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Controversial Settlement Divides New York Nurses 2019-05-25 [Labor Notes]

Building Bridges: Putting the Movement Back into the Labor Movement For more info 2019-05-24 [WBAI Radio]

Nurses speak: We want a union that cares for nurses and patients 2019-05-21 [Left Voice]

Scaffold at Milstein tower didn’t have guardrails when worker fell to his death: Department of Buildings 2019-05-21 [Real Deal]

As Thousands of Taxi Drivers Were Trapped in Loans, Top Officials Counted the Money 2019-05-20 [New York Times]

'They Were Conned': How Reckless Loans Devastated a Generation of Taxi Drivers 2019-05-20 [New York Times]

Building Bridges: It's Time for the Next Economic System - Socialism For more info 2019-05-18 [WBAI Radio]

MTA, Transit Workers Union talks heat up as contract expires 2019-05-16 [ABC]

Union members lash out at emergency meeting for LIRR OT pay 2019-05-11 [News12]

Ithaca Coffee Company workers ramp up unionization campaign with NLRB charge and are threatened with retaliation 2019-05-11 [Ithaca Voice]

No stopping Amazon this time, but jobs pay less 2019-05-07 [Crain's New York Business]

STRIKE! Uber, Lyft, ALL App Drivers on Wed, May 8th, 7AM-9AM! 2019-05-07 [NY Taxi Workers Alliance]

NY Farmworkers to rally in Albany for labor protections 2019-05-06 [Albany Times Union]

Why New York’s Tenement Museum Workers Decided to Unionize 2019-05-05 [Jacobin]

Trump golf workers have objected to wages, working conditions 2019-05-02 [PBS]

Trump Organization under investigation for not paying undocumented workers 2019-05-01 [Axios]

Report: Undocumented workers at Trump golf club claim they worked without pay 2019-05-01 [Golfweek]

Federal workers pivot from shutdown to defeat childcare cuts 2019-04-30 [Labor Motes]

NYC: Vigil Held for Construction Workers Who Died on the Job 2019-04-30 [Spectrum News 1 NY]

Some New York City pre-K teachers set to walk off the job in scaled back strike 2019-04-27 [Chalkbeat]

The New Museum's Union Resistance Contradicts Its Radical Inception 2019-04-23 [Jezebel]

Transit Union Calls For More Protection, Harsher Penalties After Subway Conductor Stabbed 2019-04-22 [CBS]

Queens lawmaker rallies with labor leaders at City Hall calling for passage of construction worker safety law 2019-04-20 [QNS]

Tenement Museum Workers Vote to Unionize 2019-04-19 [Hyperallergic]

Immigrants Make Exodus, Then Find Struggle And New Start In Passover Cleaning in Brooklyn, New Yorkcleaning-matzo-israelites/ 2019-04-16 [The Forward]

Construction worker crushed to death under part of crane at SoHo work site 2019-04-14 [NYDaily News]

NYPD: 'Urine' Thrown On Female Transit Workers In Separate Incidents 2019-04-14 [Gothamist]

Facing nurses strike New York Hospitals reach landmark deal on staffing 2019-04-13 [New York Times]

Subway Workers Sound Alarm About Air Quality During L Train Project 2019-04-11 [Gothamist]

Some NYC Pre-k Teachers Can’t Make Ends Meet. Now They’re Preparing To Strike 2019-04-06 [New York]

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Spat With BuzzFeed Execs Over Union Snub Heats Up 2019-04-06 [Huff Post]

Councilman wants NYC employees to know their union rights 2019-03-31 [NYDaily News]

NYSNA threatens massive strike in New York City if safe staffing is not implemented in contracts 2019-03-31 [NY Times]

New York no longer has highest unionization rate: Hawaii does 2019-03-30 [Daily Gazette]

NYS Union workers and day laborers join forces in push for prevailing wage 2019-03-28 [Daily News]

Labor Unions And Day Laborers Organization Join Forces For Final Budget Push, Urging Legislators To End Corporate Welfare And Pass Public Works 2019-03-28 [MTDC]

NYC unions recruiting more women 2019-03-28 [Construction Dive]

Building Bridges: Spectrum Cable Strikers Propose Forming A Workers' Cooperative To Take Over The Cable Franchise For more info 2019-03-26 [WBAI Radio]

Former Amazon Worker Claims He Was Fired For Union Organizing 2019-03-26 [AfroTech]

How 1911's Triangle Fire Changed US Safety Laws 2019-03-26 [EDM Digest]

Unions and Immigrants Honored at Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Anniversary Ceremony 2019-03-26 [nyulocal]

Union Accuses Amazon of Breaking U.S. Law by Firing Activist 2019-03-23 [Bloomberg]

Amazon and Union at Odds Over Firing of Staten Island Warehouse Worker 2019-03-21 [New York Times]

Fired Amazon worker files labor charges, says he was sacked from S.I. facility because he tried to unionize 2019-03-21 [NYDaily News]

NY Nurses Say A Strike Is Needed To Keep Patients Safe 2019-03-21 [Gothamist]

Union Accuses Amazon of Breaking U.S. Law by Firing Activist 2019-03-21 [Bloomberg]

Union accuses Amazon of breaking U.S. federal law by firing activist 2019-03-21 [BNN]

Deal with Hudson Yards Developers Frustrates Union Members 2019-03-16 [NYC Lens]

Farmworkers deserve basic labor rights 2019-03-16 [Albany Times Union]

A planned memorial for victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire just cleared a major hurdle in New York City government—now who’s going to pay for it? 2019-03-13 [Tablet]

This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

29-05-1941 Disney Studios animators in LA strike for union recognition. 16 were fired. [more]

29-05-1946 The Rochester general strike ended after just one day with victory for the workers. They won reinstatement for hundreds of city workers who had been sacked for forming a union, dropping of all charges, and recognition of the union. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]