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Trumka: We Will Not Tolerate Any Constitutional Breach 2020-09-26 [AFL-CIO]

Your Letters and Parcels Are Piling Up Thanks to the New Privatizer General 2020-09-26 [Labor Notes]

Why Unions Are the Key to Passing a Green New Deal 2020-09-26 [Gizmodo]

Biden Will Get Strong Support From AFL-CIO Says Trumka 2020-09-26 [Bloomberg]

In Ruth We Trust: How the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Can Promote Women’s Equal Citizenship and Justice Ginsburg’s Legacy 2020-09-26 [Verdict]

Workers fear losing full-time jobs, no training, corporate surveillance 2020-09-26 [Nutley]

Plight of the ‘Physical Worker’: Worn-Out Bodies and Little Savings 2020-09-26 [NYTimes]

Will Workers’ Wages Ever Go Up Again? 2020-09-26 [Quillette]

Wall Street drills Costco stock because it's paying workers $2 more an hour during COVID-19 2020-09-26 [Yahoo Finance]

The Tech Companies That Want to Cut Remote Workers’ Salaries 2020-09-26 [Medium]

How to Survive ‘Gut Punch’ of 2020? Unions! For more info 2020-09-26 [SE MN Area Labor Council]

American Workers Have Lost Control of Their Time. It’s Time To Take It Back 2020-09-26 [Workplace Fairness]

Walmart cuts workers' hours but increases workload as sales rise amid pandemic 2020-09-24 [Guardian]

cElectric Vehicles Should Be a Win for American Workers 2020-09-24 [Ctr Am Progress]

Should front-line medical workers get the coronavirus vaccine first? Not necessarily 2020-09-24 [CNBC]

Protect essential farm workers from deportation, farm worker will urge House Judiciary Committee 2020-09-24 [UFW]

Labor Votes 2020 2020-09-24 [AFL-CIO]

Hollywood unions and employers adopt agreement for safe return to work 2020-09-24 [UNI Global Union]

WIRED staff on strike due to unionisation delay, claims senior editor 2020-09-23 [iT Wire]

Actors' Equity endorses Biden 2020-09-22 [Washington Post ]

Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement 2020-09-22 [Irish News]

'A Silent Pandemic': Nurse at ICE Facility Blows the Whistle on Coronavirus Dangers 2020-09-22 [PSI]

School and Campus Workers Say: Not Until It's Safe 2020-09-21 [Labour Notes]

America Is Lagging Behind the World in Protecting Meat Workers 2020-09-21 [Bloomberg]

With Justice Ginsburg’s death, workers’ rights are at the brink 2020-09-20 [Strike Wave]

Postal workers are catching COVID by the thousands. It’s one more threat to voting by mail 2020-09-20 [Salon]

4 Female Front-Line Workers On Being Pregnant In A Pandemic 2020-09-20 [Vogue]

How older workers can prepare for job loss 2020-09-20 [Star Tribune]

Ginsburg One of America’s Greatest Jurists 2020-09-20 [AFL-CIO]

Workers Fear Cyborgs Will Steal Their Jobs By 2035 2020-09-20 [CBS]

Podcast: Trump's Swamp Kills NLRB 2020-09-20 [UComm Blog]

Saving American Capitalism in an Age of Radical Inequality 2020-09-20 [Am Prospect]

In Memoriam: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 2020-09-19 [AFL-CIO]

Trump NLRB upends special status for union stewards 2020-09-18 [Labor Notes]

AFT and RFK Human Rights launch human rights and democracy programme 2020-09-16 [Education International]

Black Labor Week For more info 2020-09-16 [APRI]

Under Trump, OSHA’s Covid-19 Response Is Failing Workers 2020-09-15 [NYTimes]

Workers’ Health Data Collected for COVID Safety Poses Risk to Labor Rights 2020-09-14 [Truthout]

New PBS film probes construction boom on Latino workers 2020-09-13 [AP]

On This Day of Remembrance, We Must Honor Our Heroes By Addressing The Trump Administration’s Draining Of The 9/11 Fund For First Responders 2020-09-11 [Ring Side Report]

Dolores Huerta: Sí, Se Puede, Together We Can Build a Better Future 2020-09-12 [So FL Times]

In defense of police unions, which, after all, have a job to do 2020-09-12 [StarTribune]

Trump’s Paltry Meatpacking Fine Signals That “Workers’ Lives Are Worth Less Than Pork Shoulders” 2020-09-12 [Mother Jones]

Times remain hard, especially for low-wage workers 2020-09-12 [MROnline]

Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and the Lives of China’s Workers 2020-09-12 [Labor Notes]

6 Months Later: The Remarkable Work of The Actors Fund During COVID-19 2020-09-12 [Playbill]

Smithfield Fined for Failing to Protect Workers from COVID-19 2020-09-12 [CFO]

Smithfield Foods Cited For Failing to Protect Workers From COVID-19 2020-09-12 [Modern Farmer]

Covid Is Clobbering America’s Farm Workers 2020-09-12 [Bloomberg]

The pandemic is a referendum on the value of work 2020-09-12 [The Globe and Mail]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1946 26,000 sugar workers represented by the dockers union, start a 79-day strike affecting 33 of Hawaii's 34 plantations. [more]

2-09-1921 Owners of the West Virginia mines bombard strikers from aircraft by throwing home-made devices filled with nails and shards of metal. Fortunately, they either missed their targets or did not explode. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

4-09-1894 12,000 garment workers in New York go on strike to denounce conditions in the workshops. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

14-09-1970 The UAW calls a 9-week strike at General Motors in Detroit, secures a lowering of the retirement age from 65 to 56 as well as an increase in wages based on a sliding scale linked to inflation. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-1900 100,000 anthracite miners on strike in Pennsylvania. They are paid by weight but employers estimate that a ton can weigh between 2,400 and 4,000 pounds, not 2,000.. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]