Union workers ‘overwhelmingly’ reject latest Kellogg deal

This post was originally published on this site The nine week-long workers’ strike against cereal giant Kellogg is set to continue, following a weekend vote in which 1,400 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) employees “overwhelmingly” rejected the company’s latest proposal. That tentative deal reached on Wednesday had proposed 3% raises, […]

As America’s ‘Backsliding’ Democracy Takes Center Stage, Biden Must Call On Senate To End Filibuster

This post was originally published on this site This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. When President Joe Biden hosts the Summit for Democracy on Thursday, he will not do so as the leader of a beacon of democracy to which the rest of the world aspires. Instead, […]

‘Our best defense’: Pfizer says third dose of its COVID vaccine protects against omicron

This post was originally published on this siteA third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine appears to be as effective against omicron as two doses were against the original variant.     

Biden will sign executive order setting 2050 net-zero emissions target for federal government

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden will sign an executive order Wednesday directing the federal government to get to net-zero emissions by 2050, using the power of the federal purse to buy clean energy, purchase electric vehicles and make federal buildings more energy efficient.

Whitmer says Biden vaccine mandate ‘a problem for all of us’

This post was originally published on this siteMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) reportedly told business leaders President Biden’s coronavirus vaccine mandate was “a problem for all of us.”Whitmer made the comment during a meeting with business leaders in ​​Montcalm County, where she said she&…

A Texas school district is reviewing 400 library books after a GOP lawmaker’s inquiry

This post was originally published on this site State Rep. Matt Krause launched an inquiry into school library books on topics like race and gender earlier this fall. A San Antonio district says it’s reviewing some 400 titles that were on his list. (Image credit: Eric Gay/AP)

Roger Stone becomes the latest to say he’d plead the Fifth to January 6 committee

This post was originally published on this siteRoger Stone, an ally of former President Donald Trump, has become the latest individual subpoenaed by the House select committee investigating January 6 to indicate he would plead the Fifth Amendment as a way to try and get out of cooperating with the panel.

Pressley introducing resolution to strip Boebert of committee assignments

This post was originally published on this siteProgressive Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts is introducing a resolution, cosigned by other progressives, that would strip Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of her committee assignments for her anti-Muslim and racist comments toward Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.

Instagram CEO to testify at Senate hearing on potential dangers for young users

This post was originally published on this siteNPR’s Steve Inskeep speaks to Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee — ahead of Wednesday’s hearing on the impact of Instagram on kids.

26 states plan to ban abortion in some form if the Supreme Court OKs Mississippi’s ban. Here’s who is most at risk.

This post was originally published on this siteWho will lose access to abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade? Those who are low-income and nonwhite are expected to be most affected.