Fired Google workers claim anti-union retaliation in federal labor filing

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Fired Google workers claim anti-union retaliation in federal labor filing [Mercury News] 2019-12-07

New Jersey Uber Has To Pay Almost $650 Million To New Jersey In Employment Taxes [Industry News Chronicle] 2019-12-02

Mass action by airline catering workers at U.S. airports [IUF] 2019-11-29

Mass Arrests Across USA As Airport Catering Strikes Bring Civil Unrest [Live and Let] 2019-11-28

How much does union membership benefit America's workers? [Guardian] 2019-11-25

Employees Say Hearst Is Running a Classic Union-Busting Campaign [New York Intelligencer] 2019-11-23

Google hires firm known for anti-union efforts: After 2 yrs of labor unrest, company appears to be cracking down on employee activism [NYTimes] 2019-11-20

Washington Swedish Medical Center nurses in Seattle vote to strike, demand ‘equity and inclusion’ [KIRO] 2019-11-19

National Nurses United, AFL-CIO endorses Sanders over Warren, saying his Medicare For All proposal is better [NY Times] 2019-11-15

Trump Effort to Weaken Union Lawsuit Could Be Unlawful [Gov Exec] 2019-11-15

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White House, Democrats Reach Deal to Provide Paid Family Leave to Feds 2019-12-09 [Gov Exec]

Sign here! An American dream for all, not just the wealthy 2019-12-09 [SEIU]

Illinois Rochester teachers rally against ‘Christmas massacre’ layoff plan 2019-12-09 [WXXI]

Virginia Fairfax Connector workers go on strike Thursday 2019-12-09 [Wash Post]

Virginia A strike in Virginia will determine the future of the area’s public transit 2019-12-09 [Wash Post]

New York Nurses in Albany, New York battle for their first union contract For more info  ActNOW!  2019-12-09 [History News Network]

Bipartisan bill for farm worker immigration could soon head to Congress' floorSign here! 2019-12-08 [UFW]

Virginia Virginia AFL-CIO Shares “Great” Letter to the Editor Blasting Gov. Northam for “Shameful” Opposition to Repealing Anti-Union, Anti-Worker “Right-to-Work” Laws 2019-12-07 [Blue Virginia]

Maine Maine Lobstering Union suing wholesalers, claiming they stole nearly USD 2 million 2019-12-07 [SeafoodSource]

New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez trolls Amazon over decision to build New York offices 2019-12-07 [Guardian]

Google accused of illegally firing workers to block unionization 2019-12-07 [Engadget]

Sign here! Congress must take the impeachment report seriously 2019-12-07 [AFT]

Low Unemployment Rate Contradicts The Truth: No ‘Good Jobs’ And Low Wages 2019-12-07 [NewsOne]

United Auto Workers union names reformer Rory Gamble president until 2022 2019-12-07 [Autoblog]

Oregon Unionized Oregon Public Broadcasting Workers Plan to Picket Over Wages Friday Morning 2019-12-07 [Williamette Week]

EPA, AFGE to return to the bargaining table, renegotiate previously-imposed contract terms 2019-12-07 [Fed News Ntwk]

California MOCA will voluntarily recognize new employee union; Marciano closure is permanent 2019-12-07 [LATimes]

UAW moving to disband Region 5 embroiled in federal corruption probe 2019-12-07 [Detroit News]

Pennsylvania Human Service Workers at Persad Center Vote to Join the USW 2019-12-07 [USW]

Wyoming Three workers injured after fire/explosion in oilfield 2019-12-07 [WY News Now]

Illinois 458 Workers Won Wage Claims In Illinois In Past 2 Years; 75% Still Haven’t Been Paid What They’re Owed 2019-12-07 [CBS]

North Carolina N Carolina mayor wants to hike salaries for 900 Fayetteville city workers 2019-12-07 [WLOS]

Nevada Workers owed $105K in back pay on Las Vegas Strip bollards project 2019-12-07 [Las Vegas Rev-Jrnl]

Fired Google workers claim anti-union retaliation in federal labor filing 2019-12-07 [Mercury News]

The tectonic shift in retail is shaking up how stores hire seasonal workers 2019-12-07 [CNBC]

Pennsylvania U.S. bankruptcy watchdog takes aim at Philly refiner’s executive bonus plan 2019-12-07 [CNBC]

Iowa Teamsters host candidate forum in Cedar Rapids 2019-12-07 [Radio IA]

California Ex-Google engineers, in federal filing, allege anti-union retaliation cost them their jobs 2019-12-06 [Washington Post]

England In the UK and the US, populism can’t stop a declining steel industry 2019-12-06 [Equal Times]

Almost half of all Americans work in low-wage jobs 2019-12-04 [CBS]

Democrats' Impeachment Report Cites Trump for Sidelining and Threatening Federal Employees 2019-12-04 [Gov Exec]

US corporate giants and union leaders call for US to stay in Paris Agreement 2019-12-04 [Biz Green]

California Relations Between The Governors Office and Trade Unions Worsens 2019-12-04 [CA Globe]

Low-profile group, financed by Big Pharma, hires former union officials to oppose drug-price proposals 2019-12-04 [NYTimes]

New York New Sculpture By IBEW Union Workers Lights Up Astoria 2019-12-04 [Patch Astoria-LIC]

Delta air crew told ‘don‘t unionise, buy video games‘ 2019-12-04 [Stock Daily Dish]

Fired Google workers plan federal labor complaint against the company 2019-12-04 [MarketWatch]

Some gig workers are full employees: Draft principles that fully reflect their value and compensate them fairly 2019-12-04 [NYDaily News]

Massachusetts Harvard grad student workers go on strike, seeking $25 an hour minimum wage, other demands 2019-12-04 [USAToday]

Massachusetts Harvard Student Workers Go on Strike 2019-12-04 [WSJ]

California Fired SF Google workers to file federal labor complaint 2019-12-04 [Mercury News]

After strike at hotel with ties to Stanford, workers reach agreement with management 2019-12-03 [The Daily]

Wow, Hearst set up a whole website dedicated to union-busting 2019-12-02 [Vice]

Workers are heading back to the picket lines 2019-12-02 [The Nation]

The robots are coming for our jobs 2019-12-02 [The Nation]

Pelosi pushes House to pass USMCA but neglects bill with broad union support 2019-12-02 [Intercept]

Pennsylvania These Philly baristas are taking on Starbucks. Does their fledgling worker movement stand a chance? 2019-12-02 [Philadelphia Inquirer]

New York Uber, Lyft Drivers Could Form Unions Under New York Proposal 2019-12-02 [Bloomberg]

New Jersey Uber Has To Pay Almost $650 Million To New Jersey In Employment Taxes 2019-12-02 [Industry News Chronicle]

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This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [more]

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]