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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]

Kroger changing contractors, warehouse workers in Keller may lose jobs during holiday season 2017-11-29 [WFAA]

Houston Exploiting Undocumented Day Laborers Post Harvey 2017-11-29 [tele]

Immigrant Day Laborers Confront a Perfect Storm of Exploitation in Hurricane Harvey Cleanup 2017-11-14 [The Intercept]

City of Austin and EMS union didn't reach deal on contract 2017-11-02 [FOX]

HPD union officials are offering a “catastrophic” warning ahead of Houston’s Election Day 2017-10-29 [Rare]

Who will protect the workers cleaning up Houston? 2017-10-24 [Guardian]

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]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]