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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]

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]

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 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [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]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [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]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [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]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [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]