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Crooked company pays out lost wages to workers, some undocumented 2018-06-19 [NYPost]

Union workers and elected officials hold protest in Long Island City after developer hires nonunion labor 2018-06-19 [QNS]

Drivers' union: Broke NYC yellow cabbie killed himself 2018-06-16 [The Tribune]

Museum of Sex ads driving female MTA bus drivers crazy 2018-06-16 [The Post]

Staten Island nurses and supporters rally for safe staffing 2018-06-11 [Live]

Jordan Health workers in Rochester begin 3-day strike 2018-06-06 [WHEC]

Protect whistleblowers 2018-06-06 [Albany Times Union]

Cuomo 'Embraces' Unions, 8 Years After Vowing to Take Them On 2018-06-05 [NYTimes]

Fed-up commuters assaulting MTA workers more than ever 2018-06-05 [NYPost]

Sign here! Support early voting and election reform in NY! 2018-06-05 [NYSUT]

State reaches agreement on contract with SUNY union 2018-06-01 [Watertown Daily Times]

Cornel Univ rad Student Election: March 2017 Union Recognition Election Results Certified; Union Loses, 941-867 2018-06-01 [Cornell Daily Sun]

Workers’ Rights Board hears Wendt employees’ concerns  ActNOW!  2018-06-01 [Cheektowaga Bee]

Tops Teamster Cheektowaga workers fuming over loss of pensions 2018-05-31 [WIVB]

Fire Destroys NY Golf Course Building; Injures Four Workers 2018-05-29 [Firehouse]

Taxi Drivers In New York City Are Taking Their Own Lives Due To Debt 2018-05-29 [Jalopnik]

State approves six-year deal with SUNY union 2018-05-25 [Observer]

Cornell Grad Students United Reflects, Examines Future Plans After Arbitrator’s Decision on Union Election 2018-05-24 [Cornell Daily Sun]

An uptick in jobless rate despite strong economy: Capital Region faces challenge of filling jobs with skilled talent 2018-05-20 [Albany Times Union]

Working Families Party formally endorses Cynthia Nixon for governor 2018-05-20 [Albany Times Union]

Arbitrator rules Cornell violated labor law with anti-union email 2018-05-18 [Reuters]

Cornell Violated Federal Labor Law in Grad Assistant Union Election 2018-05-18 [Inside Higher Ed]

Cornell University Violated Federal Labor Law in Graduate Union Recognition Election, Arbitrator Finds 2018-05-17 [Cornell Daily Sun]

Schenectady carpenters union pushes to increase female membership 2018-05-16 [Daily Gazette]

Stalled contract talks impact dozens of CSEA union workers 2018-05-15 [News12]

Report describes forced labour in NYU Abu Dhabi construction 2018-05-15 [BWI]

La Salle Academy president bullied teachers seeking to join union, educators claim 2018-05-14 [NYDaily News]

NYPD, FDNY Rescue Construction Workers From Lower Manhattan Tower 2018-05-13 [NYPD]

At the North Country's marijuana factory, the workers - and the pot plants - listen to music 2018-05-13 [NCPR]

Remembering the workers 2018-05-13 [Lockport Union-Sun&Jrnl]

Retail workers union backs Alcántara 2018-05-12 [The Times]

New School Grad Assistants Go on Strike 2018-05-10 [Inside Higher Ed]

Subway Woes? Don't Blame Workers 2018-05-10 [Labor Notes]

Treating Workers Fairly at Rent the Runway 2018-05-07 [NYTimes]

Delivery workers who ride e-bikes need NYPD to stop ticketing, transit advocates say 2018-05-03 [MakeTheRoadNY]

Columbia Univ War On Labor 2018-05-02 [The New Republic]

Lashing out at de Blasio administration, UFT Pres Mulgrew says educators lack paid parental leave because of gender bias 2018-05-01 [Chaldbeat]

SEIU 1199 workers at Jordan Health to hold one-day walkout 2018-05-01 [WXXI]

Columbia, teaching assistants at odds: University officials have refused to bargain with union despite NLRB ruling 2018-05-01 [Albany Times Union]

Columba Univ graduate student strike ends on schedule, union organizers threaten more disruption next year 2018-05-01 [Columbia Spectator]

Paid parental leave fight coming to the New York City Council 2018-04-30 [City&State]

Class of 1968 alums recall historic protests, affirm solidarity with graduate student workers at panel 2018-04-29 [Columbia Spectator]

Blaze that killed a Trump Tower resident in early April recalls a long of history of developers and corporations putting profit over safety 2018-04-29 [Dissent]

A Strike Against Trumpism at Columbia Univ 2018-04-29 [Dissent]

Sign here! NYU Langone Must Guarantee Good Jobs With Quality Care! 2018-04-29 [SEIU 1199]

Columbia Univ graduate students petition to strike indefinitely 2018-04-28 [Columbia Spectator]

Solidarity with Columbia Univ Grad Workers 2018-04-28 [New Inquiry]

Columbia Grad Workers are on Strike 2018-04-25 [UAW]

Columbia graduate students strike over university refusal to negotiate a contract 2018-04-25 [Wash Post]

Columbia Grad Workers Set to Strike, As Admin Refuses to Bargain 2018-04-24 [Labor Notes]

This month in labour history

3-06-2016 A federal judge ruled that women's soccer players could not go on strike, despite their collective bargaining agreement (which included a no-strike clause) having expired. The women were in dispute over pay discrimination. [more]

3-06-1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is founded in New York City. [more]

4-06-1912 Massachusetts becomes the first US state to establish a minimum wage [more]

4-06-2012 When National Football League referees failed to agree to a new contract, which included big pension cuts, the NFL locked them out and began hiring scabs to replace them. Bosses came up with a revised offer which was agreed on 26 September. [more]

9-06-1865 Helen Marot, campaigner for working women, is born. [more]

11-06-1913 Police shoot at maritime workers on strike at United Fruit Co. in New Orleans, killing one. [more]

12-06-1904 Defying AFL's Samuel Gompers, 50,000 members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen walk off their jobs. [more]

16-06-1918 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene Debs makes his famous speech against capitalism in Canton, OH, which will land him in jail. [more]

19-06-1912 The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees [more]

20-06-1947 President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later. [more]

23-06-1999 Workers at Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in North Carolina vote for union recognition after a 25 year struggle [more]

26-06-1894 American Railway Union members begin to refuse to run trains including Pullman cars, until the strike at Pullmans is settled [more]

27-06-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World, later popularly known as the Wobblies, is founded in Chicago with the aim of uniting all workers in One Big Union [more]

29-06-1894 Over 125,000 workers on two dozen railroads have joined the boycott of Pullman cars [more]

30-06-1918 Socialist anf labor leader Eugene Debs is arrested under the Espionage Act for making an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio [more]