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Today's news - New York

Guard Slashed by Inmate at Rikers: Union Calls for More Protections 2018-07-16 [NBC]

Fox 5 Good-Day- New-York workers win union contract, raises 2018-07-13 [NYDaily News]

Bon Secours Community Hospital talks stall; pensions a stumbling block 2018-07-13 [Times Herald-Record]

Port Jervis union workers picket at Bon Secours Hospital 2018-07-13 [Spectrum]

These Union Members Are Going to War with the Largest Private Development Project in U.S. History 2018-07-13 [In These Times]

Suffolk County executive to sign pro-union executive order in the wake of Janus decision 2018-07-09 [NYDaily News]

State AFL-CIO endorses incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo instead of progressive Cynthia Nixon 2018-07-06 [People's World]

Group wants to teach workers how to stop paying union dues 2018-07-06 [NYPost]

Hours After Janus Decision, DeVos-funded Mackinac Center in Michigan Sends Letters to Union Teachers in New York to Leave Union For more info 2018-07-01 [Diane Ravitch]

With One Win, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Emerges as a Political Star 2018-06-29 [NYTimes]

About 100 people demonstrated outside of the H&M flagship in Herald Square Wednesday, calling for a fair contract 2018-06-28 [WWD]

De Blasio announces new contract with civilian union 2018-06-27 [NYPost]

Powerful Public Employees Union Endorses New York Gov. Cuomo 2018-06-26 [USNews]

Teachers in New York State: We will remember which senators voted against our public schools 2018-06-22 [Binghamton Homepage]

Crooked company pays out lost wages to workers, some undocumented 2018-06-19 [NYPost]

Union workers and elected officials hold protest in Long Island City after developer hires nonunion labor 2018-06-19 [QNS]

Drivers' union: Broke NYC yellow cabbie killed himself 2018-06-16 [The Tribune]

Museum of Sex ads driving female MTA bus drivers crazy 2018-06-16 [The Post]

Staten Island nurses and supporters rally for safe staffing 2018-06-11 [Live]

Jordan Health workers in Rochester begin 3-day strike 2018-06-06 [WHEC]

Protect whistleblowers 2018-06-06 [Albany Times Union]

Cuomo 'Embraces' Unions, 8 Years After Vowing to Take Them On 2018-06-05 [NYTimes]

Fed-up commuters assaulting MTA workers more than ever 2018-06-05 [NYPost]

Sign here! Support early voting and election reform in NY! 2018-06-05 [NYSUT]

State reaches agreement on contract with SUNY union 2018-06-01 [Watertown Daily Times]

Cornel Univ rad Student Election: March 2017 Union Recognition Election Results Certified; Union Loses, 941-867 2018-06-01 [Cornell Daily Sun]

Workers’ Rights Board hears Wendt employees’ concerns  ActNOW!  2018-06-01 [Cheektowaga Bee]

Tops Teamster Cheektowaga workers fuming over loss of pensions 2018-05-31 [WIVB]

Fire Destroys NY Golf Course Building; Injures Four Workers 2018-05-29 [Firehouse]

Taxi Drivers In New York City Are Taking Their Own Lives Due To Debt 2018-05-29 [Jalopnik]

State approves six-year deal with SUNY union 2018-05-25 [Observer]

Cornell Grad Students United Reflects, Examines Future Plans After Arbitrator’s Decision on Union Election 2018-05-24 [Cornell Daily Sun]

An uptick in jobless rate despite strong economy: Capital Region faces challenge of filling jobs with skilled talent 2018-05-20 [Albany Times Union]

Working Families Party formally endorses Cynthia Nixon for governor 2018-05-20 [Albany Times Union]

Arbitrator rules Cornell violated labor law with anti-union email 2018-05-18 [Reuters]

Cornell Violated Federal Labor Law in Grad Assistant Union Election 2018-05-18 [Inside Higher Ed]

Cornell University Violated Federal Labor Law in Graduate Union Recognition Election, Arbitrator Finds 2018-05-17 [Cornell Daily Sun]

Schenectady carpenters union pushes to increase female membership 2018-05-16 [Daily Gazette]

Stalled contract talks impact dozens of CSEA union workers 2018-05-15 [News12]

Report describes forced labour in NYU Abu Dhabi construction 2018-05-15 [BWI]

La Salle Academy president bullied teachers seeking to join union, educators claim 2018-05-14 [NYDaily News]

NYPD, FDNY Rescue Construction Workers From Lower Manhattan Tower 2018-05-13 [NYPD]

At the North Country's marijuana factory, the workers - and the pot plants - listen to music 2018-05-13 [NCPR]

Remembering the workers 2018-05-13 [Lockport Union-Sun&Jrnl]

Retail workers union backs Alcántara 2018-05-12 [The Times]

New School Grad Assistants Go on Strike 2018-05-10 [Inside Higher Ed]

Subway Woes? Don't Blame Workers 2018-05-10 [Labor Notes]

Treating Workers Fairly at Rent the Runway 2018-05-07 [NYTimes]

Delivery workers who ride e-bikes need NYPD to stop ticketing, transit advocates say 2018-05-03 [MakeTheRoadNY]

Columbia Univ War On Labor 2018-05-02 [The New Republic]

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]