More Than 1,000 Airport Workers Set to Strike for $15 an Hour

In New York, more than 1,000 subcontracted airport workers at JFK and La Guardia airports are going on strike today. The workers are protesting harassment and intimidation they say they have faced while organizing for a $15-an-hour wage hike. The strike will include baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants and security officers. It will be the largest… Read More More Than 1,000 Airport Workers Set to Strike for $15 an Hour

Florida officials banned from talking about climate change

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) administration has apparently instituted a ban on using the term “climate change” when making policy. Tristram Korten reports for the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting that state Department of Environmental Protection employees “have been ordered not to use the term ‘climate change’ or ‘global warming’ in any official communications, emails,… Read More Florida officials banned from talking about climate change

How easy it is for a rich and powerful country to throw a poor and weak country into chaos

Stephen Kinzer talking: I’ll tell you an interesting story to start off. I was recently on a panel in the National Cathedral in Washington, and one of the other panelists — we were talking about Iran —- was Bruce Laingen, who had been the chief American diplomat in Iran and was the most prominent figure… Read More How easy it is for a rich and powerful country to throw a poor and weak country into chaos

State Fines Duke Energy $25 Million For Coal Waste, Still Doesn’t Require Cleanup

North Carolina’s environmental agency handed Duke Energy a record fine Tuesday after finding the company let coal ash contaminants from one plant leach into groundwater over a period of several years. The $25.1 million penalty is nearly five times the amount of the previous largest fine from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural… Read More State Fines Duke Energy $25 Million For Coal Waste, Still Doesn’t Require Cleanup