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It is time to stand up and fight for nursing home workers 2018-10-07 [SEIU 1199]

Older health workers are struggling in low-paying jobs 2018-10-07 [NYPost]

Local EMTs demand raise, better working conditions 2018-10-06 [ABC]

Statement from Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIO, on the Yankees Crossing Hotel Workers’ Picket Line in Boston 2018-10-06 [AFLCIO]

Union Leaders Rip Yankees for Crossing Picket Line at Boston Hotel 2018-10-06 [Daily Intelligencer]

600 PSC Members March to CUNY Board Chair's Wall St. Bank, to Demand a Fair Contract 2018-10-05 [PSC-CUNY]

Suicides Get Taxi Drivers Talking: ‘I’m Going to Be One of Them’ 2018-10-03 [NYTimes]

‘Giant’ of Worker’s Rights Lois Spier Gray Dies after 72 Years with ILR 2018-10-02 [The Sun]

Airport Workers In New York, New Jersey To Receive Minimum Of $19 Per Hour 2018-09-30 [WAMC]

Midtown cleaning crews strike after building’s new owner slashes wages, benefits 2018-09-26 [amNEWYORK]

Sloatsburg: Workers injured in explosion at sewer construction site 2018-09-26 [Lohud]

Law360 Workers Get Union Cash in Push for Contract 2018-09-22 [Bloomberg]

Data show construction unions are better for minority workers 2018-09-18 [Business]

Sex Worker Activists Support Democratic Socialist Julia Salazar’s Primary Win 2018-09-17 [Huffington Post]

Anti-union scribe gets it wrong again on construction unions 2018-09-14 [Crain's NY Biz]

White Plains building workers union authorizes strike 2018-09-14 [News12]

Homeless man took shower in MTA women's locker room: union 2018-09-14 [The Post]

McDonald’s workers in 10 cities strike Tuesday over sexual harassment 2018-09-14 [USAToday]

SUNY employees union deal reached 2018-09-11 [CNY News]

One of the State's Most Powerful Unions Tries to Take Down One of Its Most Powerful Politicians 2018-09-11 [Gotham Gazette]

Huntington Target Workers Reject Union Representation 2018-09-09 [Bloomberg]

Schenectady: Laid off GE workers seeking federal assistance 2018-09-07 [Albany Times Union]

Building Bridges: Supporting Immigrant Labor, Fighting For Their Rights For more info 2018-09-05 [WBAI Radio]

At Labor Day Picnic in Ithaca, Cornell Wins Award for Disregarding Workers’ Rights 2018-09-05 [Cornell Daily Sun]

Brooklyn: Verizon keeps trying to stop wireless workers from organizing. Instead their union is expanding 2018-08-31 [Dissent]

Batman wins support of leading women's group, labor unions in NY Assembly race 2018-08-28 [Auburn Pub]

Union Leader Takes On Trump, Supreme Court, Airlines, Subway, de Blasio -- Anyone Else Out There? 2018-08-28 [Forbes]

Target Employees at Long Island Store Get Union Vote 2018-08-25 [Blooomberg]

Kava bar workers find a new home after striking out at Bushwick Bklyn tea room 2018-08-25 [AMNY]

Public Employees Federation returns to endorsing Cuomo, sealing most labor support 2018-08-24 [Newsday]

NYC train conductor attacked by two irate passengers 2018-08-24 [Am Miliary News]

Pix and video: Union workers arrested protesting Stephen Ross during NYC demonstration 2018-08-24 [Yahoo!]

Hundreds of NYC protesters call on NFL to boot Related’s Steve Ross from committee 2018-08-23 [Raw Deal]

Union workers arrested protesting Dolphins owner Stephen Ross during NYC demonstration For more info 2018-08-23 [Yahoo!]

New York’s teachers unions say they’re staying strong after Janus case, but there could be a battle ahead 2018-08-22 [Chalkbeat]

Does Cornell Care? Unions increase pressure as Maplewood struggles worsen 2018-08-22 [Ithaca]

Creating a Public Bank in the Financial Capital of the World 2018-08-22 [TruthOut]

Inside Sex Workers’ Fight for the Next Ocasio-Cortez: ‘There’s an Awakening Happening’ 2018-08-21 [The Daily Beast]

Sex Workers Are Rallying Behind a Democratic Socialist Running for New York Senate 2018-08-20 [The Intercept]

IFJ backs strike by staff at thrillist magazine over living wages 2018-08-20 [IFJ]

Transit union activist compares pro-Cuomo MTA workers to ‘slaves’ 2018-08-16 [NYPost]

Huntington Station Target workers seek union vote 2018-08-15 [Long Island Business News]

Journalists at Thrillist vote to strike for “livable salaries” 2018-08-15 [Vox]

Taylor Law: Public Sector Workers Should Have the Right to Strike 2018-08-14 [Jacobin]

Orleans County farm sued by workers who claim unlawful pay and living conditions 2018-08-13 [Democrat&Chrononicle]

A moving new photo exhibit explores the inner lives of migrant domestic workers 2018-08-13 [Quartz]

Nixon takes heat for proposal to amend the Taylor Law 2018-08-11 [Albany Times Union]

How Columbia's Photography Students Protected the Picket Line 2018-08-11 [VICE]

NYC Caps Uber and Lyft Vehicles in a Crackdown 2018-08-09 [NYTimes]

Building Bridges: ICE Training Officers in Military-Grade Weapons, Chemical Agents For more info 2018-08-09 [WBAI Radio]

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]