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The End of Value-Added Measures for Teacher Termination in Houston 2017-10-12 [Vamboozled]

 VIDEO Jerry Jones Prompts Response From Labor Union, NAACP 2017-10-11 [CBS]

Charges Against Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Filed to the National Labor Relations Board by Players Union 2017-10-11 [WBAP]

Houston Struggles To Find Workers To Help Rebuild After Harvey 2017-09-10 [NHPR]

Kroger Clinches Dallas Union Deal 2017-09-08 [Progressive Grocer]

Harrington: Labor Day: Looking to workers to rebuild 2017-09-04 [Houston Chronicle]

Austin fast food workers plan to join nationwide Labor Day strike 2017-09-04 [Spectrum News]

Lax Environmental, Health And Safety Standards Made Houston More Vulnerable to Harvey 2017-09-04 [Workers Independent News]

San Antonio Catholic Cemeteries buck Catholic teaching, strip workers of union rights 2017-09-02 [Catholic Labor Network]

Texas Working People Step Up in Worst Storm Ever 2017-08-30 [AFL-CIO]

Anti-immigrant legislation sparks summer of resistance for educators 2017-08-26 [NEA]

Employee Retirement System of Texas lowers expectations, worrying workers 2017-08-24 [TX Tribune]

Machinist and aerospace union strikes at Wyman-Gordon 2017-08-22 [Houston Chronicle]

Farmers Cannot Find Workers Due to Immigration Crackdown 2017-08-15 [WOAI]

Thousands of American Airlines employees plan to picket carrier at DFW Airport 2017-07-27 [Dallas News]

American Airlines Employees Picket at DFW 2017-07-27 [Aviation Pros]

Tired of tiers: Municipal bus line workers authorize strike 2017-07-27 [NewsReview]

 VIDEO American Airlines mechanics, ground crews picket to protest contracts, outsourcing (Video) 2017-07-27 [Dallas Biz Jrnl]

At D/FW Airport, American Airlines Workers Protest Over Salary, Outsourcing 2017-07-27 [KERA]

Teamsters Mark Victory Against Executive Pay at Drug Titan McKesson 2017-07-27 [Street]

Bill targeting public employee union dues advances to full Senate 2017-07-24 [Statesman]

Workers' rights group seeks to highlight the other side of NAFTA 2017-07-18 [Texas Tribune]

State aims to crack down on union due collections 2017-07-13 [Hays Free Press]

Cannery workers reach contract agreement, end strike 2017-07-04 [Benito Link]

Dallas board votes to withhold pay from teachers 2017-06-20 [Citizens' Voice]

S.B. 4 Is an Attack on All Working People 2017-06-08 [AFL-CIO]

Rice Univ Police Dept votes against unionizing after urging from Rice administration 2017-05-21 [Rice Thresher]

AFT Kills VAM in Houston! Major Victory for Common Sense 2017-05-05 [Diane Ravitch]

State GOP Bundles Bills to Protect Kids from Sex Offenders and Labor Unions 2017-04-30 [PJ Media]

Firefighters tap union for negotiations 2017-04-02 [Texarkana Gazette]

Corpus Christi rallies to celebrate Cesar Chavez 2017-04-02 [Caller]

Senate Approves Ending Public Payroll Union Deductions 2017-04-01 [KURV]

Union Activism Saves 700 Jobs at Red River 2017-03-06 [AFL-CIO]

Southwest Airlines Says Union Workers Avoiding Overtime 2017-02-18 [CBS]

Asti Suspends Lunch After Employees Leave In Light of Immigration Raids 2017-02-15 [Austin Eater]

Union dues bill to get a new hearing in Austin 2017-02-13 [Houston Chronicle]

Austin medics stay busy during Women’s March 2017-01-22 [Statesman]

Two workers severely burned in Xcel Energy building accident 2017-01-22 [Amarillo]

Two workers electrocuted, in critical condition 2017-01-22 [CBS]

Representatives from state labor federation meet to seek higher minimum wage 2017-01-13 [NBC]

State representative announces legislation to allow Texans to vote on minimum wage 2017-01-13 [CBS]

Southwest Airlines pilots union bashes company’s choice for labor chief 2017-01-12 [Dallas Biz Jrnl]

Hotel Worker Gets $13K in Back Pay 2017-01-12 [DOL]

Rules helping ex-cons find work are now targeted 2017-01-07 [The Item]

Proposed bathroom bill bad for working people 2017-01-07 [TX AFL-CIO]

Federal Court Ruling is Victory for XPO Workers in Laredo 2016-12-14 [Teamsters]

Inmates’ Mail Censored to Stop a Nationwide Prison Strike 2016-11-09 [Daily Beast]

Time to reform workers’ compensation laws 2016-11-06 [mySA]

Judge OKs Sherwin Alumina plant closure agreement 2016-11-06 [Corpus Christi Caller Times]

With no end in sight, Fort Worth Symphony strike continues to divide labor and management 2016-11-05 [Dallas News]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]