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Trump Stacks Labor Department with Friends of Big Business 2017-09-19 [Am Prospect]

More bad news for American workers: Pay raises will be dismal next year, despite huge profits 2017-09-19 [MarketWatch]

Dolores Huerta: A Hero of the Farmworker Movement Finally Gets Her Due 2017-09-19 [Modern Farmer]

The gender wage gap just shrank for the first time in a decade 2017-09-19 [Chicago Tribune]

What You Should Know About Dolores Huerta, The Civil Rights Icon 2017-09-19 [Fortune]

Graduate students rally, file for election with National Labor Relations Board 2017-09-18 [Student Life]

The cross-craft solidarity group Railroad Workers United (RWU) has produced a beautiful Rail Workers Labor History Calendar for 2018 2017-09-18 [Railroad Workers United Store]

NFL players' union names Colin Kaepernick its Week 1 MVP for his charity work 2017-09-18 [The Tribune]

Dolores Huerta: The Civil Rights Icon Who Showed Farmworkers *Si Se Puede* 2017-09-18 [NPR]

Unions and Medicare for all : An idea whose time has come 2017-09-17 [Labor notes]

The right-wing has a vast secret plot to destroy unions for good. Here's how to fight back. 2017-09-17 [In These Times]

Think Tanks Affiliated With ALEC Work to Crush Public Unions 2017-09-16 [Truth Out]

Macy*s to hire 80,000 workers for holidays, fewer than last year 2017-09-16 [CNBC]

Management-side Labor Attorney Being Considered for Trump NLRB General Counsel Nomination 2017-09-16 [Labor&Collective Bargaining]

Recently-Released NLRB Advice Memo Favors Reversal of Precedent on Weingarten Rights For Non-Union Workers 2017-09-16 [Natl Law Rev]

How the Current Tax Code Disfavors American Workers 2017-09-16 [Daily Signal]

Why older workers keep staying on the job 2017-09-15 [CBS News]

Google Sued by Women Workers Claiming Gender Discrimination 2017-09-15 [Ad Age]

Superman saved undocumented workers from a racist — and conservative media is mad about it 2017-09-15 [Vox]

Union dues are a small price to pay for a great living 2017-09-15 [Intelligencer]

AFT Survey Shows Strong Parental Support for Public Schools 2017-09-15 [AFL-CIO]

UAW launches *Build Buy USA* online campaign 2017-09-15 [Detroit News]

Whistling Dixie 2017-09-14 [Huff Post]

Harold Meyerson: The Genius of Bernie’s Gradualism 2017-09-14 [Am Prospect]

Boston College Grad Workers Thrilled With Their UAW Election Victory 2017-09-14 [Workers Independent News]

Poultry Producers Want Workers To Process 175 Birds A minute In Dangerous Conditions 2017-09-14 [Workers Independent News]

AFT's Randi Weingarten: GAIN Act, Not Tax Cuts For The Rich, Will Help Workers 2017-09-14 [Workers Independent News]

Bernie Sanders' Medicare For All - Ending An 'Immoral System', Covering Everyone 2017-09-13 [Workers Independent News]

The US EPA - Grossly Underfunded And Understaffed For Its Critical Mission 2017-09-13 [Workers Independent News]

Far-right network plans 'Mortal Blow' against Public Sector Unions 2017-09-13 [Labor Press]

Top read of the week finds little reason to celebrate labor policies under Trump 2017-09-13 [Cap Times]

What parents think about public education 2017-09-13 [AFT]

IAM and USW end partnership with Harley-Davidson 2017-09-13 [NYTimes]

Detained university janitor, in US 11 years, awaits his fate 2017-09-13 [Albany Times Union]

Responding to Harvey and Irma: What Working People Are Doing This Week 2017-09-13 [AFL-CIO]

Nurse's Union RN Response Network Helping In Both Texas And Florida 2017-09-12 [Workers Independent News]

Boston College's Ph.D. Student Working Class Heroes Wrapping Up Their Union Vote 2017-09-12 [Workers Independent News]

Wisconsin GOP's $3 Billion Tax Giveaway To Foxconn Largest In State History 2017-09-12 [Workers Independent News]

UTLA Donates $60K To Help DACA Dreamers Renew Their Status 2017-09-12 [Workers Independent News]

Unions are being crushed by right-wing politics 2017-09-12 [Vice]

Unions are key to all progressive political issues, especially climate change, global warming prevention 2017-09-12 [Badger Herald]

For Front-Line Workers, The Right Classes Could Lead To $60,000-A-Year Jobs 2017-09-12 [Forbes]

AT*T CWA workers in contract dispute to protest at iPhone launch 2017-09-12 [The Hill]

The growing gap between black and white workers’ wages in the US is getting harder to explain 2017-09-12 [Quartz]

Naked GOP Power Grab Takes Away Rights of 184,000 Iowa Working Families 2017-09-11 [Workers Independent News]

After Three Year Struggle Boston College Workers Are Voting On Union Representation 2017-09-11 [Workers Independent News]

As Robots Move Into Amazon Warehouses, What's Happening To Its Human Workers? 2017-09-11 [Slashdot]

Court decision might mean the end for University unionization 2017-09-11 [MN Daily]

So, you hate unions because ... 2017-09-11 [Daily Kos]

As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles 2017-09-11 [NYTimes]

This month in labour history

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]