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'We Are Undervalued': Target Delivery Workers to Walk Off Job in Demand for Better Treatment Amid Outbreak [Common Dreams] 2020-04-07

Leaked Amazon Memo Details Plan to Smear Fired Warehouse Organizer: ‘He’s Not Smart or Articulate’ [VICE] 2020-04-04

A Call to Action: Towards a General Strike to End the COVID-19 Crisis and Create a New World [CooperationJackson] 2020-04-03

New York Amazon fires warehouse worker who led Staten Island warehouse walkout [CNN] 2020-03-31

Instacart workers are striking during the coronavirus crisis. Here’s why it’s not like any strike you’ve ever seen [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-03-30

US lawmakers press Amazon to do more to protect its workers: 14 facilities now affected [CNET] 2020-03-29

Instacart workers plan a big nationwide strike on Monday for coronavirus protection [Fortune] 2020-03-29

Some health-care workers resist orders to work without adequate protection [Wash Post] 2020-03-28

Amazon workers test positive for covid-19 at 10 U.S. warehouses [Wash Post] 2020-03-26

AFA Pres Sara Nelson: Our Airline Relief Bill Is a Template for Rescuing Workers Instead of Bailing Out Execs [Workday MN] 2020-03-23


Today's labour news

Florida Disney, musicians’ union agree to terms for April 19 furloughs 2020-04-08 [Orlando Sentinel]

New York Subway and bus workers are bearing a disproportionate coronavirus death toll 2020-04-08 [Politico]

Minnesota Coronavirus In Minnesota: Metro Transit And Union Join Forces To Secure More Face Masks 2020-04-08 [CBS]

Iowa Union says Iowa Veterans Home workers at risk of infection 2020-04-08 [KTTC]

New Hampshire Unemployment claims reach 100K, stressing employees 2020-04-08 [NH Union Leader]

Pennsylvania Union: York County 911 dispatchers forced to work five 12-hour shifts per week— plus overtime 2020-04-08 [York Dispatch]

Trump Administration Puts VA Workers at Risk, Union Claims 2020-04-08 [Bloomberg]

 VIDEO California Evacuate The Grand Princess Crew NOW! Protest In SF To Free The Seafarers On A Petri Dish Ship For more info 2020-04-08 [LVP]

100 American Airlines flight attendants have been diagnosed with COVID-19, union says 2020-04-08 [Dallas Morning News]

Illinois Workers walk off the job after coworkers show symptoms for COVID-19 2020-04-07 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Grocery workers are beginning to die of coronavirus 2020-04-07 [MSN]

New York How Gig Workers Are Weathering the Virus Shutdown 2020-04-07 [NYTimes]

'We Are Undervalued': Target Delivery Workers to Walk Off Job in Demand for Better Treatment Amid Outbreak 2020-04-07 [Common Dreams]

Shipt workers to walk off the job 2020-04-07 [The Hill]

Why many ‘essential’ workers get paid so little, according to experts 2020-04-07 [Wash Post]

Federal Prisons Pose ‘Imminent Danger’ in Spreading COVID-19, Union Says 2020-04-07 [Gov Exec]

New Jersey Barnes & Noble Warehouse Workers in Monroe, New Jersey Will Protest to Demand Protections Against COVID-19 2020-04-07 [InsiderNJ]

MLB, union zeroing in on plan to play all games in Arizona as early as May 2020-04-07 [ESPN]

Grocery workers are key during the virus – and they are afraid 2020-04-07 [LocalDVM]

Washington After a labor strike and a pandemic, Swedish Hospital nurses have a contract 2020-04-07 [Crosscut]

Flight Attendants Call For ‘A Halt To All Leisure Travel’ Amid Coronavirus 2020-04-07 [Huffington Post]

New York Amazon Workers in New York Are Striking for the Second Week in a Row as Coronavirus Cases Pile Up 2020-04-07 [VICE]

Pennsylvania PA AFL-CIO Kicks Off Convention on Zoom 2020-04-07 [PA AFL-CIO]

Maine Union accuses Mills administration of putting state workers at risk 2020-04-07 [Press Herald]

Texas COVID-19 In Greater Houston: Houston Coronavirus Cases Spike, Unions Call For Citywide Rent Grace Period 2020-04-07 [Houston Pub Media]

Michigan Mid-Michigan nurses union pushes McLaren Health Care for coronavirus protections 2020-04-07 [MLive]

New York Amazon employee fired after coronavirus walkout says company is lying about cases 2020-04-07 [Yahoo!]

Massachusetts Thousands of Mass. Union Members Walk Off Jobs Due to COVID-19 Fears 2020-04-07 [ENR]

Coronavirus exposes vulnerability of NYC museums and museum workers 2020-04-07 [ABC]

Grocery unions protect workers and save lives 2020-04-06 [The Hill]

SF sex workers forced to make tough and risky choices during pandemic 2020-04-06 [SF Gate]

Massachusetts Thousands of MA construction workers will strike on Monday over coronavirus safety 2020-04-06 [Real Deal]

Pennsylvania Essential Union Workers Demand Better COVID-19 Protections 2020-04-05 [Your Erie]

'I'm very, very worried': Laid-off workers struggle with no social safety net 2020-04-05 [CNN]

New Hampshire Value state workers risking their health 2020-04-05 [NH Union Leader]

Pandemic exposes low pay and scant protections for nursing assistants and home-care aides 2020-04-05 [LATimes]

Amazon's shifting sick leave policies, poor COVID response, boost workplace organizing 2020-04-05 [NY Times]

Uproar among workers supplying the world’s meat is spreading 2020-04-05 [The Mirror]

Leaked Amazon Memo Details Plan to Smear Fired Warehouse Organizer: ‘He’s Not Smart or Articulate’ 2020-04-04 [VICE]

Under cover of pandemic, Trump’s NLRB moves to make unionizing ‘nearly impossible for workers’ 2020-04-04 [Raw Story]

Louisiana Federal Prisons Agency “Put Staff in Harm’s Way” of Coronavirus 2020-04-04 [Marshall Project]

Pennsylvania Pa. to stop paying 9,000 state employees amid coronavirus fallout 2020-04-04 [Philadelphia Inquirer]

‘We Will Not Sit Back and Let Transit Workers Be Treated Like Cannon Fodder’ 2020-04-04 [The Nation]

Amazon needs to protect frontline workers 2020-04-04 [AFL-CIO]

Texas CLAIM DENIED: Quarantined Houston Firefighter denied workers’ comp 2020-04-04 [Click2Houston]

New Hampshire Lakes Region hospitals to furlough more than 600 employees 2020-04-04 [NH Union Leader]

Baseball union creates special fund to pay up to $50,000 to nonroster veterans 2020-04-04 [Washington Post]

Delta pilots' union says more than 50 pilots have tested postive for coronavirus 2020-04-04 [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

Oregon Farmworkers and Latinx/a/o Working Families Address COVID-19 2020-04-04 [PCUN]

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This month in labour history

3-04-1968 In a church in Memphis, Tennessee, 10,000 citizens gather to hear what will be the last speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He will stress the similarities between the labour movement and that of civil rights. [more]

8-04-1911 An explosion at the Banner coal mine near Birmingham, Alabama, kills 128 prisoners rented to the company as miners, under a contract with the prison administration. [more]

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]