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Coworking options expanding: Shared workspace is alternative to working from home 2018-02-19 [Albany Times Union]

Scaffold Law helps keep construction sites safe 2018-02-19 [Albany Times Union]

Nurses House in Guilderland helps nurses in financial need 2018-02-19 [Albany Times Union]

Airline Catering Workers Demand Better Wages At Newark, JFK, LGA 2018-02-19 [Hoboken Patch]

New Contract Approved, Carpenters’ Union Drops Suit Against NYC 2018-02-17 [NYTimes]

At Wendt, workers learn the first union contract can be a long time coming 2018-02-16 [Buffalo News]

Driver's Suicide Highlights 'Race To The Bottom' In Cab Industry, Union Director Says 2018-02-11 [KUNC]

Graduate Students At Columbia Try To Bargain As A Union 2018-02-11 [NPR]

Gimme! Coffee baristas ratify first union contract 2018-02-11 [Ithaca Voice]

Teamsters form sanctuary union to fight ICE agents 2018-02-11 [NYDaily News]

Graduate Students At Columbia Try To Bargain As A Union 2018-02-10 [NPR]

Buffalo Wendt workers protest layoffs, contract terms 2018-02-10 [Spectrum News]

An Inside Look At The NYC Stripper Strike 2018-02-09 [Huffington Post]

Gimme Coffee Baristas Ratify First Union Contract, Boosting Wages With Management Support 2018-02-08 [The Daily Sun]

Alleged Corruption Dogs Brooklyn UFCW 2018-02-08 [Capital Research Ctr]

Why I am joining over 140 Columbia faculty in support of a graduate workers union 2018-02-08 [Columbia Spectator]

Grad student advisory council denies Provost claim of partnership in union debate 2018-02-08 [Columbia Spectator]

Graduate students press Bollinger on Title IX, union negotiations at fireside chat 2018-02-07 [Columbia Spectator]

Columbia Again Refuses to Negotiate with Graduate Student Workers 2018-02-01 [WNYC]

Columbia Refuses to Bargain with Its Graduate Student Union, Possibly Threatening NLRB Precedent 2018-02-06 [Harvard Crimson]

Cornell Graduate Students Will File Objections to University Conduct in Union Recognition Election 2018-02-06 [Cornell Daily Sun]

WCC teachers, CSEA unions get new labor deals 2018-02-06 [Lohud]

Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Endorses Congressman Sean Maloney’s Re-Election Bid in 2018 2018-02-03 [UBCJ]

Graduate student union to file unfair labor practice following University’s refusal to bargain 2018-02-02 [The Spectator]

City allowed union to edit legislation for fast-food workers 2018-02-02 [The Post]

Workers outraged at Columbia Univ refusal to bargain with grad workers union 2018-02-01 [UAW]

De Blasio, a Pro-Labor Mayor, Is Sued Over Bargaining Tactics 2018-02-01 [NYTimes]

Union Families Are Nervous as de Blasio Faces Another Round of Labor Contract Negotiations 2018-02-01 [WNYC]

Mahopac School Workers Get New Contract 2018-01-29 [TapInto]

NY1 technical team set to take union vote as staffers say their pay doesn't cut it in pricey city 2018-01-28 [The Daily News]

Hilton Albany union workers ratify contract 2018-01-26 [Biz Journal]

Entergy and IP union workers reach contract 2018-01-25 [The News]

Hilton Albany reaches tentative agreement with union 2018-01-23 [Albany Biz Rev]

State union membership grew by 75,000 in 2016 2018-01-22 [Newsday]

Indian Point contract talks grind to a halt over weekend 2018-01-21 [Lohud]

Spectrum strikers dig in as union battle enters tenth grueling month 2018-01-21 [NYDaily News]

Lawmakers pushing legislation to save union pension funds 2018-01-21 [NYDaily News]

Indian Point negotiations continue into night 2018-01-20 [News12]

Harsh words from union head as Indian Point talks pushed to Friday 2018-01-19 [lohud]

His labor, workers’ benefit: Saluting Arthur Cheliotes, who gave his career to unions 2018-01-19 [The Daily News]

Indian Point Nuclear Plant Workers Might Walk Off Job 2018-01-18 [CBS]

Indian Point Utility Workers Will Strike If Contract Talks Break Down 2018-01-17 [WAMC]

Farmers praise dismissal of lawsuit seeking union rights for laborers 2018-01-17 [Saratogian News]

New York Film & TV Workers Protest During MLK Day With Rev. Al Sharpton & Top Empire State Pols 2018-01-16 [Deadline Hollywood]

Albany blue collar workers poised to get pay bump 2018-01-16 [The Times-Union]

Retail union offers early endorsement for Cuomo’s re-election effort 2018-01-15 [The Daily News]

Fast food workers innovate and win 2018-01-15 [Daily Kos]

Indian Point workers facing an uncertain future authorize strike as deadline looms 2018-01-13 [lohud]

This New Organization Could Be the Future of Fight For $15 2018-01-12 [Foof and Wine]

NLRB certifies Columbia graduate workers union 2018-01-12 [The News]

This month in labour history

4-02-1869 IWW and SPUSA leader Big Bill Haywood is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. [more]

4-02-1919 The General Strike Committee meets in Seattle, and makes preparations for an all-out labour stoppage [more]

5-02-1913 17-year-old Ida Braiman is shot dead by a contractor during the garment workers' strike in Rochester, NY. [more]

6-02-1919 A total of 60,000 of Seattle's population of 315,000 join the general strike on its first day [more]

11-02-1937 The 6 week-long sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Michigan ends as GM agrees to recognize the UAW. [more]

12-02-1968 Sanitation workers in Memphis begin a strike for recognition. During this strike Martin Luther King Jr is murdered [more]

14-02-1818 Frederick Douglass is born into slavery in Maryland. He will go on to become a titanic figure in the struggle against slavery, and in favour of universal suffrage and women's rights. [more]

19-02-1986 The Farm Labourers Organizing Committee wins recognition at Campbell's Soup farms after years of struggle [more]

27-02-1939 Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal. [more]