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Jun 15 2022
BRUSSELS, June 14 (Reuters) - European Union governments are intensifying pressure on Pfizer (PFE.N) and other COVID-19 vaccine makers to renegotiate contracts, warning millions of shots that are no longer needed could go to waste, according to EU officials and a document.
During the most acute phase of the pandemic, the European Commission and EU governments agreed to buy huge volumesReuters
Aug 17 2022
Starbucks is requesting that the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) suspend mail-in ballots for union elections, accusing it of elections misconduct. Citing an NRLB employee, Starbucks said, in a statement, that board members acted improperly during the mail-in voting process in a store in the Kansas City area, and that similar misconduct has likely occurred in other elections. StarbucksQuartz
Mar 02 2022
“Addressing a concerned nation and anxious world, President Joe Biden vowed in his first State of the Union address Tuesday night to check Russian aggression in Ukraine, tame soaring U.S. inflation and deal with the fading but still dangerous coronavirus.” (AP News)
Many on both sides are disappointed that Biden did not use the speech to offer a new agenda.
The Flip Side
Aug 16 2022
A Minneapolis Public Schools' contract with a teachers union says that white teachers will be laid off or reassigned outside of seniority order before “educators of color” if Minneapolis Public Schools needs to reduce staff.
The clause was part of the deal struck by the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and MPS on March 25 to end a 14-day teacher strike affecting 29,000 students.The Center Square - Minnesota
Oct 01 2022
Since the Nord Stream gas pipelines located in the Baltic Sea exploded on Tuesday, countries have been quick to point fingers as to who is behind the unusual leaks.
Germany's Nord Stream AG, which operates the pipelines, is conducting tests to assess the damage. The company said in a statement that it cannot provide an estimate for when the gas pipelines' infrastructure will be restoredWashington Examiner
Jul 25 2022
Big chains open and close stores all the time as a matter of course. But recent moves by Starbucks and Chipotle to close US stores in the wake of employee organizing efforts are drawing allegations from workers and labor advocates that the companies are engaging in union-busting.
Starbucks announced last week it was closing 16 US stores over concerns about crime and other communityQuartz
Aug 01 2022
With pay increases set to kick in at Starbucks cafes around the U.S. on Monday, labor organizers are asking the coffee giant to extend the benefits to unionized stores as well without going through the bargaining process.
The request comes after Starbucks announced in May that it would hike wages for workers and add other benefits such as credit card tipping by late this year. But theCNBC
Oct 01 2022
Major leaks that suddenly erupted in the Nord Stream gas pipelines that run from Russia to Europe under the Baltic Sea have generated plenty of theories but few clear answers about who or what caused the damage.
Here is what we know and what has been said so far:
WHO IS BEING BLAMED?
So far, Western governments and officials have avoided pointing a finger directly, whileReuters
Sep 26 2022
Europe relied on cheap Russian energy for decades. And Russia was happy to supply low-cost oil and gas to gain political influence over the European Union.
That relationship has now imploded. The EU has finally woken up to the national security risks of relying on an authoritarian neighbor for energy.Quartz
Aug 27 2022
Three Tennessee school boards denied the application of the American Classical Academy, a K-12 charter school system affiliated with Hillsdale College that provides students with a classic liberal arts education. The American Classical Academy alleges that these decisions are politically motivated and based on its ties to Hillsdale, which is Christian and conservative, as well as comments madeThe American Spectator