In a stunning upset, progressive challenger Christine Pellegrino beat her Republican opponent in New York’s 9th Assembly District race last night. Pellegrino—a Bernie Sanders delegate and teacher union activist—won in a heavily GOP district that Donald Trump had taken with 60% of the vote. In Pellegrino’s words: “This is a thunderbolt of resistance.”
The company will eliminate a total of 632 jobs at the company’s Indianapolis factory — work that will be outsourced to Mexico — with 338 jobs being cut by July 20 and another 290 being cut by Dec. 22, the company said.
Trump and Pence had claimed for weeks following the deal that they’d saved 1,100 jobs, but news quickly emerged that that figure had included at least 350 jobs Carrier had said would remain in Indiana from the start — and that hundreds of others would still be lost.
"Behind all this pain, death and destruction there is the stench of what Basil of Caesarea called ‘the dung of the devil’. An unfettered pursuit of money rules. The service of the common good is left behind. Once capital becomes an idol and guides people’s decisions, once greed for money presides over the entire socioeconomic system, it ruins society, it condemns and enslaves men and women, it destroys human fraternity, it sets people against one another and, as we clearly see, it even puts at risk our common home." — Pope Francis