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Missouri New RTW law suspended [Springfield News-Leader] 2017-08-19

New York B&H Photo Will Pay $3.2M to Settle Department of Labor Lawsuit [Hyperallergic] 2017-08-18

Richard Trumka: Why I Quit Trump’s Business Council [NYT] 2017-08-18

Richard Trumka resigns from Trump jobs council after Trump blames both sides for Charlottesville violence [Wash Post] 2017-08-16

Jewish Labor Committee Condemns Bigotry, Prejudice, Racism, and Anti-Semitism in Wake of Charlottesville Violence [Jewish Labor Committee] 2017-08-16

AFL-CIO's Trumka quits White House manufacturing initiative [Politico] 2017-08-16

 VIDEO  South Carolina SC county admin resigns after telling EMS workers they can kill themselves if they did not like their jobs [NBC] 2017-08-15

Statement by AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka on domestic terror in Charlottesville, Virginia [AFL-CIO] 2017-08-14

Nurses Condemn White Supremacy, Racism In Charlottesville Violence [Public Now] 2017-08-13

 VIDEO  Missouri VIDEO | Unions push for a vote on new RTW law [KSDK] 2017-08-11

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Nevada Big Pharma Can Be Beaten: This Union Proved It 2017-08-20 [TruthOut]

Former UAW Official Charged in Fiat Chrysler Payoff Case 2017-08-20 [NY Times]

Unions offer tools to battle income inequality 2017-08-20 [Las Vegas Sun]

California Tesla workers and the Model 3: To hell and back again 2017-08-19 [The Record]

Washington Tech Workers Join Calls For Amazon to Improve Working Conditions for Security Guards 2017-08-19 [The Strangler]

U.S. in ‘multi-faceted crisis,’ says Glover at Unifor convention 2017-08-19 [The Sun]

Teachers: Are Your Pension Funds Invested with Dan Loeb? For more info 2017-08-19 [Diane Ravitch]

Oregon Local urgent care workers vote to join SEIU, but outcome is under review 2017-08-19 [Register-Guard]

Washington Seattle Moves to End Minimum Wage Exemption for Disabled Workers 2017-08-19 [Seattle Weekly]

New York Brooklyn sanitation workers agree on Teamsters contract with raise, health care plan 2017-08-19 [NYDaily News]

Missouri Strike at Mt. Vernon manufacturer Reyco Granning 2017-08-19 [Lawrence Cty Record]

Vermont Former Union President Embraces Right-to-Work 2017-08-19 [Inside Sources]

 VIDEO Illinois Buona Beef Buonavolantos Charged With Battery In Beverly After Harassing and Spraying IBEW Union Picketers With Garden Hose 2017-08-19 [DNA Info]

Virginia Lipton Tea workers organize union in Suffolk for the first time in 60 years 2017-08-19 [VA-Pilot]

Missouri Unions turn in 310,000 signatures to repeal right-to-work law 2017-08-19 [Kansas City Star]

Missouri New RTW law suspended 2017-08-19 [Springfield News-Leader]

Illinois Gov. Rauner vetoes taxpayer accountability bill 2017-08-19 [AFSCME Council 31]

Top federal union ousts second-highest leader during a critical time for feds 2017-08-18 [Washington Post]

New York B&H Photo Will Pay $3.2M to Settle Department of Labor Lawsuit 2017-08-18 [Hyperallergic]

 VIDEO Illinois Buona Beef partners charged in clash with labor protesters 2017-08-18 [Crain's]

Pennsylvania Deal Reached To Avert Teachers’ Strike In Keystone Oaks School District 2017-08-18 [CBS]

Washington Strike by Concrete Truck Drivers Threatens Seattle Construction Projects 2017-08-18 [Transport Topics]

Cabinet silence on Trump comments disturbing to agency employees 2017-08-18 [CBS]

Minnesota All minimum wage workers will get a raise thanks to inflation – and a 2014 law 2017-08-18 [Go MN]

California Lawsuit over Apple retail workers' unpaid bag checks may go to state Supreme Court 2017-08-18 [Apple Insider]

 VIDEO Tennessee Hundreds of Cold War nuclear plant workers seek medical compensation info 2017-08-18 [Knoxville News Sentinel]

Florida Council gives in to pension dispute with St. Pete firefighters 2017-08-18 [Tampa Bay Times]

Education unions reaffirm role of education in addressing racial violence 2017-08-18 [Education International]

New York Corpses held in break rooms upsets New York City subway workers union 2017-08-18 [Associated Press]

Richard Trumka: Why I Quit Trump’s Business Council 2017-08-18 [NYT]

49,000 Jobs Unfilled At Trump's VA - Incompetence Or Callous Indifference To Veterans? 2017-08-18 [Workers Independent News]

Minimum Wage $1 An Hour Increase Equals 9700 Fewer Child Neglect Cases A Year 2017-08-18 [Workers Independent News]

Indiana Sanders plans jobs rally with union leader in Indianapolis 2017-08-17 [Daily Herald]

District of Columbia Tentative D.C. teachers contract boosts salaries for unorganized charter school teachers, too 2017-08-17 [Washington Post]

North Carolina Misclassification news: A rare bit of good news for North Carolina workers 2017-08-17 [Progressive Pulse]

New York FedEx Ground NY Drivers Seek Cert. In Misclassification Suit 2017-08-17 [Law360]

Salaries have risen for high-skilled foreign workers in U.S. on H-1B visas 2017-08-17 [Pew Research Ctr]

Illinois Unic Chicago Graduate Students may Vote on Union this Fall 2017-08-17 [Chicago Maroon]

How union stakes in ailing papers like the Chicago Sun-Times may keep them alive 2017-08-17 [WTOP]

Indiana Trump Race Remarks, Folded Councils 'Last Straw' For Indiana Labor 2017-08-17 [WFYI]

Tennessee Central Labor Council of Nashville endorses Wendy’s Boycott 2017-08-17 [CIW]

Minnesota Why food co-op workers in Minneapolis have flocked to unions 2017-08-17 [MinnPost]

Washington Strike by concrete drivers threatens Seattle construction projects 2017-08-17 [The Times]

Florida Allegiant Air attendants in Punta Gorda highlight union fight 2017-08-17 [USA Today]

Charlottesville: AFSCME condemns 'Nazi white nationalists' 2017-08-17 [PSI]

Illinois How union stakes in ailing papers like the Chicago Sun-Times may keep them alive 2017-08-17 [The Conversation ]

UNI condemns terrorism in all its forms 2017-08-17 [UNI Global Union]

New York *Instant* teacher licensing is a threat to charter students and the teaching profession 2017-08-17 [UFT]

We see no legitimacy to a group whose founding principle is racism and bigotry 2017-08-17 [AFL-CIO]

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This month in labour history

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]