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Union win at Los Angeles Times [IFJ] 2019-10-18

There He Goes Again: Trump Renews Efforts to Weaken Federal Unions [The Chief] 2019-10-17

Brazilian and U.S. Workers Confronting Common Threat Build Solidarity in the Global Labor Movement [AFL-CIO] 2019-10-12

Chicago Charter School Prepares to Join CTU Strike [Diane Ravitch] 2019-10-09

No end in sight for auto workers' strike as union condemns GM over job security [Guardian] 2019-10-08

The Return of the Empowered American Worker [The New Republic] 2019-10-05

GM reportedly closing Mexican truck plant due to workers' strike [AOL] 2019-10-02

Bernie Sanders’ War With CEOs: His new tax plan would punish companies whose chief executive makes 50 times more than the average worker [Vice] 2019-09-30

Members Demand a Voice in Their Unions' Presidential Endorsements [Labor Notes] 2019-09-30

The Health Benefits At The Center Of The United Auto Workers Strike [NPR] 2019-09-29


Today's labour news

Illinois On the picketline with CPS teachers, school nurses and counselors say they're stretched too thin: It's a lot, these kids need somebody 2019-10-19 [Chicago Tribune]

Oregon Burgerville offers employees $1 hourly raise, union prepared to strike 2019-10-18 [OPB]

How Strikes Lose 2019-10-18 [Labor Notes]

Americans side with auto workers in strike against General Motors 2019-10-18 [YouGov]

Illinois Chicago Teachers Union: The Status of the Strike 2019-10-18 [Diane Ravitch]

UAW's janitor strike is unresolved, creating a dilemma for GM UAW workers 2019-10-18 [Detroit Free Press]

New York New York's Coming Debate Over 'Gig Economy' Workers 2019-10-18 [Spectrum News]

Massachusetts Union, Harvard Reach New Agreements as Strike Authorization Vote Continues 2019-10-18 [Harvard Crimson]

Illinois The Chicago Teachers Union Goes on the Offense Against Austerity 2019-10-18 [Jacobin]

Illinois In Chicago, 25000 teachers on strike and 300000 children out of the classroom 2019-10-18 [Wash Post]

Ways to Strike 2019-10-18 [Labor Notes]

Some colleges pay students on financial aid substandard wages for work they do on campus 2019-10-18 [Albany Times Union]

Trump is waging a war on labor unions, but you wouldn’t know it from CNN’s Dem Debate 2019-10-18 [Salon]

Union win at Los Angeles Times 2019-10-18 [IFJ]

 VIDEO California Thousands Hit The Streets In San Jose For Living Wages: SEIU 521 Valley Medical Workers On Strike and Get Support For more info 2019-10-18 [LVP]

Oregon Portland Burgerville workers plan to strike amid union bargaining deadline 2019-10-18 [Oregonian]

Union workers urge Senate to pass pension protections 2019-10-18 [FOX]

Illinois Chicago Teachers Strike: Thousands of teachers hit picket lines across city, CPS classes canceled 2019-10-18 [ABC]

Illinois Watch live: Thousands of striking teachers march through downtown Chicago 2019-10-17 [WGNTV]

California Los Angeles Times reaches historic agreement with its newsroom union 2019-10-17 [LA Times]

Illinois 25,000 Chicago Teachers Union / AFT members strike 2019-10-17 [Washington Post]

California Unions, health systems win antitrust lawsuit settlement against Sutter Health 2019-10-17 [NY Times]

Illinois Thousands of Chicago teachers vote to strike 2019-10-17 [CBS]

Union workers urge Senate to pass pension protections 2019-10-17 [WKRG]

Chipotle Expands Tuition Aid in Effort to Retain Workers 2019-10-17 [NYTimes]

After losing more than $1 billion, GM makes a deal with striking workers 2019-10-17 [Vox]

No one should be surprised by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders — just like Sanders, she has continually challenged the neoliberal status quo 2019-10-17 [Jacobin]

Michigan UAW leads a victory for all working people 2019-10-17 [AFL-CIO]

Illinois Chicago Teachers Union Will Strike Starting Thursday 2019-10-17 [Diane Ravitch]

Oregon Burgerville Offers Employees $1 Hourly Raise, Union Preparing To Strike 2019-10-17 [OPB]

California Kaiser workers in California ratify union deal 2019-10-17 [Modern Healthcare]

California Santa Clara County Employees Resume Strike After County Makes Offer 2019-10-17 [CBS]

New Jersey Former NJ ILA union official pleads guilty to soliciting, accepting bribes 2019-10-17 [The Hill]

Illinois Triton College staff vote to OK strike, could walk off job as early as Friday 2019-10-17 [Chicago Tribune]

There He Goes Again: Trump Renews Efforts to Weaken Federal Unions 2019-10-17 [The Chief]

Ford and Chrysler workers get involved in GM-UAW strike 2019-10-16 [USAToday]

Illinois Chicago teachers are on the brink of a strike. The reasons why come down to politics, time and money 2019-10-16 [Chicago Tribune]

Pennsylvania What to watch for in the UAW-Mack Trucks labor dispute 2019-10-16 [Morning Call]

AFA Pres Sara Nelson is the face of the militant modern labor movement 2019-10-16 [Fast Co]

Florida ACPS & teachers' union reach tentative agreement on salary increases 2019-10-16 [WCJB]

Pennsylvania Who did Pitt U include on its list of union-eligible faculty? 2019-10-16 [Pitt News]

New York Union Alleges Human Trafficking of Filipino Nurses 2019-10-16 [Bloomberg]

Washington Union vote scheduled at The Columbian newspaper 2019-10-16 [nwLaborPress]

Oregon Oregon labor unions vow retribution against some Democrats 2019-10-16 [East Oregonian]

G.M. and U.A.W. Reach Deal That Could End Strike 2019-10-16 [NYTimes]

Sign here! Tell Congress: Put Power in the Hands of Workers. Support the PRO Act 2019-10-16 [CWA]

Michigan GM, UAW reach proposed tentative agreement; strike continues 2019-10-16 [Detroit Free Press]

Illinois Chicago teachers are fighting for their students' futures 2019-10-15 [The Nation]

Kickstarter Calls Itself Progressive. But About That Union. 2019-10-15 [The Times]

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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]