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'It Gave Me Panic Attacks': CA Hotel Workers Recount Sexual Abuse 2018-10-18 [Patch]

AFSCME Votes to Strike Between Oct. 23-25 2018-10-17 [Bottom Line]

It was like hell: California hotel workers break their silence on abuse 2018-10-17 [Guardian]

Sex worker groups oppose proposed increased massage parlor enforcement 2018-10-17 [The Examiner]

'It was like hell': hotel workers break their silence on abuse 2018-10-17 [The Guardian]

Samsung AI Union Busting In San Francisco-UBC CIA Protest Samsung Show For more info 2018-10-16 [LVP]

39,000 health workers announce when they will picket UC medical centers statewide 2018-10-15 [Sacto Bee]

AFSCME local 3299 announces dates for 2nd Univ CA strike 2018-10-15 [Triton]

Hotel strike grows enters fifth day 2018-10-08 [Fox KTVU]

Dozens of striking Marriott hotel workers arrested including union presidents 2018-10-13 [Fox KTVU]

Union: 41 Hotels Workers Arrested In Ongoing Strike With Marriott 2018-10-14 [SFGate]

AFSCME Local 3299 releases dates for patient care workers’ systemwide strike 2018-10-14 [Daily Bruin]

San Francisco hotel workers shut down 4th Street to demand higher wages 2018-10-14 [ABC]

Dozens of striking Marriott hotel workers arrested including union presidents 2018-10-14 [KTVU]

45,000 state workers will get a new family medical benefit next year 2018-10-11 [Sacto Bee]

WorkWeek On Marriott Unite Here Strike In SF, IBT UPS Contract Fight and CTA Charters & Val Cuevas For more info 2018-10-10 [WW]

US Mail Is Not For Sale! Stop Post Office Privatization Rally In Oakland, CA For more info 2018-10-09 [LVP]

SF Marriott Workers Strike: A Class Battle For All Workers 2018-10-08 [IndyBay]

Hollywood Teamsters Union Ratifies 3-Year Deal 2018-10-08 [Variety]

SF and US Marriott Hotel Workers Strike: A Class Battle For All Workers For more info 2018-10-07 [LVP]

Oakland hotel workers join strike to demand higher wages 2018-10-06 [KTVU]

Marriott Hotel workers in San Francisco, San Jose go on strike 2018-10-06 [KPIX]

Union Workers, Mcdonalds Employees Rally In Local Fight For $15 2018-10-06 [SFGate]

Hundreds in Bay Area protest Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh 2018-10-06 [Yahoo!]

Marriott hotel workers in SF strike amid busy convention season 2018-10-05 [SFGate]

Global Day Of Action For Airline Workers At SFO: We Need Living Wages! For more info 2018-10-05 [LVP]

Kaiser Reaches Tentative Deal With 32,000 Calif. Union Workers 2018-10-04 [CBS]

Teamsters Are Jumping Into The Immigration Fight To Support Workers Who Could Lose Their TPS Status 2018-10-04 [BuzzFeed]

Event: Workers Key to More Fair Global Food Supply Chains For more info 2018-10-03 [Solidarity Center]

Submission: Students’ support of AFSCME 3299 critical in turning tide against UC 2018-10-03 [Daily Bruin]

Tesla must defend lawsuit alleging abuse of foreign workers 2018-10-03 [Reuters]

L.A. and Long Beach port truckers and warehouse workers begin strike 2018-10-02 [LA Times]

Local labor resurgence includes seats on key local boards 2018-10-02 [San Diego Union-Tribune]

Port Drivers Plan To Strike Today, Protesting Driver Misclassification 2018-10-02 [Go By Truck]

Gov Brown Signs Bill Requiring Leave Time For Union Leaders 2018-10-01 [SFGate]

What Tesla’s union-busting trial means for the rest of Silicon Valley 2018-09-29 [Verge]

Are LA teachers next? 2018-09-29 [Labor Notes]

Tesla HR chief suggested promoting workers to block union plans 2018-09-28 [HRD]

Farmworkers strike as Premiere Raspberries appeals contract order 2018-09-27 [The Democrat]

Los Angeles United Teachers rejects insulting proposal by Superintendent Austin Beutner: Union authorizes strike ... if necessary 2018-09-26 [Diane Ravitch]

Tech drivers’ union reaches contract agreement with shuttle companies 2018-09-26 [SFChronicle]

New CA Law Holds Retailers Liable for Truck Driver Misclassification 2018-09-26 [Truckinginfo]

Elon Musk tried to deter Tesla workers from unionizing 2018-09-26 [Fast Co]

Disneyland Resort hotel workers approve a new contract with a $15-an-hour minimum wage 2018-09-24 [LATimes]

San Francisco Labor Council Supports the Driscoll Boycott Global Day of Action 2018-09-23 [IndyBay]

Sun-Maid raisin employees still on strike over health care costs 2018-09-22 [ABC]

Uber Presses 9th Circ. To Undo Driver Misclassification Suits 2018-09-22 [Law360]

California Cartage ordered to pay $3.5M in back wages 2018-09-21 [Supply Chain Dive]

Disneyland Resort reaches tentative contract agreement with hotel workers 2018-09-19 [LATimes]

Kaiser Permanente workers oppose proposal to outsource 60 gardeners 2018-09-19 [Becker's Hosp Rev]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]