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Columbia Grad Workers are on Strike 2018-04-25 [UAW]

Columbia graduate students strike over university refusal to negotiate a contract 2018-04-25 [Wash Post]

Columbia Grad Workers Set to Strike, As Admin Refuses to Bargain 2018-04-24 [Labor Notes]

Honeywell retirees losing health benefits again after court ruling 2018-04-25 [Albany Times Union]

UFT urges mayor to expand paid parental leave to union workers 2018-04-25 [SI Live]

Building Bridges: International Labor Offensive to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal For more info 2018-04-25 [WBAI Radio]

Michael Fabricant: Not just subways: CUNY, too, suffers from Albany neglect of NYC 2018-04-22 [Crain's]

Working Families’ Nod to Nixon Ends a Battle, but the War Awaits 2018-04-20 [NYTimes]

Jordan Health Center workers vote to strike 2018-04-20 [Democrat & Chronicle]

Staff At George Soros’ Foundation secures union contract 2018-04-19 [HuffPo]

NYC police union wants labor leaders to stop attending public events with accused labor enemy Mayor de Blasio 2018-04-19 [NYDaily News]

Columbia Univ maintains stance against unionization as graduate students prepare to picket 2018-04-19 [Columbia Spectator]

Students, Workers, Activists: Undergraduates in the Age of Unionization: Columbia Univ 2018-04-17 [Columbia Spectator]

Cynthia Nixon Wins Endorsement of Progressive Working Families Party in New York Governor Race 2018-04-16 [Common Dreams]

Tax Watch: Yonkers asks for concessions, restructuring money as it faces 400 jobs cuts 2018-04-15 [Lohud]

Nixon gets big progressive endorsement as NY Democrats face rupture 2018-04-15 [CNN]

Lest we forget: What Cuomo Said about Public Schools and Teachers in His Last Campaign 2018-04-15 [Diane Ravitch]

Labor-for-Cynthia-Nixon group forms as WFP meeting nears 2018-04-14 [Albany Times Union]

Cuomo cedes WFP line, labor unions pull out of party 2018-04-14 [Politico]

Doormen strike averted: 30,000 apartment building workers have secured a 11 percent pay raise over four years 2018-04-14 [Real Deal]

Cuomo drops pursuit of Working Families Party nomination 2018-04-14 [WXXI]

With Pickets and Lawsuits, Unions and Developers Go to War 2018-04-14 [NYTimes]

Job training program part of new union contract at Mott's Dr Pepper Snapple plant 2018-04-14 [Democrat&Chronicle]

Sullivan County Government employees rally for higher wages 2018-04-14 [MidHudsonNews]

Cuomo signs legislation aimed at protecting public unions 2018-04-14 [NCPR]

New law gives boost to public-sector unions facing Janus threat 2018-04-13 [UFT]

Union leaders may form *Workers Party* ballot line to further back Cuomo 2018-04-13 [NYPost]

Sullivan Cty workers rally for raises 2018-04-13 [Spectrum]

Gov signs bill that gives unions more power to recruit members despite Supreme Court case 2018-04-13 [NYDaily News]

Luxury buildings in NYC prepare for possible doorman and porter strike 2018-04-13 [Bklyn Daily Eagle]

Rally held to support union workers who lost jobs 2018-04-13 [News12]

Building workers to strike if contract talks keep sputtering 2018-04-12 [New York Daily News]

Adjunct faculty at Nazareth College moving to unionize 2018-04-12 [WHAM]

This Group Wants to Organize New York City Cycling Workers 2018-04-11 [Bicycling]

Colonie business, site of fatal accident, cited by DEC 2018-04-09 [Albany Times Union]

In union fight, Albany Med nurses seek higher pay, benefits and respect 2018-04-08 [Albany Times Union]

Concrete company accused of using fake construction business to get out of paying union workers 2018-04-06 [NYDaily News]

PBA Seeks Arbitration, NYC Accuses Union Of Refusing to Negotiate 2018-04-03 [The Chief]

State-Run Retirement Plan for Private Workers is Envisioned 2018-04-03 [NYTimes]

Labor is under threat. A new bus managers union, United Transit Leadership Organization, shows how to fight back 2018-04-03 [City&State]

AFL-CIO Says That Nixon’s Statements Are Anti-Worker 2018-04-03 [The Chief]

NY official wants to give workers the right to ignore after-hours email 2018-04-01 [BDN]

NYS probes labor dispute at Albany Medical Center 2018-03-31 [Daily Freeman]

A New York City official wants to give workers the right to ignore after-hours emails 2018-03-31 [Wash Post]

AMR workers could strike next week 2018-03-30 [WIVB]

Port Authority’s wage resolution would increase salary to $19 an hour 2018-03-30 [New York Amsterdam News]

A new bill would make it illegal for NYC bosses to contact employees after work hours 2018-03-29 [Time Out]

Anti-union Center for Union Facts campaigning to pin NYC subway problems on construction unions 2018-03-28 [NY1]

Gov Cuomo budget includes plan to create CUNY school focused on unions 2018-03-26 [NYPost]

MTA worker who fell to his death may have tripped on track pieces 2018-03-26 [NYPost]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]