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From the Marriott US picket lines, solidarity with the fight for rights at Marriott Indonesia [IUF] 2018-10-18

Senators Sanders and Warren Demand Amazon Explain Its Potentially Illegal Anti-Union Video [Gizmodo] 2018-10-18

Lessons from Teachers on How to Strike and Win [Labor Notes] For more info 2018-10-16

Support striking Marriott workers - sign the online petition [Unite Here] 2018-10-13

Marriott strikes spread as thousands more workers say 'One job should be enough!' [IUF] 2018-10-10

Marriott workers on strike in eight US cities [USA Today] 2018-10-09

Teamsters Support Iranian Strike: Labor union throws weight behind striking truck drivers [Wash Free Beacon] 2018-10-07

Pennsylvania Pittsburgh's UPMC hospital workers demand right to form a union [Trib Live] 2018-10-07

'One job should be enough!': Marriott workers on strike in cities across the country [IUF] 2018-10-05

Amazon’s wage rise shows pressure for change from workers [ITF] 2018-10-05

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New York New York City Council Introduces Resolution In Support Of Count Me In Campaign 2018-10-19 [Mason Tenders District Council]

Michigan Detroit hotel risks loss of event business if strike isn't resolved soon 2018-10-19 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

Culinary workers urge protection for immigrants under federal programs 2018-10-19 [Las Vegas Sun]

South Carolina More legal Mexican farm workers are coming to SC than ever. But few are protecting them 2018-10-19 [Post and Courier]

AFL-CIO launches its biggest-ever digital ad campaign 2018-10-19 [McClatchy]

Lecia Brooks of the SPLC: “We’re in this ‘growing pains’ moment and I think we’ll be ok. It’s just going to get really ugly first” 2018-10-19 [Equal Times]

Hawaii 'An utterly awful experience': Hawaiian hotel strike continues to disrupt Kiwi tourists 2018-10-19 [The Herald]

California Marriott Faces California Labor Inquiry as Workers Strike 2018-10-19 [Bloomberg]

California How tech employees are pushing Silicon Valley to put ethics before profit 2018-10-19 [Vox]

Unions Can Protect Workers From Deportation. This Coalition of 3.5 Million Is Showing How 2018-10-19 [In These Times]

Warren and Sanders question Amazon CEO over Whole Foods anti-union video 2018-10-19 [The Hill]

Ohio Right-to-work group sues Ohio public employee unions, claiming 'fair share' deductions still occuring 2018-10-18 [WCPN]

Illinois Teamsters hoping for a save to keep union pensions from failing 2018-10-18 [Our Quad Cities]

Indiana Labor unions continue to support area children 2018-10-18 [Kokomo Perspective]

UPS Union Wants to Revisit Ratified Labor Agreement 2018-10-18 [Bloomberg]

Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Post-Gazette violated labor law, judge rules 2018-10-18 [Trib Live]

Vermont Caledonia Central Supervisory Union Lawyer Responds To Union Labor Board Complaint 2018-10-18 [Caledonian Record]

Racial Wealth Gap Much Smaller Among Union Members 2018-10-18 [Forbes]

Hawaii Union representing Sheraton local files unfair labor charge 2018-10-18 [Maui News]

Warren and Sanders demand answers from Amazon on union-busting 2018-10-18 [CNN]

From the Marriott US picket lines, solidarity with the fight for rights at Marriott Indonesia 2018-10-18 [IUF]

California 'It Gave Me Panic Attacks': CA Hotel Workers Recount Sexual Abuse 2018-10-18 [Patch]

Senators Sanders and Warren Demand Amazon Explain Its Potentially Illegal Anti-Union Video 2018-10-18 [Gizmodo]

Kentucky Teamsters bosses resist calls to reopen UPS contract after NO vote 2018-10-18 [WDRB]

RTW is wrong for American workers 2018-10-18 [UAW]

Xerox to cut benefits for non-union retirees 2018-10-17 [Democrat&Chronicle]

Nevada Unionized workers, Treasure Island reach tentative contract 2018-10-17 [Island Packet]

California AFSCME Votes to Strike Between Oct. 23-25 2018-10-17 [Bottom Line]

North Carolina Uber drivers propose $1.3 mln deal in nationwide misclassification case 2018-10-17 [Reuters]

Oregon Study Shows California Workers’ Comp Rates Falling, but Still High 2018-10-17 [Insurance Jrnl]

California It was like hell: California hotel workers break their silence on abuse 2018-10-17 [Guardian]

How Big a Problem Are the Growing Worker Strikes for Marriott? 2018-10-17 [Skift]

South Carolina Labor union claims improper surveillance of Boeing workers in North Charleston 2018-10-17 [Post and Courier]

Illinois Top US opera company reaches deal with striking musicians 2018-10-17 [The Post]

Fighting for $15—and a Union 2018-10-17 [The American Prospect]

California Sex worker groups oppose proposed increased massage parlor enforcement 2018-10-17 [The Examiner]

Crew member killed in ship accident at seaway dock in New York state 2018-10-17 [CITY]

California 'It was like hell': hotel workers break their silence on abuse 2018-10-17 [The Guardian]

Massachusetts National Grid workers to help Merrimack gas restoration 2018-10-16 [Boston Herald]

Punching In: New Trump Regulatory Plan on the Way 2018-10-16 [Bloomberg]

Lessons from Teachers on How to Strike and Win For more info 2018-10-16 [Labor Notes]

Minnesota Steelworkers and U.S. Steel Have Tentative Agreement 2018-10-16 [ABC]

‘New NAFTA’ may be same old story 2018-10-16 [Canton Daily Ledger]

This Road Just Got a Lot Harder: Teachers Unions Hit With New Round of Lawsuits 2018-10-16 [Education Week]

In the wake of the Janus court decision against them earlier this year, government labor groups are spending heavily on political campaigns 2018-10-16 [City-Jrnl]

NIOSH and USDA Partner to Protect Responding Workers after Hurricane Florence 2018-10-16 [CDC]

Volatile pay is the norm not the exception – even for workers in steady jobs 2018-10-16 [Resolution Foundation]

South Carolina Underpaid SC workers want cut of $177M surplus. GOP Governor snubbed after saying no 2018-10-16 [The State]

Illinois Protests continue at McDonald’s headquarters in West Loop 2018-10-16 [The DePaulia]

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This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]