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Why College Adjuncts Are Walking Out Today

National Adjunct Walkout Day aims to draw attention to teachers' plight

(Newser) - Adjunct instructors struggle with lower pay and far less job security than their tenured counterparts, and today, they plan to take a stand against it: It's National Adjunct Walkout Day, Inside Higher Ed reports. The walkout was conceived by an anonymous adjunct at San Jose State University in October,... More »

Fast-Food Strikes Hit 58 Cities Today

As Walmart, warehouse, and car wash employees join in

(Newser) - You might want to pack a lunch today. This summer's series of fast-food walkouts continues in a big way, as workers in at least 58 cities across the country go on strike. Organizers are calling it the largest such strike to date. The workers plan to picket the likes... More »

What Protests? Walmart Has Biggest-Ever Black Friday

But company, organizers disagree on how many workers took part

(Newser) - So, how 'bout them Walmart protests ? Apparently the demonstrations had little impact on the company's business, because according to the Sacramento Bee , Walmart has reported its best-ever Black Friday and says it served 22 million customers yesterday alone. Among the astounding numbers: Since last night, Walmart has... More »

Florida Students Walk Out in Trayvon Protests

Hundreds take part in rallies

(Newser) - Protests over the shooting of Trayvon Martin continued today as hundreds of students walked out of class at several South Florida high schools. At one, students formed the initials T and M on an athletic field, reports MSNBC . (Click the link to see video.) "For the most part... More »

Fleeing Dems Join Long Tradition

Maryland legislators latest to follow Wisconsin's lead

(Newser) - As Wisconsin and Indiana Democrats take refuge outside state lines, Maryland legislators have followed their lead: a pair of delegates played hooky this week as their fellow committee members met to discuss a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage. Democrats were left in the lurch as they battled to keep... More »

Sunni Bloc Walks Out on Iraqi Parliament

Coalition deal in jeopardy

(Newser) - Iraq’s political compromise didn’t last long. Ayad Allawi’s predominantly Sunni Iraqiya party walked out of a parliament session intended to unite it in a coalition government with Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law party yesterday, the New York Times reports, after it failed to force votes on... More »

Court Derails British Airways Strike

Ballot authorizing walkout illegal; holiday job action may not proceed

(Newser) - Britain's High Court has granted British Airways an emergency injunction to stop a 12-day strike by its cabin crew over the Christmas and New Year's break. The court today backed BA's claim that the ballot of around 13,000 workers by the Unite labor union was illegal because it included... More »

12-Day Strike Will Ground British Airways

10-day walkout by cabin crew over staffing to cost airline $500M

(Newser) - Passengers of struggling British Airways will be struggling themselves this holiday season if a strike by cabin crews announced today goes forward. Should labor and management not reach a deal, the job action would ground flights between Dec. 22 and Jan. 2. The walkout by 12,500 workers over staffing... More »

Republicans Leave in a Huff

House session ends with mass walkout, accusations of Democratic shenanigans

(Newser) - In a rare and rancorous flap in the House last night, Republicans stormed out en masse after accusing Democrats of cheating on protocol to reverse an unfavorable vote on illegal immigration, reports the Politico. Shortly before 11pm, a vote concluded before a definitive count could be taken; Republicans say they... More »

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