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New York Employees at Amazon's New NYC Warehouse Launch Unionization Push [Bloomberg] 2018-12-12

California Why Elon Musk's latest legal bout with the United Auto Workers may have ripple effects across Silicon Valley [CNBC] 2018-12-10

Illinois Privately owned charter school network, Acero Schools, asks state labor board to put an end to teachers strike [Chicago Tribune] 2018-12-08

San Francisco Marriott workers return to work with important gains, ending nationwide US hotel strikes [IUF] 2018-12-07

Can a left-wing internationalism rise against Trump and the far right? [Wash Post] 2018-12-06

Illinois Nation’s First Teachers’ Strike at Charter Network Begins in Chicago [NYTimes] 2018-12-05

The tax cut isn’t trickling down to workers [MarketWatch] 2018-12-04

Two Paths for the Left: The Dueling Visions of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn [Tablet Mag] 2018-11-30

New York Amazon exploits workers, retail union charges in slamming LIC move [amNY] 2018-11-30

Ohio Union scrambles to save Ohio GM plant, where Trump promised new jobs [MoneyWatch] 2018-11-27

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 VIDEO California UBER LYFT We Made You! Drivers Rally and Speak Out In San Francisco For more info 2018-12-12 [LVP]

Illinois Old Town School of Folk Music teachers plan to unionize 2018-12-12 [ABC]

New York Employees at Amazon's New NYC Warehouse Launch Unionization Push 2018-12-12 [Bloomberg]

 VIDEO  After layoff news, GM workers worry about their ‘next move’ 2018-12-12 [PBS]

Washington Justice Department sues Washington state over law to compensate sick Hanford workers 2018-12-12 [Seattle Times]

A Short History of Political Red Faces Over Workers Without Green Cards 2018-12-12 [NYTimes]

Illinois Why a historic strike by Chicago charter school teachers matters 2018-12-12 [The Guardian]

Slate's Newly Unionized Writers and Editors Give OK to Strike 2018-12-12 [Bloomberg]

 VIDEO California Justice For Kaiser Patients & NUHW Workers! Stop The Suicides From Profiteering and Cost Shifting For more info 2018-12-11 [LVP]

IndustriALL mounts pressure on Volkswagen to engage with US union 2018-12-11 [IndustriALL]

Elon Musk Blasts SEC, United Auto Workers in ‘60 Minutes’ Interview 2018-12-11 [Yahoo!]

Missouri Missouri GOP Senator alarmed by ‘right to work’ bill making quick return after major defeat 2018-12-11 [MissouriNet]

Massachusetts National Grid urged to end lockout that began June 25 against 1200 unionized employees 2018-12-11 [Salem News]

California Kaiser Permanente mental health employees strike: Need to Know 2018-12-11 [ABC]

Indiana Union workers protest at Costco construction site 2018-12-11 [Tristate]

California Hotel workers ready to strike as early as Wednesday in Southern California 2018-12-11 [Post Bulletin]

Illinois Old Town School Of Folk Music Teachers File For Union Representation, Tuesday Rally Planned 2018-12-11 [Block Club Chicago]

Massachusetts Lawmakers push harder to resolve labor dispute at National Grid 2018-12-11 [Boston Globe]

New York Schenectady city attorney says workplace bullying charges are properly addressed 2018-12-11 [Albany Times Union]

Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over Trump’s Workforce Orders, Justice Lawyers Argue 2018-12-11 [Govt Exec]

Iowa Grinnell Files Federal Appeal Over Vote To Expand Students Union 2018-12-11 [IA PR]

New York Student Union Approves Labor Contract, After Months of Negotiation with TNS 2018-12-11 [New School Free Press]

From the fields of San Quintin to the supermarkets of North America: Mexican farmworkers call for solidarity 2018-12-11 [Equal Times]

California Thousands of nurses, behavioral health workers picket Kaiser statewide over patient care 2018-12-11 [Sac Bee]

NBA dancers reveal decades-long culture of 'brainwashing,' unfair pay and eating disorders 2018-12-10 [Yahoo]

Flight Attendants Are Fighting a Culture of Harassment at American Airlines 2018-12-10 [Care2]

Illinois Teachers at Acero charter school network in Chicago reach tenative contract, end two-day strike 2018-12-10 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Massachusetts National Grid, unions start daily meetings next Monday 2018-12-10 [Boston Herald]

California Why Elon Musk's latest legal bout with the United Auto Workers may have ripple effects across Silicon Valley 2018-12-10 [CNBC]

Illinois Union says tentative deal reached to end Acero strike, return to class Monday 2018-12-10 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Illinois Chicago Charter School Strike Off After Teachers Reach Deal, Union Says 2018-12-09 [Radio]

Michigan GM workers hold rally to protest plant closures 2018-12-09 [Click on Detroit]

California Hospitality workers at 24 Southern California hotels poised to strike 2018-12-09 [LADaily News]

Massachusetts Joe Kennedy cheers benefits bill for locked-out workers 2018-12-09 [MetroWest Daily News]

Iowa Grinnell Union Workers Vote Not To Authorize Strike 2018-12-09 [IA PR]

Kentucky Kentucky's job protection for smokers comes under fire 2018-12-09 [WDRB]

Massachusetts Majority of BC grad workers and over 3K community supporters call on univ Pres Father Leahy and Bd of Trustees to stop punishing workers and to bargain now 2018-12-08 [UAW]

Illinois Privately owned charter school network, Acero Schools, asks state labor board to put an end to teachers strike 2018-12-08 [Chicago Tribune]

California Riverside Cty Board Set to Impose Last, Best Offer on SEIU Local 721 2018-12-08 [MyNewsLA]

Montana Montana Nurses File Charges Against Kalispell Regional Healthcare 2018-12-08 [MTPR]

Massachusetts Lockout and Gas Work Moratorium Hold Up New Businesses 2018-12-08 [NBC]

New York Charter gets another extension as it fights to stay in New York 2018-12-08 [WHEC]

Florida Unions make new connections with Lee County public-sector workers 2018-12-08 [News-Press]

What do Retail Workers Want? Just a Little Respect 2018-12-08 [Columbia Magazine]

How precarious scheduling hurts workers -- and what can be done about it 2018-12-08 [Scholars Strategic Network]

Massachusetts United Auto Workers Delivers Petition To Boston College 2018-12-08 [WGBH]

 VIDEO  Trump's history of hiring undocumented workers 2018-12-08 [CNN]

California Building Bridges: California Should Take OverCommercial Utility PG&E for Climate Justice For more info 2018-12-08 [WBAI Radio]

Ohio GM links fate of Lordstown plant to union talks 2018-12-07 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

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This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]