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‘Beat The Machine’: Amazon Warehouse Workers Strike To Protest Inhumane Conditions 2019-07-17 [The Verge]

The Amazon Prime Day strike shows how to take on Amazon – and win 2019-07-17 [Guardian]

Amazon workers are celebrating Prime Day with a protest 2019-07-16 [Vox]

Amazon workers’ Prime Day strike begins in Minnesota 2019-07-15 [CNBC]

100 Amazon workers in Minnesota, most of them East Africans, strike just before big sales days 2019-07-15 [Washington Post]

Amazon’s Workers Plan To Disrupt Prime Day With An Organized Strike 2019-07-15 [Z6]

Amazon warehouse workers plan Prime Day protest over work conditions 2019-07-09 [WBNS]

Amazon workers at Minnesota warehouse plan to strike on Prime Day: Report 2019-07-09 [ZDNet]

Amazon staff will strike during Prime Day over working conditions 2019-07-09 [Engadget]

Amazon Workers Plan Prime Day Strike Despite $15-an-Hour Pledge 2019-07-08 [Bloomberg]

Judge sides with workers in Guthrie Theater labor dispute 2019-07-08 [MPR]

Minneapolis City Council proposes crackdown on wage theft to parallel state law 2019-06-22 [StarTribune]

Locked-out workers get first checks in $1.25M case against Twin Cities trucking company 2019-06-18 [StarTribune]

MN workers allege wage theft at state-subsidized project in Thief River Falls 2019-06-07 [City Pages]

Metropolitan Airports Commission replaces union customer service workers at MSP Airport 2019-06-04 [FOX]

 VIDEO MSP Workers Plan To Take Action After Losing Jobs 2019-06-04 [CBS]

Contracts for 13,000 nurses at Twin Cities hospitals expiring with no new deal 2019-06-01 [Star Tribune]

In MN, Wage Theft Will be a Felony 2019-05-24 [Workday MN]

Minnesota lawsuit accused Raimondo nominee of threatening union workers 2019-05-22 [Providence Jrnl]

Three Amazon workers allege discrimination at Shakopee warehouse 2019-05-16 [StarTribune]

MyPillow to lay off 150 workers in Shakopee as it launches new venture 2019-05-10 [MN Bring Me The News ]

Public unions in Minnesota in crosshairs of new legal campaign 2019-04-24 [StarTribune]

Injured workers have another legal tool thanks to the MN Supreme Court 2019-03-17 [StarTribune]

Group of East African AmazonWorkers walk off job at Amazon in Shakopee 2019-03-10 [Shakopee Valley News]

Abdirahman Muse: The Organizer 2019-02-06 [Minneapolis City Pages]

Local TSA union rep details the shutdown's effects on federal workers in MN 2019-01-11 [MPR]

In some local unions, #MeToo has galvanized members 2018-12-16 [Workday MN]

Amazon workers stage protest outside fulfillment center in Shakopee 2018-12-16 [WCCO]

Workers protest outside Minnesota Amazon warehouse 2018-12-16 [TechCrunch]

Hundreds March on Amazon Fulfillment Center 2018-12-15 [Gizmodo]

Somali-American Amazon workers demand better conditions 2018-12-15 [Phys.org]

Somali Workers in Minnesota Force Amazon to Negotiate 2018-11-21 [The Times]

Steelworkers and U.S. Steel Have Tentative Agreement 2018-10-16 [ABC]

Union leaders after abuse allegrations: We stand with Keith Ellison 2018-10-12 [FOX]

In Minnesota and Across the Country, Organizing Power Begets Political Power 2018-10-06 [AFL-CIO]

Court upholds Minnesota law letting union rep Medicaid home care workers 2018-08-15 [Reuters]

Minnesota program helps women, minorities get job training 2018-08-13 [The Star-Tribune]

Labor has a big stake in St. Paul’s fight for $15 2018-08-03 [Workday]

With support from more unions, St. Paul labor federation gains strength 2018-08-02 [Workday]

Free program helps women, minorities join the trades 2018-07-28 [The Post-Bulletin]

Minneapolis police union endorses Tim Pawlenty, who doesn’t like unions 2018-07-23 [City Pages]

Minnesota Launches Union-Backed Home Care Job Board 2018-07-15 [Home Health]

Duluth labor pushes back on Janus ruling 2018-06-28 [The News-Tribune]

Union workers protest U.S. Supreme Court ruling 2018-06-28 [The Star-Tribune]

Metro Transit Bus Driver Punched in the Face Pushing for Better Safety 2018-06-26 [ABC]

UFCW Local 653 Goes Outside the Box to Protect the Pensions of Union Members 2018-06-19 [Workday MN]

Life-changing issue: Union workers, retirees call for action to preserve pension benefits 2018-06-10 [MPR]

Labor Backed Housing Forum Responds to the Affordability Crisis 2018-06-06 [Workday MN]

Minnesota Amazon workers seek better workplace conditions 2018-06-06 [FOX]

Amazon workers demand better conditions in Eagan 2018-06-05 [FOX]

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]