Crop of anti-union university websites sparks criticism from proponents of graduate assistant unions

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Alabama Hundreds of Hyundai employees to be screened for tuberculosis 2016-08-30 [WSFA 12]

Ohio Cleveland Teachers Union, school district reach last minute deal avoiding strike 2016-08-30 [The Plain Dealer]

In Labor Day Statement, U.S. Bishops Call Out Leaders who Exploit Insecurity for Political Gain 2016-08-30 [America]

Crop of anti-union university websites sparks criticism from proponents of graduate assistant unions 2016-08-30 [Inside HIgher Ed]

Decline of unions has hurt all workers: study 2016-08-30 [USAToday]

New York NLRB sides with Novelis employees on union 2016-08-30 [WRVO]

A new study shows that if unions were stronger wages would be higher for union members and non-members alike 2016-08-30 [Salon]

Meet the refugee campaigning against Trump: This is what America looks like 2016-08-30 [Guardian]

Workers, too. Last week’s labor board ruling confirms the obvious: graduate workers at private universities deserve the right to organize 2016-08-30 [Jacobin]

As Union Membership Declines, Organized Labor Focuses on Nonunion Workers 2016-08-30 [Am Prospect]

Minnesota Airport workers avert strike, take big step toward union representation 2016-08-30 [Workday]

Wisconsin 7th Circuit Court affirms the union's right to use nflatable rat as freedom of speech 2016-08-30 [The Previant Blog]

Wendy’s Boycott goes viral! Change.org petition at 27,000 and growing by the minute 2016-08-29 [CIW]

Virginia Lipton Tea factory workers in Suffolk vote to join union 2016-08-29 [Virginian-Pilot]

Delegates Send Strike Authorization Vote To Members At Public Pennsylvania Universities (extended) 2016-08-29 [Workers Independent News]

Workers At Magna Seating In Tennessee Vote Overwhelmingly to Join The UAW 2016-08-29 [Workers Independent News]

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc Enters Into Tentative Agreement With Steel Workers in MI and MN 2016-08-29 [Bidness]

John Oliver’s Program on Charter Schools Went Viral 2016-08-29 [Diane Ravitch]

Minnesota Solidarity event Aug. 31 for nurses who may strike For more info 2016-08-29 [Workday MN]

NLRB ruling treats grad students like the professionals they are: Collective bargaining will have widespread benefits across academia 2016-08-29 [Cavalier Daily]

California Farmworkers give up day’s pay to see leaders say ‘no se puede’ 2016-08-28 [Sac Bee]

Minnesota Allina nurses go on open-ended strike starting Labour day 2016-08-28 [National Nurses United]

Committments to workers and excluded groups in Columbia must be honoured 2016-08-28 [AFL-CIO]

California Farm work overtime is small price to pay 2016-08-28 [Sac Bee]

California Emotions flare over legislation to expand overtime pay for farmworkers 2016-08-28 [LATimes]

When workers don't get paid sick days, everyone else is more likely to get sick 2016-08-27 [Chicago Tribune]

Minnesota Nearly 5,000 nurses will walk off the job on Labor Day in open-ended strike 2016-08-27 [Bring Me the News]

Graduate Students Of The World, Unite! 2016-08-27 [Good]

Ohio Labor Launches An Effort to Set the Record Straight on Clinton and Trump 2016-08-27 [WKSU]

Cliffs Reaches Tentative Agreement with United Steelworkers on New Labor Contract for Michigan and Minnesota Mining Operations 2016-08-27 [Cliffs]

New Jersey Icahn, Union Argue Reasons for Trump Taj Mahal Closure on Oct 10 2016-08-27 [WSJrnl]

Teamsters endorse Hillary Clinton 2016-08-27 [Politico]

Illinois Chicago Teachers Union to Vote on Tentative October Strike Date 2016-08-27 [NBC]

50 years ago, intrepid farmworkers fought for a better future 2016-08-27 [My SA]

New York Labor board determines certain WeWork rules to be unlawful 2016-08-27 [NY Biz Jrnl]

Minnesota Nurses Association members file 10-day notice of strike against Allina Health 2016-08-27 [Healthcare Finance]

Mark Westphal: Labor Day time to honor workers 2016-08-27 [USA Today]

Working People Rally Against Trump's Anti-Union Tactics in Las Vegas 2016-08-27 [AFL-CIO]

Judge Rules Public Can’t See Secret Agreement in Illegal Workers/Trump Tower Case 2016-08-27 [Law Newz]

NLRB Gives a Union Yes to #GradUnion 2016-08-27 [AFL-CIO]

Ohio Cliffs Natural Resources reaches 3-year pact covering 2,200 Steelworkers 2016-08-27 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

Connecticut Norwalk Public Schools start year with a plan For more info 2016-08-27 [The Hour]

The Union Advantage: US workers win major pay victory 2016-08-27 [IFJ]

California Hollywood unions shape new world of work in entertainment industry 2016-08-27 [UNI Global Union]

New Jersey Trump Hotel Turns Into Disgusting Cesspool After Workers Go on Strike 2016-08-27 [Gizmodo]

WIN In-Depth Report: Ninth Circuit: Mandatory Waiving of Class-Action Rights Invalid; Other Cases Affected 2016-08-26 [Workers Independent News]

NLRB Hears Testimony Of 1200 Misclassified Truckers 2016-08-26 [Workers Independent News]

More NLRB Findings Of Unlawful Arbitration Agreements Waiving Class Actions 2016-08-26 [Workers Independent News]

Farmworkers Descend On CA Capital To Demand Overtime Protections 2016-08-26 [Workers Independent News]

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This month in labour history

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 Ronald Reagan fired 11,000 airtraffic controllers for striking and breaks PATCO, their union. [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]

25-08-1950 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]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [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]