December 2023 | Hillman Foundation

Clear It With Sidney

The best of the week’s news by Lindsay Beyerstein

December 2023

Sidney's Picks: Migrant Kids Risk Their Lives on Roofing Crews

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The Best of the Week’s News:

  • Migrant children are risking their lives on roofing crews. (NYT)
  • Black voters sue to protect their voting rights. (WaPo)
  • Judges make their own ethics rules. It isn’t working. (ProPublica)
  • “Captive on my table”: Surgeons are overusing a lucrative vascular procedure. A dissident is pushing back. (ProPublica) 
  • How does a skydiving company with 28 deaths and nearly a million in unpaid penalties stay open? (SacBee)
  • The Traveling Pants: What happens to the millions of items U.S. consumers return each year? (Atlantic) 

Sidney's Picks: Scandinavian Labor Coalition Stands Up to Elon Musk

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Sidney’s Picks:

  • Broad-based labor coalition stands up to Elon Musk in Scandinavia. (CNBC, NYT)
  • Early-career NIH researchers vote to form a union. (Nature)
  • Washington Post journalists stage historic 24-hour walkout. (DCist, Politico)
  • Ballot initiatives: A new path to organizing Uber and Lyft? (OnLabor)
  • Profemur artificial hips failed, sending patients crashing to the floor. (KHN)
  • United Autoworkers announces audacious plan to unionize a dozen non-union plants at once. (How Things Work)

Sidney's Picks: Goon Squad Exposed

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The Best of the Week’s News:

  • A band of sheriffs’ deputies terrorized rural MS with impunity. (MS Today) 
  • Alabama paper targeted for it’s investigation into handling of COVID funds (WaPo)
  • An updated list of the journalists killed in the Israel-Gaza conflict. (CPJ)
  • NY appeals court rules that minimum wage increase for deliveristas must take effect. (Documented)
  • Henry Kissinger: The Declassified Obituary (NatSec Archive)
  • Ethics watchdogs applaud Senate subpoenas for Leonard Leo and Harlan Crow. (Guardian)