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NYC crane company has big plans for region, but faces union opposition 2017-07-23 [RrecordOnline]

New health center for hotel union workers opens in Brooklyn 2017-07-22 [Bklyn Daily Eagle]

A New Brooklyn Clinic for Hotel Workers Who Enjoy No-Cost Care 2017-07-20 [NYTImes]

Burberry to pay $2.54M after stiffing workers on overtime 2017-07-18 [New York Post]

Not so fast: U.S. restaurant workers seek ban on surprise scheduling 2017-07-18 [Reuters]

Fruit Belt will improve because of union, coalition 2017-07-18 [Buffalo News]

DSA Launches Boycott against Media Retailer B&H 2017-07-15 [Talking Union]

Clare Rose, union have tentative contract deal after weeks of strike 2017-07-15 [Newsday]

B&H Workers Fight to Save Camera Warehouse Jobs 2017-07-15 [Labor Notes]

Tentative deal reached between Clare Rose, beer delivery workers 2017-07-15 [News 12]

Following Babeland, Pleasure Chest Workers Are Unionizing 2017-07-14 [Refinery29]

Hundreds of New York-area airport workers go on strike 2017-07-13 [NYPost]

A Teacher Who Often Criticizes His Union Says It Is Time to Stand Strong Together 2017-07-13 [Diane Ravitch]

Worker Strikes at New York-Area Airports Suspended 2017-07-12 [NBC News]

Some 1,500 adjuncts at CUNY win three-year contracts For more info 2017-07-10 [Inside Higher Ed]

Closed presidential searches at CUNY colleges worry union 2017-07-09 [PSC-CUNY]

Clare Rose, striking workers call talks constructive 2017-07-08 [Newsday]

Sex toy shop workers tired of getting screwed vote to unionize 2017-07-08 [NY Post]

Workers at sex toy store unanimously vote to join retail union 2017-07-08 [LGBT Weekly]

Adjuncts get 3-year appointments 2017-07-07 [PSC-CUNY]

Lawsuit Seeks to Win Organizing Rights for New York’s Farmworkers 2017-07-07 [City Limits]

Building Bridges: Republican Health Bill - A Toxic Brew: A Comprehensive Analysis For more info 2017-07-07 [WBAI Radio]

FDNY Rescues Workers from Elevator at Con Ed Facility 2017-07-06 [NY1]

Sign here! Stop Backdoor Teacher Certification for SUNY-Authorized Charters! 2017-07-06 [NYSUT]

4 Workers Rescued After Being Trapped In Elevator 200 Feet Below The Surface At Brooklyn Con Ed Plant 2017-07-06 [CBS]

Black GE worker left lasting legacy: Whiz kid Wendell King, a black Union College student, sparked worker strike 100 years ago 2017-07-03 [Albany Times Union]

NYC Charter School for Social Justice Fires 3/4 of Staff for Wanting to Join a Union 2017-06-29 [Diane Ravitch]

NYC Comptroller Accuses Spectrum of Trying to ‘Take Advantage’ of Workers on Strike 2017-06-26 [Observer]

In NYC, Spectrum brings up Southern strike breakers who are armed, drunk and dangerous 2017-05-13 [ucomm]

State Police quietly probed mistreatment of female recruits 2017-06-26 [Albany Times Union]

New York State Assembly Passes Bill Ending Sub-Minimum Wages for Car Wash Workers 2017-06-23 [RWDSU]

It’s time to end washed out wages for car wash workers 2017-06-23 [HuffPost]

Building Bridges: Beyond Resistance Summit with Bernie Sanders and National Nurses United For more info 2017-06-23 [WBAI Radio]

NY State Assembly passes bill ending sub-minimum wage for car wash workers 2017-06-22 [RWDSU]

Three Workers Injured in Crane Accident at Astoria Construction Site 2017-06-21 [NY1]

Construction workers seriously injured, trapped in crane accident 2017-06-21 [NYPost]

Manhattan College Adjuncts Form Union 2017-06-16 [Inside Higher Ed]

Building Bridges:Trash Talking Trump Dumps it on Planet For more info 2017-06-15 [WBAI Radio]

The Village Voice's Liberal Savior Owner Is Trying to Crush its Union 2017-06-15 [Fusion]

State labor judge finds Uber an 'employer' 2017-06-14 [Politico]

Uber should treat drivers as emloyees, judge rules 2017-06-14 [AM]

Uber drivers should be legal employees, with benefits: Judge 2017-06-14 [NY Post ]

N.Y. nurses travel overseas for solidarity in union fight against German healthcare company 2017-06-10 [NYDaily News]

'I've Got To Do More Than Earn a Living': Union Workers Show Off Art Skills 2017-06-09 [DNA Info]

New York City law gives fast-food workers scheduling rights 2017-06-09 [IUF]

The bare minimum owed carwasheros 2017-06-05 [Daily News]

Bernie Sanders rouses Brooklyn College grads: Create the nation we all know we can become 2017-06-05 [CUNYMedia]

New Report Surveys Immigrant Dairy Workers 2017-06-04 [WSKG]

Tribute remembers workers who died building Seaway in 1950s 2017-06-04 [Watertown Daily Times]

NYC workers face unemployment over failed Department of Transportation contract bid 2017-06-04 [NYDaily News]

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]