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Write your Representative today: Don’t steal overtime pay from working people 2017-04-23 [Jobs With Justice]

SAG-AFTRA Blasts Accusatory Letter as Hollywood Labor Turmoil Accelerates 2017-04-22 [Hollywood Reporter]

20,000 Union Members, Retirees at Risk of Losing Pension Benefits 2017-04-22 [Washington Free Beacon]

Low Inflation Threatens Corporate Profits, Not Workers 2017-04-22 [Bloomberg]

New Study Shows RTW Laws Harm Workers For more info 2017-04-22 [AFL-CIO]

Meet the Organizers Behind the Next 'Day Without an Immigrant' Strike 2017-04-22 [Truth Out]

Everything we know so far about Uber’s sexual harassment scandal 2017-04-21 [TechCrunch]

Uber Has Extended Its Sexual Harassment Investigation 2017-04-21 [Reuters]

Retail Workers Fight to Get a Cut in the Era of Ecommerce 2017-04-21 [Racked]

The retail apocalypse is creating a 'slow-rolling crisis' that is rippling through the US economy 2017-04-20 [Business Insider]

Fake Working Class: The muted response to the retail apocalypse shows which workers count in Trump’s America. 2017-04-20 [Slate]

Meet the Foreign Tech Workers Left in Limbo by Trump 2017-04-20 [New York Times]

More than 60,000 retail workers lost their jobs since January 2017-04-20 [Marketplace]

100 Days into the 115th Congress, We Examine How They've Spent Their Time 2017-04-20 [AFL-CIO]

The Plan Behind a Chicago Project to Lift Up Working People 2017-04-20 [AFL-CIO]

Unionized Scientists March in Protest of Attacks on Science and Jobs 2017-04-20 [AFL-CIO]

We Need Tax Reform That Works for Working People 2017-04-20 [AFL-CIO]

Attacks on public-sector workers hurt working people and benefit the wealthy 2017-04-20 [EPI]

Workers Memorial Day events especially important in 2017 2017-04-20 [The Stand]

Undocumented workers demand rights in a city scarred by a massive raid 2017-04-20 [PRI]

Trump blasts foreign worker program at company that pays below-average wages to foreign workers 2017-04-20 [Washington Post]

At this retailer, store clerks demand to be paid for online sales 2017-04-20 [CBS]

Back at the Carrier Plant, Workers Are Still Fighting on Their Own 2017-04-20 [The Nation]

Facebook, Inc. is encouraging its employees, and the workers at its outsourced labor contractors, to walk out on International Workers’ Day 2017-04-20 [breitbart]

After a two year fight, contract workers at National and Dulles airports win a pay increase 2017-04-20 [WP]

UFCW President: We Need An Economy That Improves Workers' Lives 2017-04-19 [Workers Independent News]

Fix LA Coalition Calls For Keeping 5,000 Jobs Promise 2017-04-19 [Workers Independent News]

Democrats and Labor --- Frenemies forever? 2017-04-19 [Boston Review]

A Tax Reform That Works For Working People 2017-04-19 [Workers Independent News]

Are Proposed EPA Cuts Doing The Bidding Of Special Interest Polluters? 2017-04-19 [Workers Independent News]

Whoa! Check Out The $6.2B Wal-Mart Tax We're All Paying 2017-04-19 [Workers Independent News]

How black college students could benefit from Trump’s order on foreign workers 2017-04-19 [Sacramento Bee]

Trump gets tough on skilled foreign workers, but what about carnival, seafood jobs? 2017-04-19 [Sacramento Bee]

Trump targets visa program for highly skilled workers 2017-04-19 [MSN]

What the Newest Labor Groups Mean For US Workers 2017-04-19 [Fortune]

Indian-American CEO ordered to pay USD 135,000 to former domestic worker for illtreating her 2017-04-19 [PTI]

The Return of Commercial Prison Labour 2017-04-18 [The Bullet]

The 10 Modern Plagues of Inequality 2017-04-18 [Broke-Ass Stuart]

With a Hollywood Writers' Strike Looming, Here's What to Know 2017-04-18 [NY Times]

Exec order: Will be more difficult for tech companies to replace American workers with cheaper foreign labor 2017-04-18 [Washington Post]

Think teachers can’t be fired because of unions? Surprising results from new study. 2017-04-18 [Washington Post]

Women Ironworkers Will Get Six Months Of Paid Maternity Leave 2017-04-18 [BuzzFeed News]

The Struggle To Defend Public Education, Privatization, Union Democracy and Education Workers For more info 2017-04-18 [Indybay]

We Need Tax Reform That Works for Working People 2017-04-18 [AFL-CIO]

Female Ironworkers' Paid Leave Policy Is A Win For Women In A Male-Dominated Workforce 2017-04-18 [Romper]

XPO workers in Illinois reject union representation; Trenton workers say yes 2017-04-18 [DC Velocity]

AFL-CIO: Tax reform should increase taxes for wealthy 2017-04-18 [The Hill]

Europe could have the secret to saving America’s unions 2017-04-17 [Vox]

Labor Board rules in favor of right to organize at Catholic Colleges 2017-04-17 [America]

Employers Look to Fill Seasonal Jobs; Advocates Look to Protect Workers 2017-04-17 [VOA]

This month in labour history

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

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

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

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

21-04-1967 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]