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New York Fired Amazon worker files labor charges, says he was sacked from S.I. facility because he tried to unionize [NYDaily News] 2019-03-21

Trump Administration Looks to Upend Collective Bargaining in Budget Proposal [Gov Exec] 2019-03-20

Workers and lawmakers tell Wells Fargo to stop unethical sales practices [UNI Global Union] 2019-03-19

Workers' declining wages due to decline of unions, not robots - Paul Krugman [NY Times] 2019-03-18

Bernie Sanders' staff unionizes in presidential campaign first [CNN] 2019-03-17

Unions Can Take on International Fights — and Win [Foreign Policy in Focus] 2019-03-16

 VIDEO  Ohio Black workers in Ohio accuse UPS of allowing hate at work [CNN] 2019-03-14

After Raising Hourly Wages to $15, Amazon-Owned Whole Foods Reportedly Slashed Workers Hours [Common Dreams] 2019-03-09

Amazon Lobbies for Bill to Limit Labor Protections. [Newser] 2019-03-09

California Oakland teachers’ strike ends with 11 percent raise and halt on charter schools [Sandhills Express] 2019-03-03


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Pennsylvania AFSCME DC 47 VP running for at-large Philadelphia Council seat 2019-03-24 [Phila Trib]

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Nevada Caesars Palace Casino Dealers Vote to Join UAW Labor Union 2019-03-24 [Casino News]

California UFW President Teresa Romero and farm workers march in Oxnard for Cesar Chavez and ‘Blue Card’ bill offering immigrants relief from fear 2019-03-24 [UFW]

Washington April 10th will henceforth be celebrated as Dolores Huerta Day 2019-03-24 [The Advocate]

South Carolina Poor People’s Campaign leaders honor striking Charleston hospital workers of 1969 2019-03-24 [Post and Courier]

California ‘I'm really struggling’ — Facing pay cuts, some ride-hailing drivers prepare to strike For more info 2019-03-24 [LATimes]

Painkiller addiction targeted by UAW, automakers in contract talks 2019-03-24 [GHT]

Robert Reich: Why unions matter to you -- If you have a job, join a union 2019-03-24 [Salon]

Illinois “We Demand Food for Thought”: Univ IL Chicago Grad Workers on Strike for Living Wages and Respect 2019-03-24 [TruthOut]

Nevada More Las Vegas casino dealers vote to join UAW 2019-03-24 [Detroit Free Press]

Musicians Union Vows Fight for Streaming Residuals as Contract Extended 2019-03-24 [Billboard]

Colorado Little progress as King Soopers, union negotiate contract 2019-03-24 [Denver Post]

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Michigan Union Members To Honor ‘Rosie the Riveter’ By Painting In Dearborn 2019-03-23 [CBS]

California LA Uber drivers to strike Monday 2019-03-23 [Politico]

New York Union Accuses Amazon of Breaking U.S. Law by Firing Activist 2019-03-23 [Bloomberg]

Stop and Shop, New England Unions Tangle on Healthcare Costs 2019-03-23 [Grocery Biz]

Could Performance-Based Pay Lead to Depression Among Workers? 2019-03-23 [HR EXec]

Illinois IL lawmaker: Pay disabled workers full minimum wage 2019-03-23 [IL News Network]

Ohio Factory workers at GM see layoffs, not benefits, after tax cuts 2019-03-23 [NBC]

California Could California reclassify janitors, truck drivers, construction workers as employees? 2019-03-23 [SFChronicle]

Ironworkers' Vicki O'Leary Earns ENR's 2019 Award of Excellence 2019-03-22 [ENR]

Tennessee IUPAT Calls on SKANSKA to Pay Workers 2019-03-22 [BWI]

California East Bay teachers authorize strike as negotiations continue 2019-03-22 [East Bay Times]

Ohio President Trump says Ohio workers 'better love me,' renews McCain feud 2019-03-21 [WKYC]

Hollywood employs more workers than the farming, oil and gas, and mining industries 2019-03-21 [Bloomberg]

New York Amazon and Union at Odds Over Firing of Staten Island Warehouse Worker 2019-03-21 [New York Times]

Massachusetts Union employees rally over Stop and Shop contract negotiations 2019-03-21 [Western MA News]

Nevada Dealers at 4 Las Vegas casinos vote to join UAW 2019-03-21 [Las Vegas Rev-Jrnl]

 VIDEO California Nearly 40,000 UC medical center workers stage one-day, statewide strike 2019-03-21 [FOX]

California US Supreme Court Declines to Hear California Trucking Association Appeal, Validating CA Labor Commissioner Decisions Regarding Port Truck Driver Misclassification 2019-03-21 [Teamsters]

New York Fired Amazon worker files labor charges, says he was sacked from S.I. facility because he tried to unionize 2019-03-21 [NYDaily News]

Black Workers, Labor Unions and Justice 2019-03-21 [LA Sentinel]

Michigan We don’t even make a living wage: Grad employees call for change at rally 2019-03-21 [State News]

Why Women's Jobs Are Disproportionately Threatened by Automation 2019-03-21 [PS Mag]

Transit Unions Are Drawing Up a Plan to Confront Autonomous Vehicles 2019-03-21 [Gizmodo]

Ohio Donald Trump erroneously says Lordstown workers could have saved plant by lowering union dues 2019-03-21 [Cleveland]

New York NY Nurses Say A Strike Is Needed To Keep Patients Safe 2019-03-21 [Gothamist]

New York Union Accuses Amazon of Breaking U.S. Law by Firing Activist 2019-03-21 [Bloomberg]

California Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at union rally, urging UC to negotiate fair contract 2019-03-21 [Daily Bruin]

California Bernie Sanders Speaks to UC Research, Technical Workers on 1-Day Strike 2019-03-21 [ KNX]

Louisiana State workers attend meeting to stay updated on LA retirement system 2019-03-21 [KPLC]

Ohio Local UAW Leader Responds to Trump Tweet: I'm Trying to Stay Out of the Feud 2019-03-21 [FOX]

California Univ CA workers go on strike for 3rd time in less than a year 2019-03-21 [ABC]

New York Union accuses Amazon of breaking U.S. federal law by firing activist 2019-03-21 [BNN]

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This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]