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VIDEO: Want to be happy? Join a Union [AFSCME] 2015-07-05

AFL-CIO leader tries to quell pro-Sanders revolt [Politico] 2015-07-04

Don't equate unions with other political funders [Seacoast Online] 2015-07-04

American Union Leader Trumka Denounces Administration’s Decision to Resume Military Aid to Bahrain [AFL-CIO] 2015-07-03

California Supreme Court to hear California teacher's suit -- a 'life or death' case for unions [LA Times] 2015-07-02

High court could curb union rights [Teamsters] 2015-07-02

The U.S. Must Address Mexico’s Labor Abuses in the TPP [AFL-CIO] 2015-07-02

CWA Pres Joins Bernie Sanders' Campaign, Citing Clinton's Silence On Fast Track [Huffington Post] 2015-07-01

The Rise Of Anti-Union Rhetoric In The 2016 Race [Think Progress] 2015-07-01

The campaign to weaken worker protections [Ctr for Public Integrity] 2015-06-30

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Southwest Airlines, Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Contract 2015-07-05 [WSJ]

Illinois As teachers picket, some worry about special ed cuts 2015-07-05 [Chicao Sun-Times]

Florida Lawmakers enjoy cheap insurance as they debate merits of Medicaid expansion for poor 2015-07-05 [Florida Times-Union]

Florida Labor group wants county to boost starting pay 2015-07-05 [The Gainesville Sun]

New York The Workers Behind WeWork 2015-07-05 [The AWL]

VIDEO: Want to be happy? Join a Union 2015-07-05 [AFSCME]

California Sneak Peak: A History of the California Labor Movement 2015-07-05 [Labor's Edge]

Apps like AirBnB and Uber bad for workers 2015-07-05 [Labor's Edge]

California California Just Got Healthier 6.5 million Californians have access to paid sick leave 2015-07-05 [Labor's Edge]

7 Key Facts to Keep in Mind about Walmart’s 'U.S. Manufacturing Summit' 2015-07-05 [AFL-CIO]

Child Labor in America 100 Years Ago 2015-07-05 [The Atlantic]

Behind Scott Walker, a Longstanding Conservative Alliance Against Unions 2015-07-05 [NY Times]

Happy July 4! Let’s Keep It Made in America 2015-07-04 [AFL-CIO]

California The Hanging Noose And Fighting Racist Terrorism On The Job At SF Recology By IBT 350 Teamster For more info 2015-07-04 [Labor Video Project]

GOP seeks to block new NLRB rules through funding 2015-07-04 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Massachusetts Cross Point cleaning contractor faces NLRB judge Monday 2015-07-04 [Lowell Sun]

Arkansas McDonald's labor hearing set: Board says LR worker fired for union-organizing effort 2015-07-04 [AR Online]

Vermont Farm Labor Groups Make Progress on Wages and Working Conditions 2015-07-04 [NYTimes]

AFL-CIO leader tries to quell pro-Sanders revolt 2015-07-04 [Politico]

Don't equate unions with other political funders 2015-07-04 [Seacoast Online]

Labor Support For Sanders? AFL-CIO Head Tells Local Leaders Not To Endorse Presidential Candidates 2015-07-04 [Int'l Biz Times]

Wisconsin 'It's a very disturbing and cowardly action that guts the open records law with regard to the Legislature itself' 2015-07-04 [Cap Times]

Black unemployment rate falls to 9.5% in June from double digits in May 2015-07-04 [Politics 365]

Interns, Victimized Yet Again 2015-07-04 [NYTimes]

Sanders' Popularity Forces Unusual Move by AFL-CIO: Trumka reminds locals they can't endorese a candidate 2015-07-03 [Newser]

Social Democracy Is 100% American 2015-07-03 [Bill Moyers]

Will the Supreme Court Kill Unions? 2015-07-03 [Diane Ravitch]

New Mexico Day care employees offered teacher union membership 2015-07-03 [KOAT]

Union Workers Protest at Sotheby’s $203.6 Million Contemporary Art Auction 2015-07-03 [Art Forum]

Washington Nurses picket Swedish for increased staffing, higher pay 2015-07-03 [The Business Journal]

Washington Federal mediator to intervene in KapStone talks 2015-07-03 [The Daily News]

New York Cement workers strike, halting construction at 30 NYC sites 2015-07-03 [The Real Deal]

Have You Met Dawn? The Reason We Need New Overtime Rules 2015-07-03 [AFL-CIO]

What’s Going on with Overtime? Glad you Asked 2015-07-03 [AFL-CIO]

Washington As contract expires, union health care workers picket Swedish 2015-07-03 [Issaquah Sammamish Reporter]

Politico union advocate not appeased by snack bar 2015-07-03 [Washington Post]

Wisconsin Obama offers competing economic vision to Walker's 2015-07-03 [CNN]

Wisconsin Obama touts OT plan 2015-07-03 [WMUR]

Union drive gains momentum in online media 2015-07-03 [CBS]

Salon staff votes to unionize 2015-07-03 [CNN]

Wisconsin Milwaukee County bus drivers strike, scrambling morning commute for thousands 2015-07-03 [Star Tribune]

Colorado Supervisors in Aspen bus system want union election 2015-07-03 [Aspen Times]

U.S. joblessness falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat 2015-07-03 [Portland Press Herald]

California AFSCME union prepares for potential layoffs 2015-07-03 [Times-Standard]

Illinois AFSCME union prepares for potential layoffs at Eastern IL Univ 2015-07-03 [Daily Eastern News]

Ohio Streetcar vote coming Monday; judge denies union's request 2015-07-03 [WCPO]

Navy triples maternity leave to 18 weeks for women 2015-07-03 [Reuters]

CWA wins, announces T-Mobile to offer workers paid parental leave 2015-07-03 [The Hill]

Jobs Numbers Deceiving As Workers’ Wages Continue to Suffer 2015-07-03 [AFL-CIO]

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This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]