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NY Mayor expands paid sick leave. Employers Required to Provide Paid ‘Safe Leave’ for Abuse Victims 2017-11-22 [Lexology]

Body of worker recovered after cosmetics factory blast, fire 2017-11-21 [Albany Times Union]

Thomson Reuters’ work-to-rule action gives employees longer breaks amid slow contract talks 2017-11-21 [The Daily News]

Workers at Emmaus House waiting for word from NYS Labor Dept regarding possible back pay 2017-11-20 [WKTV]

Fordham Univ non-tenure faculty vote yes on unionizing 2017-11-20 [Natl Catholic Reporter]

Nyack Hospital workers rally for better wages, health care coverage 2017-11-19 [Lohud]

Nyack Hospital workers strike after working without contract 2017-11-19 [News 12]

Enterprising Strippers Organize #NYCStripperStrike in Response to Pervasive and Racist Pay Disparities 2017-11-18 [Jezebel]

Queens worker wins $30G settlement after company illegally axed him for trying to start union 2017-11-18 [NYDaily News]

Statement of State AFL-CIO Pres Mario Cilento on Passage of the House Tax Plan 2017-11-17 [NYS AFL-CIO]

Subway workers not thrilled about new post as *customer service ambassadors* 2017-11-17 [NYDaily News]

School Bus Strike Affecting Thousands of Long Island Students Ends as Drivers Head Back to Work, Union Says 2017-11-17 [NBC]

Union for school-bus drivers, company meet but reach no agreement 2017-11-16 [Newsday]

Healthcare workers protest postponed at Kenmore nursing home 2017-11-14 [The News]

DNAinfo, Gothamist Union Negotiates Deal For Fired Employees 2017-11-14 [Patch]

Baumann, union to talk Tuesday with school bus strike in 2nd week 2017-11-14 [Newsday]

School Bus Strike Continues For Second Week On Long Island 2017-11-14 [CBS]

Nassau school bus strike enters second week after more failed talks 2017-11-13 [News 12]

Nassau Cty school bus strike enters 2nd week after talks break down 2017-11-13 [Newsday]

Contract gets burned: Watertown officials violate labor agreement with firefighters 2017-11-12 [Watertown Daily Times]

Cuomo backtracks on proposal to negate on-call scheduling ban after backlash from labor leader 2017-11-11 [NYDaily News]

Scheduling protections for hourly workers to be boosted 2017-11-11 [Portland Press Herald]

Deli workers strike at three Queens markets 2017-11-10 [The Chronicle]

Talks to resume Friday as Nassau Cty school bus strike hits Day 5 2017-11-10 [Newsday]

After Constitutional Convention defeat reformers look to lawmakers for change 2017-11-10 [NCPR]

Unions flexed muscle in defeat of Con Con 2017-11-09 [Union-Sun Jrnl]

Queens Cty Trade Fair locks out meat department workers in union dispute 2017-11-08 [NYDaily News]

NYConCon has been defeated! 2017-11-08 [NYS AFL-CIO]

City MTA is reportedly giving subway workers iPhones to keep riders informed 2017-11-08 [Verge]

Pressure on NYC to give teachers paid parental leave 2017-11-07 [NY1]

Here’s One Union That Can’t Be Touched by ‘Right to Work’ Laws 2017-11-07 [The Nation]

Peter Greene Lambastes the New York Times’ Dumb Editorial on Charter Teachers 2017-11-05 [Diane Ravitch]

Public employee unions make last-ditch push to kill constitutional convention 2017-11-04 [NYPost]

DNAinfo, Gothamist shuttered after employees unionize 2017-11-04 [WPTV]

Union workers continue urging boycott of Hilton Albany 2017-11-04 [Albany Biz Rev]

DNAinfo and Gothamist Are Shut Down After Vote to Unionize 2017-11-03 [NY Times]

Billionaire shuts down US and Chinese news sites after staff join union 2017-11-03 [The Guardian]

New York City bans questions on salary history 2017-11-02 [RTÉ]

RWDSU Becomes First Union to Join JustleadershipUSA’s @CloseRikers Coalition 2017-10-31 [RWDSU]

More Than 400 City Workers Have Utilized De Blasio Paid Parental Leave Policy 2017-10-30 [Gotham Gazette]

Union laborers in Midtown protest hiring of out-of-state workers at unfair wages to build N.Y. wind energy farm 2017-10-29 [NYDaily News]

Gothamist and DNAinfo Newsrooms Now Have a Union 2017-10-28 [NY Times]

Workers Comp proposal reflects corporate greed 2017-10-21 [Albany Times Union]

Advocates Fret Workers Comp Changes 2017-10-20 [Spectrum]

Unions hold Copenhagen Wind Farm protest outside Lewis IDA office 2017-10-18 [Watertown Daily Times]

 VIDEO Workers Hurt In Construction Collapse In Brooklyn 2017-10-18 [MSN]

NY construction workers safety update 2017-10-18 [Construction Equipment]

More than 6 Months Later, Cornell Grad Students United to Determine Next Steps for Union Recognition Election 2017-10-12 [Cornell Daily Sun]

SUNY Moves Ahead with Plan to Lower Entry Standards for Charter Teachers, Due to High Teacher Attrition at Charter Schools 2017-10-12 [Diane Ravitch]

Sign this! Tell Gov Cuomo--Sign the College MOE Bill! 2017-10-12 [AFT]

This month in labour history

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

9-11-1935 The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed, breaking away from the American Federation of Labor. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]