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Art Wheaton of the Worker Institute says that starting negotiations with GM would give the United Auto Workers a better chance of getting protections.

Ifeoma Ajunwa, assistant professor of labor relations, law and history, says “The workers don’t have access to a union. They don’t have access to collective bargaining,” about workers that rely on apps to work temporarily and flexibly. “They basically are powerless to whatever the platform decides are the rules.”

Art Wheaton of the Worker Institute at Cornell is quoted extensively on what the federal raids on the homes of leaders and union-owned properties of United Auto Workers means for upcoming contract negotiations.

“The increase in methane has contributed significantly to the accelerated global warming and climate disruption the Earth has experienced in recent years,” says Robert Howarth, professor of ecology and environmental biology.

Eswar Prasad, senior professor of trade policy, says, “A temperate resolution to both issues, the trade tensions and the protests in Hong Kong, now looks less likely.”

Louis Hyman comments on how the dollar stores’ settlement over selling expired over the counter medications and motor oil that is not suitable for modern cars is more of a public relations problem as customers will mistrust products moving forward.

“China is signaling yet again that it has no intention of backing off from the trade war, further reducing the likelihood of the U.S. and China agreeing on any sort of trade deal in the coming months,” says senior professor of trade policy, Eswar Prasad.

Catherine Kling, professor of economics at Cornell, writes this op-ed about the measures that should be taken against nutrient pollution, majority of which stems from agricultural fertilizer and manure runoff.

Michael Waldman, professor of management and economics, comments on how “companies are deliberately making it more difficult for people to repair their devices. And they push people to replace existing devices that work perfectly well. That’s planned obsolescence.”

Alireza Abbaspourrad, professor of food chemistry and ingredient technology, has created a new butter that consists of 80% water.

"I see a lot of potential if these same sensors can be eventually produced in textiles that will be more conformable to the body," says Juan Hinestroza, associate professor of fiber science.

Seth Litwin, professor at the ILR School, comments, “The question is, how will these CEOs actually respond when the chips are down and shareholders really start making their usual demands for sky-high quarterly returns?”