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Why We Don’t Want a Fast Track Trade Deal: It Will Lower Wages [AFL-CIO] 2014-10-31

RN Ebola Strike, National Day of Action for Ebola Safety Standards Coast to Coast Nov. 12 [National Nurses United] 2014-10-31

Fight is on for stable hours [Labor Notes]  ActNOW!  2014-10-30

#ChangeZara - sign our petition for Zara workers in USA! [UNI Global Union]  ActNOW!  2014-10-29

Meet The Hedge Fund Wiz Kid Who’s Shrinking America’s Pensions [Think Progress] 2014-10-29

TIME magazine must apologize to teachers - sign here [AFT] 2014-10-28

The myth of ‘right-to-work’ propaganda [Delaware Online] 2014-10-26

Your Donations to Ebola Fund Reach Thousands of Workers [Solidarity Center] 2014-10-24

American Democracy Group Rebuts Hong Kong Meddling Allegations Targeting HKCTU [VOA] 2014-10-23

NHS must be protected from impact of trade deal says Nurse Union [Royal College of Nursing] 2014-10-23

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'I get up every morning, and I try to figure out how to screw with the labor unions.' 2014-10-31 [The Hill]

Kentucky McConnell victory could make Kentucky right-to-work 2014-10-31 [Politico]

NEW ENGLAND | FairPoint Communications to end health care benefits for strikers 2014-10-31 [Portland Press Herald]

Working full-time and yet still needing public benefits--Leading expert urges McDonald’s to come to the table 2014-10-31 [Salon]

California High-rise developer in Berkeley to use 100% union labor 2014-10-31 [Berkeleyside]

Massachusetts BU reaches agreement with union, avoids strike 2014-10-31 [Boston Biz Journal]

California Immigrant Recycling Workers Win Strike, Union Drive in East Bay 2014-10-31 [In These Times]

Illinois Divvy city bike share employees seek to unionize 2014-10-31 [Crain's]

District 1199C Gets $4 Million to Train Unemployed 2014-10-31 [AFSCME]

California Labor union partners with airline contractor to improve worker safety at LAX 2014-10-31 [My News L. A.]

USW oil conference delegates develop proposals for National Oil Bargaining Policy 2014-10-31 [USW]

North Carolina Union workers protest closure of Fayetteville VA's emergency department 2014-10-31 [Fayetteville Observer]

Union: Pentagon's civilian employees need better Ebola policy 2014-10-31 [The Hill]

Looking to Boost Pay, Workers at U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Join Labor Union 2014-10-31 [Bloomberg News]

Connecticut Foxwoods fires union president 2014-10-31 [The Day]

Q&A: National Nurses United Leader Talks Ebola Prep 2014-10-31 [HealthLeaders Media]

Colorado Denver’s Immigrant Taxi Drivers Build Unionized Workers Co-op 2014-10-31 [Labor Notes]

Illinois Waukegan district, teachers come to terms after monthlong strike 2014-10-31 [Chi Trib]

Why We Don’t Want a Fast Track Trade Deal: It Will Lower Wages 2014-10-31 [AFL-CIO]

California Kaiser nurses plan two-day strike over Ebola safety issues 2014-10-31 [SF Gate]

New York In New York medical workers joining Ebola fight will have pay and jobs protected and NY would make up any lost income if they are quarantined on return 2014-10-31 [NY Times]

Nurses union to stage strikes over Ebola protections 2014-10-31 [Reuters]

RN Ebola Strike, National Day of Action for Ebola Safety Standards Coast to Coast Nov. 12 2014-10-31 [National Nurses United]

California Nurses' union calls for strike over Ebola gaps 2014-10-31 [AFP]

New York Parents, teachers deliver 100000 signatures petitions to Time magazine 2014-10-31 [HP]

USA: Domestic workers lead surprise march on home of millionaire Elyse Slaine 2014-10-30 [Liberation News]

Alabama Alabama chicken producer Wayne Farms slammed with labor violations 2014-10-30 [AL.com]

California Exclusive: Unions Blast LAUSD For Telling Cafeteria Workers To Speak Only English 2014-10-30 [CBS Los Angeles]

Oregon Halloween jobs: How much do workers at haunted houses (and other attractions) make? 2014-10-30 [The Oregonian]

California LA Manufacturing Industry Still Supported By Garment Workers 2014-10-30 [NPR]

Alabama Poultry Processor Discouraged Injured Workers From Seeing Doctors, Feds Find 2014-10-30 [Huffington Post]

Arizona Arizona workers can get paid time to vote under state law 2014-10-30 [Phoenix Business Journal]

Massachusetts Boston University workers union vote on strike authorization 2014-10-30 [Daily Free Press]

Massachusetts Boston University property workers to vote on possible union strike 2014-10-30 [Boston Business Journal]

New York Badass Teachers Assn Expresses Outrage at Cuomo Promise to Break Public Education 2014-10-30 [Diane Ravitch]

Connecticut Foxwoods Resort Casino fires union president 2014-10-30 [The Day]

California Rosie the Riveter Doesn’t Do Red Carpets: She Pickets SF Luxury Hotel 2014-10-30 [CounterPunch]

Pennsylvania Union backlash will continue until college values all workers 2014-10-30 [The Phoenix]

The Case Against Labor-Market Individualism 2014-10-30 [CounterPunch]

Wisconsin UW-Madison campus unions protest for higher staff wages 2014-10-30 [Daily Cardinal]

No fast track in lame duck 2014-10-30 [The Hill]

Fight is on for stable hours  ActNOW!  2014-10-30 [Labor Notes]

Job brokers steal wages and entrap Indian tech workers in US 2014-10-30 [Guardian]

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This month in labour history

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]