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One Night, Two Executions, and More Questions About Torture

Liliana Segura The Intercept
payer vigil against execution One veteran pharmacologist...testified that a 500-miligram dose of the acidic drug would rapidly destroy pulmonary capillaries and lung tissues upon injection...resulting in a sense of terror and drowning.

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How to Grow a Union in an Anti-union State

Jana Kasperkevic marketplace.org
Union organizers in states like Tennessee are hoping to change that. Since 2010, the number of union members in Tennessee has grown from 115,000 to 155,000. Still, only 5.7 percent of Tennessee workers are members of a union.How To Patrick Green, even one new member is a big deal. Green is a president of Local 1235, which is part of the Amalgamated Transit Union in Nashville, Tennessee. In the three years that he has been leading the union, the local’s membership rate went up by 36 percent, despite being in a right-to-work state.

Emails Show Sen. Corker's Chief of Staff Coordinated with Network of Anti-UAW Union Busters

Mike Elk Working In These Times
After the union defeat, the UAW filed a case with the National Labor Relations Board charging that outside political interference by Corker and the state GOP leadership prevented workers from receiving a fair election. On Tuesday, the UAW used the NewsChannel 5 report to file a supplemental brief with the NLRB, alleging that the leaked documents provide even greater evidence that government officials coordinated their efforts to hinder the union drive.

Union Workers Rally in Nashvile, TN

By Max Smith The Tennessean
“We have come together to call upon our elected leaders to change your current, off-the-rails trajectory and make the interests of Tennessee working people your top priority. Our coalition's response is simple: put the people first.”
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