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UFCW Launches Campaign Urging Walmart To Bring Back Holiday Pay 2017-11-21 [Patch]

For Undocumented Workers, an Uphill Journey After the Fires 2017-11-21 [KQED]

The LA Times flirts with unionization, defying its history 2017-11-20 [CJR]

Some Instacart workers to strike over pay that can be as low as $1 per hour 2017-11-20 [Ars Technica]

Property Rights Debated in Farmers’ Fight of Unionizing Law 2017-11-18 [Courthouse News]

Hospital workers at City of Hope protest understaffing 2017-11-17 [seiu-uhw.org]

Restaurant owners, Chamber question Union’s Influence on Policy 2017-11-17 [SMDP]

Stop Rocketship Charter In WCCSD: Hundreds Of UTR Members Demand No More Charters and Union Busting In Richmond For more info 2017-11-17 [Labor Video Project]

SF SEIU 2015 Demand: Raise Our Homecare Wages Now! Living Wages and Justice Needed! For more info 2017-11-16 [LVP]

Relieving racial resentment in our unions 2017-11-15 [Labor Notes]

Stand up for worker's rights 2017-11-14 [The Register]

Tesla factory is ‘hotbed for racist behaviour,’ worker claims in class-action lawsuit 2017-11-14 [The Financial Post]

New law to ban inquires into salary history 2017-11-13 [SDUnion-Tribune]

Teamsters Hold Day Of Action Against Gender Pay Discrimination At Theatre Supplier Warehouse 2017-11-13 [Workers Independent News]

San Diego takes action against restaurant for allegedly deceptive minimum-wage surcharge 2017-11-12 [SD Union-Tribune]

Oceanside teachers’ union to rally for contract, raises 2017-11-10 [Coast News Grp]

Steady Decrease Seen in Medical Payments per Workers Compensation Claim 2017-11-10 [WCRI]

SF Community Labor Rally Defends SFSU Professor Rabab Abdulhadi Against Zionist Lawsuit For more info 2017-11-10 [Labor Video Project]

Montebello Unified audit: State officials allege waste, favoritism as district faced financial ruin 2017-11-07 [Whittier Daily News]

SFUSD, teachers union agree to 16 percent pay hike for educators 2017-11-07 [SF Examiner]

Sacramento teacher strike averted. Union, city district reach deal ahead of planned walkout 2017-11-07 [Sacramento Bee]

Sacramento Teachers To Strike Wednesday, November 8 2017-11-06 [Workers Independent News]

Teachers at California Virtual Academies Authorize Strike 2017-11-05 [Diane Ravitch]

Student workers deserve more complete picture of union benefits UC Berkeley 2017-11-04 [Daily Californian]

Oakland workers strike ahead of Mayor Libby Schaaf’s annual address 2017-11-03 [The Times]

Sacramento City teachers to announce strike date 2017-11-03 [KCRA]

Adjunct profs complain of ‘tenuresplaining’ from full-timers 2017-11-02 [Campus Reform]

Oakland City Workers Plan One-Day Strike For Thursday 2017-11-02 [CBS]

Oakland city workers plan one-day strike for Thursday 2017-11-02 [SFGate]

Striking workers allege fatally dangerous environment, racism at Henkel Aerospace 2017-11-02 [East Bay Times]

Privatization of Laney For The A's and CCSF Land Grab By Developers and Petrick's Play 'The Fight For 52 cents' On The 1934 Minneapolis General Strike For more info 2017-11-01 [LVP]

Coders of the world, unite: can Silicon Valley workers curb the power of Big Tech? 2017-11-01 [The Guardian]

Coders of the world, unite: can Silicon Valley workers curb the power of Big Tech? 2017-10-31 [The Guardian]

UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services union members call for wage increase to maintain quality of services 2017-10-30 [Daily Bruin]

“I’ve Got Your Back, and You’ve Got Mine” 2017-10-29 [Jacobin]

Advocates Decry Motorist Who Drove Into Immigration Marchers in Brea 2017-10-28 [Equal Voices]

Hospital workers in Joshua Tree vote to join SEIU-UHW 2017-10-27 [seiu-uhw.org]

UAW files complaint alleging Tesla fired workers for supporting union 2017-10-27 [Silicon Valley Biz Jrnl]

Classes resume: Calaveras teachers end strike, reach agreement with District 2017-10-26 [KCRA]

Hundreds of Solano County workers strike; disrupt supervisors’ meeting 2017-10-26 [Daily Republic]

Former Tesla employees and union activists stage a protest over recent firings in Fremont 2017-10-25 [Electrek]

UCLA student groups advocate for medical center valet workers 2017-10-25 [Daily Bruin]

Negotiations between Disney workers, union extended to December 2017-10-25 [WFTV]

Teachers still on strike while some Calaveras schools open 2017-10-24 [KCRA]

Solano County SEIU plans to strike 2017-10-24 [DR]

Truckers file wage theft claims 2017-10-24 [AJot]

Teachers continue to strike in Calaveras County 2017-10-24 [KCRA]

California Teachers Endorse Newsome In Gubernatorial Race 2017-10-23 [Workers Independent News]

Food service worker at UCLA says his employer pays him under two names to avoid overtime pay 2017-10-22 [Mercury News]

UFW and Red Cross work to distribute food to farm workers 2017-10-21 [UFW]

This month in labour history

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

9-11-1935 The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed, breaking away from the American Federation of Labor. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]