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

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New York A Sigh of Relief as the Doormen Strike Is Avoided 2014-04-18 [Huffington Post]

Oregon No profit is worth the cost of our lives 2014-04-18 [nwLaborPress]

Michigan CEOs Make 171 Times More Than Average Worker 2014-04-18 [WLNS]

Nevada Downtown Las Vegas unions show force as contract talks continue 2014-04-18 [Las Vegas RJ]

New York Time Warner Cable sues union for role in unlawful work slowdowns 2014-04-18 [Daily News]

California Student academic workers file 2 more unfair labor practice charges against UC 2014-04-18 [Daily Californian]

New York NY Mayor shares support for campaign to unionize car wash workers 2014-04-18 [NY1]

Nebraska State's pay gap second biggest among states, AFL-CIO says 2014-04-18 [Journal Star]

Online retailers in Germany under fire over working conditions 2014-04-18 [Chicago Tribune]

Wyoming Sinclair Refinery Is Fined Again 2014-04-18 [WPM]

Who are the Koch brothers and what do they want? 2014-04-18 [Bernie Sanders]

How much more does a Colorado CEO make than an average worker? 2014-04-18 [Denver Biz Journal]

Texas Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Bemoaning Weak Response in Year since West Tragedy 2014-04-18 [eNews Park Forest]

New York Cuomo cuts an M.T.A. labor deal with ‘no fare increases’ 2014-04-18 [Capital NY]

Minnesota State labor force surpasses 3 million 2014-04-18 [Times Union]

Mississippi Republican Gov Phil Bryant signs three bills to limit labor union activities 2014-04-18 [The Republic]

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

Ohio Auto Parts Workers Strike for Recognition, Strategy Is to Shut Down Assembly Plant 2014-04-18 [Labor Notes]

Pennsylvania Jewish labor activists rush to defend teachers at Philadelphia's Perelman Jewish Day School 2014-04-18 [Working In These Times ]

Building Bridges Radio- Dirt from Under the Golden Arches: Workers Take McDonald's to Court For more info 2014-04-18 [WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report]

Korean Railway Workers Union KRWU Fights Privatization and Union Busting For more info 2014-04-17 [LVP]

California No More Twitter Subsidies-SEIU 1021 SF City Workers Speak Out For Services and A Wage Increase For more info 2014-04-17 [Labor Video Project]

Ohio Teamsters drop grievance against inmates doing pothole patching 2014-04-17 [Vindy]

Maryland SEIU pickets Dimensions Healthcare after rejecting final offer 2014-04-17 [Washington Business Journal]

Chamber of Commerce says non-union groups could reshape labor relations 2014-04-17 [Chicago Tribune]

Right Wing, 'Pro-Family' Phyllis Schlafly Claims Women Paid The Same As Men Won't Find Husbands 2014-04-16 [Huffington Post]

New York Meyerson: How Democratic Gov Cuomo has estranged the state's Democratic voters 2014-04-16 [American Prospect]

District of Columbia Congressman calls for federal investigation of illegal lobbying by ALEC 2014-04-16 [Teamsters]

Maryland Walk A Mile In This Man’s Shoes, And Then Tell Me Why We Can’t Raise The Minimum Wage 2014-04-16 [Upworthy]

Illinois UI-Chicago, faculty union reach tentative agreement 2014-04-16 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Louisiana $5G donation from AFL-CIO prompts debate by Singleton Charter directors 2014-04-16 [The Lens]

California NLRB Requires Employer to Pay Union's Negotiation Expenses in Refusal to Bargain Case 2014-04-16 [Nat'l Law Review]

Minnesota Denver SuperShuttle Drivers: A 5 Year Fight for Respect on the Job 2014-04-16 [CWA District 7]

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN): Women Need To Be Paid Less So They Can Find Husbands 2014-04-16 [Think Progress]

New Jersey Labor Report: Average NJ CEO makes 121 times more money than you 2014-04-16 [APP]

California Cesar Chavez Biographer Aims To Go Beyond Labor Activist’s Saintly Image 2014-04-16 [Mint Press News]

Vermont Bus drivers win successful settlement after 18 day strike 2014-04-16 [Teamsters ]

Pennsylvania Your help needed re Perelman Jewish Day School 2014-04-16 [Jewish Labor Committee]

Michigan For profit charter celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week with compulsory teacher humiliation 2014-04-16 [Daily Kos]

Oklahoma Where the minimum wage will never be raised 2014-04-16 [Daily Kos]

Asa Philip Randolph forged civil rights movement 2014-04-16 [The Tennessean]

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam not attending NLRB hearing on VW union vote in Chattanooga 2014-04-16 [Times Free Press]

California Union files labor complaint following UCSC grad assistant arrests 2014-04-16 [Santa Cruz Sentinel]

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

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Work safety programmes for retail sector to be launched in Hawaii and Pacific territories 2014-04-16 [RNZI]

Abbott Gvt uses 500 US economists to argue against minimum wage hike 2014-04-16 [Business Spectator]

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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]