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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]