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California Los Angeles teachers head back to school after reaching deal [AP] 2019-01-23

10 percent of TSA workers called out Sunday as shutdown continues [Wash Post] 2019-01-22

IRS workers beckoned to involuntary servitude: They’re pissed. They’re beyond pissed [Wash Post] 2019-01-19

Ontario Windsor customs agents sending slices to their Detroit counterparts [CBC] 2019-01-19

California Los Angeles Teachers Strike to Defend Public Schools from the Privatizers [Labor Notes] 2019-01-18

The social justice imperative behind the LA teachers strike [The New Yorker] 2019-01-18

U.S. postal workers protest in solidarity with Canada Post staff [The Journal] 2019-01-16

Stopping the GM Shutdowns [Jacobin] 2019-01-15

California Los Angeles teachers strike - day 1 [UTLA] 2019-01-15

California 30,000 LAUSD teachers walk off the job in first strike since 1989 [San Gabriel Valley Tribune] 2019-01-15

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Minnesota appeals court blocks lawsuit over teacher tenure, again 2019-01-23 [Bemidji Pioneer]

Colorado Denver teachers vote overwhelmingly to go on strike over base pay 2019-01-23 [USA Today]

Blue Flu Epidemic Caused by Shutdown: Will it Turn into a Strike? 2019-01-23 [The Real News Network]

Ohio Classes, administration disrupted on day one of Wright State U. faculty strike 2019-01-23 [WCPN]

When The Real Threat Is Worker Surveillance -- Not The Robot Apocalypse 2019-01-23 [Forbes]

Big Cities No Longer Deliver for Low-Skilled Workers 2019-01-23 [Bloomberg]

Temp Agencies Say Furloughed Government Workers Are Too Temporary 2019-01-23 [NPR]

Death to Scabby the Rat: Trump Labor Counsel Wants Protest Icon Deflated 2019-01-23 [Bloomberg]

California Tentative agreement reached in Fresno County Superior Court workers strike 2019-01-23 [Your Central Valley]

When The Real Threat Is Worker Surveillance -- Not The Robot Apocalypse 2019-01-23 [Forbes]

Connecticut MLK Invoked In Call For Yale Local Hiring 2019-01-23 [New Haven Democrat]

Colorado Denver public school teachers vote to strike over pay, incentives 2019-01-23 [Reuters]

California Los Angeles teachers head back to school after reaching deal 2019-01-23 [AP]

California Firefighters march in support of striking LA teachers 2019-01-23 [660 News]

Federal workers turn to food banks after a month with no pay 2019-01-23 [RTÉ]

 VIDEO California Gov Newsom, Cancel The Tetra Tech Contract After Whistleblowers Fired and Criminal Fraud At SF Hunters Point Shipyard For more info 2019-01-22 [LVP]

Ohio Wright State Faculty set strike for January 22 2019-01-22 [WCPN]

Ohio Ohio’s union membership up in 2018, down in U.S.: BLS stats show 2019-01-22 [The Plain Dealer]

2018: The year of stock buybacks 2019-01-22 [UAW]

New Union Membership Data Reveal Anti-Worker Assault Is Failing 2019-01-22 [AFSCME]

Michigan GM wokers protest plant closures outside Detroit auto show charity gala 2019-01-22 [UAW]

Missouri Community comes together to help St. Louis federal workers hurt by shutdown 2019-01-22 [NBC]

 VIDEO California Stop Privatization and Slave Labor On MLK Day 2019 In SF Workers Speak Out! For more info 2019-01-22 [LVP]

MLK was not only fighting against racial segregation, he was also focused on economic justice and workers’ rights 2019-01-22 [AlterNet]

10 percent of TSA workers called out Sunday as shutdown continues 2019-01-22 [Wash Post]

New Jersey Federal Employees Rally for an End to Government Shutdown 2019-01-22 [SNJ]

 VIDEO Ohio Wright State and faculty union still locked in competing Unfair Labor Practice charges 2019-01-22 [WDTN]

Arkansas AR federal employees union rallies to end government shutdown 2019-01-22 [KATV]

Chicago Teachers Union: Fighting to Defend Dr. King’s Legacy 2019-01-22 [CTU]

Tennessee IndustriALL suspends global agreement with Volkswagen 2019-01-21 [IndustriALL]

District of Columbia D.C. Labor chorus: ‘The musical arm of the resistance’ 2019-01-21 [Wash Post]

Kansas Love prevails as KS Gov. Laura Kelly restores LGBT protections for state employees 2019-01-21 [Daily Kos]

District of Columbia Saying *today we face another type of disaster,* chef opens kitchen to feed DC-area federal workers 2019-01-21 [Daily Kos]

*For the People* Act: The same corporate interests that fight us at the bargaining table are stacking the rules against us when it comes to political participation 2019-01-21 [CWA]

Union membership in the U.S. hit record low in 2018 2019-01-21 [cbsnews]

Federal prisons feel the effects of the shutdown 2019-01-21 [CNN]

Iowa General Mills USA: Iowa workers vote to join RWDSU 2019-01-21 [IUF]

Unionized workers still make substantially more money 2019-01-21 [Axios]

Oregon Alt-Right Patriot Prayer Rallies Outside IWW Headquarters, Spouts Hate Speech 2019-01-21 [Portland Mercury]

California Talks seeking to end Los Angeles teachers strike enter fourth day 2019-01-21 [Reuters]

MI, NY, DC governors ask Trump to let states offer unemployment benefits to unpaid working fed employees 2019-01-21 [Holland Sentinel]

Rhode Island Coast Guard spouses to hold dinner for federal workers 2019-01-21 [Navy Times]

Maryland ‘Never seen it like this’: In a town of low-paid federal workers, the shutdown stings 2019-01-21 [Wash Post]

New York The Federal Employee Civil Relief Act would shield workers against eviction, foreclosure and financial penalties 2019-01-21 [AM NY]

GoFundMe launches ‘Government Shutdown Direct Relief Fund’ for federal workers 2019-01-21 [The Hill]

Furloughed federal workers turn to gig work 2019-01-21 [SFChronicle]

West Virginia Before Black Lung, The Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster Killed Hundreds 2019-01-21 [NPR]

A call for a national general strike part 2: Times up for deferring MLK’s dream 2019-01-20 [Salon]

 VIDEO  Women's March 2019: Federal employees on why they march 2019-01-20 [Yahoo]

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This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]