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Clear It With Sidney

The best of the week’s news by Lindsay Beyerstein

Clear It with Sidney

Sidney's Picks: Deregulation & Amazon Vote-a-Rama

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The McDonald’s Pan-Opticon, Mozart, Creative Commons. 

The Best of thte Week’s News:

  • Electricity deregulation cost Texans $28 billion extra over 20 years. (WSJ)
     
  • The Senate Parliamentarian rules that a $15 minimum wage can’t be part of the COVID relief package. (Rolling Stone)
     
  • U.S. labor law is broken, but what would an Amazon union drive look like under Canadian labor law? (Nation, Jacobin)
     
  • Amazon-owned Twitch bans Amazon’s union-busting ads. (Vice)
     
  • Hillman board member Danny Glover joined voting Amazon workers  in Alabama. (Portside)
     
  • Amazon accused of meddling with mysterious mailbox and McDonald’s surveilled organizing workers. (Vice) 

Sidney's Picks: Texas Electric Grid, Amazon's Traffic Lights, and Creeping Uberization

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CIA del foto, Creative Commons.

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Sidney's Picks: Pandemic Pain in PA; A Union Future for Amazon?

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Creative Commons, Rob Swaski, scene from rural Pennsylvania. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

Sidney's Picks: Amazon Union Vote & Death on the Line

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The Globe in the New York Daily News Building, Wally Gobetz, Creative Commons.

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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. 

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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. 

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Sidney's Picks: Racial Dialysis and Breathing on a Jet Plane

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Duncan C, Renal Dialysis, Creative Commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

Sidney’s Picks: My COVID Vaccine; NYC Delivery Drivers Organize; Terror in Spokane

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“The District Vaccinator,” Harper’s, National Library of Medicine. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • When will I get my COVID vaccine: An epidemiologist and veteran activist explains. (The Nation)
     
  • NYC delivery workers organize for a better life. DoorDash drivers would have to work for two days to buy a single share in the company. (The City)
     
  • A man with a political manifesto and an alleged pipe bomb threatened to blow up Teamster headquarters in Spokane, he has also been charged with setting a fire that nearly consumed the office of the Spokane County Democrats. (Fox 28)
     
  • The GOP’s poison pill to sabotage COVID relief. (American Prospect) 

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