ANDREW M. LOBACZEWSKI
Scientists living under an oppressive regime decide to clinically study the founders and supporters of evil regimes to determine what common factor is at play in the rise and propagation of man's inhumanity to man.
US oil workers on largest national strike since 1980
BBC, 2 February 2015
US union leaders have launched a large-scale strike at nine refineries after failing to agree on a new national contract with major oil companies.
It marks the first nationwide walkout since 1980 and impacts plants that together account for more than 10% of US refining capacity.
The United Steelworkers Union (USW) said it "had no choice".
"This industry is the richest in the world and can afford to make the changes we offered in bargaining," USW International Vice President of Administration Tom Conway said in a statement.
"The problem is that oil companies are too greedy to make a positive change in the workplace and they continue to value production and profit over health and safety, workers and the community."
Royal Dutch Shell, the lead industry negotiator, said it "hopes to resume negotiations as early as possible".