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What Will Happen If Congress Shuts Down the Government? For more info 2023-09-27 [AFGE]

Trump is trying to bamboozle union workers; he won’t succeed 2023-09-27 [The Hill]

Auto Workers Aren't Striking Only For Higher Wages. They Want Their Pensions Back, Too 2023-09-27 [Bloomberg]

United Farm Workers endorses Biden, says he’s an ‘authentic champion’ for workers 2023-09-27 [PBS]

BIDEN IN DETROIT, The First President to Join Striking Workers and Walk the Picket Line 2023-09-27 [Michael Moore]

Orlando auto workers strike, joining thousands of UAW union members across the United States 2023-09-27 [Orlando Weekly]

Auto Giants Refusing Union Demands Paid Just 1% in Federal Taxes on $42 Billion in Profits: Analysis 2023-09-27 [Common Dreams]

188 UAW Members at Mercedes Parts Supplier in Alabama on Strike 2023-09-27 [The Valley Labor Report]

Voters Across Party Lines Support the UAW Strikes — and Support Is Rising 2023-09-27 [Data For Progress]

Big Three Automakers' Reputations Plummet As UAW Strike Rages 2023-09-27 [The Intercept]

Record Profits, Paltry Contracts Fire Up Chicago-Area Autoworkers to Strike 2023-09-27 [In These Times]

UAW president discusses Biden joining picket line and union’s demands from automakers 2023-09-27 [PBS]

The Militancy of the UAW Strike Forced Joe Biden to Take a Side and Walk the Picket Line 2023-09-27 [Jacobin]

Opinion: How the UAW strike might benefit all workers 2023-09-27 [CNN]

We Went to the Frontlines of the Auto Strike 2023-09-27 [More Perfect Union]

Why the Public Is Siding With the UAW Over the Automakers 2023-09-27 [Morning Consult]

‘The support feels good’: UAW members embrace Biden and shrug off Trump 2023-09-27 [The Guardian]

UAW strikes threaten already vulnerable auto parts suppliers 2023-09-27 [CNBC]

UAW strike unites red and blue voters in CEO-worker pay gap protest 2023-09-27 [Washington Post]

Joe Biden’s Visit to a U.A.W. Picket Line Was a Powerful Political Gesture 2023-09-27 [The New Yorker]

UAW auto strike: Why US Automotive CEOs make more than global competition 2023-09-27 [BBC]

It Shouldn’t Be a Big Deal That Biden Joined Striking Workers on the Picket Line—But It Is 2023-09-27 [In These Times]

Steelworkers President Tom Conway dies suddenly at age 71 2023-09-27 [Reuters]

WGA strike ends 2023-09-27 [WGGB]

TRACKER: Which Elected Officials Are Speaking Out For Autoworkers? 2023-09-27 [More Perfect Union]

Biden says UAW should fight for 40% pay raise in Michigan strike visit 2023-09-27 [Reuters]

Biden urges striking auto workers to ‘stick with it’ in picket line visit unparalleled in history 2023-09-27 [AP]

Biden, in historic but sensitive move, joins UAW picket line: The president embraces union members — and a strike that could have serious economic consequences 2023-09-27 [Wash Post]

Biden Joins Autoworkers on Picket Line in Michigan 2023-09-26 [NYTimes]

Dialysis Caregivers at Fresenius and Satellite: Unfair Labor Practice Strike at clinics in US 2023-09-26 [PSI]

18,325 workers at 41 facilities in 21 states: UAW strike of the Detroit 3 by the numbers 2023-09-26 [Detroit Free Press]

UAW update: Sen. Dick Durbin tells striking Bolingbrook workers he stands with them 2023-09-26 [ABC 7 Chicago]

The UAW leader fighting to defend autoworkers from ‘corporate greed’ 2023-09-26 [The Guardian]

Pres. Biden joins the UAW strike in Detroit: LIVE 2023-09-26 [ABC News]

Live from UAW Solidarity House in Detroit, MI 2023-09-26 [UAW International]

LIVE From UAW Strike at Stellantis in Marysville Michigan - Day 10 2023-09-26 [Status Coup News]

Why Biden decided to join UAW members on the picket line 2023-09-26 [MSNBC]

Automakers, It Won’t Hurt to Share That Buyback Bounty 2023-09-26 [Bloomberg]

UAW worker pay should rise in line with automaker CEO pay (Your Letters) 2023-09-26 [Syracuse News]

UAW President Shawn Fain Statement on Ford’s Announcement to Pause Construction on Marshall EV Battery Plant 2023-09-26 [The UAW]

Striking U.A.W. Workers’ Views p Industry Vary by Generation 2023-09-26 [New York Times]

Biden to become first sitting US president to appear on picket line at UAW strike 2023-09-26 [The Guardian]

NLRB: ACLU fired a staffer for speaking up about working conditions 2023-09-26 [Bloomberg]

What to know about UAW president Shawn Fain 2023-09-26 [Axios]

UAW: Historic Demand to Eliminate Wage Tiers – Frank Hammer 2023-09-26 [The Analysis News]

Thousands of additional auto workers join UAW strikes For more info 2023-09-25 [NBC]

Watch out for ‘the more nuclear option’ from Detroit’s striking auto workers, top analyst warns 2023-09-25 [Fortune]

Auto workers expand strike nationwide: ‘We’ll take as long as we have to’ 2023-09-25 [PBS]

Biden announces he will join striking auto workers on the picket line in Michigan Tuesday 2023-09-25 [UpNorthLive]

UAW president addresses Blue Cross Blue Shield strike 2023-09-25 [WNEM]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

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]

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

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

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

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]

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]

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

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]

27-09-1875 Textile strikers in Fall River, Massachusetts, demand bread for their malnourished children. [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]