Senate Democrats Stand Up For Speedier Union Elections

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Pennsylvania Philadelphia Warns Teachers of Disciplinary Actions if They Inform Parents of Opt Out Right 2015-01-26 [Diane Ravitch]

If Labor Dies- What is Next ? 2015-01-26 [Talking Union]

Virginia Is Ronald McDonald Racist? 2015-01-26 [In These Times]

Navigating Union Representation 2015-01-26 [CounterPunch]

Businesses support state takeover of OSHA enforcement 2015-01-26 [Times Union]

The state of the unions: Membership is up, but density still drops 2015-01-26 [Washington Post]

Senate Democrats Stand Up For Speedier Union Elections 2015-01-26 [Huffington Post]

Minnesota Slight decrease in state union membership in 2014 2015-01-26 [Workday MN]

Florida Citizens Co-op union rehires workers, controversy resolved 2015-01-26 [Alligator]

Michigan State union membership dropped significantly in 2014, first full year under right-to-work law 2015-01-26 [MLive]

California Brown, employee unions set to tangle over health insurance 2015-01-26 [Sacramento Bee]

American Airlines Pressuring Mechanics on Safety 2015-01-26 [Aviation Pros]

Pennsylvania Scranton labor contracts include arbitration rulings, settlement 2015-01-26 [Times-Tribune]

Union sends messages of frustration in U.S. refinery contract talks 2015-01-26 [Reuters]

PETITION: The TPP will hurt working families by shipping jobs overseas and rolling back Wall Street reforms. We want you to vote NO on 'fast tracking' the TPP 2015-01-26 [Working Families]

Looming labor showdown in Detroit over the two-tier wage system will be an important battleground in the future of labor relations 2015-01-26 [Workforce]

California Democratic Party Mayor Garcetti of Los Angeles seeks to cut civilian injury-leave pay about 25% 2015-01-26 [LATimes]

Union says U.S. refinery workers contract talks moving slowly 2015-01-26 [Reuters]

ALEC Forces the Question: Will Labor Really Go Local? 2015-01-26 [TruthOut]

Labor report: Union workers make more, U.S. membership down, NY rates highest 2015-01-26 [ABC]

The Labor Movement and Low Wages in America: What the AFL-CIO Did Not Say About Raising Wages 2015-01-25 [Global Research]

Transport › Airlines American Airlines’ Maintenance Workers Claim Airline Lax on Safety 2015-01-24 [Associated Press]

Illinois Local Union in Fear of Dissolving 2015-01-24 [NBC]

Connecticut Teamsters’ Sikorsky workers union leaders deposed after probe 2015-01-24 [New Haven Register]

ILWU and Pacific Maritime Association face-off after 9 months of negotiations 2015-01-24 [Labor Notes]

Bullying of workers is crippling to unions 2015-01-24 [Berkshire Eagle]

Oregon How the Oregonian stretched facts to argue that a massive minimum wage increase wouldn’t help workers 2015-01-24 [nwLaborPress]

Union Files Four-­Count Lawsuit Against American Airlines, Inc. In The United States Court Of The Northern District Of Illinois Alleging Violations Of The Railway Labor Act 2015-01-24 [TWU Local 591]

Union: American Airlines Pressuring Mechanics on Safety 2015-01-24 [ABC]

Union membership jumps in Oregon while it stays flat nationally 2015-01-24 [Oregon Live]

California UC doctors plan 1-day strike for Tuesday 2015-01-24 [CW6]

Americans' Views on 10 Key State of the Union Proposals, according to Gallop 2015-01-24 [Democratic Underground]

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Annual Union Membership Report 2015-01-24 [eNews Park Forest]

West Coast seaport talks resuming after hiatus, rallies 2015-01-24 [Union-Bulletin]

Labor woes under the Golden Arches 2015-01-24 [Island Packet]

18,000 California Nurses Win Stronger Patient Care, Workplace Protections in New Kaiser Pact 2015-01-24 [AFL-CIO]

Texas Mechanics sue American Airlines, say managers were pressuring them to cut corners on safety, ‘commit maintenance fraud’ 2015-01-24 [Dallas Morning News]

New York Workers at Park Slope car wash are the 10th in the city to join RWDSU 2015-01-24 [NY Daily News]

Illinois Nurses’ union to vote on strike against UCMC 2015-01-24 [The Chicago Maroon]

What’s in the State of the Union for Young Workers? 2015-01-24 [AFL-CIO]

Union Plus Scholarship Deadline Is Jan. 31 2015-01-24 [AFL-CIO]

Arkansas Fort Smith plant lays off 120 employees, suspends manufacturing 2015-01-24 [Bakken]

Bottom Up History 2015-01-23 [CounterPunch]

Talks over new labor contract for West Coast seaports go on 1-day hiatus as workers rally 2015-01-23 [Star Tribune]

Union Faces Fresh Questions in West Coast Longshore Standoff 2015-01-23 [Labor Notes]

Republicans Have Found a New Way to Attack the Obama Economy: Labor Force Participation Rate 2015-01-23 [TNR]

Senate Dems defend speedier union elections 2015-01-23 [The Hill]

Prevailing wage emerges as unions' next big battle 2015-01-23 [Kokomo Tribune]

West Coast seaport talks resuming after hiatus, rallies 2015-01-23 [Times Union]

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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]

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

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

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

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]