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Treasury approves NYS pension cuts 2017-09-20 [TFU]

“Today’s The Day, I Hope, That Wakes Up The Sleeping Giant: Thousands Rally In New York For Fair Contract For Charter Workers 2017-09-19 [Workers Independent News]

Rally for Striking Spectrum Workers Draws Crowd in NYC 2017-09-19 [Multichannel]

Clause in union contract an issue for Niagara Falls city council 2017-09-19 [Niagara Gazette]

Critics Slam Cuomo, De Blasio For Rallying With Striking Spectrum Cable Workers 2017-09-19 [CBS]

Special Report: AFL-CIO President Trumka on IBEW workers: They won’t injure Local 3 without taking all of us on! 2017-09-19 [Soundcloud]

A powerful display on labor comes to Cornell 2017-09-19 [Ithaca.com]

WIN Special Report: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in NYC: “They won’t injure Local 3 without taking all of us on!” 2017-09-19 [Workers Independent News]

WIN Special Report: “Today We Fight For All Workers”: Thousands Join Striking Charter Workers For NYC Rally 2017-09-19 [Workers Independent News]

Union pickets over contract dispute at Hilton Albany Hotel 2017-09-16 [Albany Times Union]

Dozens of unions to join IBEW Local 3 in major NYC rally against Charter Communications amid six-month strike 2017-09-16 [NYDaily News]

Building Bridges: Dreams Deferred For more info 2017-09-16 [WBAI Radio]

Teamsters approve slashing benefits to retired members 2017-09-15 [Reuters]

State Wide Canvass: No Constitutional Convention - September 23 For more info 2017-09-15 [Hudson Valley AFL-CIO]

Faculty union resolves its NLRB lawsuits with Ithaca College 2017-09-14 [Ithaca]

Unions fight proposed workers compensation rules that reduce payments for injured employees 2017-09-11 [NYDaily News]

Cuomo wants hearings on workers scheduling woes 2017-09-11 [NYDaily News]

NYSUT pres on DeVos, constitutional convention and more 2017-09-10 [Auburn Pub]

Labor looks strong in NY, but a dire threat looms: Supreme Court could eviscerate union funding 2017-09-10 [Crain's NY Biz]

Union members march united by the thousands in poignant NYC Labor Day Parade 2017-09-10 [NYDaily News]

State stands by its union workers, despite federal government shifting policies 2017-09-10 [NYDaily News]

Building Bridges: Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse with John Nichols For more info 2017-09-07 [WBAI Radio]

Khader El-Yateem Could Be the First Socialist Palestinian Pastor on the City Council 2017-09-06 [Village Voice]

Village Voice Lays Off 13 of 17 Union Employees 2017-09-03 [NY Times]

Top union leader organizing peaceful revolution to shrink income gap, boost minimum wage 2017-09-02 [The Daily News]

RWDSU marches for Dreamers 2017-09-02 [RWDSU]

Teamsters Win Jobs Fight At Waldner Furniture Dealer 2017-08-31 [Markets Insider]

‘Union Made’ exhibit showcases labor, fashion history 2017-08-29 [The Chronicle]

From SCOTUS to a constitutional convention, labor is on the defensive 2017-08-28 [City and State]

Nyack Hospital CWA workers vote to authorize strike, if contract talks stall 2017-08-26 [Lohud]

Spectrum Workers Strike Approaches 5-Month Mark 2017-08-26 [NYTimes]

Say YES! to PSC membership 2017-08-26 [PSC-CUNY]

Teamsters voting on their pension this week 2017-08-23 [Albany Times Union]

PBA seeks impasse as contract talks with NYC Mayor de Blasio stall 2017-08-23 [NYDaily News]

With New Tactics, Cornell Graduate Students Look to Renew Last Year's Union Effort 2017-08-22 [Cornell Daily Sun]

Brooklyn sanitation workers agree on Teamsters contract with raise, health care plan 2017-08-19 [NYDaily News]

B&H Photo Will Pay $3.2M to Settle Department of Labor Lawsuit 2017-08-18 [Hyperallergic]

Corpses held in break rooms upsets New York City subway workers union 2017-08-18 [Associated Press]

FedEx Ground NY Drivers Seek Cert. In Misclassification Suit 2017-08-17 [Law360]

*Instant* teacher licensing is a threat to charter students and the teaching profession 2017-08-17 [UFT]

The Future of the Low-Wage Worker Movement May Depend on a Little-Known New York Law 2017-08-16 [In These Times]

TWU Local 100: NYC Subway System Accused of Storing Human Corpses In Break Rooms 2017-08-15 [Law Netz]

B&H Photo Workers Protest Outside New York Mayor’s Mansion 2017-08-11 [Hyperallergic]

Building Bridges: Uber’s Race to the Bottom For more info 2017-08-10 [WBAI Radio]

NYC Police Union Calls for Boycott of Dunkin Donuts After an Employee Said He Wouldn't Serve Cops 2017-08-03 [Eater NY]

Two Filipina domestic workers in NY sue German diplomat and wife 2017-07-26 [Inquirer]

Saratoga exhibit shows lives of immigrant workers 2017-08-03 [timesunion]

Laborers’ Local 1822 picketing against environmental services company in Massena 2017-08-02 [Watertown Daily Times]

Transport Workers Union portrays NYC mayor as Pinocchio in ad 2017-08-01 [NY1]

Teacher: I Was Fired by NYC Charter School for Joining the Union 2017-07-30 [Diane Ravitch]

This month in labour history

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]