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North Carolina Tell British American Tobacco Chairman Burrows to Prevent Human Rights Abuses in U.S. Tobacco Fields! [IUF] 2014-04-24

Illinois At Northwestern, a Blitz to Defeat an Effort to Unionize Scholarship Football Players [NYTimes] 2014-04-24

Oklahoma Provides a Win for ALEC’s 50-State Campaign Against Democracy [Bill Moyers] 2014-04-22

Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe tech firms face $3bn payout over claims they conspired on pay [independent.ie] 2014-04-20

Walmart on Tax Day: How Taxpayers Subsidize America's Biggest Employer and Richest Family [Americans for Tax Fairness] For more info 2014-04-19

Mississippi Gov Phil Bryant: 'We just don't want unions involved in our businesses or our public sector' [Y'all Politics] 2014-04-18

The Plot Against Pensions--The Pew-Arnold campaign to undermine America’s retirement security – and leave taxpayers with the bill [Our Future] 2014-04-16

Open Letter to CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: Respect trade union rights; start collective negotiation with store closure programme affected workers now! [SACOM] 2014-04-15

Nearly 90% of fast-food workers allege wage theft, survey finds [LATimes] 2014-04-14

Vermont With Solidarity in Spades, Bus Drivers’ 18-Day Strike Results in Big Win [In These Times] 2014-04-12

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California SF Teachers and Paras Fight For Your Rights! UESF Workers Demand A Living Wage For more info 2014-04-24 [Labor Video Project]

West Virginia State AFL-CIO sets Workers Memorial Day observance 2014-04-24 [Herald-Dispatch]

Connecticut Electric Boat, labor union agree to new contract 2014-04-24 [Washington Post]

North Carolina Tell British American Tobacco Chairman Burrows to Prevent Human Rights Abuses in U.S. Tobacco Fields! 2014-04-24 [IUF]

Illinois Concordia paying close attention to Northwestern union issue 2014-04-24 [Star Tribune]

New York 'Education Reform': Picket in the Pines! Put the PUBLIC back in public education! 2014-04-24 [NYSUT]

North Carolina Judge Blocks Anti-Tenure Law 2014-04-24 [Diane Ravitch]

Connecticut Bill adds labor history as a possible curriculum 2014-04-24 [Times Union]

Climate Change Unites Unions and Enviros 2014-04-24 [Eugene Weekly]

West Virginia Union sets Workers Memorial Day event to honor 22 who died in workplace accidents 2014-04-24 [The Republic]

Michelle Obama Announcing Jobs Website For Veterans 2014-04-24 [Huffington Post]

South Carolina Police chief fired for being gay? 'I can’t believe that we still have no equal rights' 2014-04-24 [Salon]

Jet Blue pilots vote to join Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). 2014-04-24 [Labor 411]

Illinois At Northwestern, a Blitz to Defeat an Effort to Unionize Scholarship Football Players 2014-04-24 [NYTimes]

Kentucky Union gives ARH strike notice 2014-04-24 [WYMT]

Washington NLRB: Seattle University adjuncts can vote to unionize 2014-04-24 [Seattle Times]

Why is the CEO/worker pay gap reaching 'stratospheric levels?' 2014-04-24 [Dallas Biz Journal]

Wisconsin 7th Circuit upholds law to sharply curb power of public-employee unions 2014-04-24 [Courthouse News]

Workers Were Once Massacred Fighting for the Protections Being Rolled Back Today For more info 2014-04-24 [Bill Moyers]

District of Columbia Postal Workers Plan Protest At Staples, Labor Groups At Children's Place 2014-04-24 [DCist]

Maryland Hopkins, union to begin negotiating again 2014-04-24 [The Sun]

California Union demands passage of wage-theft bill 2014-04-24 [LATimes]

McPriceless: See how McDonald’s spends its money instead of paying employees a fair wage — then share the video on Facebook or Twitter 2014-04-24 [Low Pay is no Okay]

Recent attacks on nurses underscore need for Cal/OSHA workplace violence prevention standard For more info 2014-04-23 [Union Review]

Based on Pew and AFL-CIO numbers--Moyers: 'Gov't Is Now A Protection Racket for the 1%,' Krugman: 'Why We’re In A New Gilded Age' For more info 2014-04-23 [Daily Kos]

U.S. finds Mexico & Turkey rebar steel imports dumped 2014-04-23 [USW]

Tell the Department Of Education: I'm not a government ATM. Stop profiting off the backs of students and start providing debt relief! 2014-04-23 [Working Families]

New York Countdown begins to Saturday premiere of 'Food Chains' at Tribeca Film Festival in NYC! 2014-04-23 [CIW]

Bernie Sanders: Who Are the Koch Brothers and What Do They Want? 2014-04-23 [Huffington Post]

Oklahoma Gov Fallin Bans Minimum Wage Increases And Paid Sick Leave Laws 2014-04-23 [Think Progress]

Florida Congressman Tells Low-Income Worker: Higher Minimum Wage Is ‘Not Right’ 2014-04-23 [Think Progress]

Tennessee Union Will Keep Fighting To Organize Volkswagen Workers 2014-04-23 [Think Progress]

Louisiana Some New Orleans charters begin exploring teachers unions 2014-04-23 [N. O. Advocate]

Maryland Silver Spring labor college holds final commencement Saturday after four decades 2014-04-23 [Gazette]

The decline of labor unions and the rise of the minimum wage 2014-04-23 [Union-Bulletin]

Georgia UFCW members in Atlanta and Savannah approve new labor contract with Kroger supermarkets 2014-04-23 [Supermarket news]

JetBlue pilots vote to join union 2014-04-23 [ALPA News]

Minnesota Governor Signs Into Law a Phased-In Rise in the Minimum Wage 2014-04-22 [NYTimes]

The Volkswagen case shows why American labor law is broken 2014-04-22 [Washington Post]

Pennsylvania Teachers at Mt. Airy charter vote to allow strike 2014-04-22 [philly.com]

Pennsylvania Teachers authorize strike at Khepera Charter School 2014-04-22 [Daily Kos]

NYT: Wage Theft Across the Board 2014-04-22 [NYTimes]

Colorado Sign Petition! Stand with Denver SuperShuttle Workers 2014-04-22 [CWA District 7]

Colorado Denver SuperShuttle Drivers: A 5 Year Fight for Respect on the Job 2014-04-22 [CWA District 7]

Michigan Rite Aid in labor contract agreement with Michigan workers 2014-04-22 [UFCW]

Am Sam store ordered to pay $120,000 back wages 2014-04-22 [Radio Australia ]

Death of wharf worker in American Samoa under investigation 2014-04-22 [RNZI]

Oklahoma Provides a Win for ALEC’s 50-State Campaign Against Democracy 2014-04-22 [Bill Moyers]

Minimum Wage Perspective: CEOs Earn 331 Times the Average Worker 2014-04-22 [Wall St Cheat Sheet]

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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]