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Leftist memes are everywhere on Instagram. Now their creators are unionizing 2019-04-22 [Vox]

How women are transforming organized labor 2019-04-22 [The Post]

Stop and Shop Workers Win 2019-04-22 [Splinter]

Stop and Shop members -- you did it !!! 2019-04-22 [UFCW]

Stop and Shop, workers reach tentative contract agreement 2019-04-22 [ABC]

New England Stop and Shop strike is over, union workers head back to work 2019-04-22 [WPRI]

An Ode to Sanitation Workers 2019-04-22 [Jacobin]

How women are transforming organized labor 2019-04-22 [Wash Post]

Corporate Surveillance: When Employers Collect Data on Their Workers 2019-04-21 [Slashdot]

SAG-AFTRA leaders call for closer cooperation between U.S., Chinese media artists 2019-04-21 [Xinhua]

Guest column: A. Philip Randolph successfully fought for civil rights 2019-04-21 [Florida Times-Union]

Trauma for cops after school shootings is largely unstudied 2019-04-21 [The Post-Register]

It is ridiculous that Programme for International Student Assessment is now making teachers anxious 2019-04-20 [TES]

In Stop and Shop picketing, a path to renewal for labor? 2019-04-20 [NewsTimes]

The labor-rights activist who helped win 2 million US caregivers higher wages warns that robots aren't the real threat to workers 2019-04-20 [Business Insider]

The quiet desperation of Generation X workers across America 2019-04-20 [MarketWatch]

Stop and Shop Strikers Are Standing Up for All Grocery Workers 2019-04-20 [TruthOut]

Should grad students be paid like employees? Students across campuses push for living wage 2019-04-20 [Newsweek]

*Oppressed Labor* Not Backing Down as Stop and Shop Strike Enters Second Week 2019-04-20 [Common Dreams]

UPS Loses Court Challenge to Obama-Era Union Election Rules 2019-04-20 [Bloomberg]

One week and counting of Stop and Shop strike For more info 2019-04-20 [WFSB]

Former Stop and Shop executives say they stand with union workers 2019-04-19 [Mass Live]

Rabbis: *Not kosher* to patron grocery store during strike 2019-04-18 [Albany Times Union]

Effects Of The Stop and Shop Strike Begin To Ripple Through New Engliand Economy 2019-04-18 [WNPR]

New England Stop and Shop workers rally as strike approaches a week 2019-04-18 [WFSB]

State of the Unions Podcast 2019-04-18 [AFL-CIO]

RWDSU Leader Ahead Of Mission To Central America: 'Immigrants Should Be Welcomed And Not Feared' 2019-04-11 [LaborPress]

Going 'cashless' promotes discrimination in our communities 2019-04-11 [New York Amsaterdam News]

AFL-CIO Employees Are Fighting Furloughs — Inside Their Own Building 2019-04-16 [Huff Post]

Hot Topics >> Immigration Trump Mueller Probe GOP Tax Plan Religious Right #METOO Go Ad Free! Become an Alternet 2020 Member! This is what made a teaching assistant realize the power of unions 2019-04-16 [Alternet]

Tell Congress: Investigate AT&T 2019-04-15 [CWA / AFL-CIO]

Unions pushing for pocketbook proposals from 2020 Democrats 2019-04-15 [Wash Post]

Labor Unions Must Lead a Just Transition from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy 2019-04-15 [Am Prospect]

What to Know About the Fight Between Hollywood’s Writers and Agents 2019-04-15 [NYTimes]

Stop and Shop supermarket workers in three New England states go on strike 2019-04-14 [AP]

Strikes Are the Only Way Out of Our Current Crisis 2019-04-14 [TruthOut]

Dolores Huerta: Each Of Us Has A Voice, How Can We Use It For Social Change? 2019-04-14 [WSKG]

Workers rights are a 2020 campaign focus this weekend 2019-04-14 [Star]

Older workers are America’s fastest-growing labor pool — and the least protected from workplace discrimination 2019-04-14 [CNBC]

Stop and Shop Workers Are on Strike at Over 240 Stores in New England 2019-04-14 [NYTimes]

New England Stop and Shop employees, company resume contract negotiations 2019-04-14 [Western Mass News]

Workers' rights are a 2020 campaign focus this weekend 2019-04-14 [Canada.com]

WGA-East, WGA-West members fire all agents as dispute over fees escalates 2019-04-13 [NY Times]

The Labor Movement’s Resurgence in Democratic Politics 2019-04-13 [New York]

Picket Line Turns Tense As Stop and Shop Union Workers Heckle Scabs 2019-04-13 [WBUR]

As video games make billions, the workers behind them say it’s time to unionize 2019-04-12 [LATimes]

New England supermarket chain workers strike, forcing hundreds of stores to close 2019-04-12 [The Hill]

The Future of Unions Is White-Collar 2019-04-12 [Slate]

New England Teamsters honor Stop and Shop picket lines 2019-04-12 [CT Post]

Elizabeth Warren tells Stop and Shop shoppers: Do not cross the picket line 2019-04-12 [Mass Live]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]