Right wing’s targeting public schools and teachers unions and higher ed tied to segregation

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Jersey day spooks Kroger mamagement 2017-10-22 [Labor Notes]

Illinois University of Chicago grad students, after being told their labor wasn't work, vote on union. 2017-10-22 [Daily Kos]

Michigan MI Nurses Association, UPHS - Marquette nurses file Unfair Labor Practice charge 2017-10-22 [UpMatters]

Florida Deputies break up rally of hundreds of Disney workers demanding pay increase 2017-10-22 [CBS]

Washington Seattle workers accuse airline caterer of backtracking on fines and wages 2017-10-22 [KUOW]

Nebraska Prison workers voice worries about morale, turnover 2017-10-22 [Seattle Times]

Using Government Procurement to Bring Good Jobs Back to the U.S. 2017-10-22 [AFL-CIO]

Workers make excellent owners 2017-10-22 [Albany Times Union]

Two more U.S. govt workers experienced symptoms at embassy in Havana 2017-10-21 [UPI]

Hawaii 63 Waikiki hotel workers walk off job for 1-day strike 2017-10-21 [News&Observer]

Pennsylvania Workers launch one-day strike at First Hospital in Kingston 2017-10-21 [Wilkes-Barre Times Leader]

Iowa Judge dismisses Iowa teachers association's collective bargaining lawsuit 2017-10-21 [Des Moines Register]

New York Workers Comp proposal reflects corporate greed 2017-10-21 [Albany Times Union]

Florida Deputies break up rally of Disney union workers demanding living wages 2017-10-21 [Orlando Weekly]

West Virginia Kroger union workers to continue demonstrations during negotiations 2017-10-21 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

Arizona Union Workers at Sky Harbor Protest Lack of Air Conditioning in Trucks and Low Wages 2017-10-21 [Phoenix New times]

Florida Deputies break up rally of hundreds of Disney workers demanding pay increase 2017-10-21 [WFTV]

36 percent of workers engaged in independent work over the last year 2017-10-21 [Aspen Institute]

California UFW and Red Cross work to distribute food to farm workers 2017-10-21 [UFW]

Illinois University of Chicago Graduate Workers Affirm Union 2017-10-21 [AAUP]

Indiana Indianapolis airport workers seek minimum wage hike — enough to live on 2017-10-21 [IndyStar]

Illinois Union cries foul after Palatine school district cuts benefits to striking workers 2017-10-21 [Chicago Tribune]

New service allows U.S. workers to get paid daily instead of weekly 2017-10-21 [USAToday]

Bank downgrades Chipotle, saying it pays workers too much 2017-10-21 [Intercept]

Almost Half of Tech Workers Worry About Losing Their Jobs Because of Ageism, Says Survey 2017-10-21 [Slashdot]

Basketball player who campaigned for human rights in sport honored with Freedom from Fear Award 2017-10-21 [UNI Global Union ]

Right wing’s targeting public schools and teachers unions and higher ed tied to segregation 2017-10-21 [Canton Daily Ledger]

NURSES WARNING – SENATE BUDGET ENDANGERS THE HEALTHCARE OF MILLIONS TO GIVE TAX CUTS TO RICH 2017-10-20 [Workers Independent News]

HOSPITALITY WORKERS RALLY IN 40 CITIES AS DISNEY WORKERS DEMAND A LIVING WAGE 2017-10-20 [Workers Independent News]

CALAVERAS CALIFORNIA TEACHERS STRIKE – SCHOOLS CLOSE AS PARENTS JOIN TEACHER PICKETS 2017-10-20 [workers Independent News]

Washington Hanford nuclear site workers report possible chemical vapors 2017-10-20 [Herald Net]

New York Advocates Fret Workers Comp Changes 2017-10-20 [Spectrum]

Washington What would happen if Amazon brought 50,000 workers to your city? Ask Seattle 2017-10-20 [Wash Post]

Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses 2017-10-20 [FOX]

Economic Policy Institute Study Shows Unions Give Working People the Power to Make Changes 2017-10-20 [EIN News]

California Terranea workers allege wage violations in class-action suit 2017-10-20 [Daily Breeze]

Hawaii UNITE HERE Local 5 Union Workers Strike at Ilikai Hotel after Aqua-Aston Hospitality Refuses to Settle a Fair Contract 2017-10-20 [Biz Wire]

Why Would Tesla Fire Hundreds Of Workers When It’s Ramping Up Production? 2017-10-20 [Fast Co.]

NAFTA: Canada GM Workers Strike, but Can’t Get Guarantee on Jobs 2017-10-20 [Labor Notes]

California Who's the Boss? Union Organizers Target Private Equity Owners 2017-10-20 [Bloomberg]

Ohio On Strike: Migrant Workers On Visa Program Claim Unfair Pay 2017-10-20 [WFPL]

California Rose Hills Cemetery News For more info 2017-10-20 [SEIU 265]

California Schools closed as Calaveras teachers strike 2017-10-19 [thepinetree.net]

Pennsylvania First Hospital workers to go on strike Friday 2017-10-19 [Citizens' Voice]

The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve 2017-10-19 [Governing]

Mass Firings at Tesla Raise Labor Questions 2017-10-19 [Capital & Main]

California Lawsuit: Tesla employees racially harassed black contract workers 2017-10-19 [LATimes]

No Casting Couch for Low-Wage Women, But Lots of Sexual Harassment 2017-10-19 [Rank and File]

In the Face of Trump Attacks, UNITE HERE unveils 40+ City Mobilization Oct 19, 2017 2017-10-19 [UNITE HERE!]

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This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]