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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

Solidarity Is Our Only Chance [Labor Notes] 2020-03-19

Amid COVID-19 outbreak, the workers who need paid sick days the most have the least [EPI] 2020-03-11

Union organizing wins at Danone USA [IUF] 2020-03-08

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Today's labour news

How the NFL's new labor deal came together 2020-04-01 [Washington Post]

New York Garbage bags and cloth bandannas: union leaders plea for personal protection equipment to fight coronavirus 2020-04-01 [NYDaily News]

New York Albany Med: 45 health care workers test positive for COVID-19 2020-04-01 [Albany Times Union]

Sex work is changing in the pandemic. Here’s how it affects workers 2020-04-01 [Lily]

As coronavirus spreads, so do reports of companies mistreating workers 2020-04-01 [Wash Post]

Progressive ideals rising in coronavirus crisis, says Wisconsin professor 2020-04-01 [The Hill]

GE employees urge company to use laid-off workers to make ventilators 2020-04-01 [The Hill]

'Essential' Child Care Workers Struggle To Balance Family Needs, Safety For more info 2020-04-01 [NPR]

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Retail Workers Are Losing Their Jobs Due To Coronavirus 2020-04-01 [Forbes]

Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier 2020-04-01 [KOMO News]

Immigration Services Agency Seeks to Suspend Bargaining With Union Amid Coronavirus Outbreak 2020-04-01 [Gov Exec]

Federal Employee Union Sues Impasses Panel, Calls Its Appointment ‘Unlawful’ 2020-04-01 [Gov Exec]

The new labor movement 2020-04-01 [Axios]

Missouri MO Supreme Court strikes down anti-picketing law 2020-04-01 [FOX]

Anxiety spreads among exposed UPS and FedEx drivers 2020-04-01 [Crain's Chicago Biz]

Sample COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures to Demand from Management 2020-04-01 [Labor Notes]

Ford halts plans to reopen U.S. plants after union's safety concerns 2020-04-01 [UPI]

AFL-CIO Demands Additional Worker Protections During Pandemic 2020-04-01 [EHS Today]

Bernie Sanders Responds to Everlane Lay Offs, Accuses Brand of Union Busting 2020-04-01 [Sourcing Jrnl]

With strikes and a ‘sick out,’ some grocery and delivery workers take defiant stance: One-time bonuses, temporary pay hikes aren’t enough 2020-04-01 [CNBC]

US kicks against child labour as it investigates cocoa supply chain 2020-04-01 [Ventures]

Warehouse Workers’ New Health Hazard: Frivolous Online Orders 2020-03-31 [Huff Post]

Court Deals Major Blow to Trump's Signature Civil Service Reform Law 2020-03-31 [Gov Exec]

Workers on the front lines risk their health to give America essential goods 2020-03-31 [CNN]

USW: COVID-19 Resources for Workers 2020-03-31 [USW]

Amazon warehouse workers in New York will strike after an employee tested positive for coronavirus 2020-03-31 [Business Insider]

 VIDEO California COVID-19 and SF DPH SEIU 1021 Community Healthcare Centers Workers Under Attack: Health and Safety Under Threat For more info 2020-03-31 [LVP]

Coronavirus: 'Nurses prepare for the worst but not this' 2020-03-31 [BBC]

Workers on the front lines risk their health to give America essential goods 2020-03-31 [CNN]

Coronavirus: Amazon workers strike over virus protection 2020-03-31 [BBC]

Kansas Wichita union asks companies to shut down then make medical supplies to fight COVID-19 2020-03-31 [Wichita Eagle]

California Everlane cut backs hit union workers hard 2020-03-31 [Ecotextile]

Wisconsin Wisconsin healthcare union: Workers are afraid 2020-03-31 [WDJT]

Strikes at Instacart and Amazon Over Coronavirus Health Concerns 2020-03-31 [NYTimes]

GE Appliances resumes production after week of cleaning; workers worried 2020-03-31 [Biz Jrnl]

AFL-CIO: Tell the NLRB: Resume operations as soon as possible! 2020-03-31 [AFL-CIO]

How coronavirus blew up the plan to take down Trump 2020-03-31 [Politico]

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

New York Amazon fires worker who organized strike over coronavirus response 2020-03-31 [The Post]

Amazon warehouse workers are walking out and Whole Foods workers are striking 2020-03-31 [Yahoo]

Whole Foods Employees Are Staging a Nationwide 'Sick-Out' 2020-03-31 [VICE]

AFGE sues to get hazard pay for prison, Ag, and VA workers 2020-03-31 [Washington Post]

Federal Workers, Union Sue for Hazard Pay 2020-03-31 [Gov Exec]

Michigan Detroit Bus Drivers Win Protections Against Virus Through Strike 2020-03-30 [Labor Notes]

Georgia Perdue Farms employees walk out after no wage increase amid COVID-19 2020-03-30 [WMGT]

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

District of Columbia Kennedy Center Lays Off Musicians After Receiving $25 Million Stimulus 2020-03-30 [Opera Wire]

Virus Updates: Instacart, Amazon Workers Plan to Strike, Birx Predicts Up to 200K COVID-19 Deaths 2020-03-30 [7 San Diego]

The workers who supply the world’s food are starting to get sick 2020-03-30 [fleetowner]

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This month in labour history

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

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

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

15-04-1973 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]

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

21-04-1894 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]

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

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