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New York CUNY staff union sues university over adjunct layoffs [NYDaily News] 2020-07-06

Colleges Face Rising Revolt by Professors: Most universities plan to bring students back to campus. But many of their teachers are concerned about joining them [NYTimes] 2020-07-04

Why labor unions make people less racist [Salon] 2020-07-02

New York Concerned About Layoffs and Safety, Professional Staff Congress-CUNY takes to the Streets [The Chief] 2020-06-30

Coronavirus opens door to company surveillance of workers [Politico] 2020-06-26

Big Talk From Big Tech On Racial Equity, But Not All Workers Are Buying It [WBHM] 2020-06-21

Union workers shut down West Coast ports in support of Juneteenth [CBC] 2020-06-20

Global Trade Union Movement: Unified in Support of Black Lives Matter [UNI Global Union] 2020-06-19

'George Floyd was the trigger, but there's more to it' [Workersliberty] 2020-06-16

Tell Coca-Cola that when workers defend their right to a safe workplace it is not 'economic sabotage'! [IUF] For more info  ActNOW!  2020-06-16

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 VIDEO California Cal/OSHA MIA? Jeff Ruch Of PEER and The Crisis In Cal/OSHA For more info 2020-07-07 [LVP]

Actors' Equity agrees to allow two Berkshire plays to go foward, with extensive COVID testing 2020-07-07 [NY Times]

NHL, players' union reach tentative agreement for return to play, CBA extension 2020-07-07 [CBC]

The National Education Association holds virtual Representative Assembly 2020-07-07 [Education International]

Racial and economic justice forever intertwined 2020-07-07 [New York Amsterdam News]

Tell The Senate: Don't Forfeit Our Future 2020-07-07 [AFT]

Coronavirus has put the USPS on the brink of extinction. Will anybody save it? 2020-07-06 [Mic]

NHL, NHLPA agree on protocols to resume season 2020-07-06 [AP]

WGA Leaders Unanimously Endorse Tentative Deal 2020-07-06 [Variety]

New York CUNY staff union sues university over adjunct layoffs 2020-07-06 [NYDaily News]

North Carolina Environment Revealed: Covid-19 outbreaks at meat-processing plants in US being kept quiet 2020-07-05 [The Guardian]

As 'Hero' Pay Ends, Essential Workers Wonder What They Are Worth 2020-07-05 [NPR]

Michigan Immigrant workers at Michigan greenhouse: We were cheated, tricked into deportation 2020-07-05 [Detroit Free Press]

The Senate should not kick unemployed workers when they are down 2020-07-05 [AFSCME]

USW Says Much Work Remains to Ensure Effectiveness of USMCA 2020-07-05 [USW]

Pennsylvania Carnegie Museum Workers Announce Organizing Campaign to Join USW 2020-07-05 [USW]

CWA: Without Extension of CARES Act Payroll Support, Mass Layoffs are Inevitable 2020-07-05 [CWA]

CWA and AT&T Southwest 2020-07-05 [CWA]

California Farm workers in California strike after dozens have virus 2020-07-05 [AP]

Maine Striking shipbuilders are losing health coverage in pandemic 2020-07-05 [AP]

Maine Bath shipyard hiring scabs; mediation next week 2020-07-05 [AP]

Illinois 700 nurses at Joliet hospital go on strike over pay, safety 2020-07-05 [AP]

Maine ‘Join us in this effort’: Machinists Union calls on Trump to help BIW workers in strike efforts 2020-07-05 [News Ctr ME]

Georgia More than 1,400 Georgia healthcare workers sign letter asking governor for more coronavirus restrictions 2020-07-05 [Channel 3000]

How You Get Your Berries: Migrant Workers Who Fear Virus, but Toil On 2020-07-05 [NYTimes]

More than 30,000 meatpacking workers nationally have fallen ill. At least 100 have died, with the lives of others upended or permanently altered 2020-07-05 [StarTribune]

Congress gears up for battle over expiring unemployment benefits 2020-07-05 [The Hill]

Montana Bozeman man plays trumpet nightly to honor health care workers 2020-07-04 [Bozeman Daily Chronicle]

New York Workers return to coronavirus-altered offices in Nassau and Suffolk counties 2020-07-04 [Newsday]

New Jersey COVID-19: State to Extend Benefits to Unemployed Workers 2020-07-04 [Morris Cty NJ]

Complaint alleges that Facebook is biased against black workers 2020-07-04 [Wash Post]

New York Overwhelmed by Volume, Strained Postal Workers Struggle to Keep Up 2020-07-04 [East Hampton Star]

Crusading Mexican labor lawyer freed, banned from traveling 2020-07-04 [News Tribune]

Florida Walt Disney World Expects “Tens Of Thousands” Of Cast Members Despite Actors’ Equity Opposition 2020-07-04 [Deadline]

Police Union Denies Racism, Calls AFL-CIO President “Disgraceful” in Irate Letter 2020-07-04 [ITT]

These Workers Don’t Get Aid and Are Going Hungry. A Tax on New York Billionaires Could Help Them 2020-07-04 [ITT]

 VIDEO California Remember 'Bloody Thursday' & Stop The Racist Graffiti At SSA! ILWU Press Conference At Port Of Oakland For more info 2020-07-04 [LVP]

New Jersey Unemployment payments to NJ workers exceed $9B 2020-07-04 [WRNJ]

Nevada Hospitality Workers Demand Better Protection From COVID-19 Exposure In New Lawsuit 2020-07-04 [Culinary Union 226]

Pennsylvania City Council Passes Emergency Health Benefits for Frontline Healthcare Workers 2020-07-04 [SWGlobe Times]

Tackling the Racial Wage Gap: What Are Leaders Doing? 2020-07-04 [Spectrum News]

California United Farm Workers accuses Wasco company of calling COVID-19-positive employees back to work 2020-07-04 [KGET]

Colleges Face Rising Revolt by Professors: Most universities plan to bring students back to campus. But many of their teachers are concerned about joining them 2020-07-04 [NYTimes]

Pistachio Farmworkers Strike - and more 2020-07-03 [Payday Report]

How the American Worker Got Fleeced 2020-07-02 [Bloomberg]

Georgia GA Health Care Workers Urge Kemp To Make Masks Mandatory 2020-07-02 [WABE]

Vermont VT state workers to see one-time bonus payment 2020-07-02 [WCAX]

North Carolina NC to Test All Nursing Home Residents, Workers 2020-07-02 [Insurance Jrnl]

Portraits of Essential California Workers 2020-07-02 [NYTimes]

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This month in labour history

This month in labour history

3-07-1835 In Paterson, New Jersey, children from the textile factories that manufacture silk go on strike for the 11-hour day and the 6-day week. They win a 69 hour week. [more]

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

7-07-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World is founded in Chicago. Amongst its leadership at the founding convention were William (“Big Bill”) Haywood of the Western Federation of Miners, and Daniel De Leon and Eugene V. Debs of the Socialist Party [more]

7-07-1919 Actors Equity is recognized by producers after a strike that closed almost all of the country's theatrical productions. Before unionization, actors often had to pay for their own costumes, rehearse without pay, etc. [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]