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Low-Wage Workers Finally Get a Raise 2018-01-16 [The Atlantic]

AT&T Finalizes Deal With Communications Workers of America 2018-01-16 [Zacks]

Paying tipped workers better wouldn’t lead to fewer restaurant jobs 2018-01-16 [Washington Post]

NAACP Honors Memphis Sanitation Workers Who Went On Strike In 1968 2018-01-16 [NPR]

Why a Successful Union Organizer Thinks Traditional Organizing Is a Lost Cause 2018-01-16 [Beyond Chron]

Local workers' union honors legacy of MLK Jr. at Strong Hospital 2018-01-16 [WHAM]

Education organisations firmly condemn President Trump’s “vile and unacceptable” comments 2018-01-16 [Education International]

Trumka: Key battle ahead is the 2018 elections 2018-01-15 [People's World]

Portrait of a Budget Cut - Adjunct Sara Tatyana Bernstein describes the panic and pain of it all 2018-01-15 [Inside Higher Ed]

Education organisations firmly condemn President Trump’s “vile and unacceptable” comments 2018-01-15 [Education International]

Labor dispute between Golf Channel, live tournament technicians union to impact Sunday telecasts 2018-01-15 [Golf]

Target the roots of workplace harassment 2018-01-14 [The Post-Gazette]

The new labour frontline: logistics 2018-01-14 [Delano]

Trump names lawyer at firm advising him on taxes as pick for labor board 2018-01-13 [Reuters]

Ending Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador Undermines Our Freedom to Fight for All Working People 2018-01-13 [AFL-CIO]

The Attack on Workers' Retirement 2018-01-13 [Labour Notes]

The Most Successful Union Organizer in America Thinks Traditional Organizing Is A Lost Cause 2018-01-13 [Fast Company]

Union ratifies deal for 20,000 AT&T workers 2018-01-13 [Seeking Alpha]

Walmart hikes minimum wage, announces layoffs on same day 2018-01-12 [Reuters]

Some Walmart employees get raises, others to lose their jobs 2018-01-12 [Union-Bullletin]

Vox Media agrees to recognize labor union 2018-01-12 [The Post]

New tax guidelines rely on workers to double-check their paychecks 2018-01-12 [Wash Post]

Walmart boosts employee starting pay, while some Sam's Club workers lose their jobs 2018-01-12 [Chicago Tribune]

Union claims victory in bid to organize workers at Vox 2018-01-12 [The Examiner]

Lower taxes and tight labour market prompt Walmart to hike wages 2018-01-12 [RTÉ]

Fighting sexual assault locally, outside the #MeToo movement 2018-01-12 [Pacific Standard]

Walmart hikes minimum wage, announces layoffs on same day 2018-01-12 [Reuters ]

Walmart is abruptly closing 63 Sam's Club stores and laying off thousands of workers 2018-01-12 [Business Insider]

Democrats to Target Trump Labor Policy in Elections 2018-01-11 [BNA]

Thousands of Salvadoran TPS workers clean federal offices. Now their livelihoods are on the line 2018-01-11 [Vox]

Trump appointee may give McDonald's a break in landmark labor case 2018-01-11 [CNN Money]

Why Do Auto Workers Union Drives Keep Failing? A Rank-and-File View 2018-01-11 [Labour Notes]

Delta employees detail a pattern of anti-Semitic abuse at airline 2018-01-10 [JTA]

It’s Time For Hip-Hop Producers To Start A Union To Protect Their Work 2018-01-10 [UPROXX]

Jeff Bezos deemed richest man in world while Amazon warehouse workers suffer grueling conditions 2018-01-10 [Salon]

Trump policies offer plutocracy on steroids, not economic populism 2018-01-10 [Wash Post]

Trump Slashes OSHA Staffing, Endangering Workers 2018-01-09 [Confined Space]

Decision to Deport Protected Salvadorans Earns Union Scorn 2018-01-09 [Inside Sources]

L.A. city attorney files suit over treatment of truck drivers who serve ports 2018-01-09 [Press-Telegram]

AT&T Layoffs Stir Union Action, Putting More Heat on Trump 2018-01-09 [Triple Puncit]

Trump Is Stealing Benefits From Elderly Immigrants That He is Expelling From US 2018-01-09 [Rewire]

CWA Lawsuit Delays AT&T Layoff Dates 2018-01-09 [Channel Partners]

Make a call to demand the new NAFTA prioritizes working people 2018-01-08 [AFL-CIO]

Silica Court Victory Is Lifesaving for Working People 2018-01-08 [AFL-CIO]

Retail workers feel disruption from shifting shopper habits 2018-01-08 [The Financial Post]

Retail workers feel disruption from shifting shopper habits 2018-01-08 [Albany Times Union]

ICE fires back at Pro-Trump union leader who bashed agency and president’s pick for its chief 2018-01-08 [Wash Post]

Poor, powerless also need #MeToo moments 2018-01-07 [The News-Tribune]

Retail workers feeling the pinch of tech disruption 2018-01-07 [MENA]

AT&T sued for massive layoffs after claiming net neutrality repeal, tax cuts aid investment 2018-01-06 [Daily Kos]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]