Columbia grad students protest university’s efforts to block unionization

More than a year after graduate students at Columbia University voted to unionize with the United Automobile Workers, hundreds of students participated in a walkout Tuesday to protest the university’s refusal to bargain with them. The students plan to stage a week-long strike during what is…

Traxia ICO Interview: A Blockchain Solution to Disrupt Trade Finance

David interviews Tobias Pfüetze, CEO and founder of Traxia. Learn more about Traxia and their ICO: https://www.traxia.co/ This video was produced in partnership with and underwritten by Steemit and Traxia Group. All viewers should do their own research and due diligence. This video does not…

Republican lawmakers threaten to jail Colorado teachers if they strike

Colorado teachers are preparing to stage walkouts in favor of higher wages and more education funding later this week, but Republican legislation in the state Senate could penalize them for striking — with far-reaching punishments that include fines and jail time. The measure, SB18-264, would…

Fox News host calls on Trump to fire Scott Pruitt

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is facing more friendly fire after this weekend, as a fourth Republican representative along with a Fox News host called on Pruitt to resign following a barrage of scandals. On Sunday, in response to a question on Twitter, Rep….

In Arizona special election, Democrats try to focus on the district while sending a national message

GLENDALE, AZ—On Saturday, more than 100 people packed into a high school lunchroom in Glendale, Arizona to hear Hiral Tipirneni, the Democratic nominee to replace former Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), speak before heading out to knock on doors in hopes of bringing more Arizona voters…

The Supreme Court’s original sin in gerrymandering cases

Few matters capture the pathology of the Roberts Court more completely than the two Abbott v. Perez cases, a pair of identically named racial gerrymandering cases that the Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday. The Perez cases are about partisan gamesmanship. In 2013, the state of Texas admitted…

Corker supports his potential Senate replacement—but he won’t campaign for her

Sen. Bob Corker (R.-TN), who will be retiring later this year, has long been one of the more outspoken critics of President Donald Trump. Now, he may be one of the most prominent voices not to publicly campaign for his own potential replacement, Rep. Marsha…

Celebrate Earth Day with these renewable energy milestones

More than a year into the Trump administration, it can be easy to focus on the cascading scandals and anti-environment policies pushed by the president and his cabinet. But despite the administration’s anti-regulatory agenda, renewable energy is still breaking records both in the United States…

Trump administration health announcement is latest blow to transgender Americans

The Trump administration’s campaign to make life more difficult for transgender Americans entered a new phase this weekend. On Saturday, according to the New York Times, the administration announced that it would gut an anti-discrimination statute when it comes to health care access for transgender…

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