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ITC vote puts workers one step closer to fairer trade in oil country tubular goods 2014-08-22 [USW]

Times Article Changes a Starbucks Policy on Erratic Worker Schedules, Fast 2014-08-22 [New York Times]

Labor Dept. issues guidance to protect trans workers 2014-08-22 [Washington Blade]

Maine Department of Labor Helps Furloughed Workers 2014-08-22 [WCSH Portland]

Kansas Kansas fights labor rule for home health workers 2014-08-22 [AP]

New York Citi Bike Workers Win Labor Ruling: Employees Could Vote on Whether to Join a Union as Soon as Next Month 2014-08-22 [WSJ]

USW Urges federal action to prevent racial profiling 2014-08-22 [USW]

The U.S. Mail is Not For Sale 2014-08-22 [Stop Staples]

Student-teachers union takes stand against Israel as anti-Semitism concerns arise 2014-08-22 [CA Watchdog]

Obama alums accused of selling out 2014-08-22 [MSNBC]

Frontier, IBEW hammer out new labor contract in Western states 2014-08-22 [Fierce Telecom]

Single Payer: Canada’s unions secured it for them, ours didn’t for us 2014-08-22 [Williamette Live]

New York Met Opera, remaining unions reach labor agreements 2014-08-22 [Breckenridge American]

Are labor unions on the rise? 2014-08-22 [CNN Money]

Teacher Arthur Goldstein Explains Why Frank Bruni Is Wrong 2014-08-22 [Diane Ravitch]

Missouri Julianna Mendelsohn, a Hero Teacher, Raising Money to Feed the Children of Ferguson 2014-08-22 [Diane Ravitch]

Michigan Austerity in Detroit: Teachers Get A 10% Pay Cut, 24 Schools Will Close 2014-08-22 [Diane Ravitch]

Alaska Measure 3 support kicks off with labor union rally in Fairbanks 2014-08-22 [Newsminer]

New York Auburn mulls options after Auburn police union rejects latest contract proposal 2014-08-22 [Auburn Pub]

New York Cuomo says he has 'overwhelming support of the union movement' 2014-08-22 [Lohud]

California Wage Theft Hurts More Than Workers’ Pocketbooks 2014-08-22 [LA County Federation of Labor]

New Mexico Unions Concerned About Republicans Winning State House 2014-08-22 [Daily Caller]

New York How the Largest Worker Owned Co-op in the US Lifts People Out of Poverty 2014-08-22 [TruthOut]

Ohio Freedom School scholars take up the Fair Food banner 2014-08-22 [CIW]

Illinois Don't put our communities at risk 2014-08-21 [USW]

Maine USW: Maine Republicans distort Michaud’s record on paper jobs 2014-08-21 [USW]

Tennessee A “European-style” works council in the United States? 2014-08-21 [Equal Times]

No pay rises for American Samoa Govt workers 2014-08-21 [RNZI]

Missouri IFJ Angered by Shameful Treatment of Journalists during Unrest in Ferguson, Missouri 2014-08-21 [IFJ]

Common Core Support Eroding, Especially Among Teachers 2014-08-21 [Diane Ravitch]

Democrats for Public Education Launches New Group to Support Public Schools For more info 2014-08-21 [Diane Ravitch]

District of Columbia David Catania wins D.C. police union’s endorsement 2014-08-21 [Washington Post]

Rhode Island Labor unions organize to back Taveras for governor 2014-08-21 [Providence Journal]

New York Unions, Activists Align on Affordable Housing 2014-08-21 [WSJ]

Looking back at Labor Day's turbulent origins 2014-08-21 [Twin Cities Daily Planet]

Texas Labor secretary urges job training, higher minimum wage in Houston visit 2014-08-21 [Houston Chronicle]

South Carolina Labor organizing underway at Boeing, MUSC despite anti-union climate 2014-08-21 [Charleston City Paper]

Tennessee The New Volkswagen Model: Minority Unionism 2014-08-21 [In These Times]

California Palo Alto council votes to challenge finding that city violated law in 2011 negotiations with firefighters 2014-08-21 [Palo Alto Online]

New York Metropolitan Opera Clears Last Major Hurdle in Labor Talks 2014-08-21 [NYTimes]

Michigan Detroit police union reach tentative agreement on labor contract 2014-08-21 [Detroit Free Press]

Ohio Union spars with Valley Care over hospital layoffs 2014-08-21 [Vindy]

Georgia Time to Reform the Reformers 2014-08-21 [Diane Ravitch]

Texas Sara Stevenson Keeps Watch Over WSJ 2014-08-21 [Diane Ravitch]

New York NY Teacher: Why Teachers Became Disillusioned with the Common Core Standards 2014-08-21 [Diane Ravitch]

Missouri Fast food workers protest killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson 2014-08-21 [Labor Notes]

Second Time the Charm for Virgin America Flight Attendants 2014-08-21 [In These Times]

Teachers at Charter Schools Struggle, Too 2014-08-21 [In These Times]

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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]