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Minnesota The Amazon Prime Day strike shows how to take on Amazon – and win [Guardian] 2019-07-17

*Unconscionable working conditions*: Sanders and Warren support Amazon Prime Day strike [Yahoo Finance] 2019-07-16

As Prime Day Gets Underway, Amazon Workers Are Striking Worldwide [Refinery29] 2019-07-16

 VIDEO  Amazon workers in United States, Germany go on strike on Prime Day [Global] 2019-07-16

Unions continue the good fight one year after Janus [Amsterdam News] 2019-07-12

Trump, blocked by court on executive orders, ramps up agency moves against unions [Wash Post] 2019-07-11

Massachusetts Union-busting lands on Martha’s Vineyard’s shores [MV Times] 2019-07-11

Megan Rapinoe says equal pay talk must ‘move to the next step’ [The Guardian] 2019-07-08

Minnesota Amazon Workers Plan Prime Day Strike Despite $15-an-Hour Pledge [Bloomberg] 2019-07-08

NYTimes recently profiled life on the Amazon shop floor — chaperoned by Amazon management: Giving Amazon’s Side of the Story [Jacobin] 2019-07-07


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District of Columbia Union reacts to court backing Trump 2019-07-18 [Valuewalk.com]

Maryland Huge rally at Johns Hopkins Hospital July 20th to protest JHH's agressive practice of suing patients with medical debt 2019-07-18 [National Nurses United]

Maine Nurses to hold rally for a fair contract at Down East Community Hospital 2019-07-17 [National Nurses United]

 VIDEO  Activist: Exclusion of domestic workers from federal labor laws 'a legacy of slavery' 2019-07-17 [The Hill]

Minnesota ‘Beat The Machine’: Amazon Warehouse Workers Strike To Protest Inhumane Conditions 2019-07-17 [The Verge]

Minnesota The Amazon Prime Day strike shows how to take on Amazon – and win 2019-07-17 [Guardian]

Illinois Goodwill pulls paychecks from disabled workers 2019-07-17 [WCIA]

Trump’s New Top Labor Official Is Expected to Advance an Anti-Labor Agenda 2019-07-17 [NY Times]

Court Delivers Blow to Federal Unions Fighting Trump’s Workforce Orders 2019-07-16 [Gov Exec]

Amazon Says It Will Retrain Workers It’s Automating Out of Jobs. But Does Upskilling Even Work? 2019-07-16 [Gizmodo]

As temperatures climb, there is a new federal push to keep workers safe 2019-07-16 [USAToday]

UAW president: Automaker profits are high, worker concessions must stop 2019-07-16 [Detroit Free Press]

Auto workers union, Detroit 3 at odds as contract talks open 2019-07-16 [Ionia Sentinel-Standard]

New York GE union workers were upset long before rejecting contract 2019-07-16 [Albany Times Union]

Oregon Little Big Burger Union Alleges the Chain Fired a Portland Organizer as Workers Vote on Whether or not to Unionize 2019-07-16 [Willamette Week]

*Unconscionable working conditions*: Sanders and Warren support Amazon Prime Day strike 2019-07-16 [Yahoo Finance]

As Prime Day Gets Underway, Amazon Workers Are Striking Worldwide 2019-07-16 [Refinery29]

Suit Filed by AFT to Hold Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to Purpose 2019-07-16 [NPQ]

Dissent in Writers Guild ranks over firing of agents 2019-07-16 [NY Times]

Plant Closings, Corruption Color Detroit-UAW Contract Talks 2019-07-16 [Boston Globe]

California Uber and Lyft drivers were paid up to $100 to protest a bill that could make them employees 2019-07-16 [The Times]

The Workers in Our Homes Deserve Rights 2019-07-16 [Common Dreams]

 VIDEO  Amazon workers in United States, Germany go on strike on Prime Day 2019-07-16 [Global]

California Legislature passes bill to protect sex workers' rights 2019-07-16 [The Hill]

Minnesota Amazon workers are celebrating Prime Day with a protest 2019-07-16 [Vox]

On the other side of Prime Day, Amazon workers brace for ‘two months of hell’ 2019-07-15 [CNBC]

Minnesota Amazon workers’ Prime Day strike begins in Minnesota 2019-07-15 [CNBC]

Minnesota 100 Amazon workers in Minnesota, most of them East Africans, strike just before big sales days 2019-07-15 [Washington Post]

Your Boss Might Be Ripping You Off: How To Protect Yourself From Wage Theft 2019-07-15 [Teen Vogue]

In the United States, ‘click workers’ are struggling to make ends meet 2019-07-15 [Equal Times]

Minnesota Amazon’s Workers Plan To Disrupt Prime Day With An Organized Strike 2019-07-15 [Z6]

California 85,000 Kaiser workers ready strike in 7 states; health giant cites progress in contract talks 2019-07-15 [Sac Bee]

California RNs applaud signing of Hospital Inspection Bill that protects patients, nurses 2019-07-14 [NNU]

Trump acting Labor secretary pick feared by unions 2019-07-13 [Politico]

Missouri In the wake of natural disasters across the state, the Missouri AFL-CIO has created the Missouri Working Families Relief Fund 2019-07-13 [MO AFL-CIO]

A union at Amazon? A labor leader explains how to make it happen 2019-07-13 [NY Times]

Illinois Public-sector unions stay strong, 1 year after ruling in Illinois case banned mandatory fees 2019-07-13 [The Tribune]

California 4,000 California mental health workers reject Kaiser contract offer by wide margin 2019-07-13 [Fresno Bee]

New York The working man: What Hector Figueroa did to uplift and dignify labor in New York 2019-07-13 [New York Daily News]

New York Hector Figueroa, Union Leader with Impact, Dies at 57 2019-07-13 [New York Times]

Oregon At an Autism Therapy Chain, Low-Wage Therapists Unionize 2019-07-12 [Labor Notes]

Is There a Global Future for Unions? 2019-07-12 [Common Dreams]

USMCA Is Totally Unenforceable, AFL-CIO President Trumka Says 2019-07-12 [Bloomberg]

Bernie Sanders: The Boss’s Worst Nightmare 2019-07-12 [Jacobin]

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Pennsylvania Sanders Joins Union Leaders and Healthcare Workers In Protesting 'Corporate Greed'-Fueled Private Equity Sale of Philadelphia Hospital 2019-07-12 [Common Dreams]

District of Columbia Metro’s New Bus Contractor Is Making Drivers Work 10 Hours Without Breaks, Union Says 2019-07-12 [DCist]

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American Federation of Teachers sues Betsy DeVos over student loan forgiveness program that denies 99 percent of applicants 2019-07-12 [Politico]

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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]

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21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

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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]