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Low Unemployment, Stagnant Wages Bring Renewed Labor Strife 2018-09-23 [WSJ]

Contract Expires for 200K Postal Workers, Negotiations Extended a Month 2018-09-23 [Gov Exec]

Walmart discriminated against pregnant workers, federal agency says 2018-09-23 [KVOA]

Millenials united: Labor unions enjoy a youthful surge 2018-09-23 [OZY]

Lois Gray, ‘amazing force’ at ILR School, dies at 94 2018-09-23 [The Chronicle]

Inside the Effort to Organize Freelance Journalists 2018-09-22 [Talk Poverty]

It's Down to the Wire in Tense Talks at Health Care Giant Kaiser 2018-09-22 [Labour Notes]

Senators to Betsy DeVos: Stop Violating Workers Rights 2018-09-22 [Longview News-Jrnl]

Unions Accuse Trump Administration of Circumventing Court Order Through Bargaining 2018-09-22 [Gov Exec]

Walmart discriminated against pregnant workers, federal agency says 2018-09-22 [CNN]

Workers Overdose on the Job, and Employers Struggle to Respond 2018-09-22 [NYTimes]

Postal Service, American Postal Workers Union Continue Negotiations 2018-09-21 [USPS]

McDonald’s #MeToo moment: Workers walk out to protest sexual harassment: Employees across six cities participated in the strikes Tuesday 2018-09-21 [Lily]

Multistate Psittacosis Outbreak among Poultry Plant Workers, 2018 2018-09-21 [CDC]

A Paris Agreement for the Workers of the World 2018-09-21 [TNR]

Trump says he wants to protect steel workers. Why are they unhappy? 2018-09-21 [Wash Post]

Call Congress: Stop and other tax giveaway to the rich 2018-09-21 [CWA]

Building Bridges: Kavanaugh's Anti-Labor Track Record For more info 2018-09-20 [WBAI Radio]

Call your senator to oppose Brett Kavanaugh 2018-09-20 [AFL-CIO]

McDonald’s workers set to strike over sexual harassment 2018-09-13 [Guardian]

NLRB GC urges board to overrule Obama-era decision on worker email use 2018-09-19 [Reuters]

Under Pressure, WeWork Backs Down On Employee Noncompete Requirements 2018-09-19 [NPR]

‘You will hear us today’: McDonald’s workers strike to protest sexual harassment 2018-09-19 [The Washington Post]

In nationwide protest, McDonald's workers allege culture of sexual harassment has gone unchecked for years 2018-09-19 [Los Angeles Times]

Oregon AFL-CIO: Election crunch time 2018-09-19 [nwLaborPress]

Tronc publisher looking for new head of labor relations post to keep its papers union free 2018-09-19 [NYPost]

ACLU and CWA Accuses Facebook Of Allowing Gender-Biased Job Postings 2018-09-19 [Newsy]

Should These Hated Social Security Laws Get Repealed? 2018-09-19 [Motley Fool]

Democrats Want Trump Labor Board Member’s Recusal on Union Email Rule 2018-09-19 [Insurance Jrnl]

Worker safety during cleanup and recovery from hurricanes 2018-09-19 [NELP]

ACLU says Facebook lets companies discriminate against women and older workers 2018-09-19 [MarketWatch]

McDonald’s Workers Across the U.S. Stage #MeToo Protests 2018-09-19 [NYTimes]

Transgender Healthcare Is Under Attack and Unions Can Help 2018-09-19 [Pride@Work]

What’s next for #MeToo? The McDonald’s strikes have an answer 2018-09-19 [Vox]

'I'm not on the menu': McDonald's workers strike over 'rampant' sexual harassment 2018-09-19 [The Guardian]

Here’s Why Thousands of Steelworkers Just Voted to Authorize a Strike 2018-09-18 [In These Times]

McDonald's Workers Are Striking Over Sexual Harassment, But Will The Company Act? 2018-09-18 [Forbes]

Dangerous Jobs Also Put Workers at Risk of Opioid Dependency 2018-09-18 [The Nation]

McDonald's workers in 10 cities strike over sexual harassment policy 2018-09-18 [BBC]

Sex Workers Say Human Trafficking Laws Are Making Their Jobs More Dangerous 2018-09-18 [Buzz Feed]

Why white blue-collar voters love President Trump 2018-09-18 [The Hour]

AFL-CIO Head: High Court Went Radical, Kavanaugh No Help 2018-09-18 [The Chief]

Trump NLRB General Counsel’s Office Calls for End to Union Email Rule 2018-09-18 [BNA]

Over 8,300 Marriott Workers Approve Strikes Against Marriott in Six Locations Across USA 2018-09-17 [Unite Here]

Cynthia Phinney: Kavanaugh sides with the agenda of the wealthy 2018-09-16 [Maine AFL-CIO]

Most Workers Favor a 4-Day Work Week 2018-09-16 [Motley Fool]

How the United Farm Workers can regain their influence 2018-09-16 [Wash Post]

Shifting the Power: Building Pro-Worker Policies from the Ground Up 2018-09-16 [AFL-CIO]

The second shift: What teachers are doing to pay their bills 2018-09-16 [NYTimes]

Minor league baseball players exploring union as they continue to battle low wages 2018-09-16 [The Times]

This month in labour history

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]