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Fight is on for stable hours [Labor Notes]  ActNOW!  2014-10-30

#ChangeZara - sign our petition for Zara workers in USA! [UNI Global Union]  ActNOW!  2014-10-29

Meet The Hedge Fund Wiz Kid Who’s Shrinking America’s Pensions [Think Progress] 2014-10-29

TIME magazine must apologize to teachers - sign here [AFT] 2014-10-28

The myth of ‘right-to-work’ propaganda [Delaware Online] 2014-10-26

Your Donations to Ebola Fund Reach Thousands of Workers [Solidarity Center] 2014-10-24

American Democracy Group Rebuts Hong Kong Meddling Allegations Targeting HKCTU [VOA] 2014-10-23

NHS must be protected from impact of trade deal says Nurse Union [Royal College of Nursing] 2014-10-23

The American South: New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor [Times Union] 2014-10-22

AFL-CIO Calls for Obama to Act on Worker Protections Against Ebola [AFL-CIO] For more info 2014-10-22

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Alabama Alabama chicken producer Wayne Farms slammed with labor violations 2014-10-30 [AL.com]

California Exclusive: Unions Blast LAUSD For Telling Cafeteria Workers To Speak Only English 2014-10-30 [CBS Los Angeles]

Oregon Halloween jobs: How much do workers at haunted houses (and other attractions) make? 2014-10-30 [The Oregonian]

California LA Manufacturing Industry Still Supported By Garment Workers 2014-10-30 [NPR]

Alabama Poultry Processor Discouraged Injured Workers From Seeing Doctors, Feds Find 2014-10-30 [Huffington Post]

Arizona Arizona workers can get paid time to vote under state law 2014-10-30 [Phoenix Business Journal]

Massachusetts Boston University workers union vote on strike authorization 2014-10-30 [Daily Free Press]

Massachusetts Boston University property workers to vote on possible union strike 2014-10-30 [Boston Business Journal]

New York Badass Teachers Assn Expresses Outrage at Cuomo Promise to Break Public Education 2014-10-30 [Diane Ravitch]

Connecticut Foxwoods Resort Casino fires union president 2014-10-30 [The Day]

California Rosie the Riveter Doesn’t Do Red Carpets: She Pickets SF Luxury Hotel 2014-10-30 [CounterPunch]

Pennsylvania Union backlash will continue until college values all workers 2014-10-30 [The Phoenix]

The Case Against Labor-Market Individualism 2014-10-30 [CounterPunch]

Wisconsin UW-Madison campus unions protest for higher staff wages 2014-10-30 [Daily Cardinal]

No fast track in lame duck 2014-10-30 [The Hill]

Fight is on for stable hours  ActNOW!  2014-10-30 [Labor Notes]

Job brokers steal wages and entrap Indian tech workers in US 2014-10-30 [Guardian]

California Union power on the ballot 2014-10-30 [Politico]

Union-Made in America Halloween Candy Shopping List 2014-10-30 [AFL-CIO]

Halloween Candy Options: Nestlé, Hershey, and Mars have all been subject to intense criticism for their labor practices 2014-10-30 [PRWatch]

We’re not Denmark. But we can learn something from that nation about how they pay their workers 2014-10-30 [Washington Post]

Illinois Letter: Rauner wants to wreck unions 2014-10-30 [Register-Mail]

New York That Giant Rat Balloon Is Protected by the Constitution 2014-10-30 [Bloomberg]

Massachusetts Adjunct faculty at BU seek union election 2014-10-30 [Boston Biz Journal]

Illinois U. of I. nurses OK labor contract 2014-10-30 [Chicago Tribune]

New Jersey Picketers Protest Use of Non-union Labor at Clark Commons Construction Site 2014-10-30 [Alternative Press]

Latino Workers Dying in Job Accidents, Report Shows 2014-10-30 [Hartford Guardian]

Massachusetts Citing Workplace Injuries, DoubleTree Workers Call for Faust Meeting 2014-10-29 [Harvard Crimson]

Maryland Dimensions Healthcare System, union agree on labor contract 2014-10-29 [Washington Business Journal]

#ChangeZara - sign our petition for Zara workers in USA!  ActNOW!  2014-10-29 [UNI Global Union]

Mississippi Clergy group supports pro-union Nissan workers 2014-10-29 [The Clarion-Ledger]

New York Metro-North lack of protection for workers and lax safety culture were behind five incidents this past year 2014-10-29 [WNYC]

Wisconsin Labor group sues Walker over minimum wage 2014-10-29 [Post Crescent]

New York Act Now! Zara must respect workers' rights  ActNOW!  2014-10-29 [LabourStart]

New York School board members question advocacy group support for teacher-evaluation system 2014-10-29 [Lohud]

New Jersey Jersey City immigration center will help Democratic Party, labor leader says 2014-10-29 [NJ.com]

TIME Magazine Attacks Teachers 2014-10-29 [AFL-CIO]

Meet The Hedge Fund Wiz Kid Who’s Shrinking America’s Pensions 2014-10-29 [Think Progress]

Oregon Hospital workers strike as scabs fill in at McKenzie-Willamette 2014-10-29 [Register Guard]

Maine Striking unions call FairPoint’s vandalism allegations ‘bogus’ 2014-10-29 [Bangor Daily News]

Kentucky Grimes courts labor votes with Warren 2014-10-29 [Times Union]

California Hospitals not ready for Ebola says union 2014-10-29 [Fresno Bee]

Louisiana New Orleans' tourism industry booms but income inequality remains entrenched 2014-10-29 [Times-Picayune]

Kentucky Leaning on labor and surrogates, Grimes promises 'revolution' 2014-10-29 [Kentucky]

Michigan Portage school board votes to file unfair labor practice 2014-10-29 [WWMT]

Illinois Wisconsin Teachers Send a Warning to Their Colleagues in Illinois about Bruce Rauner 2014-10-29 [Diane Ravitch]

Hawaii Workers Fight Kaiser Pension Take-Away 2014-10-29 [Counter Punch]

New York Cuomo Promises More Charter Schools, Tougher Teacher Evaluations, After Election 2014-10-29 [Diane Ravitch]

Make a Plan to Vote: It’s Easy 2014-10-29 [AFL-CIO]

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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 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]

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]

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]

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]