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The Real Cost of Cheap Groceries 2019-02-08 [Fortune]

Union says time running out for new refinery contract: sources 2019-01-30 [Reuters]

Labor union hosted food drive to help federal workers get back on their feet after the shutdown 2019-01-29 [Daily Texan]

Texas AFL-CIO Citizenship Clinic: The clinic shines a light on the path to citizenship 2019-01-27 [KIIITV]

Union says Shell dragging feet in refinery contract talks 2019-01-26 [Reuters]

TX unions, emboldened by GOP setbacks in midterms, press aggressive agenda 2019-01-18 [Dallas News]

Forbes: Choice Zealots Upset by L.A. Teachers Strike, Plan Texas as Their Next Target for Privatization 2019-01-18 [Diane Ravitch]

Teachers Find Success In Advocacy: Without ability to strike, TX educators must become creative 2018-12-27 [San Marcos Daily Record]

Health Care In Texas Is A Nightmare For Women Restaurant Workers 2018-12-23 [HuffPost]

Workers, parks, NASA to bear brunt of shutdown 2018-12-23 [Houston Chronicle]

Union rallies outside LyondellBasell refinery in Houston over labor talks 2018-12-07 [Reuters]

Sick Leave: A Wage by Any Other Name? Texas 3rd Court of Appeals strikes down Austin’s ordinance 2018-11-22 [Austin Chronicle]

Labor lawsuit says trailer company targeted in massive ICE raid stiffed workers on overtime 2018-11-18 [Dallas News]

Austin Paid Sick Leave Law Axed By Texas Appeals Court 2018-11-17 [Law360]

UPS Vote No Activists Take Over Big Dallas Local 2018-11-15 [Labour Notes]

Documentary Uncovers The Lost History Of Farmworker Activist Maria Moreno 2018-10-26 [TX Standard]

Houston firefighters take battle over pay to voters 2018-10-14 [WETM]

A year after Hurricane Harvey, some cleanup workers are still unpaid 2018-09-19 [The Guardian]

Labor Day surprise: Union membership grows by 81,000 in pro-business Texas 2018-09-05 [Dallas News]

Labor Day surprise: Union membership grows by 81,000 in pro-business Texas 2018-09-01 [Dallas News]

Texas Millennials Move the Needle 2018-08-21 [Dissent]

Union to meet with Smith’s over worker’s pay 2018-07-28 [The Monitor]

Don't Mess with Working People in Texas: Worker Wins 2018-07-04 [AFL-CIO]

Report details workers plights 2018-06-23 [Monitor]

AT&T Layoff Suit By CWA Nixed By Arbitration Clause 2018-06-13 [Law360]

4.3 million Texan workers don’t get paid sick leave, report finds 2018-06-06 [Chron]

Exxon bars workers from joining shareholders’ meeting 2018-06-01 [IndustriALL]

Sara Stevenson: A Tribute to the Two Substitute Teachers Who Were Murdered in Santa Fe, Texas 2018-05-21 [Diane Ravitch]

Woman hopes benefits last while awaiting surgery for injured Wichita Falls officer husband 2018-05-21 [Times Record News]

Company says no workers missing in Texas plant explosion 2018-05-20 [TGI]

Dallas teachers plan labor walkout for September 2018-05-09 [Citizens' Voice]

Dallas Ranks In Top 10 U.S. Cities For Most Burned Out Workers 2018-05-03 [Alt 103.7]

May Day Protesters Rally For Houston Immigrant Workers 2018-05-03 [Houston Public Media]

Why were protesters outside AT&T’s annual meeting in Dallas? Workers want higher wages, less outsourcing 2018-04-28 [Daily Republic]

A Texas Democrat’s campaign just unionized. Here's why so few campaigns do that 2018-04-06 [TX Tribune]

Teachers in other states are striking, but Texas teachers can't do that 2018-04-06 [Denton Record-Chronicle]

San Antonio marchers demand justice for workers 2018-03-25 [My SA]

Study On Labor Standard Violations Reports Misclassification Of Workers In Texas 2018-03-16 [Houston Public Media]

Support bargaining power for workers 2018-03-11 [San Antonio Express-News]

Father killed after getting caught in industrial shredder 2018-02-17 [WCVB]

Union leaders demand Dream Act, TPS protections from Sen. Cornyn 2018-02-08 [Statesman]

Chamber balks at union-friendly clause for airport concessions 2018-02-02 [The Express-News]

Dallas teachers union pushes back strike date 2018-01-18 [Citizen's Voice]

In Houston, Working Families Seek to Reclaim King's Dream 2018-01-17 [AFL-CIO]

In lawsuit, union claims AT&T will needlessly lay off more than 700 employees 2018-01-04 [Dallas Biz Jrnl]

Dallas teachers union gives new offer to district 2018-01-04 [Citizens Voice]

AT&T Sued Over Planned Layoff Of 713 Unionized Workers 2018-01-03 [Law 360]

CWA sues AT&T on behalf of 50 laid off Austin, Bastrop employees 2018-01-03 [Statesman]

Ellis County votes to end labor union negotiations 2017-12-19 [Hays Daily News]

VA employees stage protest rally on understaffing 2017-12-10 [The Journal]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]