District of Columbia Federal contractors strike, call on Obama to do more

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Connecticut Home Care Workers Thank Union, Hope For More Progress 2014-07-31 [Hartford Courant]

Executive Council Says New Coal Dust Standard Will ‘Save Miners’ Lives’ 2014-07-31 [AFL-CIO]

USW condemns GOP Senators for blocking ‘Bring Jobs Home Act’ 2014-07-31 [USW]

McDonalds loses BIG at the National Labor Relations Board 2014-07-30 [Blue Nation Review]

Machinist union sues NASA administrator, contractors over $1.37B contract 2014-07-30 [Washington Business Journal]

Low-wage federal contract workers demonstrate for hourly pay raise, collective bargaining 2014-07-30 [Washington Business Journal]

Teachers at California Virtual Academies (CAVA), an online charter school affiliated with K12, Inc. affiliate with CA Teachers Association For more info 2014-07-30 [CTA]

McDonald’s Ruling Could Open Door for Unions 2014-07-30 [New York Times]

McDonald’s Told It Has Responsibility Over Store Workers 2014-07-30 [Bloomberg]

Fast food workers score a big win against McDonald’s 2014-07-30 [Washington Post]

A grim long-term outlook for retail ... workers 2014-07-30 [CNBC]

New Jersey Nursing home workers threaten strike 2014-07-30 [Today]

District of Columbia Federal contractors strike, call on Obama to do more 2014-07-30 [MSNBC]

TUE JUL 29, 2014 AT 05:32 PM CDT Fred Wright: Labor Laffs for the Working Class For more info 2014-07-30 [Daily Kos]

AFGE Thanks Senator Sanders for Securing Emergency Funding for VA's Staffing Emergency 2014-07-29 [AFGE]

Florida 61% of Palm Coast’s Blue-Collar Workers Unionize, Citing City’s Inattention to Grievances 2014-07-29 [Flagler Live]

Minnesota Lawsuit filed ahead of PCA union vote 2014-07-29 [MPR]

New Mexico Union Rejects Second Hospital Contract Offer 2014-07-29 [The Reporter]

California Labor board orders L.A. to rescind pension cuts for new workers 2014-07-29 [The Times]

New York Countdown to Lockout for Unions at the Met 2014-07-29 [The Times]

Illinois Union Workers At Skokie Moving Company Strike Over Sluggish Contract Talks 2014-07-29 [The Progress]

James Connolly influenced by Irish born US labour activist 2014-07-29 [irishtimes.com]

Illinois Workers protest over bathroom rights 2014-07-29 [WGN]

Illinois Chicago Rail Car Bidders Must File U.S. Jobs Plan 2014-07-29 [AFL-CIO]

The Top 10 Reasons Why Some Folks Claim We Don't Need Unions Anymore. Bless Their Hearts 2014-07-29 [AFL-CIO]

Labor Talks at U.S. West Coast Ports Set to Resume Aug. 4 2014-07-29 [Bloomberg]

Illinois D86 board to teachers: Promise you won't strike 2014-07-28 [The Tribune]

New York Carwash workers say they will unionize 2014-07-28 [Carwash]

House Bill Would Make Union Organizing a Civil Right 2014-07-28 [The Nation]

Maryland Union asks for job guarantees for concession workers at BWI 2014-07-28 [The Gazette]

Tennessee Minority union at Volkswagen, for now 2014-07-28 [Facing South]

Tennessee Memphis personnel call in sick as unions test new tactic to stop cuts 2014-07-28 [CEO]

Virginia Janitors at Fort Belvoir could walk off the job tomorrow 2014-07-28 [The Business Journal]

Fast-food workers intensify union fight for $15 an hour 2014-07-28 [NY Times]

Asarco/Grupo Mexico workers to rally for a fair contract Monday 2014-07-28 [USW]

Illinois Chicagoans prepare to take back their city: 
A view from the West Side For more info 2014-07-28 [Daily Kos]

New Jersey For Christie, reducing pension benefits could be toughest challenge yet 2014-07-28 [NJ.com]

Washington $1.3M settlement reached for county workers over health benefits 2014-07-28 [The Herald]

Fast-food workers step up fair pay protests 2014-07-28 [The Independent]

Union: No Progress in FairPoint Contract Talks 2014-07-28 [MPR]

New Mexico Workers at Christus St. Vincent again soundly reject contract offer 2014-07-28 [The Journal]

New Mexico Union withdraws threat of nurses’ strike 2014-07-28 [KRQE]

Union membership continues to shrink 2014-07-28 [NY Times]

Tennessee A minority union at VW for now 2014-07-28 [Labor Notes]

New York Lockout threat at the Met 2014-07-27 [AP]

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience in fight for higher wages 2014-07-27 [NBC]

Birth of a Union: The First Nationwide Fast Food Workers Convention is Underway 2014-07-27 [Vice]

Arizona SunTran workers ready to go on strike 2014-07-27 [NBC]

SEIU president Mary Kay Henry: Fast food strikes have raised wages for millions 2014-07-27 [MSNBC]

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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]