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Trump to Blame for Rash of Attacks on Reporters 2017-05-25 [News Guild]

AT&T worker strikes spread across the country 2017-05-25 [NY Amsterdam News]

Trump’s Paid Parental Leave Plan Is Not Enough For America’s Working Families 2017-05-25 [Fortune]

UFCW Rally At Madison Oscar Meijer Plant Demands Kraft-Heinz Honor Closing Agreement 2017-05-25 [Workrs Independent News]

We Work, We Sweat For Fifteen On Our Check! Fight For $15 Takes It To McDonald's 2017-05-25 [Workers Independent News]

Chicago Teachers Union, SEIU Join Grassroots Collaborative At Mayor's House To Back Revenue Bill 2017-05-25 [Workers Independent News]

WGA Ratifies New Studio Contract Almost Unanimously 2017-05-24 [The Hollywood Reporter]

Trucking and Blue-Collar Woes 2017-05-24 [NYT]

AFT | Tell Betsy DeVos: Oppose this cruel and catastrophic budget! 2017-05-24 [AFT]

The Dire Financial Consequences of Misclassifying Your Employees 2017-05-24 [Daily Biz Rev]

Up to 40K walking off the job at ATnT this weekend 2017-05-24 [Normangee Star]

Labor Movement Spends Millions to Boost Wages for Workers Who Don't Yet Pay Dues 2017-05-24 [FOX]

Owner of Construction Companies Indicted for Workers Compensation Fraud 2017-05-24 [AG Maura Healey]

New England EPA Workers To Protest Trump Budget Cut 2017-05-24 [WGBH]

American workers lose $1.2 billion in 2017 due to delay in update of overtime rules For more info 2017-05-24 [EPI]

Less-Educated Workers Face Erratic Schedules, Unpredictable Incomes 2017-05-24 [Wall Street Jrnl]

As Store Layoffs Mount, Retail Lags Other Sectors In Retraining Workers 2017-05-24 [NPR]

These are the states with the most (and fewest!) government workers 2017-05-24 [Penn Live]

Flake Introduces Davis-Bacon Reform Bill For more info 2017-05-24 [Prescott eNews]

AFL-CIO: Trump’s Budget Betrays Working People 2017-05-24 [Workers Independent News]

Fight For $15 Worker Ashley Bruce: We're Gonna Get $15 And A Union No Matter What 2017-05-24 [Workers Independent News]

Verizon reaches deal with 36,000 striking workers 2017-05-23 [CNN]

AT&T Strikers Return to Work After Weekend Walkout Forced Store Closings 2017-05-23 [Fortune]

Self-driving cars could cost America's professional drivers up to 25,000 jobs a month, Goldman Sachs says 2017-05-23 [CNBC]

Interviewing Truck Drivers at a Crossroads 2017-05-23 [NYT]

Women Workers And The Future Of Manly Jobs 2017-05-23 [WBUR]

Fight For $15, Trump Resistance Protests McDonald's - 'The Trump Of Corporations' 2017-05-23 [Workers Independent News]

Westinghouse Lock Out Tries To Run Nuclear Parts Plant Without Skilled Experienced Workers 2017-05-23 [Workers Independent News]

NLRB Orders Boston College To Provide Worker Info To Grad Students Union By May 24th 2017-05-23 [Workers Independent News]

Paul Krugman: The Unfreeing of American Workers For more info 2017-05-22 [NYTimes]

Union solidarity with undocumented workers 2017-05-21 [Press-Enterprise]

AT&T Outsourcing A Problem for Workers, Customers 2017-05-21 [CWA]

Broadway casting directors who are least protected workers in theater fight to unionize 2017-05-21 [NYDaily News]

Striking AT&T Workers Take Credit For Sporadic Store Closings 2017-05-21 [Fortune]

35,000 ATandT Workers Start 3-Day Strike in Contract Impasse 2017-05-20 [NY Times]

Stand with Striking AT&T Workers! 2017-05-20 [AFL-CIO]

'Together and Unified,' AT&T Workers Launch Three-Day Strike 2017-05-20 [Labor Notes]

ON STRIKE: AT&T Wireless, Wireline and DIRECTV workers walk off the job 2017-05-20 [CWA]

NJ Education Assn stands with striking AT&T workers 2017-05-20 [NJEA]

About 37,000 AT&T Workers Go On Three-Day Strike 2017-05-20 [Slashdot]

IBM forces relocation in stealth layoff while selling benefits of *telework* to others 2017-05-20 [Ars Technica]

Workers face retaliation for speaking out: report For more info 2017-05-20 [Crain's]

GOP Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Limit Unions On Workers Compensation Council 2017-05-20 [WPR / NPR]

Government Confirms A Surge In Foreign Guest Workers On U.S. Farms 2017-05-20 [NHPR]

Booker: It's un-American for full-time workers to live in poverty 2017-05-20 [NJ]

AT&T Workers Go On Strike 2017-05-20 [Fortune]

Striking AT&T workers walking picket in pay, benefits dispute: Declining commissions, stagnant wages, among issues cited by union 2017-05-20 [Albany Times Union]

AT&T Workers Start 3-Day Strike in Contract Impasse 2017-05-20 [NYTimes]

AT&T workers in California and Nevada call a three-day strike 2017-05-20 [LA Times]

Strike: Here’s Why Tens of Thousands of AT&T Workers Just Walked Off the Job 2017-05-20 [Motherboard]

This month in labour history

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]