The Trump Administration’s War on Workers

Other news

Building Bridges: Puerto Rico Unions Fight Privatization of Schools and Public Power Company For more info 2018-02-21 [WBAI Radio]

Kentucky Unions Appeal RTW 2018-02-21 [Wash Free Beacon]

Labor Reprieve Is Over as U.S. Supreme Court Case Targets Fees 2018-02-21 [Bloomberg]

California OSHA Whistleblowers And SF Hunters Point Shipyard Cover-up For more info 2018-02-21 [WorkWeek Radio]

Solidarity with American unions facing dangerous Janus vs AFSCME Supreme Court case 2018-02-21 [PSI]

Who will be hurt most if Supreme Court rules against public unions? 2018-02-20 [Daily Kos]

Trumka: Labor has a special responsibility to stop sexual harassment 2018-02-20 [Labors Edge]

Michigan Detroit Families, Students, and Teachers Speak Out Against So-Called Choice 2018-02-20 [Diane Ravitch]

Georgia Bulldog 93.3 refuses to advertise Univ GA union, criticized by community 2018-02-20 [Red &Black]

Georgia Healthcare workers to protest Dignity mega-merger Tuesday at Mercy Hospital Southwest 2018-02-20 [Bakersfield]

Maine Hannaford distribution workers reject contract offer, authorize strike 2018-02-20 [WGME]

Florida Orlando unions file federal complaint against Disney for withholding bonuses 2018-02-20 [Orlando Weekly]

Dozens of Companies Are Using Facebook to Exclude Older Workers From Job Ads 2018-02-20 [ProPublica]

Federal budget bill contained provision to establish a select congressional committee to rescue union-boss multiemployer pension plans 2018-02-20 [NY Times]

Florida Disney unions file complaint to fight for $1,000 bonus 2018-02-20 [Orlando Sentinel]

This Supreme Court Case Is The Biggest Threat To Organized Labor In Years 2018-02-19 [Huff Post]

Maine 250 Hannaford workers to go on strike 2018-02-19 [Albany Times Union]

Coal’s Continuing Decline: Coal-fired power is in trouble and probably won’t be reasserting itself in the US 2018-02-19 [NYTimes]

The Trump Administration’s War on Workers 2018-02-19 [George Wash Univ]

New York Coworking options expanding: Shared workspace is alternative to working from home 2018-02-19 [Albany Times Union]

Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding case 2018-02-19 [Seattle Times]

West Virginia Charleston WV teachers prepare for work stoppage 2018-02-19 [WTRF]

Virginia State House embraces Medicaid expansion in budget 2018-02-19 [Albany Times Union]

Missouri Wash Univ Grad Workers Union rallies, advocates for summer funding, more leave 2018-02-19 [Student Life]

Nebraska Health care premiums, deductibles are going up for Omaha firefighters 2018-02-19 [Omaha World-Herald]

Maine MeToo movement comes to Augusta 2018-02-19 [Press Herald]

Tips should belong to workers, not their bosses 2018-02-19 [Wash Post]

UAW moves beyond auto industry to colleges, expands by nearly 70K members 2018-02-19 [Detroit Free Press]

How much do workers owe the unions that bargain for them? 2018-02-19 [Pacific Standard]

Minnesota Nurses Association approve of new Red Wing labor contract 2018-02-19 [Red Wing Republican Eagle]

Nevada Parking Valets at Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Win Strong Teamster Contract 2018-02-19 [Teamsters]

Teamsters Leader Condemns Inaction in Helping Dreamers 2018-02-19 [Inside Sources]

New York Scaffold Law helps keep construction sites safe 2018-02-19 [Albany Times Union]

Florida Contribute to Relief for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Community 2018-02-19 [AFT]

New York Nurses House in Guilderland helps nurses in financial need 2018-02-19 [Albany Times Union]

Apr 20: National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools 2018-02-19 [Network for Public Ed]

RTW just means fewer rights for workers 2018-02-19 [Albuquerque Journal]

Florida State House takes on teacher unions ... again 2018-02-19 [St Augustine Record]

Ohio Shaker Hts is one of the richest school systems in the country. Its schools and teachers union just okayed a 3-yr contract, 2 percent annual raises 2018-02-19 [Cleveland]

New York Airline Catering Workers Demand Better Wages At Newark, JFK, LGA 2018-02-19 [Hoboken Patch]

Wyoming Bill seeks work requirements for some Medicaid recipients 2018-02-19 [Albany Times Union]

West Virginia Local teachers attend rally in Charleston, prepare for work stoppage 2018-02-19 [WTRF]

The Robots Are Coming for Garment Workers 2018-02-18 [MSN]

Trump ambassador pick faced complaints from female workers: report 2018-02-18 [The Hill]

West Virginia Thousands of teachers attend rally 2018-02-18 [WSAZ]

Henry Ford and Elon Musk — Business Practices, Anti-Union Views, Innovations, and Satire 2018-02-18 [Clean Technica]

Behind the minimum wage fight, a sweeping failure to enforce the law 2018-02-18 [Politico]

Texas Father killed after getting caught in industrial shredder 2018-02-17 [WCVB]

Trump Infrastructure Plan Is Great, Unless You Want Actually Functioning Infrastructure: Private partnership model will pour public funds into corporate coffers 2018-02-17 [The Nation]

[More News]

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]