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Today's news - Texas

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]

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]

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]