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Law360 Workers Get Union Cash in Push for Contract 2018-09-22 [Bloomberg]

Data show construction unions are better for minority workers 2018-09-18 [Business]

Sex Worker Activists Support Democratic Socialist Julia Salazar’s Primary Win 2018-09-17 [Huffington Post]

Anti-union scribe gets it wrong again on construction unions 2018-09-14 [Crain's NY Biz]

White Plains building workers union authorizes strike 2018-09-14 [News12]

Homeless man took shower in MTA women's locker room: union 2018-09-14 [The Post]

McDonald’s workers in 10 cities strike Tuesday over sexual harassment 2018-09-14 [USAToday]

SUNY employees union deal reached 2018-09-11 [CNY News]

One of the State's Most Powerful Unions Tries to Take Down One of Its Most Powerful Politicians 2018-09-11 [Gotham Gazette]

Huntington Target Workers Reject Union Representation 2018-09-09 [Bloomberg]

Schenectady: Laid off GE workers seeking federal assistance 2018-09-07 [Albany Times Union]

Building Bridges: Supporting Immigrant Labor, Fighting For Their Rights For more info 2018-09-05 [WBAI Radio]

At Labor Day Picnic in Ithaca, Cornell Wins Award for Disregarding Workers’ Rights 2018-09-05 [Cornell Daily Sun]

Brooklyn: Verizon keeps trying to stop wireless workers from organizing. Instead their union is expanding 2018-08-31 [Dissent]

Batman wins support of leading women's group, labor unions in NY Assembly race 2018-08-28 [Auburn Pub]

Union Leader Takes On Trump, Supreme Court, Airlines, Subway, de Blasio -- Anyone Else Out There? 2018-08-28 [Forbes]

Target Employees at Long Island Store Get Union Vote 2018-08-25 [Blooomberg]

Kava bar workers find a new home after striking out at Bushwick Bklyn tea room 2018-08-25 [AMNY]

Public Employees Federation returns to endorsing Cuomo, sealing most labor support 2018-08-24 [Newsday]

NYC train conductor attacked by two irate passengers 2018-08-24 [Am Miliary News]

Pix and video: Union workers arrested protesting Stephen Ross during NYC demonstration 2018-08-24 [Yahoo!]

Hundreds of NYC protesters call on NFL to boot Related’s Steve Ross from committee 2018-08-23 [Raw Deal]

Union workers arrested protesting Dolphins owner Stephen Ross during NYC demonstration For more info 2018-08-23 [Yahoo!]

New York’s teachers unions say they’re staying strong after Janus case, but there could be a battle ahead 2018-08-22 [Chalkbeat]

Does Cornell Care? Unions increase pressure as Maplewood struggles worsen 2018-08-22 [Ithaca]

Creating a Public Bank in the Financial Capital of the World 2018-08-22 [TruthOut]

Inside Sex Workers’ Fight for the Next Ocasio-Cortez: ‘There’s an Awakening Happening’ 2018-08-21 [The Daily Beast]

Sex Workers Are Rallying Behind a Democratic Socialist Running for New York Senate 2018-08-20 [The Intercept]

IFJ backs strike by staff at thrillist magazine over living wages 2018-08-20 [IFJ]

Transit union activist compares pro-Cuomo MTA workers to ‘slaves’ 2018-08-16 [NYPost]

Huntington Station Target workers seek union vote 2018-08-15 [Long Island Business News]

Journalists at Thrillist vote to strike for “livable salaries” 2018-08-15 [Vox]

Taylor Law: Public Sector Workers Should Have the Right to Strike 2018-08-14 [Jacobin]

Orleans County farm sued by workers who claim unlawful pay and living conditions 2018-08-13 [Democrat&Chrononicle]

A moving new photo exhibit explores the inner lives of migrant domestic workers 2018-08-13 [Quartz]

Nixon takes heat for proposal to amend the Taylor Law 2018-08-11 [Albany Times Union]

How Columbia's Photography Students Protected the Picket Line 2018-08-11 [VICE]

NYC Caps Uber and Lyft Vehicles in a Crackdown 2018-08-09 [NYTimes]

Building Bridges: ICE Training Officers in Military-Grade Weapons, Chemical Agents For more info 2018-08-09 [WBAI Radio]

Cynthia Nixon says public workers should be able to strike 2018-08-08 [NYPost]

Museum of Modern Art Union Workers Stage Walkout as They Prepare for Contract Negotiations 2018-08-08 [Hyperallergic]

‘We Are MoMA!’: Union Demonstrates as Negotiations With Museum Continue 2018-08-07 [Art News]

MoMA Union Workers Occupy the Museum’s Lobby in Protest as Contract Negotiations Resume 2018-08-07 [artnet]

Strike one! Doormen at 40 Broad St. walk off the job demanding first raise in six years 2018-08-04 [The Downtown Express]

The Met Opera and Two Unions Reach a Deal, Soto Voce 2018-08-04 [NYTimes]

Building Bridges: Howard Bryant: Black Athletes, A Divided America For more info 2018-08-03 [WBAI Radio]

Labor Board requires Hudson Yards unions to stop strikes 2018-08-01 [NY Post]

Gov Cuomo Relationship With Unions Not Always Rosy 2018-08-01 [WSKG]

What the Janus Decision Means for New York’s Private Sector Unions 2018-08-01 [Commercial Observer]

NYPD Police Officers Union Wants to Keep Sexual Misconduct Under Wraps 2018-08-01 [ACLU]

This month in labour history

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]