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The Federal Employee Civil Relief Act would shield workers against eviction, foreclosure and financial penalties 2019-01-21 [AM NY]

Rochester hotel workers cheer new union contract 2019-01-20 [KTTC]

C-Fac and Columbia Univ ramp up negotiations 2019-01-20 [Chronicle]

Court upholds decision in Cayuga Medical Center retaliation suit 2019-01-18 [Ithaca Jrnl]

Quill Day 2019-01-18 [Irish Echo]

New Museum Staff Launches Campaign to Unionize, Urging “Critical Changes” 2019-01-13 [Hyperallergic]

Labor Department confirms active probe into NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital 2019-01-13 [Lohud]

The New Museum’s Staff Is Pushing to Unionize—and Top Leadership Is Not at All Happy About It and Hires Union-busting Firm 2019-01-12 [Artnet]

CWA blasts ATnT decision to close 150-worker Syracuse call center 2019-01-11 [Syracuse]

Exhibit celebrates strides of domestic workers advocacy group 2019-01-11 [Caribbean Life]

City Council bill aims to impose prevailing wage on all city-subsidized projects 2019-01-09 [City&State]

Broadway actors’ union strikes over developmental labs 2019-01-09 [Naples Herald]

Actors' Equity members refuse work in 'development labs' as contract negotiations stall 2019-01-08 [NY Times]

#NotALabRat Actors’ Equity Association Has Declared a Strike 2019-01-08 [Times Square Chronicles]

Islanders arena developers urged to hire local 2019-01-08 [Newsday]

These Trans Latinas Started Their Own Beauty Co-op to Defy Discrimination 2019-01-04 [VICE]

Retail unions plan to invade Marijuana industry once it's legalized 2018-12-30 [New York Post]

Probation Union Protests Provisional Promotions 2019-01-01 [The Chief-Leader]

Columbia Univ Library workers get pay increase 2019-01-01 [Columbian]

As ball drops, minimum-wage workers in NYC will see pay rise 2018-12-27 [FOX]

As ball drops, minimum-wage workers in NYC will see pay rise 2018-12-27 [Boston Globe]

Reformers Take Back the Reins in New York City UPS Teamsters Local 2018-12-22 [Labour Notes]

Stuart Applebaum: You Can’t Call Yourself Pro-Worker or Pro Union if You Ignore Amazon’s Behavior 2018-12-21 [Queens Daily Eagle]

A.G. Underwood Announces $2 Million Settlement with FedEx for Misclassifying and Underpaying its Delivery Drivers 2018-12-21 [LI]

Labor union members rally for jobs on public projects 2018-12-19 [News12]

Retired Buffalo News employees could lose health insurance 2018-12-19 [WIVB]

Albany AFSCME: No strike if 'decent offer' received 2018-12-19 [Albany Democrat-Herald]

Fight for Fifteen proves the labor movement is not dead 2018-12-19 [Albany Times Union]

Staten Island Amazon workers seek unionization 2018-12-18 [SILive]

Union Demands Help From The City After Pair Of Attacks On EMS Workers 2018-12-15 [CBS]

Organizers working to bring union power to Tesla in Buffalo 2018-12-15 [WBFO]

Rochester officials, employees speak up following latest Xerox layoffs 2018-12-14 [WHEC]

Elected Officials, Global Citizens Urge Wendt Corporation to Resolve Buffalo Workers Rights Issues 2018-12-14 [Workers Freedom Coalition]

Buffalo Tesla employees launch organizing drive with help of nationwide unions 2018-12-14 [WKBW]

Staten Island Workers, Union Push Back Against Amazon at NYC City Hall 2018-12-14 [RWDSU]

Amazon Warehouse Workers Plan to Form Union 2018-12-14 [Democracy Now]

Amazon Warehouse Workers in New York Announce Plan to Unionize 2018-12-13 [Fortune]

Amazon workers threaten to unionize over hellish working conditions 2018-12-14 [New York Post]

NY already has thousands of Amazon workers — and some are unionizing to demand better conditions 2018-12-13 [Vox]

Amazon warehouse workers push to unionize in NYC 2018-12-13 [Verge]

Amazon's treatment of workers is not welcome in New York 2018-12-12 [Crain's New York Business]

Employees at Amazon's New NYC Warehouse Launch Unionization Push 2018-12-12 [Bloomberg]

Schenectady city attorney says workplace bullying charges are properly addressed 2018-12-11 [Albany Times Union]

Student Union Approves Labor Contract, After Months of Negotiation with TNS 2018-12-11 [New School Free Press]

Charter gets another extension as it fights to stay in New York 2018-12-08 [WHEC]

Union workers rally outside Spectrum Headquarters 2018-12-07 [PIX]

Google vendors, temps and contract workers demand higher pay, more respect 2018-12-07 [FOX]

Cuomo, union leaders set to launch campaign against union-busting Spectrum cable 2018-12-04 [NYDaily News]

Amazon's Queens Expansion Reveals Divisions Among NYC Unions 2018-12-04 [Gothamist]

Amazon got a hostile welcome from a New York labor union, which savaged its working conditions as *deadly and dehumanizing* 2018-12-01 [Stamford Advocate]

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]