GM strike ends after 40 days with 48,000 staff to return to work

Strike by workers who said they wanted a fair share of companys $25bn profits, started 16 September and reportedly cost GM more than $2bn The General Motors. The strike by more than 48,000 workers started 16 September and has so far cost GM more than $2bn, according to Wall Street estimates. It closed 34 GM plants across the US, forced suppliers to idle workers and disrupted operations in Mexico and Canada. Union members have been getting by on $275 a week in strike pay during the longest strike against GM since 1970. Some will return to work as soon as Saturday. While a majority voted to ratify the agreement, some said they were dissatisfied with the outcome. A worker speaking …

How sports tactics can help the Democrats beat Donald Trump in 2020

During my NBA career I played for plenty of teams who protected the lead. But its a strategy that can backfire if a team dont exploit their strengths The relationship between sports and society has always been about more than exercise and entertainment. As the popularity of sports movies and TV shows attests, its also a multi-tasking metaphor for core cultural values such as teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play, and overcoming emotional and physical obstacles to persevere. But sports is also about winning and there are lessons the Democrats can learn from sports strategies if they want to triumph in the 2020 elections. One of the trickiest sports strategies is protecting the lead, in which the individual or team rack up …

The Squad: progressive Democrats reveal how they got their name

Anyone who is interested in building a more equitable and just world is a part of the Squad, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley said Four progressive democrats known as the Squad have revealed the source of their fierce moniker they gave it to themselves at a photo shoot. Someone said, Oh you should do a hashtag or something #squadgoals and then it morphed into whole other thing, Congress member Donald Trumps tweetsRashida Tlaib called Trump the biggest bully Ive ever had to deal with and described his tweets about her and fellow representatives and members of the four-strong Squad, CBS host Gayle King also challenged Pressley over her description of Trump as the occupant of the White House. I call him that …

Children at the border: the crisis that America wasn’t prepared for

Despite fears stoked by Trump, fewer migrants are arriving at the border than in past years but most are now children headed to facilities that are ill-equipped to receive them At a border patrol processing facility in McAllen, Texas on 11 June, a group of lawyers and doctors met a 17-year-old girl from Guatemala. She was in a wheelchair and she held her tiny one-month-old daughter, who was swaddled in a gray sweatshirt so dirty it was almost black. The mother said she had an emergency C-section in Mexico at eight months pregnant. She was in so much pain she couldnt stand, she said, yet US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), the agency in charge of screening and processing migrants, …

Reports reveal egregious conditions in US migrant detention facilities

Child migrants could lose access to recreational activities, while conditions at adult facilities pose health and safety risks As the number of Central American families and children approaching the an unprecedented number of families at the border in May. Though the number of families climate crisis. We are bursting at the seams, said Randy Howe, CBPs executive director of operations. This cant continue. Citing budget pressures because of the influxof children at the border, the health department agency that cares for children who arrive at the border on their own, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), has started to end funding for activities such as soccer and English classes for children in its custody. Children can spend months in ORR …