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Women: The future of the trade union movement? 2016-02-11 [USI]

California Initiative That Would Shut Down Charter Schools In California Cleared To Gather Signatures For more info 2016-02-11 [CBS News Sacramento]

Judge's Ruling Against County RTW Ordinance a Victory for Kentucky's Working Families 2016-02-10 [AFL-CIO]

Why Shouldn't Education Be Free? 2016-02-10 [AFL-CIO]

Tennessee UAW adds to unfair labor charges against VW 2016-02-10 [Salt Lake Tribune]

California Union files complaint in USC faculty election 2016-02-10 [LATimes]

Tennessee UAW, rival labor group differ on appeal of election at Chattanooga VW plant 2016-02-10 [Times Free Press]

Ohio Burke: Why Democratic family feud was necessary 2016-02-10 [Cincinnati]

Congress Hits Brakes on ‘Cadillac’ Tax 2016-02-10 [Workforce]

Ohio Brandywine Estates Demolition contract pulled over labor policy: Project requires union workers 2016-02-10 [The Blade]

California SFMTA to consider changes to ‘Google bus’ program 2016-02-10 [SFExaminer]

Wisconsin Assembly unanimously passes measure altering workers compensation laws 2016-02-10 [Cap Times]

California L.A. teachers union seeks to raise dues as it fights a charter school push 2016-02-10 [LATimes]

California CFA CSU Contract Fight - Labor & Sanders And Repeal Charter Initiative in California For more info 2016-02-10 [WorkWeek Radio Pacifica]

As UMWA pension and healthcare retiree fund nears bankruptcy, Sen. Mitch McConnell bars congressional fix 2016-02-10 [NY Times]

Birth of a nation: how Australia empowering women taught the world a lesson 2016-02-10 [The Conversation]

Washington asked to push human rights as it engages Cambodia 2016-02-09 [The Diplomat]

USW: don’t tax health care for working families 2016-02-09 [USW]

USW and four American paper manufacturers win illegal trade practices case against China, Indonesia, Brazil, Portugal and Australia 2016-02-09 [USW]

New York Unions accuse Hamburg supervisor of misconduct over health insurance rates 2016-02-09 [Buffalo News]

New York Bethlehem police and town mend fences and settle contract 2016-02-09 [Albany Times Union]

California CSU faculty to strike for five days if contract deal isn’t reached 2016-02-09 [Sacto Bee]

California Union calls for speaker’s boycott, urging improved treatment of subcontracted workers at UC Berkeley 2016-02-09 [Daily Californian]

Connecticut Malloy Proposes Bill To Outsource Some DMV Services 2016-02-09 [CT News Junkie]

An Uber Labor Movement Born in a LaGuardia Parking Lot 2016-02-09 [The New Yorker]

Union Vows to 'Fight Like Hell' for Higher Pay Raise 2016-02-09 [Gov Exec]

Pennsylvania Census Bureau Report Shows PA Union Membership Up 2016-02-09 [WESA]

American unions condemn deportations of Central American families 2016-02-09 [Equal Times]

Why the Super Bowl Scores Big for America’s Middle Class 2016-02-09 [AFL-CIO]

How TPP Could Make Our Economy Worse 2016-02-09 [AFL-CIO]

Mossad-linked Israeli law firm loses anti-BDS case in US labour tribunal 2016-02-09 [Middle East Monitor]

California Faculty Association plans 5-day strike in April 2016-02-09 [The Daily Aztec]

Pennsylvania USW’s Redmond named to Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs 2016-02-08 [USW]

Michigan Snyder cuts focused on unionized workers 2016-02-08 [Lansing State Journal]

Autoworkers At Crossroads Between Sanders And Clinton 2016-02-08 [Daily Caller]

AFL-CIO Raise The Wage: Workers Need To Re-Write The Economic Agenda 2016-02-08 [WORT]

US UNIONS CONDEMN DEPORTATIONS OF CENTRAL AMERICAN FAMILIES 2016-02-08 [Equal Times]

Kentucky State needs more revenue after years of constant budget cutting 2016-02-08 [Lexington Herald Leader]

Pullman Porter Museum launches online registry of black railroad laborers 2016-02-08 [Chicago Tribune]

The Labor Movement’s Pearl Harbor Moment 2016-02-08 [CounterPunch]

New York Charter, tax credit groups again outspend teachers' unions on lobbying 2016-02-08 [Politico]

7-Eleven workers beaten and forced to pay back wages, Senate inquiry hears 2016-02-08 [Guardian]

NFL Cheerleader Pay: Ongoing Fight For Minimum Wage Underscores Inequality During Super Bowl 2016 2016-02-08 [International Business Times]

Better pay, workplace rights among top congressional priorities for feds 2016-02-07 [Washington Post]

New Jersey NJ Transit, unions preparing for possible March strike that would shut down train service 2016-02-07 [North Jersey]

Arizona Teamsters on strike against US Foods 2016-02-07 [Tucson News]

Nevada IBEW union in Las Vegas backs Bernie Sanders for president 2016-02-07 [The Daily News]

The Working People Weekly List: Federal deportations, TPP 2016-02-07 [AFL-CIO]

Pennsylvania Locked Out Steelworkers Resolved To Get Jobs Back 2016-02-07 [CBS]

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This month in labour history

4-02-1869 IWW and SPUSA leader Big Bill Haywood is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. [more]

4-02-1919 The General Strike Committee meets in Seattle, and makes preparations for an all-out labour stoppage [more]

5-02-1913 17-year-old Ida Braiman is shot dead by a contractor during the garment workers' strike in Rochester, NY. [more]

6-02-1919 A total of 60,000 of Seattle's population of 315,000 join the general strike on its first day [more]

11-02-1937 The 6 week-long sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Michigan ends as GM agrees to recognize the UAW. [more]

12-02-1968 Sanitation workers in Memphis begin a strike for recognition. During this strike Martin Luther King Jr is murdered [more]

14-02-1818 Frederick Douglass is born into slavery in Maryland. He will go on to become a titanic figure in the struggle against slavery, and in favour of universal suffrage and women's rights. [more]

19-02-1986 The Farm Labourers Organizing Committee wins recognition at Campbell's Soup farms after years of struggle [more]

27-02-1939 Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal. [more]