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A Quiet Trump Administration Rule Change Could Allow a Federal Union-Busting Spree [ITT] For more info 2019-07-19

Minnesota The Amazon Prime Day strike shows how to take on Amazon – and win [Guardian] 2019-07-17

*Unconscionable working conditions*: Sanders and Warren support Amazon Prime Day strike [Yahoo Finance] 2019-07-16

As Prime Day Gets Underway, Amazon Workers Are Striking Worldwide [Refinery29] 2019-07-16

 VIDEO  Amazon workers in United States, Germany go on strike on Prime Day [Global] 2019-07-16

Unions continue the good fight one year after Janus [Amsterdam News] 2019-07-12

Trump, blocked by court on executive orders, ramps up agency moves against unions [Wash Post] 2019-07-11

Massachusetts Union-busting lands on Martha’s Vineyard’s shores [MV Times] 2019-07-11

Megan Rapinoe says equal pay talk must ‘move to the next step’ [The Guardian] 2019-07-08

Minnesota Amazon Workers Plan Prime Day Strike Despite $15-an-Hour Pledge [Bloomberg] 2019-07-08

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Today's labour news

A quiet Trump administration rule change could allow a Federal union-busting spree 2019-07-20 [In These Times]

Trump to Nominate Anti-Union Lawyer Eugene Scalia as Labor Secretary 2019-07-19 [Democracy Now]

“We’re Workers, Not Robots” 2019-07-19 [Jacobin]

How the Trump Administration is Eviscerating the Federal Government 2019-07-19 [CounterPunch]

Ohio Montgomery County Children’s Services union workers go on strike 2019-07-19 [WDTN]

Illinois A downstate Goodwill CEO resigns after threatening to stop paying disabled workers, sparking outrage across Illinois 2019-07-19 [Chicago Tribune]

Nearly half of workers in time-off study feel burned out 2019-07-19 [HR Dive]

Letter Opposing Nomination of Peter Phipps to the Court of Appeals 2019-07-19 [AFL-CIO]

New York Farmworkers are getting these new rights in New York 2019-07-19 [Star Gazette]

In win for Trump administration, appeals court stymies union challenge to civil service restrictions 2019-07-19 [Greenwich Time]

Bernie Sanders' Staff Union Demands Better Working Conditions 2019-07-19 [Splinter]

California California Bill Could Transform the Lives of Gig Workers. Silicon Valley Wants Labor Help To Stop It 2019-07-19 [Intercept]

California California union contracts targeted in new lawsuit challenging how workers quit paying dues 2019-07-19 [Sac'to Bee]

Union Says AT&T Reneged on Pact From Before Time Warner Deal 2019-07-19 [Bloomberg]

Pennsylvania PA Court: Pittsburgh has the authority to require employers to provide paid sick leave for workers 2019-07-19 [Albany Times Union]

Illinois Airport workers at O’Hare and Midway sought better pay and working conditions for years. They just got them 2019-07-19 [Chicago Tribune]

Appeals Court Delivers Tremendous Blow to Federal Workers With Decision to Uphold Trump's Anti-Union Executive Orders 2019-07-19 [Common Dreams]

Union Challenge of Trump Executive Orders Rejected by Federal Court 2019-07-19 [NYTimes]

A Quiet Trump Administration Rule Change Could Allow a Federal Union-Busting Spree For more info 2019-07-19 [ITT]

Connecticut Union Workers File Civil Action Lawsuit Against Yale Over Employee Wellness Program 2019-07-19 [NPR]

The House just voted to give 33 million workers a raise—here’s what has to happen to make it a reality 2019-07-19 [CNBC]

Texas Efforts continue to create labor union at the Port of Brownsville 2019-07-19 [KVEO]

Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary Job 2019-07-19 [NYTimes]

Oregon Oregon ballot initiative would limit self-checkout 2019-07-19 [Bulletin]

ITF affiliates promote aviation safety in US Congress 2019-07-19 [ITF]

Rashida Tiab wants to tax the rich, save Detroit and free Palestine 2019-07-19 [Jacobin]

Trump's acting labour secretary pick feared by unions 2019-07-19 [Politico]

Global dialogue needed at Deere and Caterpillar 2019-07-18 [IndustriALL]

House votes to raise minimum wage, uniting Dems after months-long struggle 2019-07-18 [Politico]

Washington Water District 19 operators join union 2019-07-18 [Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber]

Univ IL researchers report no evidence that a higher minimum wage costs people jobs 2019-07-18 [St Louis American]

Texas Rental Market Leaves Many Minimum Wage Workers Without Affordable Options 2019-07-18 [KERA]

Illinois Land Of Lincoln Goodwill Gives Workers with Disabilities Their Jobs Back 2019-07-18 [NPR]

Illinois Goodwill head who makes $164,000 fired disabled workers after minimum wage hike 2019-07-18 [CBS]

Pennsylvania Three years after strike, Just Born union workers have a deal — without their pension and without their vote 2019-07-18 [Morning Call]

New Trump labor chief alarms Democrats, unions 2019-07-18 [The Hill]

Illinois Chicago airport workers celebrate new work conditions after yearslong battle 2019-07-18 [Yahoo!]

Montana Three Forks-lockout union leader named Montana AFL-CIO president 2019-07-18 [Bozeman Daily Chronicle]

District of Columbia Union reacts to court backing Trump 2019-07-18 [Valuewalk.com]

Maryland Huge rally at Johns Hopkins Hospital July 20th to protest JHH's agressive practice of suing patients with medical debt 2019-07-18 [National Nurses United]

Maine Nurses to hold rally for a fair contract at Down East Community Hospital 2019-07-17 [National Nurses United]

 VIDEO  Activist: Exclusion of domestic workers from federal labor laws 'a legacy of slavery' 2019-07-17 [The Hill]

Minnesota ‘Beat The Machine’: Amazon Warehouse Workers Strike To Protest Inhumane Conditions 2019-07-17 [The Verge]

Minnesota The Amazon Prime Day strike shows how to take on Amazon – and win 2019-07-17 [Guardian]

Illinois Goodwill pulls paychecks from disabled workers 2019-07-17 [WCIA]

Trump’s New Top Labor Official Is Expected to Advance an Anti-Labor Agenda 2019-07-17 [NY Times]

Court Delivers Blow to Federal Unions Fighting Trump’s Workforce Orders 2019-07-16 [Gov Exec]

Amazon Says It Will Retrain Workers It’s Automating Out of Jobs. But Does Upskilling Even Work? 2019-07-16 [Gizmodo]

As temperatures climb, there is a new federal push to keep workers safe 2019-07-16 [USAToday]

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This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]