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The Supreme Court Sticks It to Workers, Again [New York Times] 2018-05-24

Trump makes it easier to fire federal workers [NYTimes] 2018-05-26

Trump’s war on workers continues with US Supreme Court ruling [UNI Global Union] 2018-05-24

Nevada Tens of thousands of union workers in Las Vegas casinos vote to strike [SFGate] 2018-05-23

Symposium: Latest assault against workers by the Supreme Court [SCOTUSblog] 2018-05-22

Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers [AP] 2018-05-21

Florida Is insurrection erupting within the Florida Education Association? [FL Politics] 2018-05-20

How rightwing groups wield secret toolkit to plot against US unions [Guardian] 2018-05-18

When police beat janitors — but janitors won justice [SEIU] 2018-05-17

I work with Mark Janus. Here’s how he benefits from a strong union [Capitol Fax] 2018-05-15

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Supreme Court Decision May Limit Ag Workers’ Ability to Fight for Unfairly Withheld Wages 2018-05-26 [KETR Harvest Public Radio]

Restaurant Workers’ Rights Slashed by Supreme Court 2018-05-26 [Eater]

Trump makes it easier to fire federal workers, cuts union powers 2018-05-26 [ABC News]

Trump makes it easier to fire federal workers 2018-05-26 [NYTimes]

Congress Must Overrule the Supreme Court’s Dramatic Assault on Worker Rights 2018-05-25 [The Nation]

Study overturns economic orthodoxy and shows that unions reduce inequality 2018-05-25 [The Nation]

Unions Are Not a Special Interest Group 2018-05-25 [Daily Intelligencer]

Trump issues executive orders stripping federal workers of many union protections 2018-05-25 [Washington Post]

When the Mailmen Rebelled 2018-05-25 [Jacobin]

Fighting for Better Pay and Workplace Safety: What Working People Are Doing This Week 2018-05-25 [AFL-CIO]

William Burrus, first African American president of American Postal Workers Union, dies at 81 2018-05-25 [The Plain Dealer]

Embattled Hoffa Offers Two-Tier, UPSers Push for a Better Deal 2018-05-25 [Labour Notes]

Michigan Volunteers renovating Latino Women Empowerment Center in SW Detroit plan major effort on Saturday 2018-05-25 [MBTTC]

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

McDonald’s workers describe sexual harassment and assault on the job 2018-05-25 [Lily]

North Carolina Raises coming for state workers, NC leaders announce 2018-05-25 [News&Observer]

Stealing From Workers Is a Crime. Why Don’t More Prosecutors See It That Way? 2018-05-25 [The Nation]

A nail in the coffin: What the Supreme Court’s decision this week means for workers 2018-05-25 [Wash Post]

California Here is the federal labor complaint the United Auto Workers just filed against Tesla 2018-05-25 [CNBC]

California UAW accuses Musk of threatening Tesla workers over unionization 2018-05-25 [Reuters]

Illinois Rauner says Texas is more union job friendly than Illinois 2018-05-25 [PolitiFact]

England TGI Fridays rocked by second day of strike action 2018-05-25 [Morning Star]

The Supreme Court Sticks It to Workers, Again 2018-05-24 [New York Times]

 VIDEO California CWA NABET 51 KQED Workers Protest Union Busting and Demand A Contract For more info 2018-05-24 [Labor Video Project]

Welcoming progress for poultry workers 2018-05-24 [Oxfam]

Women's Groups Urge McDonald's to Improve Harassment Policy 2018-05-24 [Bloomberg]

Pennsylvania Univ Pittsburgh Med Ctr nurses rally in McKeesport for union rights 2018-05-24 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Illinois Teamster Power Amps Up During Unfair Labor Practice Strike 2018-05-24 [Teamsters]

Colorado Planned Parenthood is asking Donald Trump labor board for help busting its Colorado union 2018-05-24 [Intercept]

Regardless of How the Supreme Court Rules in Janus Case Labor Needs to Get More Militant 2018-05-24 [The Nation]

Will Teacher Strikes Influence the Supreme Court's Union Ruling? 2018-05-24 [Governing]

How the Supreme Court is invoking a 1925 law to restrict workers' rights today 2018-05-24 [LATimes]

Epic Fail: Supreme Court Turns Back the Clock to Strip Workers Of Power 2018-05-24 [PRWatch]

A landmark Supreme Court decision faces extinction 2018-05-24 [Constitution Daily]

Nabisco unilaterally implements its terms on union workers 2018-05-24 [nwLaborPress]

Trump’s War on Labor Now Includes Teens 2018-05-24 [TNR]

Nevada Las Vegas strike could have far-reaching effect 2018-05-24 [Herald]

North Carolina 24-year-old man dies after fall from uptown high rise under construction, officials say 2018-05-24 [WSOC]

Sex Workers Go Mainstream 2018-05-24 [Truth Dig]

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

Trump’s war on workers continues with US Supreme Court ruling 2018-05-24 [UNI Global Union]

SEIU takes part in the 'Poor People's Campaign' 2018-05-24 [PSI]

Elon Musk blasts labor unions 2018-05-24 [Labor 411]

What's Behind the Teachers' Strikes? 2018-05-23 [Labour Notes]

Massachusetts City, unions tangle over Clarendon Hill Public Housing Project 2018-05-23 [Somerville Times]

Company pay ratios: CEP vs. worker pay 2018-05-23 [AFL-CIO]

Will the Largest Teachers Union Lose 10 Percent of Its Members? 2018-05-23 [EdWeek]

AFL-CIO: Support the Restoring Overtime Pay Act 2018-05-23 [AFL-CIO]

Kentucky House Republican Leader Defeated by Math Teacher 2018-05-23 [Diane Ravitch]

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This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]