UAW membership tops 400,000 for first time since 2008

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Massachusetts Transit union chief rips T’s upper management 2015-04-01 [Boston Herald]

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Smithsonian Snapshot: Remembering Cesar Chavez, an American Labor Rights Leader 2015-04-01 [Smithsonian]

AFL-CIO Hopes To Bring Immigrants Into 'House of Labor' 2015-04-01 [NBC]

AFL-CIO launches effort to protect undocumented workers 2015-04-01 [USAToday]

New York Union Workers See Wages Cut in Half Under New Building Ownership in Brooklyn 2015-04-01 [DNA Info]

New York Scotia nursing home union vote set: Workers, management at odds over staffing levels 2015-04-01 [Times Union]

New York Fast-food labor organizers plan actions for April 15 2015-04-01 [Times Union]

California Los Angeles Charter Teachers Want to Unionize 2015-04-01 [Diane Ravitch]

UAW membership tops 400,000 for first time since 2008 2015-04-01 [Detroit Free Press]

New York Union lawyer worries Columbia U will prolong NLRB case 2015-04-01 [Capital NY]

Obama vetoes Republican bid to block union election rules 2015-04-01 [Reuters]

Connecticut Judge’s ruling paves way for DiCesare to join union 2015-04-01 [The Day]

Oregon What do you do if your boss steals your paycheck? 2015-04-01 [Blue Oregon]

Obama vetoes measure against swifter union elections 2015-04-01 [Dallas Morning News]

Allegiant Air Sues Pilots Union to Prevent Imminent Strike 2015-04-01 [Bloomberg]

AFT Ends Four Month Old Coca-Cola Boycott 2015-04-01 [Corporate Crime Reporter]

Massachusetts Postal union criticizes Harvard pres's ties to Staples in Harvard Crimson 2015-04-01 [Boston Globe]

Washington Union backers protest county resolutions: Madore proposals would make county right-to-work, open contract talks 2015-04-01 [Columbian]

Michigan Report Finds African-American Unemployment in MI Among Nation's Highest 2015-04-01 [Public News Service]

Strike trips up Nike's Vietnam factory 2015-04-01 [Bangkok Post]

Massachusetts Union fights state colleges' challenge to cap on part-time faculty 2015-04-01 [Inside Higher Ed]

What’s the future of America’s unions? 2015-04-01 [SereLT]

Maine Legislators, business groups pursue deal on raising minimum wage 2015-04-01 [Portland Press Herald]

Illinois Oswego Takes Center Stage in Right-to-Work Fight 2015-04-01 [Only Oswego]

Missouri Tuesday's races at Fairmount are canceled 2015-04-01 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]


Fast Food Workers Plan April 15 Strike 2015-04-01 [Time]

New York Building Bridges Radio:Liberato Restaurant Tries To Silence Workers; Remembering the Triangle Fire For more info 2015-04-01 [WBAI Radio]

Movement to increase McDonalds minimum wage broadens its tactics 2015-04-01 [New York Times]

UAW union gained more than 12,000 members in 2014: filing 2015-03-31 [Reuters]

New York State Education Leaders Denounce Cuomo’s Latest Teacher Evaluation Plan 2015-03-31 [Diane Ravitch]

New York Bill de Blasio Is Upset a Minimum Wage Hike Was Dropped From the State Budget 2015-03-31 [NY Observer]

Obama vetoes measure blocking federal labor board from streamlining union election process 2015-03-31 [US News]

Deal To End United Steelworkers Refinery Strike Could Be Rejected By Workers 2015-03-31 [Bidness]

Democrats plan to counter Gov. Haley’s anti-union rhetoric ahead of Boeing vote 2015-03-31 [Post and Courier]

New Mexico Labor officials: New Mexico, West Texas workers underpaid 2015-03-31 [Times Union]

New York Former UFCW President Frank Meehan passes away 2015-03-31 [UFCW Local 1500]

Fight for $15 on April 15 2015-03-31 []

Indiana UFCW President: Repeal RFRA 2015-03-31 []

Child care workers join fast-food workers' fight for $15 an hour 2015-03-31 [Fortune]

Losing a job is always terrible. For workers over 50, it’s worse. 2015-03-31 [Washington Post]

Oregon SEIU Local 503 has begun collective bargaining 2015-03-31 [Statesman Journal]

Washington Senate panel hears bill raising Washington’s minimum wage 2015-03-31 [AP via Seattle Times]

Indiana Union Cancels Indiana Conference Over 'Un-American' Discrimination Law 2015-03-31 [MPE Guild]

AFT Pres Randi Weingarten Endorses Opt Out! 2015-03-31 [Diane Ravitch]

Indiana GOP Mayor Of Indianapolis Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT Community 2015-03-31 [Huffington Post]

Indiana AFSCME Pulls Conference Out Of Indiana Over 'Religious Freedom' Law 2015-03-31 [Huffington Post]

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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]