logo
Where trade unionists start their day on the net.
USA         

Act NOW!

Top news -

Bernie Sanders’s ambitious plan to double union membership, explained 2019-08-22 [Vox]

Bernie Sanders Sets a Goal: Double Union Membership in 4 Years 2019-08-22 [NYTimes]

United States Policy Health Unions Any Union That Doesn’t Endorse Bernie Sanders Is Leaving a Huge Pile of Money on the Table 2019-08-22 [Jacobin]

Wage battle looms over contentious UAW auto talks 2019-08-22 [Detroit News]

Bernie Sanders Releases Sweeping ‘Workplace Democracy’ Plan 2019-08-22 [Inquisitr]

Bernie Sanders introduces labor plan to broaden union power 2019-08-22 [CNN]

DoorDash still stalling on giving delivery workers their tips 2019-08-22 [CNET]

Bernie Sanders Wants To Give Federal Workers The Right To Strike 2019-08-22 [Huff Post]

Employers Struggle With Hiring Undocumented Workers: 'You Cannot Hire American Here' 2019-08-22 [NPR]

What are the economic implications of Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend? 2019-08-21 [BIEN]

How Andrew Yang’s Robot Apocalypse Can Heal a Divided Nation 2019-08-21 [New Yorker]

DOJ says transgender workers aren't protected under Title VII 2019-08-20 [Politico]

As pre-K teachers celebrate pay raises, day care union seizes the moment to reach more schools 2019-08-20 [Chalkbeat]

Power For America & Utility Workers Union Launch Renewable Energy Apprentice Program 2019-08-20 [Clean Technica]

Have we forgotten the true meaning of Labor Day? 2019-08-20 [MENAFN]

No Seat at the Table: Steven Greenhouse on Labor’s Silenced Voice 2019-08-20 [Capital & Main]

Transgender Bias at Work Not Banned by Law, DOJ Tells Justices 2019-08-20 [Bloomberg]

The YouTubers Union is demanding change. That's nothing new for Google 2019-08-20 [CNET]

Writers union says talent agents are violating antitrust law 2019-08-20 [Boston 25 News]

The Future For Labor 2019-08-20 [TNR]

Nonprofit Workers Need Unions, Too 2019-08-20 [Jacobin]

Yes, We Can Have a $20 Minimum Wage — And More 2019-08-19 [Jacobin]

I was skeptical of unions. Then I joined one 2019-08-19 [Vox]

Workers of the (gig) world, unite! 2019-08-19 [Globe and Mail]

America as a Company Town: Royal Dutch Shell Workers in Pennsylvania Coerced to Show Up for Trump 2019-08-19 [Common Dreams]

In New Lawsuit , AFGE Argues Impasses Panel's Recent Decisions Are Illegitimate 2019-08-19 [Gov Exec]

Another Union Sues to Block Trump Workforce Orders 2019-08-19 [Gov Exec]

Sara Nelson: 'Solidarity is a force stronger than gravity 2019-08-18 [Jacobin]

'There Is a Real Crisis': Domestic Workers Are In High Demand, but the Jobs Have Few Protections and Little Pay 2019-08-17 [Money]

This industry’s workers are the lowest-paid 2019-08-17 [Biz Women]

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court To Legalize Firing Transgender Workers 2019-08-17 [Huff Post]

Undocumented Workers Provide Employers With Little Risk, Large Reward 2019-08-17 [Newsweek]

Construction workers prepare to battle former ally Trump 2019-08-17 [Politico]

How Democrats can win back workers in 2020 2019-08-17 [Indian Country Today]

Democratic Socialists look to take over New York's powerful labor unions 2019-08-17 [Politico]

Labor Dept. moves to expand religion exemption for hiring and firing 2019-08-16 [NY Times]

The answer to burn out at work isn’t 'self-care'—It’s unionizing 2019-08-16 [Common Dreams]

Trump Labor Dept. Moves to Expand Religion Exemption for Hiring and Firing 2019-08-16 [NYTimes]

Appeals court won’t allow agencies to immediately enforce Trump workforce executive orders 2019-08-15 [Fed News Ntwk]

Steven Greenhouse: Valuing corporations over workers has led to America’s income inequality problem 2019-08-15 [Guardian]

Trump Loses Bid to Expedite Revival of Anti-Union Orders 2019-08-15 [Courthouse News Service]

CEO Compensation Has Risen 940 Percent Since 1978, But Worker Compensation Has Only Increased 12 Percent 2019-08-15 [Newsweek]

Union Workers See Decline of Bonus Payments in Contracts 2019-08-15 [Bloomberg]

Trump Justice Department Moves To Decertify Union That Represents U.S. Immigration Judges 2019-08-15 [WUWM]

GE secures four-year labor deal with unions for 6,600 workers 2019-08-15 [KFGO]

Ocasio-Cortez knocks Barstool Sports founder over threat to fire unionizing workers 2019-08-15 [The Hill]

Caviar employees claim DoorDash and Square are mistreating them over acquisition offers 2019-08-15 [Verge]

Labor Reporter Steven Greenhouse: How Dems were complicit in union decline 2019-08-15 [The Hill]

Government Employee Union Sues Over Ban On The Word ‘Resistance’ 2019-08-13 [TPM]

Walmart Anti-Union ‘Training’ Video Is Another Reason Not To Shop There 2019-08-13 [Labor 411]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]