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Protesters Chain Themselves To Bakery Truck In Solidarity With Tom Cat Immigrant Workers 2017-04-22 [Gothamist]

2000 Bloomingdales workers demanding e-commerce payments be part of new contract 2017-04-20 [RWDSU]

VIDEO: Bloomingdales retail worker protest demanding fair contract 2017-04-20 [RWDSU]

Bloomingdale's store clerks demand commissions for online sales 2017-04-20 [NBC]

Building Bridges: NYC Bakery Workers threatened by Homeland Security For more info 2017-04-20 [WBAI Radio]

JLC Supports Bloomingdale's Workers' at Rally for Fair Contract 2017-04-20 [Jewish Labor Committtee]

Car Wash Workers Deserve Fair Wages 2017-03-31 [Huffington Post]

Long Island - Workers: Firm fired us after ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest 2017-04-19 [Newsday]

Bloomingdale’s union workers rally in Manhattan for better pay, benefits 2017-04-19 [amNewYork]

A Tough Time for Retail Workers to Demand Better Benefits 2017-04-19 [WNYC News]

Bloomingdale’s Clerks Want Commissions On Showrooming, In-Store Pickup Sales 2017-04-19 [Consumerist]

Bloomingdale's store clerks demand commissions for online sales 2017-04-19 [CNN Money]

Bloomingdale's workers rally in NYC to demand contract that includes online sales commissions, other benefits 2017-04-19 [Daily News]

NY Unions Push for State ‘Medicare for All’ System 2017-04-18 [LaborPress]

IBEW workers strike in Sunset Park against Charter Communications 2017-04-18 [Bklyn Eagle]

Rally for a new contract at Bloomingdale*s 2017-04-17 [RWDSU / AFL-CIO]

Orange Cty Community College replacing cafeteria workers with machines 2017-04-16 [FOX]

Workers Find Winning a Wage Judgment Can Be an Empty Victory 2017-04-14 [NYTimes]

Journalists at Gothamist and DNAinfo Agree to Join Labor Union 2017-04-13 [NY Times]

DNAinfo reporters join Writers Guild 2017-04-13 [Crain's]

New budget lets all union workers deduct dues from state taxes 2017-04-12 [NYDaily News]

For the first time, NYSUT will be headed by a New York City educator 2017-04-12 [Chalkbeat]

State Budget Advances the Agenda of Working Men and Women 2017-04-11 [NYS AFL-CIO]

Bedford-Union Armory developers promise union jobs, training programs 2017-04-10 [Curbed]

Immigrant bakery workers protest Trump bullying 2017-04-10 [Albany Times Union]

At Trump Tower, workers protest upcoming immigration-related firing 2017-04-09 [Newsday]

Famed NYC bakery's immigrant workers defy Trump 2017-04-09 [FOX]

Protest Trump: Rise up with Tom Cat Bread Workers 2017-04-08 [Rise Stronger]

New York City just banned bosses from asking about past salaries 2017-04-07 [Standard]

A Trump Golf Club Seeks More Foreign Workers 2017-04-06 [Buzzfeed]

Women city workers reach settlement over unequal pay 2017-04-05 [AM NY]

Tom Cat Bakery wins extension for immigrant employees to either show working papers or whip up a legal defense 2017-04-02 [NYDaily News]

Ithaca College Strike Called Off After 11 Hours of Bargaining 2017-03-29 [Cornell Daily Sun]

Union workers rally in support of proposed sick-day legislation 2017-03-29 [News12]

Cornell Would Like To Share Some Extremely Unbiased Information About Evil Unions 2017-03-28 [Concourse]

Never Forget the Triangle Factory Fire—It's Why We Have Unions 2017-03-28 [New Republic]

Cornell Grad Student Workers To Vote On Union 2017-03-27 [WIN]

Chuck Schumer Announces Support For Cornell Grad Workers 2017-03-26 [Cornell Daily Sun]

Cornell Graduate Student Workers Rally Before Union Vote 2017-03-26 [USNews]

The workers who make Broadway hum deserve a standing ovation 2017-03-26 [NYDaily News]

Union workers to carry out most of the $4 billion reconstruction on LaGuardia Airport terminal 2017-03-24 [NYDaily News]

More than a Hundred Young Women Went to Work One Day, and Never Came Home. Their Story Changed the Country Forever 2017-03-24 [Progressive]

NYSUT: Oppose Trumpcare and the Disastrous Collins Amendment! 2017-03-23 [NYSUT]

Building Bridges: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire & Its Legacy For more info 2017-03-22 [WBAI Radio]

Bus Cos. Illegally Told Workers To Quit, NLRB Judge Says 2017-03-21 [Law360]

Babeland campaign leader wins Women in Labor award 2017-03-17 [RWDSU]

The Workplace Schedule Shuffle 2017-03-16 [Manhattan Times]

The Human Right to Peace: Women, Labour and Public Services in Conflict Zones 2017-03-15 [PSI]

NYSUT: Say NO to MILLION$ more for Corporate Charters! 2017-03-14 [NYSUT]

Building Bridges: 'Day Without A Woman' in NYC For more info 2017-03-14 [WBAI Radio]

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]