MeToo's hidden activists? Working class women

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PATCO Striike Documentary Movie 2018-09-25 [PATCO]

It’s no wonder prisons are in crisis. Inmates are humans, too 2018-09-25 [Guardian]

How Unions Can Solve the Housing Crisis 2018-09-25 [In These Times]

Illinois Workers at Hotel Allegro, Hotel Palomar reach agreement to end strike 2018-09-25 [WLS Chicago]

Pennsylvania UPMC workers to participate in one-day strike on Oct. 4 2018-09-25 [Pittsburgh City Paper]

Hotel Workers Fret Over a New Rival: Alexa at the Front Desk 2018-09-25 [New York Times]

Illinois Chicago: Kimpton hotel workers ratify contract, leaving 17 hotels where workers are still on strike 2018-09-25 [Chicago Tribune]

How Restaurants Get Away With Stealing Millions From Workers Every Year 2018-09-25 [Eater]

Why Gig Workers Are Now Looking for More Traditional Jobs 2018-09-25 [AP via Inc.]

The Best Way for Democrats to Win Working-Class Voters 2018-09-25 [New York Times]

Teachers’ Strikes May Reinvigorate US Labor Movement 2018-09-25 [Consortium News]

MeToo's hidden activists? Working class women 2018-09-25 [The Guardian]

Illinois More Than A Dozen Chicago Hotel Workers On Strike For Third Week 2018-09-24 [2 CBS Chicago]

Alberta Representatives of U.S. nurses’ union visit Alberta to see public health care in operation 2018-09-24 [UNA]

California Disneyland Resort hotel workers approve a new contract with a $15-an-hour minimum wage 2018-09-24 [LATimes]

#MeToo meets the #FightFor15 as McDonald's workers walk out over sexual harassment 2018-09-24 [Boing-Boing]

Michigan Snyder considers use of National Guard as scabs for road projects amid labor dispute 2018-09-24 [Crain]

AFGE reignites executive order legal dispute with new contempt motion against VA 2018-09-24 [WTOP]

Virginia In *Hog Wild,* how pork workers took on an anti-union behemoth 2018-09-23 [Virginia-Pilot]

California San Francisco Labor Council Supports the Driscoll Boycott Global Day of Action 2018-09-23 [IndyBay]

Low Unemployment, Stagnant Wages Bring Renewed Labor Strife 2018-09-23 [WSJ]

Contract Expires for 200K Postal Workers, Negotiations Extended a Month 2018-09-23 [Gov Exec]

Kentucky Bourbon maker Four Roses reaches deal to two week settle strike 2018-09-23 [News Tribune]

Michigan Contractors, union in road dispute agree to meet Gov Snyder 2018-09-23 [WILX]

Pennsylvania Labor groups treat local veterans to cookout 2018-09-23 [Citizens' Voice]

Michigan Meeting planned in roads lockout 2018-09-23 [Daily News]

Washington Kelso's recovery from 2015 teacher strike may guide Longview 2018-09-23 [TDN]

Wisconsin Ron Gregory: Will state's educators remember in November? 2018-09-23 [Herald-Dispatch]

New Jersey Rutgers workers rally in New Brunswick for contract negotiations 2018-09-23 [My Central Jersey]

Kentucky Local teachers, unions renew vow to Remember-in-November 2018-09-23 [Messenger-Inquirer]

Louisiana Kennedy wants unclaimed retirement funds sent to states 2018-09-23 [Albany Times Union]

Walmart discriminated against pregnant workers, federal agency says 2018-09-23 [KVOA]

Illinois Striking workers approve new contract with two more hotels 2018-09-23 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Millenials united: Labor unions enjoy a youthful surge 2018-09-23 [OZY]

Massachusetts Teachers union hands out free books at Back to School Fair 2018-09-23 [Boston Herald]

Lois Gray, ‘amazing force’ at ILR School, dies at 94 2018-09-23 [The Chronicle]

Illinois Building Bridges: #MeToo: McDonald’s Workers Strike to End Sexual Harassment For more info 2018-09-22 [WBAI Radio]

New York Law360 Workers Get Union Cash in Push for Contract 2018-09-22 [Bloomberg]

Inside the Effort to Organize Freelance Journalists 2018-09-22 [Talk Poverty]

It's Down to the Wire in Tense Talks at Health Care Giant Kaiser 2018-09-22 [Labour Notes]

California Sun-Maid raisin employees still on strike over health care costs 2018-09-22 [ABC]

West Virginia West Virginia Teachers Launch Rank-and-File Caucus: WV United 2018-09-22 [Labor Notes]

Senators to Betsy DeVos: Stop Violating Workers Rights 2018-09-22 [Longview News-Jrnl]

Unions Accuse Trump Administration of Circumventing Court Order Through Bargaining 2018-09-22 [Gov Exec]

Michigan Union, MITA agree to face-to-face talks in ongoing roadwork dispute 2018-09-22 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

Kentucky Bourbon maker Four Roses reaches deal to settle two week strike 2018-09-22 [Bluefield Daily Telegraph]

California Uber Presses 9th Circ. To Undo Driver Misclassification Suits 2018-09-22 [Law360]

Walmart discriminated against pregnant workers, federal agency says 2018-09-22 [CNN]

Workers Overdose on the Job, and Employers Struggle to Respond 2018-09-22 [NYTimes]

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This month in labour history

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]