AFSCME Pres Lee Saunders to UNCF: “A Principle Is a Terrible Thing to Waste”

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California Railroad Worker Jen Wallis On Health And Safety, Rail Labor, One Man Crews And Warren Buffet For more info 2014-07-22 [Labor Video Project]

Ohio Little progress in negotiations despite management changes at PSC Metals 2014-07-22 [USW]

International Trade Commission votes to move forward on passenger vehicle and light truck tire antidumping and countervailing duty case against China 2014-07-22 [USW]

Is this U.S. coal giant funding violent union intimidation in Colombia? 2014-07-22 [The Centre for Public Integrity]

New York Citywide healthcare workers' strike averted as tentative agreement is reached 2014-07-22 [silive.com]

Why Grocery Store Workers Are Making Less While Big Chains Clean Up 2014-07-22 [PRN FM Progressive Radio Network]

New Jersey Workers At A Subway Sandwich Shop in Bloomsbury, N.J. Vote To Unionize 2014-07-22 [Huffington Post]

Man behind college football union ruling works to protect those without a voice 2014-07-22 [Columbus CEO]

Arthur Goldstein: Why Good Teachers Need Tenure Too 2014-07-22 [Diane Ravitch]

AFSCME Pres Lee Saunders to UNCF: “A Principle Is a Terrible Thing to Waste” 2014-07-22 [Diane Ravitch]

11 million workers ready to be ripped off 2014-07-22 [Statesman Journal]

New York Paul Bray: Troy's union history past comes alive 2014-07-22 [Times Union]

Climate Campaign Tipping Point? Unions Get on Board 2014-07-21 [Labor Notes]

District of Columbia White House honors labor leader who led minimum wage fight 2014-07-21 [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]

North Carolina North Carolina Grower Punches Farm Labor Organizer on Video 2014-07-21 [Talking Union]

North Carolina Legacy of Inequality and Inequalityin North Carolina Tobacco Fields 2014-07-21 [Talking Union]

Rhode Island Trades council endorses Raimondo for governor 2014-07-21 [The Journal]

Florida St. Pete mayor against city workers' unionization push 2014-07-21 [Insurance News Net]

American reaches agreements with US Airways union workers 2014-07-21 [The Business Journal]

Alaska North Pacific Fuel employees picket, file charges following firing 2014-07-21 [The Times]

New Mexico Hospital workers reject contract offer, plan to issue strike notice 2014-07-21 [The New Mexican]

Union: Preliminary vote favors strike at Fairpoint 2014-07-21 [WPTZ]

Bruce Baker: Why Vergara Precedent Makes No Sense in New York 2014-07-21 [Diane Ravitch]

166 years After Seneca Falls, Working Women Live the Legacy of Collective Action 2014-07-21 [AFL-CIO]

Why parents should not fear teacher tenure 2014-07-21 [DCGEducator]

Alabama Michelle Rhee’s StudentsFirst Targets Alabama 2014-07-21 [Diane Ravitch]

New York Cuomo’s Democratic Challenger Opposes Common Core 2014-07-21 [Diane Ravitch]

New Jersey Camden builds $82m sports facility and lays off hundreds of school teachers 2014-07-21 [Diane Ravitch]

Florida Disney reaches tentative contract agreement with unions 2014-07-21 [Insurance Newsnet]

New Data Show Faster Job Growth in States With Higher Minimum Wage 2014-07-21 [Time]

North Dakota More women looking for work in the oil industry 2014-07-21 [Times Union]

California Contract negotiations scheduled between Food 4 Less, employee union 2014-07-21 [Press-Enterprise]

Colorado JBS, union reach tentative labor agreement to avert strike 2014-07-20 [Insurance News Net]

US Unions Get Sanctions Imposed on Swaziland Over Abuses of Labour Rights 2014-07-20 [The Observer]

New Jersey Workers seek to keep Atlantic City casinos open 2014-07-20 [The Gazette-Journal]

Alaska North Pacific Fuel employees picket, file charges following firing 2014-07-20 [The Times]

Defending Trade Unions While the Justices Are Away 2014-07-20 [Huffington Post]

North Carolina FLOC leader, British allies take fight for migrant workers to N.C. 2014-07-20 [The Blade]

FairPoint employees give union leaders authorization to strike 2014-07-20 [The Post-Herald]

How ‘corporate responsibility’ campaigns can actually end up hurting workers 2014-07-20 [The Nation]

A Message from President Obama to AFSCME Members - Keep Up The Fight for Working People 2014-07-20 [AFSCME]

New York Bloody Friday at Zuckerman’s Daily News, With 17 Editorial Layoffs 2014-07-19 [Jewish Business News]

Rep. Keith Ellison wants to make union organizing a civil right 2014-07-19 [MSNBC]

Why a win for anti-choice protesters might also strengthen workers’ rights to strike 2014-07-19 [The Nation]

Jobs Gone Bad: Reality TV Workers Organize 2014-07-19 [Labor Notes]

North Carolina FLOC Launches Ambitious Plans in Tobacco Fields 2014-07-19 [Labor Notes]

New York Union files paperwork seeking to organize nurses at St. Mary's in Amsterdam 2014-07-19 [The Business Review]

Teachers Union Conventions Reflect Common (Core) Frustrations 2014-07-19 [Labor Notes]

New York Tops workers approve three-year contract 2014-07-19 [The News]

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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]