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Tennessee Trump NLRB Cancels UAW Vote at Volkswagen in Chattanooga [Payday Report] 2019-05-23

California Journalists' house raided by police [IFJ] 2019-05-20

Ohio There’s No Boom in Youngstown, but Blue-Collar Workers Are Sticking With Trump [NYTimes] 2019-05-20

Trump Labor Board Reversal of Obama Era Policies: Uber Drivers Are Not Employees. What This Means for Other Gig Workers [Inc.] 2019-05-17

Machinists union calls for US government to investigate Delta Air Lines [ITF] 2019-05-16

IAM Campaigns Strike a Nerve with Delta Bosses [IAM] 2019-05-13

Video Games and Drinks, or Union Dues? Delta’s Pitch Draws Fire [New York Times] 2019-05-13

Twitter tears into Delta for its tone-deaf anti-union, pro-video game poster [TNW] 2019-05-13

Join a union or buy an Xbox? Delta’s anti-union campaign inspires Twitter backlash [Tampa Bay Times] 2019-05-13

Steven Greenhouse: Dear Delta Airlines, Video games and beer cannot compete with joining a union [Guardian] 2019-05-13


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 VIDEO California 'Red For Ed' As Thousands Of California Teachers Rally in Sacramento For Funding and To Reform Charters For more info 2019-05-23 [LVP]

Tennessee Trump NLRB Cancels UAW Vote at Volkswagen in Chattanooga 2019-05-23 [Payday Report]

Texas Lockout continues at Dow Texas chemical plant 2019-05-22 [IndustriALL]

Southwest mechanics approve new contract, ending years' long impasse 2019-05-22 [NY Times]

Ohio Fact-finder recommends 2.3 percent raise at Kent State University, faculty union to vote 2019-05-22 [WCPN]

Connecticut Norwalk teachers’ union reps speak out against Kendall ‘experiment’ For more info 2019-05-22 [Nancy on Norwalk]

New Jersey Phillipsburg union member speaks out at town council meeting 2019-05-22 [WFMZ]

Democrats: Which side are you on? 2019-05-22 [nwLaborPress]

California Kaiser health workers rally at Roseville hospital in first of three local protests 2019-05-22 [Sacto Bee]

American Airlines accuses its union workers of illegal slowdown 2019-05-22 [CBS]

New Mexico Santa Fe adjuncts rally for union, protest red tape 2019-05-22 [Gainesville Sun]

$15 Minimum Wage Becomes Part of 2020 Presidential Landscape 2019-05-22 [Inquirer]

Minnesota Minnesota lawsuit accused Raimondo nominee of threatening union workers 2019-05-22 [Providence Jrnl]

Why Workers Without College Degrees Are Fleeing Big Cities 2019-05-22 [NYTimes]

California California regulators aren’t taking action against care homes that cheated workers 2019-05-22 [LATimes]

Walmart workers invited a special guest to crash the company’s annual meeting: Bernie Sanders 2019-05-22 [Wash Post]

McDonald's workers claim sexual harassment, protest outside Chicago HQ 2019-05-22 [ABC]

Pro women hockey players form union 2019-05-22 [The Spectator]

Sara Nelson: 'People Are Ready to Fight' 2019-05-22 [Jacobin]

 VIDEO California The Assault On SF Journalist Bryan Carmody: The Attacks On All Journalists and Journalism For more info 2019-05-22 [LVP]

About half of workers are concerned about discussing mental health issues in the workplace 2019-05-21 [Medical Xpress]

Mississippi How Mississippi’s abundant low-wage workers earn less today than 50 years ago 2019-05-21 [Daily Journal]

New York Nurses speak: We want a union that cares for nurses and patients 2019-05-21 [Left Voice]

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong Okays Captive Audience Bill; May Face Court Challenge if Passed 2019-05-21 [Yankee Institute]

Oregon Reed’s Campus Safety Officers Struggle to Unionize, Protest Administration 2019-05-21 [Portland Mercury]

Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer opposes Trump administration overtime proposal, saying rules are too weak 2019-05-21 [WWMT]

New York Scaffold at Milstein tower didn’t have guardrails when worker fell to his death: Department of Buildings 2019-05-21 [Real Deal]

Texas Paid sick leave ordinances stand in Texas, as bill to outlaw them crumbles 2019-05-21 [San Antonio Express-News]

Texas American Airlines asks court to block disruptive 'slowdown' by mechanics unions 2019-05-21 [Reuters]

California Journalists' house raided by police 2019-05-20 [IFJ]

California ITF dockers and seafarers unions honour ILWU longshoreman killed in fatal incident in Los Angeles 2019-05-20 [ITF]

Walmart charts new course by steering workers to high-quality imaging centers 2019-05-20 [Seattle Times]

Ford will lay off 7,000 white-collar workers 2019-05-20 [CNN Wire]

New York As Thousands of Taxi Drivers Were Trapped in Loans, Top Officials Counted the Money 2019-05-20 [New York Times]

New York 'They Were Conned': How Reckless Loans Devastated a Generation of Taxi Drivers 2019-05-20 [New York Times]

Caregivers and takers: investigation uncovers widespread exploitation of workers who tend to the elderly. 2019-05-20 [Center for Investigative Reporting]

California New Haven teachers stage first ever strike 2019-05-20 [KPIX]

California California legislators expect companies to let workers join a union. So why not their own staff? 2019-05-20 [Sac Bee]

Video Game Developers Power Up a High-Stakes Unionizing Campaign 2019-05-20 [Bloomberg]

Ohio There’s No Boom in Youngstown, but Blue-Collar Workers Are Sticking With Trump 2019-05-20 [NYTimes]

Government workers were kept in the dark about their toxic workplace 2019-05-20 [Natl Catholic Reporter]

Massachusetts Macy’s Workers Approve New Contract, Avert Strike 2019-05-20 [CBS]

New Jersey Some part-time lecturers not happy with new Rutgers contract 2019-05-20 [NJ Spotlight]

Unemployment Is At A 50-Year Low. But Not Everybody's A Winner 2019-05-20 [WBUR]

House Passes Bill to Permanently Codify Protections for LGBTQ Feds 2019-05-20 [Gov Exec]

Bernie Sanders rolls out education plan that cracks down on for-profit anti-union-charter schools 2019-05-19 [Vox]

 VIDEO Texas Challenge To Hoffa's Support For Trump's Tariffs And Trade War With IBT VP John Palmer For more info 2019-05-19 [LVP]

Trump's NLRB: Inflatable rats illegal 2019-05-18 [ucommblog]

Tennessee UAW trying to organize Volkswagen Chattanooga plant amid battle for new union election 2019-05-18 [Times Free Press]

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This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

29-05-1941 Disney Studios animators in LA strike for union recognition. 16 were fired. [more]

29-05-1946 The Rochester general strike ended after just one day with victory for the workers. They won reinstatement for hundreds of city workers who had been sacked for forming a union, dropping of all charges, and recognition of the union. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]