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SAG-AFTRA Seeks TV Animation Strike Authorization 2018-07-16 [Variety]

SAG-AFTRA Reaches Contract Deal Covering Telemundo Performers 2018-07-16 [Variety]

Amazon Boycott Unites Workers, Gamers, Shoppers For Prime Day Protest 2018-07-16 [Forbes]

Unionized workers secure good pay, good working conditions 2018-07-16 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

Despite Supreme Court decision, union workers vow to push forward 2018-07-16 [FOX]

'We're militant again': US teachers at AFT convention in Pittsburgh galvanized by wave of strikes 2018-07-15 [Guardian]

Letter to the editor: Despite Janus, union workers stand united 2018-07-15 [Trib Live]

Retail workers are struggling to make ends meet 2018-07-15 [NYPost]

Tech Workers Demand CEOs Stop Doing Business With ICE, Other U.S. Agencies 2018-07-15 [NPR]

Elon Musk revealed as one of the largest donors for a House Republican PAC 2018-07-15 [Salon]

Defiant national union presidents gathered in Pittsburgh speak of unity following Janus ruling 2018-07-15 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

America First. America Hated. America Alone 2018-07-15 [Diane Ravitch]

OPM pushes quick, forceful action on Trump's anti-union orders 2018-07-14 [Washington Post]

Projected to lose a third of their members, teacher unions fight for their lives in the wake of Janus v. AFSCME 2018-07-14 [NY Times]

Jan Resseger: Teachers Are Leading the Fight for Funding in Red States 2018-07-14 [Diane Ravitch]

How To Level The Playing Field For Workers — Even With Unions Hurting 2018-07-14 [Inequality]

What Walmart’s patent for audio surveillance could mean for its workers 2018-07-14 [Wash Post]

Tariffs hurting Delaware farmers, port workers 2018-07-13 [Beacon]

Gig Workers, Here Are The Rights You Should Strive To Negotiate With Every Employer 2018-07-13 [Forbes]

Seven Fast Food Restaurants Agree to Stop Practice That Screws Workers 2018-07-13 [Stranger]

Rosa DeLauro: After Janus, we are all red state teachers 2018-07-13 [New Haven Register]

Letter: Supreme Court silences the voice of union workers 2018-07-13 [Enterprise-Record]

Randi Weingarten: The Right-Wing Assault on Unions Won’t Win: It Just Makes Us Angrier 2018-07-12 [Diane Ravitch]

Congressman asks Acosta about lagging enforcement, inspector attrition at OSHA 2018-07-12 [Safety&Health]

AFL-CIO Chief Warns Red to Blue Candidates That Being a Democrat Isn’t Enough 2018-07-12 [Roll Call]

Labor leaders blast Supreme Court for ‘politically motivated’ decision 2018-07-12 [Amsterdam News]

Inside the Koch Family’s 60-Year Anti-Union Campaign That Gave Us Janus 2018-07-12 [In These Times]

UNI to NOKIA in the U.S.: Protect Quality Service and Protect Quality Jobs 2018-07-12 [UNI Global Union]

Brett Kavanaugh Ruled Against Workers When No One Else Did 2018-07-12 [Huff Post]

Reader: Don't forget where your benefits came from 2018-07-12 [CO Springs Independent]

3 ways Trump Supreme Court pick could transform U.S. labor law 2018-07-12 [Wash Post]

Trump Unites Unions Against Anti-Worker Kavanaugh for Court 2018-07-12 [Bloomberg]

Anti-labor email barrage targets union members 2018-07-12 [UFT]

Open War Against Unions on All Fronts Now 2018-07-11 [Splinter]

Organized Labor Resoundingly Rejects Kavanaugh nomination for the Supreme Court 2018-07-11 [Workday MN]

Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh pro-business tilt stokes concern from unions and workers advocates 2018-07-11 [CNBC]

Even Before the Supreme Court Ruled Against Mandatory Union Dues, 7 States Moved to Protect Unions. But Will Those New Laws Stand? 2018-07-11 [T74]

Labor Voices: Janus decision marks next chapter, not the end 2018-07-11 [Detroit News]

Communications Workers Oppose Kavanaugh Nomination: Union cites what it views as anti-union pattern of decisions 2018-07-11 [B&C]

Employers will do almost anything to find workers to fill jobs — except pay them more 2018-07-11 [LATimes]

No wonder Republicans hate unions so much—they fight income inequality 2018-07-11 [Daily Kos]

NFL players union files grievance challenging league’s national anthem policy 2018-07-11 [Huffpo]

Trump union-busting measures now in effect 2018-07-10 [Mercury News]

Well-meaning Democrats cannot rescue unions 2018-07-10 [Berkshire Eagle]

One of three owners that saddled the bankrupt company with billions in debt may pay severance to idled Toys ‘R’ Us workers 2018-07-10 [NYPost]

For workers, U.S. falls short versus most developed nations 2018-07-10 [Money Watch]

How an app could give some gig workers a safety net 2018-07-10 [Wired]

SCOTUS Janus ruling could undercut private sector unions too 2018-07-10 [Virginia-Pilot]

SCOTUS union attack rooted in politics, not in the Constitution 2018-07-10 [Cincinnati]

CWA: FTC must end Facebook monopoly 2018-07-10 [Mashable]

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]