January 2021 | Hillman Foundation

Clear It With Sidney

The best of the week’s news by Lindsay Beyerstein

January 2021

Sidney's Picks: Labor, the NLRB, and Space Lasers

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John Schneider, Creative Commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • With appointments and executive orders, Biden signals that organized labor is a high priority in his administration. (LA Times)
     
  • What is the National Labor Relations Board and how does it affect the labor movement? (Teen Vogue)
     
  • Google workers in 13 countries announce the formation of Alpha Global, a global union alliance. (The Verge)
     
  • GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene floated an antisemitic conspiracy theory that a space laser might have caused a deadly California wildfire. (Media Matters)

Sidney's Picks: NLRB, Instacart, and Cawthorn's Paralympic Grift

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Thomas Hawk, Flickr, Creative Commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

Sidney's Picks: Uber Drivers, Rioters, and Nurses

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Rain Rabbit, Creative Commons.

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • Uber Drivers and labor unions sue to overturn California’s Prop 22. (CNN, LA Times)
     
  • Employees at the Canada Goose coat factory in Winnipeg say working conditions are for the birds. (Vice)
     
  • The legendary Chicago Reporter is fighting for survival. (The Nation)
     
  • Most House Republicans voted to finish what the Capitol rioters started. (Atlantic) 
     
  • New York’s Filipino nurses brace for the next wave of COVID. (NYT)

Sidney's Picks: An Attack Based on Lies, A Mystery Solved, and a Union for Google

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Neil Schofeld, Creative Commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News: