Workers Memorial Day Reminds Us Why We Need Unions and Worker Safety Laws

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California Blowing The Whistle On Wells Fargo & J.P. Morgan Yesenia Guitron & Johnny Burris Speak Out On 2017 Workers Memorial Day For more info 2017-04-29 [LVP]

Safety advocates call for stronger protections during Workers’ Memorial Week 2017-04-29 [Safety&Health]

Michigan 134 workers died on the job in 2015 2017-04-29 [Michigan Radio]

Pennsylvania Labor board denies Dallas PA School Board request to dock teachers’ pay 2017-04-29 [Times Leader]

California Foster Farms employees protest for better wages, affordable insurance, new contract 2017-04-29 [Merced Sun-Star]

District of Columbia Metro Workers Form Human Chain Outside Board Meeting 2017-04-29 [NBC]

California Fired UnivCal IT workers will allege age and national origin discrimination in lawsuit 2017-04-29 [Computerworld]

California Landslide forces workers to get out fast 2017-04-29 [FOX]

Massachusetts Brigham and Women’s offers buyouts to 1,600 workers 2017-04-29 [Boston Globe]

California Food staff confronts Pomona College administration 2017-04-29 [Claremont Courier]

Massachusetts Workplace Deaths In Mass. Hit 10-Year High, Report Finds 2017-04-29 [Law360]

North Carolina Bell tolls 150 times for NC’s fallen workers, killed on the job 2017-04-29 [News&Observer]

Workers Memorial Day Reminds Us Why We Need Unions and Worker Safety Laws 2017-04-29 [AFL-CIO]

Tesla offers pay rises and job guarantees to defuse labor tensions 2017-04-29 [SppedLux]

21,000 AT&T Wireless workers could strike Monday 2017-04-29 [CNN]

Iowa Dubuque labor union remembers workers killed on the job 2017-04-29 [ABC]

Wisconsin Worker Deaths Climb 2017-04-29 [WPR]

Maryland Hagerstown memorial day pays tribute to fallen workers 2017-04-29 [Herald Mail Media]

Virginia Steelworkers union honors dead, raises safety concerns 2017-04-29 [Daily Press]

California West Coast dockworkers to vote on deal seeking labor peace 2017-04-29 [Albany Times Union]

Ohio OSU students: We are called to honor human dignity for all, to honor the dignity of work 2017-04-29 [CIW]

WIN Week In Review Audio 2017-04-28 [Workers Independent News]

California While mourning a murdered co-worker, Caltrans honors its fallen employees 2017-04-28 [Sacto Bee]

Despite Populist Rhetoric, Trump Is Poised to Preside Over a Crackdown on Unions 2017-04-28 [Mother Jones]

Can unions rebuild the labor movement in the US south? 2017-04-28 [Guardian]

New York Court says its OK to call boss 'nasty motherf-ker' during union battle 2017-04-28 [New York Post]

Labor Joins March For Climate, Jobs And Justice April 29th 2017-04-27 [Workers Independent News]

Ivanka Trump’s Chinese Sweatshop Pays Workers $62 A Week 2017-04-27 [Workers Independent News]

This May Day, Don’t Go to Work, Take to the Streets and Strike 2017-04-27 [inthesetimes]

Arkansas Battery plant locks out employees amid negotiations 2017-04-27 [AP]

Massachusetts Worcester Carpenters Claim Wage Theft, Payroll Fraud at Front Street Project 2017-04-27 [GoLocalWorcester]

Pennsylvania State Labor Leaders and Representative Pat Harkins Announce the Introduction of HB 1082 2017-04-27 [PA AFL-CIO]

California Nursing facility must reinstate, compensate employees fired prior to union vote, judge rules 2017-04-27 [McKnight's]

Pennsylvania Dallas school board’s labor complaint dismissed 2017-04-27 [Citizen's Voice]

District of Columbia Union: WMATA workers aren't planning sick out; president calls Metro absentee policy asinine 2017-04-27 [FOX]

Tyson Foods Promises Better Conditions And Safety For Meat Workers 2017-04-27 [NPR]

Ohio 200-plus Ohio workers killed on the job in a year: AFL-CIO report 2017-04-27 [Cleveland]

Wisconsin Project labor agreements prohibited 2017-04-27 [UFT]

Washington May Day In Seattle 2017: A Guide To Planned Protests, Rallies 2017-04-27 [Seattle Patch]

Google OK with staff protesting on May Day 2017-04-27 [Mashable]

Factory Workers Producing Ivanka Trump Clothing Are Reportedly Overworked & Underpaid 2017-04-27 [Refinery29]

New Mexico Unions question need to furlough state workers 2017-04-27 [Santa Fe New Mexican]

May Day to have immigrant tilt as workers plan to protest against Trump 2017-04-27 [Guardian]

Connecticut Yale Grad Students Launch Hunger Strike for Better Conditions 2017-04-27 [teleSUR]

Bernie Sanders And Democrats Are Introducing A New $15 Minimum Wage Bill 2017-04-27 [Huffington Post]

Connecticut Unions push for tuition aid for *Dreamers* 2017-04-27 [CTPost]

Tennessee UAW accuses VW of stalling on labor negotiations 2017-04-27 [Detroit News]

Union leader knocks plan for border wall 2017-04-27 [CBS]

Iowa Worker*s Memorial Day ceremonies set for Friday 2017-04-27 [Gazette]

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This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]