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Dockworkers squeezed by automation, abandoned by politicians For more info 2017-07-22 [SFGate]

'Made In America' Week Should Be More Than Just A Slogan 2017-07-21 [AFL-CIO]

WIN Week In Review July 21-23, 2017 2017-07-21 [Workers Independent News]

Southwest Airlines Fires Too Many People, Labor Union Leader Says 2017-07-21 [The Street]

Corporate Tax Cuts Skew to Shareholders and CEOs, Not to Workers as Administration Claims 2017-07-21 [CBPP]

How Factory Workers Are Using Once-Dead Google Glass 2017-07-21 [WUGA]

Independent workers need paid leave too 2017-07-21 [Aspen Institute]

EPI: CEOs make 271 times the pay of most workers 2017-07-21 [CNBC]

AFT President Randi Weingarten Frames David vs. Goliath Battle to Resist Injustice and Reclaim Promise of Public Education in TEACH Keynote 2017-07-21 [AFT]

AFT President Randi Weingarten takes on Besty DeVos - and DeVos strikes back 2017-07-21 [Washington Post]

AFT: Teachers, Unions Must Rise Up To Resist The Billionaire Assault On Public Education & Democracy 2017-07-21 [Workers Independent News]

Young Workers - Especially Young Black Workers - Have Much Higher Jobless Rates 2017-07-21 [Workers Independent News]

US unionists return to Phillips Seafood restaurants in solidarity with Indonesian workers 2017-07-20 [IUF]

Actors Equity union members defend Obamacare, brace for impact of possible repeal 2017-07-20 [NYDaily News]

President Trump, AFL-CIO to battle over National Labor Relations Board appointments 2017-07-20 [NYDaily News]

Bernie Sanders and Labor Unions Descend on Mississippi—Will Alabama Be Next? 2017-07-20 [Yellow Hammer]

Nissan Workers Targeted By Aggressive Anti-Union Campaign Ahead Of UAW NLRB Vote 2017-07-19 [Workers Independent News]

Jobs To Move America Electric Bus Deal: Good Union Jobs, Community & Environmental Benefits 2017-07-19 [Workers Independent News]

Railroad Workers' Struggles Continue 140 Years after their First National Strike 2017-07-19 [The Real News Network]

Railroad Workers' Struggles Continue 140 Years after their First National Strike (1/2) 2017-07-19 [The Real News Network]

AFT, Labor Leaders Rally In DC To Defend Education And Healthcare 2017-07-19 [Workers Independent News]

Is Praying For Trump While He Preys On The Poor Theological Malpractice? 2017-07-18 [Workers Independent News]

White House tells firms to use US workers while keeping quiet about Trump businesses outsourcing overseas 2017-07-18 [Independent]

Trump officials open border to 15,000 more foreign workers 2017-07-18 [Washington Post]

Unions and lawmakers press Trump to protect workers in NAFTA talks 2017-07-18 [Christian Science Monitor]

Retail workers union opposes Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods 2017-07-18 [Reuters]

UFCW tells FTC Amazon Whole Foods purchase threatens closures, consumer choice 2017-07-18 [Chicago Tribune]

The Aggressive Anti-Union Campaign at StoryCorps 2017-07-18 [The Nation]

UFCW says Amazon-Whole Foods merger could lead to job automation 2017-07-18 [The Hill]

UFCW calls for federal review of Amazon proposed acquisition of Whole Foods 2017-07-18 [Inside Sources]

NLRB, Deputy Labor Secretary Nominees Face Tough Questions from Senators 2017-07-18 [SHRM]

Federal Budget Would Cut Postal And Federal Workers Pensions, Give Trillions To Rich 2017-07-17 [Workers Independent News]

NAFTA Re-Negotiation: AFL-CIO Says Working People Should Do The Re-Write 2017-07-17 [Workers Independent News]

Despite Veto Overrides, Illinois Gov. Rauner Isn't Expected to Relent On Anti-Worker Agenda 2017-07-17 [Workers Independent News]

Retail Workers Can Expect Major Job Losses 2017-07-17 [Texas Standard]

Amazon deal is about 'destroying Whole Foods jobs,' workers' group says 2017-07-17 [Business Insider]

Why this group is trying to stop Amazon from buying Whole Foods 2017-07-17 [Washington Post]

Grocery union claims Amazon’s $13.7B Whole Foods acquisition will hurt consumers and workers 2017-07-17 [GeekWire]

Retail workers will be the next unemployment crisis 2017-07-03 [Houston Chronicle]

Republicans Set to Lose a Vote, if Mississippi Union Dispute Goes Before NLRB 2017-07-17 [Truthout]

NPR avoids worker walkout: report 2017-07-17 [The Hill]

EPA mulls union ideas for a Trump clean coal power plan 2017-07-17 [Wash Examiner]

NPR and union reach late-night deal and avoid worker walkout 2017-07-17 [CNN]

SAG-AFTRA Reaches Deal With NPR, Strike Averted 2017-07-16 [Hollywood Reporter]

NPR radio workers threaten to strike 2017-07-15 [CNN]

NPR union members will ask SAG-AFTRA to authorize a strike vote 2017-07-15 [LATimes]

As Media Focuses on Russia Collusion, Trump Is Quietly Stacking the Labor Board with Union Busters 2017-07-15 [ITT]

NLRB says Walmart's response to work stoppage was illegal 2017-07-15 [Reuters]

AT&T, CWA West approve tentative labor agreement with mediator's help 2017-07-15 [Fierce Telecom]

Hard Work Pays Off: Worker Wins 2017-07-15 [AFL-CIO]

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]