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Minnesota Labor Day reminds us what’s at stake in November 2014-08-30 [Union Advocate]

Labor Day by the numbers 2014-08-30 [KY3]

Labor Day Reads: They Worked Hard for the Money 2014-08-30 [Parade]

New York Labor Day parade promotes workers’ rights 2014-08-30 [D&C]

Right wing launches misguided protest against Labor Day 2014-08-30 [Seattle Times]

Pennsylvania Woman found dead in SUV in public parking lots between jobs to get a few hours of sleep 2014-08-30 [NBC Philadelphia]

California Salinas Farm Workers, The UFWA And The Filipino Farmworkers In The 1930's For more info 2014-08-29 [Labor Video Project]

Why Labor Day Matters 2014-08-29 [Berkshire Eagle]

Why Fight for Unions? So We Can Fight an Economy Rigged Against Us 2014-08-29 [Huffington Post]

Nebraska Nebraska law too lenient on fake firearms, Omaha police union says For more info 2014-08-29 [Omaha World Herald]

Pennsylvania Rivers Casino workers continue fight for union 2014-08-29 [Pittsburgh City Paper]

Working-class heroes: 10 films that celebrate the American worker for Labor Day, from 'On the Waterfront' to 'Office Space' 2014-08-29 []

Americans Approve of Unions but Support *Right to Work*: Union approval at 53% while 71% favor right-to-work laws 2014-08-29 [Gallup]

Florida The spotlight shines on the Fair Food Standards Council in must-read piece in Sarasota Magazine 2014-08-29 [CIW]

California Unions escalate fight with Garcetti over Employee Relations Board 2014-08-29 [LATimes]

California Labor support for paid sick leave measure falters 2014-08-29 [LATimes]

New Jersey Faith, labor, and civil rights leaders convene in Camden to demand justice for Michael Brown 2014-08-29 [Politicker NJ]

New York Differences resolved as Auburn, police union reach agreement on new labor contract 2014-08-29 [Auburn Pub]

New York School labor dispute settled 2014-08-29 [Times Union]

California Farm worker faces No. 2 Republican for House seat 2014-08-29 [Times Union]

Maryland Fast-Food Workers Bite Back at Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shops 2014-08-29 [In These Times]

Massachusetts Springfield City Council approves pay raises, contract for city laborers union 2014-08-29 [Mass Live]

History of the American Labor Day 2014-08-29 [Journal Review]

Thank a union worker 2014-08-29 [Hillsboro Tribune]

It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage 2014-08-28 [Jewish Labor Committee]

US Bishiops focus on youth unemployment in Labor Day statement 2014-08-28 [USCCB]

US Catholic Bishops issue 2014 Labor Day statement 2014-08-28 [America Magazine]

Ban the box: A Labor Day gift for those who long to labor 2014-08-28 [America Magazine]

How to pass our extra Labor Day hours? By watching films made about the labor movement 2014-08-28 [Register-Mail]

New labor movement needed to regain our democracy 2014-08-28 [Seattle Times]

Massachusetts Stoughton's 15-month contract battle featured in the newest MTA Today 2014-08-28 [MTA]

Minnesota ‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police 2014-08-28 [Labor Notes]

Massachusetts EMS, City Hall reach 15-percent contract deal 2014-08-28 [Boston Herald]

California The State Worker: The bigger meaning of state labor contracts 2014-08-28 [Fresno Bee]

California Protesters should be Given a little more Time at CHSWC Meetings 2014-08-28 [Indybay]

North Carolina Diesel engine plant workers win wage boost w/o a union 2014-08-28 [Labor Notes]

What Is Labor Day About? 7 Historical Facts About Celebration Of American Movement 2014-08-28 [Latin Times]

Texas Court rules against FedEx in drivers' labor case 2014-08-28 [Times Union]

Mississippi Stand with Nissan workers on Labor Day 2014-08-28 [Clarion-Ledger]

Florida Miami-Dade reaches tentative contract deals with 2 more labor unions 2014-08-28 [Miami Herald]

California Oakland Activists ‘Block the Boat’ for Three Days Running 2014-08-28 [In These Times]

Why Unions Work 2014-08-28 [Leo Weekly]

Massachusetts Fighting for Quality Public Education in Massachusetts 2014-08-27 [Talking Union]

Missouri Building Bridges Radio: From Ferguson to Staten Island Building Resistance to Police Terror For more info 2014-08-27 [WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report]

Illinois History Instructor on the Chicago Clique and the War on Public Education 2014-08-27 [Diane Ravitch]

New York NY Regents: Test Scores Should Be 40% of Teacher Evaluation 2014-08-27 [Diane Ravitch]

Union Wins Documents in Row Over Staples-Post Office Deal 2014-08-27 [WSJ]

District of Columbia GOP leader says Labor Dept. is wasting tax money 2014-08-27 [Times Union]

New York NYC strikes labor deal, settles equal pay suit 2014-08-27 [NJ Herald]

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This month in labour history

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]