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Georgia Kumho Tire fires union leader: USW to challenge election results in Macon [IndustiALL] 2017-10-23

Missouri Court sides with unions in MO Right to Work battle [MENAFN] 2017-10-22

Right wing’s targeting public schools and teachers unions and higher ed tied to segregation [Canton Daily Ledger] 2017-10-21

In the Face of Trump Attacks, UNITE HERE unveils 40+ City Mobilization Oct 19, 2017 [UNITE HERE!] 2017-10-19

Tech push to teach coding not about kids success – is about cutting wages [Guardian] 2017-10-16

Becoming a Steelworker Liberated Her. Then Her Job Moved to Mexico. [NY Times] 2017-10-16

Kentucky Tobacco farm workers on strike [Farm Labor OC, AFL-CIO] 2017-10-15

Non-union Tesla fires up to 700 workers without warning [Fortune] 2017-10-14

Labor for Our Revolution: The unions that supported Bernie Sanders unite in a new network [Common Dreams] 2017-10-13

Nurses Demand Congress Act to Avert Further Public Health Calamity in Puerto Rico [Common Dreams] 2017-10-12

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

Illinois School Support Staff Strike Continues In Palatine; ‘Absolutely No Progress’ On Deal 2017-10-23 [CBS]

AFL-CIO's Kicks Off Its 'Join Together, Fight Together, Win Together' Convention 2017-10-23 [Workers Independent News]

Some unions back Energy Secretary Rick Perry's proposals for the power grid 2017-10-23 [Washington Post]

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

Brazilian Labor Activist Says Reforms Undermine Labor Protections; Women, People Of Color At Greatest Risk 2017-10-23 [Workers Independent News]

Popcru taken aback by Hawks, FBI cooperation 2017-10-23 [Fin24]

Legalized slavery: Democratic Women’s Club of Santa Cruz County holds meeting on farm labor 2017-10-23 [Santa Cruz Sentinel]

Georgia Kumho Tire fires union leader: USW to challenge election results in Macon 2017-10-23 [IndustiALL]

Georgia “Outrage”: Kumho Tire In Georgia Fires Union Organizer After Narrow Union Election 2017-10-23 [Workers Independent News]

State Governments Increasingly Pre-Empting Local Attempts To Improve Labor Conditions 2017-10-22 [Workers Independent News]

Brazil Undermines Labor Laws and Puts Women Workers at Great Risk 2017-10-22 [AFL-CIO]

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

We Are the American Labor Movement, and We Will Not Be Denied 2017-10-22 [AFL-CIO]

Illinois Weekend Video: Union Maids 2017-10-22 [Rank and File]

Harvey Weinstein and the politics of Hollywood 2017-10-22 [rabble]

New Hampshire State to seek waiver on Medicaid work requirements 2017-10-22 [Albany Times Union]

Illinois Univ Chicago grad students, after being told their labor was not work, vote on union. 2017-10-22 [Daily Kos]

Oregon Rain, hail, sleet, snow — it does not matter to us: Lane County Strike continues 2017-10-22 [KVAL]

Missouri Court sides with unions in MO Right to Work battle 2017-10-22 [MENAFN]

Massachusetts Univ Mass Lowell adjuncts seek wage parity with other UMass campuses 2017-10-22 [Lowell Sun]

Illinois Plaque dedicated in Woodstock honors union leader Eugene V. Debs 2017-10-22 [NWHerald]

Ohio Workers at Fuyao Auto Glass Plant Eye Union Election 2017-10-22 [USNews]

Nebraska Labor union teams up with nonprofit to keep seniors safe in their homes 2017-10-22 [Omaha]

Poll: 43 percent of tech workers fear job loss due to ageism 2017-10-22 [Salon]

Pennsylvania Strike continues at Lebanon County nursing home 2017-10-22 [Penn Live]

Jersey day spooks Kroger mamagement 2017-10-22 [Labor Notes]

Michigan MI Nurses Association, UPHS - Marquette nurses file Unfair Labor Practice charge 2017-10-22 [UpMatters]

 VIDEO Florida Deputies break up rally of hundreds of Disney workers demanding pay increase 2017-10-22 [CBS]

Washington Seattle workers accuse airline caterer of backtracking on fines and wages 2017-10-22 [KUOW]

Nebraska Prison workers voice worries about morale, turnover 2017-10-22 [Seattle Times]

Using Government Procurement to Bring Good Jobs Back to the U.S. 2017-10-22 [AFL-CIO]

Workers make excellent owners 2017-10-22 [Albany Times Union]

Two more U.S. govt workers experienced symptoms at embassy in Havana 2017-10-21 [UPI]

Hawaii 63 Waikiki hotel workers walk off job for 1-day strike 2017-10-21 [News&Observer]

Pennsylvania Workers launch one-day strike at First Hospital in Kingston 2017-10-21 [Wilkes-Barre Times Leader]

 VIDEO Iowa Judge dismisses Iowa teachers association's collective bargaining lawsuit 2017-10-21 [Des Moines Register]

New York Workers Comp proposal reflects corporate greed 2017-10-21 [Albany Times Union]

Florida Deputies break up rally of Disney union workers demanding living wages 2017-10-21 [Orlando Weekly]

West Virginia Kroger union workers to continue demonstrations during negotiations 2017-10-21 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

Arizona Union Workers at Sky Harbor Protest Lack of Air Conditioning in Trucks and Low Wages 2017-10-21 [Phoenix New times]

 VIDEO Florida Deputies break up rally of hundreds of Disney workers demanding pay increase 2017-10-21 [WFTV]

36 percent of workers engaged in independent work over the last year 2017-10-21 [Aspen Institute]

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

Illinois University of Chicago Graduate Workers Affirm Union 2017-10-21 [AAUP]

 VIDEO Indiana Indianapolis airport workers seek minimum wage hike — enough to live on 2017-10-21 [IndyStar]

Illinois Union cries foul after Palatine school district cuts benefits to striking workers 2017-10-21 [Chicago Tribune]

New service allows U.S. workers to get paid daily instead of weekly 2017-10-21 [USAToday]

Bank downgrades Chipotle, saying it pays workers too much 2017-10-21 [Intercept]

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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 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]

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]

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]

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]