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A Call to Action: Towards a General Strike to End the COVID-19 Crisis and Create a New World 2020-04-03 [CooperationJackson]

Top Amazon official tried to divert focus to fired pro-union worker amid workplace safety criticism, email shows 2020-04-03 [Washington Post]

Labor Fight Collides With the Pandemic at Trader Joe's, Which Aggressively Opposes Unionization 2020-04-03 [NY Times]

Coronavirus drives record US job losses amid economic shutdown 2020-04-03 [JP]

Coronavirus Is Making the Public Pension Crisis Even Worse 2020-04-02 [NY Times]

Out of the Ashes of Economic War 2020-04-02 [NACLA ]

Coronavirus is testing the power of unionized newsrooms 2020-04-02 [CNN]

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

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Death by Deportation, With Help From the Human Rights Establishment 2020-03-30 [Nacla]

The new sick leave law doesn’t help the workers that need it most 2020-03-30 [Wash Post]

Nordstrom is sewing more than 100,000 face masks for health care workers 2020-03-30 [CNN]

Instacart Workers Seek Strike as Jobs Get Busier, Riskier 2020-03-30 [NYTimes]

A shutdown - but not for government: how US federal employees provide vital services 2020-03-30 [Guardian]

Why American Workers Have Been Left Out of Our Life-and-Death Decision-Making 2020-03-30 [Am Prospect]

About 2,000 U.S. postal workers nationwide are in quarantine over coronavirus concerns, union says 2020-03-30 [Star-Ledger]

This month in labour history

3-04-1968 In a church in Memphis, Tennessee, 10,000 citizens gather to hear what will be the last speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He will stress the similarities between the labour movement and that of civil rights. [more]

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

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

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]

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

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