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Today's news - California

Walmart Education, Charters, Union Busting & Privatization With Nina Deerfield For more info 2018-08-21 [LVP]

Los Angeles: Union and inexperienced former-hedge-fund-manager superintendent at odds 2018-08-17 [Diane Ravitch]

Tarzana hospital workers hold 1-day strike, can't return to work for 5 2018-08-17 [ABC7]

Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China 2018-08-17 [The Times]

Jury finds Monsanto guilty of concealing glyphosate risks in landmark California trial 2018-08-16 [IUF]

The Workers Lab: the union-backed accelerator helping to disrupt capitalism 2018-08-16 [Equal Times]

Veterinary technicians, other clinic staff join unions 2018-08-15 [avma]

‘A National Disgrace’: Port Truckers Demand an End to Misclassification 2018-08-15 [The Nation]

Dewayne 'Lee' Johnson and The Monsanto Ruling With Journalists Carey Gillam and Bob Egelko For more info 2018-08-15 [WWR]

Meet the Silicon Valley socialists who are pushing a tech worker uprising 2018-07-17 [Fast Company]

How a small worker-owned trust could transform agricultural labor for decades 2018-08-15 [Fast Company]

Thousands of Silicon Valley security guards get first union contract 2018-08-15 [Fast Company]

SEIU 1021 Charges SF General Hospital Bosses Are Bullying & Harassing Workers For more info 2018-08-15 [lvp]

Disneyland raises minimum wage to $15.75, but only for non-union employees For more info 2018-08-14 [Orlando Weekly]

After Five Years of Fighting, Google and Facebook Security Guards Finally Have Their Union Contract 2018-08-14 [Gizmodo]

Students, unions demand UC divest from ICE-related companies 2018-08-13 [SFChronicle]

Construction workers protest labor violations at San Jose condo building site 2018-08-11 [KTVU]

Banning teachers vote to strike for 3 days — starting with Wednesday’s first day of school 2018-08-09 [THE SUN]

Stop Attacks On SFSU Professor Rabab Abdulhadi, Palestinian Students & SFSU Education Program-SF Labor Backs Fight For more info 2018-08-09 [LVP]

California unions win another pension lawsuit. Will their streak continue? 2018-08-08 [Sacto Bee]

‘Disrespected’: UC Davis health care workers say their proposed wage increase is ‘garbage’ 2018-08-07 [Sac Bee]

This week in the war on workers: court cracks down on widespread wage theft 2018-08-07 [Daily Kos]

Uber lobbying for contract workers not to become employees 2018-08-06 [My Broadband]

Checkr adds ongoing screening for gig economy workers 2018-08-06 [SFChronicle]

Disneyland’s $15-an-hour labor deal is a win for workers everywhere 2018-08-06 [The Register]

Hotel housekeepers call for panic buttons amid sexual harassment 2018-08-04 [The Guardian]

Can San Francisco Force Workers to Go Out for Lunch? 2018-08-03 [NYTimes]

San Francisco Officials to Tech Workers: Buy Your Lunch 2018-08-01 [NYTimes]

Ousted grocers' union executive to challenge for presidency 2018-07-31 [The Union-Tribune]

Frontier, CWA Sign New Labor Agreement for 2,700 California Workers 2018-07-31 [Channel Partners]

With death of port worker, checkered safety record of cargo handler comes into focus 2018-07-28 [Salon]

ILWU Local 6 VCA Workers Fight For A Union Contract & Protection Of Animal Care Conditions 2018-07-28 [Indy Media]

Disneyland hikes some wages to $15 an hour after outcry over worker poverty 2018-07-28 [The Guardian]

IATSE reaches new three-year contract deal for film and TV production 2018-07-27 [The Times]

Disney, unions agree on contract to raise hourly wages to $15 2018-07-27 [The Register]

ILWU Local 6 VCA Workers Fight For A Union Contract & The Animals For more info 2018-07-26 [LVP]

Disneyland Reaches Tentative Labor Deal with Theme Park Workers 2018-07-24 [NBC]

Discrimination Against Pregnant Women And The Natera Corporation For more info 2018-07-23 [LVP]

IATSE Members Talk Strike During Editors Guild Meeting: 'We’re Ready to Take it to the Streets' 2018-07-23 [The Hollywood Reporter]

Justice and Human Rights At SF Potrero Hill Health Center With SEIU 1021 Steward Cheryl Thornton For more info 2018-07-21 [LVP]

Rancho Palos Verdes voters to decide on worker salaries and panic buttons — but not until 2019 2018-07-19 [The Times]

The OSC Corruption & The Case Of OSHA WPP Whistleblower and AFGE Steward SFLC Delegate Darrell Whitman For more info 2018-07-19 [LVP]

Pari-mutuel workers get new agreement, won't strike at Del Mar 2018-07-18 [The Union-Tribune]

SEIU 1021 Members Joined By ILWU 10 In Fight Against Racism By City Of SF For more info 2018-07-17 [LVP]

Livermore council orders more study on SEIU-backed local healthcare initiative 2018-07-17 [Pleasanton Weekly]

SF police union gets openly gay leader and a new style, at last 2018-07-16 [SFExaminer]

Tesla factory workers were reportedly offered free Red Bull, walked through raw sewage to meet Model 3 quotas 2018-07-15 [CNBC]

Musk coerced Tesla workers into not forming a union, National Labor Relations Board claims 2018-07-14 [SLBJ]

Elon Musk Told Workers Tesla Would Allow Them To Unionize If He Could Not Make Them Safe: NLRB For more info 2018-07-13 [Jalopnik]

NLRB: Elon Musk coerced Tesla workers against forming union 2018-07-13 [MarketWatch]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]