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Minnesota appeals court blocks lawsuit over teacher tenure, again 2019-01-23 [Bemidji Pioneer]

Blue Flu Epidemic Caused by Shutdown: Will it Turn into a Strike? 2019-01-23 [The Real News Network]

When The Real Threat Is Worker Surveillance -- Not The Robot Apocalypse 2019-01-23 [Forbes]

Big Cities No Longer Deliver for Low-Skilled Workers 2019-01-23 [Bloomberg]

Temp Agencies Say Furloughed Government Workers Are Too Temporary 2019-01-23 [NPR]

Death to Scabby the Rat: Trump Labor Counsel Wants Protest Icon Deflated 2019-01-23 [Bloomberg]

When The Real Threat Is Worker Surveillance -- Not The Robot Apocalypse 2019-01-23 [Forbes]

Federal workers turn to food banks after a month with no pay 2019-01-23 [RTÉ]

2018: The year of stock buybacks 2019-01-22 [UAW]

New Union Membership Data Reveal Anti-Worker Assault Is Failing 2019-01-22 [AFSCME]

MLK was not only fighting against racial segregation, he was also focused on economic justice and workers’ rights 2019-01-22 [AlterNet]

10 percent of TSA workers called out Sunday as shutdown continues 2019-01-22 [Wash Post]

Chicago Teachers Union: Fighting to Defend Dr. King’s Legacy 2019-01-22 [CTU]

*For the People* Act: The same corporate interests that fight us at the bargaining table are stacking the rules against us when it comes to political participation 2019-01-21 [CWA]

Union membership in the U.S. hit record low in 2018 2019-01-21 [cbsnews]

Federal prisons feel the effects of the shutdown 2019-01-21 [CNN]

Unionized workers still make substantially more money 2019-01-21 [Axios]

MI, NY, DC governors ask Trump to let states offer unemployment benefits to unpaid working fed employees 2019-01-21 [Holland Sentinel]

GoFundMe launches ‘Government Shutdown Direct Relief Fund’ for federal workers 2019-01-21 [The Hill]

Furloughed federal workers turn to gig work 2019-01-21 [SFChronicle]

A call for a national general strike part 2: Times up for deferring MLK’s dream 2019-01-20 [Salon]

 VIDEO Women's March 2019: Federal employees on why they march 2019-01-20 [Yahoo]

Pies Across the Border: 'It's the Least We Could Do' for Unpaid Federal Agents 2019-01-20 [Deadline Detroit]

The Philanthropy Con: Charity fosters hierarchy, empowers the wealthy, and undermines democracy 2019-01-20 [Dissent]

I'm Falling Apart: Shutdown Squeeze Tightens For Low-Wage Workers 2019-01-20 [NPR]

Dems lash out at Trump for recalling furloughed workers 2019-01-20 [The Hill]

Unions push Democrats to support bold pro-worker agenda 2019-01-20 [Albany Democrat-Herald]

People Show #Gratitude for Unpaid TSA Workers and Other Government Shutdown News 2019-01-20 [The Points Guy]

Federal workers line up for free meals, visit food banks as shutdown hits Day 28 2019-01-20 [ABC]

What LA teachers are teaching the country about the need to reduce class size 2019-01-20 [NYC Pub School Parents]

What LA Teachers Have Already Won 2019-01-20 [Jacobin]

IRS workers beckoned to involuntary servitude: They’re pissed. They’re beyond pissed 2019-01-19 [Wash Post]

Furloughed fed employees can get unemployment if they stay home, but those required to work without pay cannot 2019-01-19 [WSJ]

We'll Have No Other Option Than Declaring Bankruptcy: How the Shutdown Could Impact Government Workers for Months 2019-01-19 [Time]

Union Membership Steady in 2018 Despite Legal Setback 2019-01-19 [Bloomberg]

TSA union: Our morale is now at an all-time low 2019-01-19 [Trib Live]

NTEU challenges administration’s decision to recall employees during government shutdown 2019-01-18 [Fed News Ntwk]

More TSA employees skipping work as shutdown stretches on – as it happened 2019-01-18 [Guardian]

 VIDEO Workers protest government shutdown at Sacramento International Airport 2019-01-18 [ABC]

Game developers need to unionize 2019-01-18 [Polygon]

Why Don’t Unpaid Federal Workers Walk Off the Job? 2019-01-18 [NYTimes]

 VIDEO Why this federal shutdown will hit workers harder 2019-01-18 [ISR / Univ MI]

Over $500,000 raised for 2,000 furloughed workers on GoFundMe 2019-01-18 [Yahoo!]

Workers Caught Up In The Shutdown Say They Face Real Damage 2019-01-18 [NPR]

 VIDEO TSA workers, federal employees relying on donations during shutdown 2019-01-18 [CBS]

Trump signs law guaranteeing back pay for federal workers 2019-01-18 [The Hill]

Thousands of Furloughed Federal Workers File for Unemployment Benefits 2019-01-18 [NYTimes]

How workers are winning $15 an hour: by acting like a union 2019-01-18 [Guardian]

The social justice imperative behind the LA teachers strike 2019-01-18 [The New Yorker]

AFT’s Weingarten on Women’s March 2019-01-18 [Common Dreams]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]