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The GM strike is one of the largest in decades. Other unions say it is inspiring them 2019-10-19 [Washington Post]

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

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

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

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]

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

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]

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

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]

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

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

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

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]

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

Mack Truck workers begin strike at plants across 3 states 2019-10-15 [CBS]

The push to unionize cannabis workers, explained 2019-10-15 [vox]

Trump Turns Back the Clock in America’s Meat Plants: More than a century after Upton Sinclair's gruesome 'The Jungle,' the president is loosening rules that protect workers and consumers alike 2019-10-14 [TNR]

SAG-AFTRA Signs Cooperative Agreement With Mexican Actors Union 2019-10-13 [Variety]

United Auto Workers says it has countered General Motors’ latest offer 2019-10-13 [CNBC]

Union boosts strike pay for GM workers as talks continue 2019-10-13 [ABC]

Unionization drive at Kickstarter turns ugly 2019-10-13 [Washington Post]

Democrats’ Bolder Stand on Labor Reflects Nation’s Ideological Shift 2019-10-12 [NY Times]

How To Pull Off a Quickie Strike 2019-10-12 [Labor Notes]

Where are the famous musicians? Striking GM workers make their own songs. 2019-10-12 [WSJ]

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

Workers and Elected Leaders Protest Racial Discrimination at Verizon Wireless 2019-10-12 [CWA]

SAG-AFTRA Slams President Donald Trump for Attacks on the Press 2019-10-12 [Variety]

Workers are winning the debate 2019-10-11 [The Hill]

Amazon reportedly has dozens of workers watching footage recorded by its Cloud Cam home security camera 2019-10-11 [Biz Insider]

Why automation could hit black workers harder than other groups 2019-10-11 [CBS]

The 15 most unionized states in the US 2019-10-11 [Eagle]

Congress 'Very Close' to Passing Paid Family Leave for Feds 2019-10-11 [Gov Exec]

UFCW files lawsuit to block government move to speed up processing lines Primary tabs 2019-10-11 [IUF]

AFSCME Members Rally to Protect LGBTQ Rights 2019-10-11 [AFSCME]

Restaurants, food banks and union members step up to feed striking UAW workers 2019-10-11 [Forbes]

Why Is the American Federation of Teachers Giving Away Educators’ Rights in Puerto Rico? 2019-10-10 [Jacobin]

Home care workers protest over ‘chronic problems’ with getting paid on time 2019-10-10 [Hartford Courant]

LGBTQ workers need unions and stronger labor laws to fight discrimination 2019-10-10 [Jacobin]

The Radical Manifesto Embraced by Google Workers and Uber Drivers 2019-10-10 [NYTimes]

In scathing lawsuit, Southwest pilots’ union says Boeing 737 MAX was unsafe 2019-10-10 [Seattle Times]

Lufthansa to profit from LSG Sky Chefs sale while its US workers protest poverty wages 2019-10-10 [ITF]

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

Trumka says fast action on trade pact with Canada and Mexico would be 'colossal mistake' 2019-10-09 [Washington Post]

UAW union pushes GM to boost U.S. auto production 2019-10-09 [Reuters]

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]