socialismartnature:

Happening NOW: 30,000 Chinese workers strike at the world’s largest producer of athletic shoes such as Nike and Adidas over pay, benefits, and the right to choose a union. The strike, China’s largest in decades, has shutdown production for two weeks and caused the company’s stock price to plummet.

Bloomberg News reports:
"Workers have disrupted production in Yue Yuen’s Dongguan factory complex, which employs more than 40,000 people, since April 14 in a dispute over pay, benefits and the right to pick their own union. More than 50 percent of the workers were on strike today, Liu said. China Labour Watch, which estimated the striking workers at about 30,000, said a small number had returned to work, without quantifying it.”
fashearly:

Frank Ocean’s Sophomore Album is Near Completion
Frank Ocean had a little announcement to make today, and he took it to his Tumblr to announce that he is skipping Coachella to ‘stay in the groove & finish this bitch.” That really can only mean one thing: his sophomore album. He also announced he will be opening for OutKast at the Pemberton Music Festival this summer, so you’ll get to see him with OutKast this summer still.
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