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California Journalists' house raided by police [IFJ] 2019-05-20

Ohio There’s No Boom in Youngstown, but Blue-Collar Workers Are Sticking With Trump [NYTimes] 2019-05-20

Trump Labor Board Reversal of Obama Era Policies: Uber Drivers Are Not Employees. What This Means for Other Gig Workers [Inc.] 2019-05-17

Machinists union calls for US government to investigate Delta Air Lines [ITF] 2019-05-16

IAM Campaigns Strike a Nerve with Delta Bosses [IAM] 2019-05-13

Video Games and Drinks, or Union Dues? Delta’s Pitch Draws Fire [New York Times] 2019-05-13

Twitter tears into Delta for its tone-deaf anti-union, pro-video game poster [TNW] 2019-05-13

Join a union or buy an Xbox? Delta’s anti-union campaign inspires Twitter backlash [Tampa Bay Times] 2019-05-13

Steven Greenhouse: Dear Delta Airlines, Video games and beer cannot compete with joining a union [Guardian] 2019-05-13

Chinese and American Tech Workers Organize Against Overwork Through GitHub [The New Bloom] 2019-05-12

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Connecticut Attorney General William Tong Okays Captive Audience Bill; May Face Court Challenge if Passed 2019-05-21 [Yankee Institute]

Oregon Reed’s Campus Safety Officers Struggle to Unionize, Protest Administration 2019-05-21 [Portland Mercury]

Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer opposes Trump administration overtime proposal, saying rules are too weak 2019-05-21 [WWMT]

New York Scaffold at Milstein tower didn’t have guardrails when worker fell to his death: Department of Buildings 2019-05-21 [Real Deal]

Texas Paid sick leave ordinances stand in Texas, as bill to outlaw them crumbles 2019-05-21 [San Antonio Express-News]

Texas American Airlines asks court to block disruptive 'slowdown' by mechanics unions 2019-05-21 [Reuters]

California Journalists' house raided by police 2019-05-20 [IFJ]

California ITF dockers and seafarers unions honour ILWU longshoreman killed in fatal incident in Los Angeles 2019-05-20 [ITF]

Walmart charts new course by steering workers to high-quality imaging centers 2019-05-20 [Seattle Times]

Ford will lay off 7,000 white-collar workers 2019-05-20 [CNN Wire]

New York As Thousands of Taxi Drivers Were Trapped in Loans, Top Officials Counted the Money 2019-05-20 [New York Times]

New York 'They Were Conned': How Reckless Loans Devastated a Generation of Taxi Drivers 2019-05-20 [New York Times]

Caregivers and takers: investigation uncovers widespread exploitation of workers who tend to the elderly. 2019-05-20 [Center for Investigative Reporting]

California New Haven teachers stage first ever strike 2019-05-20 [KPIX]

California California legislators expect companies to let workers join a union. So why not their own staff? 2019-05-20 [Sac Bee]

Video Game Developers Power Up a High-Stakes Unionizing Campaign 2019-05-20 [Bloomberg]

Ohio There’s No Boom in Youngstown, but Blue-Collar Workers Are Sticking With Trump 2019-05-20 [NYTimes]

Government workers were kept in the dark about their toxic workplace 2019-05-20 [Natl Catholic Reporter]

Massachusetts Macy’s Workers Approve New Contract, Avert Strike 2019-05-20 [CBS]

New Jersey Some part-time lecturers not happy with new Rutgers contract 2019-05-20 [NJ Spotlight]

Unemployment Is At A 50-Year Low. But Not Everybody's A Winner 2019-05-20 [WBUR]

House Passes Bill to Permanently Codify Protections for LGBTQ Feds 2019-05-20 [Gov Exec]

Bernie Sanders rolls out education plan that cracks down on for-profit anti-union-charter schools 2019-05-19 [Vox]

 VIDEO Texas Challenge To Hoffa's Support For Trump's Tariffs And Trade War With IBT VP John Palmer For more info 2019-05-19 [LVP]

Trump's NLRB: Inflatable rats illegal 2019-05-18 [ucommblog]

Tennessee UAW trying to organize Volkswagen Chattanooga plant amid battle for new union election 2019-05-18 [Times Free Press]

Bernie Sanders will call for ban on for-profit charter schools 2019-05-18 [CNN]

Texas United Airlines to lay off 100 workers in Houston, outsource jobs 2019-05-18 [Chicago Tribune]

New Perk for Fast-Food Workers: Finish a Shift, Get Cash to Go 2019-05-18 [Bloomberg]

Arconic, USW contract talks stalled 2019-05-18 [Daily Times]

Hawaii Union protests at Waikiki hotels center around timeshare issues 2019-05-18 [Star Advertizer]

Pennsylvania Union workers protest at Wabtec shareholders meeting 2019-05-18 [Pittsburgh Biz Times]

California Bernie Sanders Used His Campaign Data To Drive Turnout On Strike Picket Lines 2019-05-18 [Huff Post]

Rest In Power, Larry Hanley 2019-05-18 [Labour Notes]

New York Building Bridges: It's Time for the Next Economic System - Socialism For more info 2019-05-18 [WBAI Radio]

Bernie Sanders used his campaign data to drive turnout on strike picket lines 2019-05-17 [Huff Po]

California Teachers union delays May 22 strike at Sacramento City Unified 2019-05-17 [Sac Bee]

California Striking workers: UC Davis ‘trying to do a bait-and-switch’ with new Aggie Square hospital 2019-05-17 [Sacto Bee]

The couple behind the viral AOC ad plans a streaming channel for socialists 2019-05-17 [Yahoo!]

Dumping, Again, on the Lowest-Paid Folks 2019-05-17 [Bacon's Rebellion]

2020 Democrats’ battle for union support, explained 2019-05-17 [Vox]

Freezing Executive Salaries to Pay Entry-Level Workers a Better Wage 2019-05-17 [Kottke]

Trump Labor Board Reversal of Obama Era Policies: Uber Drivers Are Not Employees. What This Means for Other Gig Workers 2019-05-17 [Inc.]

Foreign-Born Workers Make Up Highest Percentage of U.S. Employment Since 1996 2019-05-17 [WSJ]

Macy*s RI and MA Employee Strike Averted With Tentative Contract 2019-05-17 [Patch]

New Jersey Sweeney, jeered off stage by union members, doesn’t back down: ‘I’m ready for a fight’ 2019-05-17 [ROI-NJ]

AFL-CIO Budget Is a Stark Illustration of the Decline of Organizing 2019-05-17 [Splinter]

Ohio Mercy Health strike day 11: why some union workers are standing their ground 2019-05-17 [NBC]

Missouri Judge doubles Steak and Shake misclassification bill to $7.7M 2019-05-17 [HR Dive]

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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]

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

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

29-05-1941 Disney Studios animators in LA strike for union recognition. 16 were fired. [more]

29-05-1946 The Rochester general strike ended after just one day with victory for the workers. They won reinstatement for hundreds of city workers who had been sacked for forming a union, dropping of all charges, and recognition of the union. [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]