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BlueCross BlueShield renews labor contract with OPEIU 2018-11-13 [Biz Jrnl]

Burke teachers file complaint against school over benefits 2018-11-11 [Times Herald-Record]

With No Contract Campaign, New York Teachers Wasted the Moment 2018-11-10 [Labor Notes]

NYC teachers ratify new union contract 2018-11-05 [MRT]

Think tank: Last-minute pay increase for major Cuomo union ally 2018-11-03 [Albany Times Union]

Grad student union announces plans for indefinite strike beginning in December 2018-11-02 [Columbia Spectator]

1199 Health Workers: What do they want? Better pay ... and a little help 2018-10-28 [Riverdale Press]

Oversize classes drop again: UFT pressure credited with another step in right direction 2018-10-27 [UFT]

Hundreds of Companies Offering Workers Paid Leave to Vote 2018-10-25 [NYSSCPA]

Union comes out against commercial-rent-control bill 2018-10-20 [Crain's NY Biz]

New York City Council Introduces Resolution In Support Of Count Me In Campaign 2018-10-19 [Mason Tenders District Council]

It is time to stand up and fight for nursing home workers 2018-10-07 [SEIU 1199]

Older health workers are struggling in low-paying jobs 2018-10-07 [NYPost]

Local EMTs demand raise, better working conditions 2018-10-06 [ABC]

Statement from Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIO, on the Yankees Crossing Hotel Workers’ Picket Line in Boston 2018-10-06 [AFLCIO]

Union Leaders Rip Yankees for Crossing Picket Line at Boston Hotel 2018-10-06 [Daily Intelligencer]

600 PSC Members March to CUNY Board Chair's Wall St. Bank, to Demand a Fair Contract 2018-10-05 [PSC-CUNY]

Suicides Get Taxi Drivers Talking: ‘I’m Going to Be One of Them’ 2018-10-03 [NYTimes]

‘Giant’ of Worker’s Rights Lois Spier Gray Dies after 72 Years with ILR 2018-10-02 [The Sun]

Airport Workers In New York, New Jersey To Receive Minimum Of $19 Per Hour 2018-09-30 [WAMC]

Midtown cleaning crews strike after building’s new owner slashes wages, benefits 2018-09-26 [amNEWYORK]

Sloatsburg: Workers injured in explosion at sewer construction site 2018-09-26 [Lohud]

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]

This month in labour history

1-11-1962 Strike at New York Daily News by the Newspaper Guild precedes a larger strike at multiple newspapers [more]

1-11-1918 Scab driver crashes a NYC subway train during labour dispute: 97 die, 255 injured. [more]

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]

3-11-1921 Striking milk truck drivers in New York City dump thousands of gallons of milk on the streets. [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]

11-11-1831 Slave rebellion leader Nat Turner is hanged for his role leading a slave revolt 3 months earlier in Virginia. [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]

13-11-1974 Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers union activist Karen Silkwood dies in suspicious car crash while driving documents to a reporter. [more]

14-11-1938 Foundation of the National Federation of Telephone Workers (later Communications Workers of America) in New Orleans. [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]

20-11-1896 Rose Pesotta born. Anarchist labour activist & only woman on board of Intl Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). [more]

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