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North Carolina The anti-labor roots of Trump's controversial judicial pick 2018-01-18 [Facing South]

Union Opt-Outs Are Next Battleground After Supreme Court Case 2018-01-18 [Bloomberg]

King and Meany Brought Civil Rights and Labor Together for a Legacy That Continues Today 2018-01-18 [AFL-CIO]

Voting Rights for Millions at Risk in Supreme Court Case 2018-01-18 [AFL-CIO]

Working People Are Watching, Mr. President 2018-01-18 [AFL-CIO]

Maryland The Fight for a $15 Minimum Wage returned with force 2018-01-17 [Baltimore Beat]

New York Indian Point Utility Workers Will Strike If Contract Talks Break Down 2018-01-17 [WAMC]

District of Columbia Georgetown Must Recognize Graduate Student Union 2018-01-17 [Georgetown Voice]

Pennsylvania Unions file suit against American Water Works Service Co. over employee discipline dispute 2018-01-17 [Penn Record]

Ohio Mansfield council opposes right-to-work amendments 2018-01-17 [Richland Source]

New York Farmers praise dismissal of lawsuit seeking union rights for laborers 2018-01-17 [Saratogian News]

Pennsylvania The union representing Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newsroom employees files first unfair labor complaint against ownership in decades 2018-01-17 [Incline]

New Jersey NJ AFL-CIO Praises Gov. Murphy on Equal Pay Order 2018-01-17 [AFL-CIO]

Texas In Houston, Working Families Seek to Reclaim King's Dream 2018-01-17 [AFL-CIO]

Union workers approve new AT&T contract 2018-01-17 [Mobile World]

Alabama Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs 2018-01-17 [Bloomberg]

How Automation Could Worsen Racial Inequality 2018-01-17 [Atlantic]

GOP readies to cut working people's social wage 2018-01-17 [Albany Times Union]

Florida Prisoners Prepare to Strike, Demanding an End to Unpaid Labor and Brutal Conditions 2018-01-16 [The Intercept]

AT&T reaches final deal with wireless workers after yearlong labor standoff 2018-01-16 [Fierce Wireless]

Public sector union tells Supreme Court agency fees pass free speech muster 2018-01-16 [Reuters]

Low-Wage Workers Finally Get a Raise 2018-01-16 [The Atlantic]

Arizona 3 American Airlines regional workers protest 'poverty-level' pay at Sky Harbor airport 2018-01-16 [The Republic, vias AZCentral]

AT&T Finalizes Deal With Communications Workers of America 2018-01-16 [Zacks]

New York New York Film & TV Workers Protest During MLK Day With Rev. Al Sharpton & Top Empire State Pols 2018-01-16 [Deadline Hollywood]

Paying tipped workers better wouldn’t lead to fewer restaurant jobs 2018-01-16 [Washington Post]

North Carolina Building on Dr. King's Legacy, North Carolina Municipal Workers Kick Off Bill of Rights Campaign 2018-01-16 [Labor Notes]

NAACP Honors Memphis Sanitation Workers Who Went On Strike In 1968 2018-01-16 [NPR]

Why a Successful Union Organizer Thinks Traditional Organizing Is a Lost Cause 2018-01-16 [Beyond Chron]

California Long before #metoo, a group of janitors started a movement to stop sexual abuse 2018-01-16 [Reveal]

Maryland Democrats, unions launch push for statewide $15 minimum wage 2018-01-16 [The Sun]

New Jersey Phil Murphy could revive the power of public labor unions 2018-01-16 []

North Carolina Building on Dr. King's Legacy, Municipal Workers Kick Off Bill of Rights Campaign 2018-01-16 [Labour Notes]

Ohio Jeep workers demand, 'Keep the Fleet', threaten action 2018-01-16 [ABC]

California Union Watchdog Pokes Hornet’s Nest 2018-01-16 [Inside Sources]

Local workers' union honors legacy of MLK Jr. at Strong Hospital 2018-01-16 [WHAM]

New Jersey Hundreds march at Newark airport for higher wages 2018-01-16 [The Local]

New York Albany blue collar workers poised to get pay bump 2018-01-16 [The Times-Union]

Education organisations firmly condemn President Trump’s “vile and unacceptable” comments 2018-01-16 [Education International]

Trumka: Key battle ahead is the 2018 elections 2018-01-15 [People's World]

Hawaii Golf Channel cameramen walk out on coverage amid Sony Open 2018-01-15 [The Star-Advertiser]

Nevada Dispute involving Las Vegas Strip safety posts gets ugly 2018-01-15 [The Review-Journal]

New Jersey Bayonne to introduce ordinance attaching project labor agreements to private developments 2018-01-15 []

Portrait of a Budget Cut - Adjunct Sara Tatyana Bernstein describes the panic and pain of it all 2018-01-15 [Inside Higher Ed]

New York Retail union offers early endorsement for Cuomo’s re-election effort 2018-01-15 [The Daily News]

Education organisations firmly condemn President Trump’s “vile and unacceptable” comments 2018-01-15 [Education International]

Maryland Workers will get paid sick leave despite Republican Gov. Hogan's veto 2018-01-15 [Daily Kos]

New York Fast food workers innovate and win 2018-01-15 [Daily Kos]

New Jersey United, wake up: Newark-Liberty workers deserve a fair wage 2018-01-15 []

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This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]