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Working Class Targeted by the Wealthy [Public Slate] 2015-03-02

'Right to Work'? Right-Wing Origin [AFL-CIO] 2015-03-01

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

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Working Class Targeted by the Wealthy 2015-03-02 [Public Slate]

Part-time faculty protest at college's nationwide 2015-03-02 [In These Times]

Longshoremen maintain clout in era of globalization and automation 2015-03-01 [LATimes]

Alberta Statement of solidarity to workers of Wisconsin from the Alberta Federation of Labour 2015-03-01 [AFL]

What’s ISDS in the TPP? Very Scary! 2015-03-01 [AFL-CIO]

New Jersey Judge Tells Christie: Obey the Law and Fund Pensions 2015-03-01 [AFL-CIO]

We Have a Winner! Scott Walker Is the Worst Governor in America 2015-03-01 [AFL-CIO]

The fight against teacher unions is spreading 2015-03-01 [Deseret news]

Illinois Oak Lawn to appeal firefighters' back pay ruling 2015-03-01 [Chicago Tribune]

The Growing Number Of Right To Work States And The Future Of Unions 2015-03-01 [Diane Rehm]

Union official: 'Solidarity' is key for striking BP Refinery workers 2015-03-01 [Chicago Tribune]

West Virginia 'The Devil is Here in These Hills': The history of West Virginia coal and capitalism’s basest impulses 2015-03-01 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Wisconsin workers protest right-to-work proposal for private sector 2015-03-01 [Washington Post]

Monroe Energy refinery workers may strike for safety 2015-03-01 [DelCo Daily Times]

Wal-Mart raises might lift pay in lower-wage industries 2015-03-01 [Poughkeepsie Journal]

Under attack, unions reveal new creativity and militancy 2015-03-01 [Beacon Review]

NEW ENGLAND | Is FairPoint ripe for a sale? 2015-03-01 [Burlington Free Press]

Montana Unionism in Butte mines contributes to city's fascinating history 2015-03-01 [Montana Standard]

'Right to Work'? Right-Wing Origin 2015-03-01 [AFL-CIO]

New York TWU and Jay Walder, together again 2015-03-01 [Crain's New York Business]

California Stir up Apple 2015-03-01 [Labor's Edge]

First-ever adjunct walkout raises awareness of crisis in higher ed 2015-03-01 [Waging NonViolence]

For Wisconsin union, a final blow from Gov. Scott Walker 2015-03-01 [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

California Silicon Valley Shuttle Drivers Vote to Join Union 2015-03-01 [NY Times]

New York New York City Teachers’ Union Is Closing Portion of Its Brooklyn Charter School 2015-03-01 [NY Times]

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]

New York Poll: Public Backs Teachers, Not Cuomo For more info 2015-02-28 [Diane Ravitch]

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]

New York On The Daily Show-Federal OSHA Lawyer Darrell Whitman And Whistleblowing At The Agency For more info 2015-02-27 [Daily Show]

New Jersey Fight to improve warehouse conditions, unionize led to firings, Elizabeth workers say 2015-02-27 [NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ]

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]

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This month in labour history

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]