The Labor Movement and Low Wages in America: What the AFL-CIO Did Not Say About Raising Wages

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The Labor Movement and Low Wages in America: What the AFL-CIO Did Not Say About Raising Wages 2015-01-25 [Global Research]

Transport › Airlines American Airlines’ Maintenance Workers Claim Airline Lax on Safety 2015-01-24 [Associated Press]

Illinois Local Union in Fear of Dissolving 2015-01-24 [NBC]

Connecticut Teamsters’ Sikorsky workers union leaders deposed after probe 2015-01-24 [New Haven Register]

ILWU and Pacific Maritime Association face-off after 9 months of negotiations 2015-01-24 [Labor Notes]

Bullying of workers is crippling to unions 2015-01-24 [Berkshire Eagle]

Michigan State union membership dropped significantly in 2014, first full year under right-to-work law 2015-01-24 [MLive]

Oregon How the Oregonian stretched facts to argue that a massive minimum wage increase wouldn’t help workers 2015-01-24 [nwLaborPress]

Union Files Four-­Count Lawsuit Against American Airlines, Inc. In The United States Court Of The Northern District Of Illinois Alleging Violations Of The Railway Labor Act 2015-01-24 [TWU Local 591]

Union: American Airlines Pressuring Mechanics on Safety 2015-01-24 [ABC]

Union membership jumps in Oregon while it stays flat nationally 2015-01-24 [Oregon Live]

California UC doctors plan 1-day strike for Tuesday 2015-01-24 [CW6]

Americans' Views on 10 Key State of the Union Proposals, according to Gallop 2015-01-24 [Democratic Underground]

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Annual Union Membership Report 2015-01-24 [eNews Park Forest]

West Coast seaport talks resuming after hiatus, rallies 2015-01-24 [Union-Bulletin]

Labor woes under the Golden Arches 2015-01-24 [Island Packet]

18,000 California Nurses Win Stronger Patient Care, Workplace Protections in New Kaiser Pact 2015-01-24 [AFL-CIO]

Texas Mechanics sue American Airlines, say managers were pressuring them to cut corners on safety, ‘commit maintenance fraud’ 2015-01-24 [Dallas Morning News]

New York Workers at Park Slope car wash are the 10th in the city to join RWDSU 2015-01-24 [NY Daily News]

Illinois Nurses’ union to vote on strike against UCMC 2015-01-24 [The Chicago Maroon]

What’s in the State of the Union for Young Workers? 2015-01-24 [AFL-CIO]

Union Plus Scholarship Deadline Is Jan. 31 2015-01-24 [AFL-CIO]

Arkansas Fort Smith plant lays off 120 employees, suspends manufacturing 2015-01-24 [Bakken]

Bottom Up History 2015-01-23 [CounterPunch]

Talks over new labor contract for West Coast seaports go on 1-day hiatus as workers rally 2015-01-23 [Star Tribune]

Union Faces Fresh Questions in West Coast Longshore Standoff 2015-01-23 [Labor Notes]

Republicans Have Found a New Way to Attack the Obama Economy: Labor Force Participation Rate 2015-01-23 [TNR]

Senate Dems defend speedier union elections 2015-01-23 [The Hill]

Prevailing wage emerges as unions' next big battle 2015-01-23 [Kokomo Tribune]

West Coast seaport talks resuming after hiatus, rallies 2015-01-23 [Times Union]

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Rules That School Reform Commission May Not Cancel Teachers Contract For more info 2015-01-23 [Diane Ravitch]

A Curriculum of United States Labor History for Teachers 2015-01-23 [NEA]

Target severance package leaves bad taste 2015-01-23 [News Cut]

Why These 5 Companies Are Laying Off Thousands of Workers 2015-01-23 [TIME]

Five Causes of Wage Stagnation in the United States 2015-01-22 [AFL-CIO]

New York Cuomo takes aim at teachers 2015-01-22 [Daily Star]

New York ‘Top Chef’ Tom Colicchio gets skewered in new labor lawsuit 2015-01-22 [NYPost]

Illinois Lawyers contesting Illinois pension reform law seek extension 2015-01-22 [NWHerald]

Maryland Goucher College Adjuncts Expect Union Victory As Organizing Spreads 2015-01-22 [In These Times]

Wisconsin Another political storm gathering over the Capitol: Right-To-Work debate could come soon 2015-01-22 [FOX6]

Minnesota Cass board OKs two union contracts 2015-01-22 [Brainerd Dispatch]

Kentucky Outlooks vary on local laws as several Kentucky counties pass right-to-work ordinances, others seem wary, uninterested 2015-01-22 [Glasgow Daily Times]

New York Parents and Educators Call for Independent Investigation of Cuomo For more info 2015-01-22 [Diane Ravitch]

New York Cuomo's Endgame for Breaking the Teachers Union and Dismantling the State's Public School System 2015-01-22 [Clemsy's Corner]

New York Cuomo Wants Test Scores to Count for 50% of Teacher Evaluation For more info 2015-01-22 [Diane Ravitch]

Refinery workers, oil firms start talks for new contract 2015-01-22 [Reuters]

Washington Boeing unions seek conditions on $8.7 billion in tax credits 2015-01-22 [Reuters]

King’s staunch opposition to 'right-to-work' laws inconvenient part of his legacy for some 2015-01-22 [Cap Times]

Colorado Republicans vote to end Pay Equity Commission 2015-01-22 [FOX31]

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This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]