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Scott Walker at CPAC: If I Can Take On Unions, I Can Take On ISIS [Breitbart] 2015-02-27

The incredible decline of American unions, in one animated map [Washington Post] 2015-02-27

Rauner aims to break all public-sector unions—not just Illinois'—even if it's illegal [Crain] 2015-02-26

New England Workers Win Largest Telecom Strike in History [In These Times] 2015-02-25

Koch-Funded Allies Descend on Wisconsin to Push Right to Work [PRWatch] 2015-02-25

Workers fight back against giant oil companies [IndustriALL Global Union] 2015-02-25

Will the US Stand by Striking Workers Worldwide? [Human Rights Watch] 2015-02-23

Safety Is Life-or-Death, Say Refinery Strikers [Labor Notes] 2015-02-22

The cost of a decline in unions [NY Times] 2015-02-22

WEST COAST | PMA, ILWU Announce Waterfront Contract [Longshore and Shipping News] 2015-02-21

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Wisconsin Unions rally to oppose right-to-work 2015-02-28 [WI Radio Network]

Wisconsin Labor groups gear up for big rally at Capitol 2015-02-28 [Wisconsin State Journal]

New York Public backs NY teachers in fight with Gov. Cuomo, poll finds 2015-02-28 [Syracuse]

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Connecticut Lawmakers Discuss Study Bill Allowing Student-Athletes to Join a Union 2015-02-28 [Hartford Courant]

Michigan State workers question new right-to-work plan 2015-02-28 [Lansing State Journal]

The case for more and stronger unions 2015-02-28 [Illinois Times]

Illinois Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is finding out the hard way that the Democratic base is fed up with neoliberalism 2015-02-28 [Salon]

California Hands Off OSHA Lawyer and AFGE Member Darrell Whitman-Defend Health And Safety Whistleblowers For more info 2015-02-28 [LVP]

Black Lives Matter to Labor 2015-02-28 [Huffington Post]

There could be a sharp increase in labour disputes as unions reassert themselves 2015-02-28 [Gulf News]

Scott Walker Compares Organized Workers to ISIS 2015-02-28 [eNews Park Forest]

Idaho Bill That Would Raise Minimum Wage Gets Print Hearing 2015-02-28 [Boise Weekly]

Child Workers, Other Labor Violations Found in Honduras by U.S. Gov't 2015-02-28 [NBC]

Illinois Students in Bloomington and Normal Unionize to Oppose PARCC Tests For more info 2015-02-28 [Diane Ravitch]

California Oakland school district reaches wage agreement with some employees 2015-02-28 [Oakland Tribune]

California Teachers union rally in downtown L.A. draws thousands in call for contract demands 2015-02-28 [LA Times]

California Bus Drivers for Apple, Yahoo, eBay, Zynga, Genentech Vote For Union Representation 2015-02-28 [Forbes]

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California Rail safety conference, Richmond, 14 March 2015 2015-02-27 [libcom.org]

Scott Walker at CPAC: If I Can Take On Unions, I Can Take On ISIS 2015-02-27 [Breitbart]

Scott Walker woos CPAC by boasting about crusade against Wisconsin unions 2015-02-27 [Guardian]

The incredible decline of American unions, in one animated map 2015-02-27 [Washington Post]

Massachusetts Bentley professors vote to unionize 2015-02-27 [Boston Herald]

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Texas Sherwin Owner Glencore Takes 2nd in ‘Worst Company’ Contest 2015-02-26 [USW]

Wisconsin Scott Walker Is Set to Deliver New Blow to Labor 2015-02-26 [NYTimes]

The Spy Who Fired Me: The human costs of workplace monitoring 2015-02-26 [Harper's]

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Recognizing African Americans involvement in labor equality and union diversity 2015-02-26 [LASentinel]

Texas Labor leader who spearheaded last major Southeast Texas strike voices support for new generation of union workers 2015-02-26 [12NewsNow]

Wisconsin Reactions to Right to Work bill passing Senate immediate 2015-02-26 [WTAQ]

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NFLPA speaks out against right-to-work bill 2015-02-26 [WTAQ]

Rauner aims to break all public-sector unions—not just Illinois'—even if it's illegal 2015-02-26 [Crain]

Wisconsin Scott Walker says 2012 pledge to fight right to work applied only to first term 2015-02-26 [Journal Sentinel]

Joint Statement from USW President Leo W. Gerard and NABTU President Sean McGarvey 2015-02-25 [USW]

New Jersey New Jersey Education Association, Gov. Christie in secret talks to solve billion-dollar pension, benefits deficit 2015-02-25 [NY Times]

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Pennsylvania Ad campaign supports union organizing at Sugarhouse casino 2015-02-25 [Philadelphia Business Journal]

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New England Workers Win Largest Telecom Strike in History 2015-02-25 [In These Times]

Koch-Funded Allies Descend on Wisconsin to Push Right to Work 2015-02-25 [PRWatch]

Labor chief: Unions to push on wages in 2016 campaign 2015-02-25 [Federal News Radio]

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This month in labour history

4-02-1869 IWW and SPUSA leader Big Bill Haywood is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. [more]

4-02-1919 The General Strike Committee meets in Seattle, and makes preparations for an all-out labour stoppage [more]

5-02-1913 17-year-old Ida Braiman is shot dead by a contractor during the garment workers' strike in Rochester, NY. [more]

6-02-1919 A total of 60,000 of Seattle's population of 315,000 join the general strike on its first day [more]

11-02-1937 The 6 week-long sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Michigan ends as GM agrees to recognize the UAW. [more]

12-02-1968 Sanitation workers in Memphis begin a strike for recognition. During this strike Martin Luther King Jr is murdered [more]

14-02-1818 Frederick Douglass is born into slavery in Maryland. He will go on to become a titanic figure in the struggle against slavery, and in favour of universal suffrage and women's rights. [more]

19-02-1986 The Farm Labourers Organizing Committee wins recognition at Campbell's Soup farms after years of struggle [more]

27-02-1939 Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal. [more]