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Trump administrations overtime rule is a setback for working people 2019-03-08 [AFL-CIO]

AFT Is Trying Not to Make 2016’s Mistake 2019-03-20 [New York]

Trump Administration Looks to Upend Collective Bargaining in Budget Proposal 2019-03-20 [Gov Exec]

Teachers in the United States rally against school privatisation 2019-03-20 [Equal Times]

Look for the union label (it’s coming to a podcast company near you) 2019-03-20 [The Nieman Lab]

Kickstarter’s staff is unionizing 2019-03-19 [The Verge]

Trump Proposes Cutting Postal Employees’ Pay, Benefits in $100B Savings Package 2019-03-19 [Government Executive]

Pritzker agrees to pay raises for unionized home and child care workers 2019-03-19 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Why Game Developers Are Talking About Unionization 2019-03-19 [IGN]

ALPA president appointed to executive council of AFL-CIO 2019-03-19 [CAPA]

Trump Proposes Cutting Postal Employees’ Pay, Benefits in $100B Savings Package 2019-03-19 [Gov Exec]

Workers and lawmakers tell Wells Fargo to stop unethical sales practices 2019-03-19 [UNI Global Union]

*High Voltage Women* tells the story of groundbreaking electrical tradeswomen 2019-03-18 [Red Letter Press]

Workers' declining wages due to decline of unions, not robots - Paul Krugman 2019-03-18 [NY Times]

Teachers in the United States rally against school privatisation 2019-03-18 [Equal Times]

Krugman: Robots are not to blame for low wages 2019-03-17 [Antelope Valley Press]

Belabored Episode #171: Orchestra on Strike! with Robert Kassinger 2019-03-17 [Dissent]

Little Big Burger goes public with move to join union 2019-03-17 [Live]

Bernie Sanders' staff unionizes in presidential campaign first 2019-03-17 [CNN]

New England: Stop & Shop Union Pres Suggests Strike May Be Inevitable, With Talks Suspended 2019-03-16 [WBUR]

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign staff to unionize 2019-03-16 [Washington Post]

Hispanic Caucus demands probe into Trump Organization hiring undocumented workers 2019-03-16 [The Hill]

Workers on Bernie Sanders' 2020 campaign have unionized 2019-03-16 [MySA]

House passes divisive bill looking at union dues requirements 2019-03-16 [TDN]

Unions Can Take on International Fights — and Win 2019-03-16 [Foreign Policy in Focus]

Lula Receives HR Award from Largest Labor Union in USA and Canada 2019-03-16 [Prensa Latina]

Why unions must bargain over climate change 2019-03-15 [Salon]

Pentagon’s Fine-Tuned Transgender Policy Draws Flak 2019-03-15 [Gov Exec]

Bipartisan Bill Shields Federal Workers From Being Fired For Marijuana 2019-03-15 [Marijuana Moment]

Uncertainty for Non-Tenure-Track Unions 2019-03-14 [Inside Higher Ed]

Ford Confirms It Will Cut Salaried Workers - Report 2019-03-14 [TheStreet]

Workers at the lower end of the pay scale finally are getting the most benefit from rising wages 2019-03-14 [CNBC]

When retailers go bust, workers often get nothing 2019-03-14 [CBS]

Wages Are Up for Low-Income Workers, No Thanks to Donald Trump 2019-03-14 [Mother Jones]

'Colony of Hell': 911 Calls From Inside Amazon Warehouses 2019-03-11 [Daily Beast]

Flight attendants’ union calls for grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes 2019-03-13 [People's World]

Skilled blue-collar jobs are growing – though women aren’t getting them 2019-03-13 [The Conversation]

L.A.’s Exotic Dancers Are Launching a Labor Movement 2019-03-12 [L.A.]

A different kind of teachers' strike wave 2019-03-12 [Jacobin]

Suicide attempts and mental breakdowns: 911 calls from Amazon warehouses reveal that some workers are struggling 2019-03-12 [vox]

Federal workers would pay more toward retirement with Trump budget 2019-03-12 [Washington Post]

Trump’s Border Wall Could Be Funded Partly With Leftover Military Pension Money 2019-03-11 [Gov Exec]

South Shore Stop & Shop workers authorize strike 2019-03-11 [Patriot Ledger]

Five Stop & Shop unions in southern New England authorize leaders to call strike 2019-03-11 [Boston Globe]

Workers suddenly have more power to demand higher pay and better jobs 2019-03-10 [Wash Post]

Wells Fargo Says Its Culture Has Changed. Some Employees Disagree. 2019-03-10 [New York Times]

More Bad News for America's Auto Workers 2019-03-08 [Jalponik]

Health care workers face violence ‘epidemic' 2019-03-10 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

New brand, same culture. Wells Fargo workers say the company is still toxic 2019-03-10 [Vox]

Black Women in the Labor Movement Have Long Defended American Workers 2019-03-10 [Teen Vogue]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]