Jews; SYRIZA, Greece; George Washington and Slavery; Lesley Gore; Needed-Populist Challenger; Tax Top Incomes; Militarized Future; Mississippi's Racial Murders; Ai-jen Poo, Aging; Walmart; West VA Coal; Bad Cops; Chapel Hill Murders; Water Privatization; Teachers and Education Today; Medical Volunteers Needed: Rojava Announcements: Film "Made in Dagenham", Identity Politics-Foundation for Coal
  • This Can't Be Happening - Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 2:33pm
    Republicans and Many Democrats are on the attack by:  Dave Lindorff

     

    The Republican-dominated Congress, with the help of a cadre of sell-out conservative Democrats in both chambers, are gearing up to attack Social Security again, under the guise of “saving” the program.

    The attack will be brutal, because the program’s assassins understand that this is probably their last chance to undermine Social Security. With the Baby Boom generation born after 1946...

  • Union Solidarity International - Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:14am

    Met Office staff are today on strike for the first time in forty years over an ongoing pay freeze.

    Prospect members believe the Met Office needs the flexibility to pay fair market rates to retain and recruit the skilled staff needed to maintain a world-leading weather and climate forecasting service.

    The escalating campaign of action began last Thursday, with a withdrawal of “goodwill” and additional support. Today’s action started at 2pm, with hundreds of Prospect members in the main Met Office...