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TikTok Bans Medieval Times Union Account Following Trademark Complaint 2023-02-01 [HuffPost]

Apple workplace rules violate U.S. labor law, agency finds 2023-02-01 [Saltwire]

NLRB rules that Apple's 'business secrets' policy is really just union-busting 2023-01-31 [New York Times]

With claims of mass workers shortages and layoffs in the US, we must read between the lines 2023-01-26 [Equal Times]

How to Work with Your Unionizing Employees 2023-01-25 [Harvard Business Review]

UFW Statement On Killings of Farm Workers in Half Moon Bay 2023-01-25 [UFW]

Going on Strike to Escape Video-Gaming Dystopia 2023-01-25 [Wash Post]

YouTube Illegally Uses Return-to-Office Push to Derail Union, Complaint Claims 2023-01-25 [Bloomberg]

Unions and Video Games: Gaming is a huge industry, and workers are trying to unionize 2023-01-25 [NYTimes]

Amazon Worker Who Led Alabama Union Drive Blames Corporate Retaliation for Firing 2023-01-25 [Democracy Now]

In confidential memo, Tres Secy Janet Yellen celebrated unemployment as a 'worker discipline' device 2023-01-25 [Intercept]

The Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Reminds Us that the Fight for Workers' Rights Continues 2023-01-25 [AFL-CIO]

Workers at World of Warcraft studio Proletariat withdraw union petition 2023-01-25 [Polygon]

Comixology hit hard by Amazon’s massive layoffs 2023-01-18 [Polygon]

The game studios changing the industry by unionizing 2023-01-25 [Polygon]

Raven Software QA workers win union vote 2022-05-23 [Polygon]

Working from home saves employees 2 hours a week in commute time, and they’re spending it in ways CEOs don’t expect 2023-01-25 [Fortune]

Laid-off Silicon Valley workers are panic-selling their start-up shares as valuations plummet — here are 3 top tech stocks for 2023 that actually make money 2023-01-22 [MoneyWise]

Walmart to raise minimum wage for U.S. hourly workers to $14 2023-01-25 [Reuters]

Share of Workers in Unions Hit Low in 2022, But Number of Unionized Workers Grew 2023-01-19 [truthout]

Nurses to rally nationwide for safe staffing 2023-01-24 [National Nurses United]

Union membership grows by 273,000 despite illegal corporate union-busting 2023-01-24 [AFL-CIO]

How Restaurant Workers Help Pay for Lobbying to Keep Their Wages Low: Meet the Nat'l Restaurant Ass'n 2023-01-22 [New York Times]

What A. Philip Randolph Knew About Jobs and Freedom 2023-01-21 [New York Times]

USDA Ignores Its Own Proposed Labor Standards 2023-01-20 [The American Prospect]

Layoffs at Tech Giants Reverse Small Part of Pandemic Hiring Spree 2023-01-21 [New York Times]

Tech Layoffs Shock Young Workers. The Older People? Not So Much. 2023-01-20 [New York Times]

Vox Media to Cut 7 Percent of Workers 2023-01-20 [New York Times]

Google Parent Alphabet to Cut 12,000 Jobs 2023-01-20 [New York Times]

When $20,000 Gets You Exploited in America 2023-01-20 [New York Times]

The Era of Happy Tech Workers Is Over 2023-01-19 [New York Times]

Microsoft to Lay Off 10,000 Workers as It Looks to Trim Costs 2023-01-18 [New York Times]

Nurses Are Burned Out and Fed Up, With Good Reason 2023-01-18 [New York Times]

Apple Reaches Deal With Investors to Audit Its Labor Practices 2023-01-17 [New York Times]

Maine author delays book publication to support striking editors 2023-01-22 [The Daily News]

The South has a new union—and workers have Black women to thank 2023-01-21 [Dailoy Kos]

Union membership hit record low in 2022 2023-01-20 [Wash Post]

Union membership rate falls to all-time low despite organizing efforts, data shows 2023-01-20 [Saltwire]

The White House Will Require Agency Labor Advisors to Oversee Federal Contractors 2023-01-19 [Gov Exec]

Job cuts in tech sector spread, Microsoft lays off 10,000 2023-01-19 [Channel 3000]

US labor watchdog cites three Amazon facilities for hazardous work conditions 2023-01-19 [Jurist]

FTC Plan to Ban Noncompete Clauses Shifts Companies’ Focus 2023-01-19 [WSJrnl]

A win for workers in the fight to uphold the federal contractor minimum wage 2023-01-18 [Democracy Forward]

Farmers and farm workers are still waiting for agricultural labor reform after proposal stalls 2023-01-18 [NPM]

Walmart still isn't paying workers enough, says one author calling for a $20 national minimum wage 2023-01-18 [CBS]

New bill would force federal workers to return to in-person offices 2023-01-18 [FOX]

Amazon begins cutting 18,000 workers in its biggest layoffs ever 2023-01-18 [FOX]

German Union Says Tesla Workers Face Unreasonable Working Hours And Fear Speaking Out 2023-01-18 [Verve Times]

Restaurant Workers Are Paying to Keep Their Own Wages Low: The Other NRA 2023-01-18 [New York]

A True and Visionary Radical, Martin Luther King Jr. Was No Moderate 2023-01-17 [CounterCurrents]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-02-1864 The Collar Laundry Union was formed in New York, the first women's union in US history, led by Kate Mullany. Over the next few years the women increase their wages from $2 to $14 a week. [more]

2-02-1917 300 newspaper boys organize to challenge a cut in their wages by a newspaper, the Minneapolis Tribune. [more]

4-02-1924 Les membres de l'IWW patrouillent dans les rues de Greenville, dans le Maine, après que le KKK ait menacé les organisateurs de l'IWW: «Nous allons rester, et si le Klan veut commencer quelque chose, les IWW vont le terminer». [more]

4-02-1924 IWW members took on the Ku Klux Klan, patrolling the streets of Greenville, Maine, after the KKK tried to threaten IWW union organisers: “We are going to stick, and if the Klan wants to start something, the IWW are going to finish it” [more]

4-02-1869 IWW and SPUSA leader Big Bill Haywood is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. [more]

4-02-1919 The General Strike Committee meets in Seattle, and makes preparations for an all-out labour stoppage [more]

5-02-1913 17-year-old Ida Braiman is shot dead by a contractor during the garment workers' strike in Rochester, NY. [more]

6-02-1919 A total of 60,000 of Seattle's population of 315,000 join the general strike on its first day [more]

8-02-1919 Workers in Butte, Montana responded to a dollar per day wage cut by launching a general strike. To prevent disunity, workers formed a Workers and Soldiers Council to conduct the strike. [more]

11-02-1937 The 6 week-long sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Michigan ends as GM agrees to recognize the UAW. [more]

12-02-1968 Sanitation workers in Memphis begin a strike for recognition. During this strike Martin Luther King Jr is murdered [more]

12-02-1968 The Memphis sanitation strike by African-American workers began in protest against mistreatment, discrimination, dangerous working conditions, and the recent deaths of two workers. They held out until April and won. [more]

13-02-1913 82-year-old labour activist Mother Jones was arrested in West Virginia for supporting a coal miners strike. Convicted in a military court she was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Pardoned after serving 85 days. [more]

14-02-1818 Frederick Douglass is born into slavery in Maryland. He will go on to become a titanic figure in the struggle against slavery, and in favour of universal suffrage and women's rights. [more]

14-02-1936 Goodyear workers in Ohio strike. They defy union orders to leave the plant & resist 150 sheriff's deputies. Threatening a general strike if a vigilante army was used, they won after a month. [more]

15-02-1913 A strike of rubber workers in #Akron organised by @_IWW union grew to 3,500 strikers. Earlier that month 300 workers at Firestone walked out and were eventually joined by 20K others but police violence & repression forced them to end it. [more]

18-02-1935 Tens of thousands of New Yorkers were stranded by a wildcat strike of elevator operators in the city. [more]

19-02-1866 The first union in Mississippi was created by African-American washerwomen. [more]

19-02-1986 The Farm Labourers Organizing Committee wins recognition at Campbell's Soup farms after years of struggle [more]

20-02-1919 The Elaine massacre took place in Arkansas. After black farm workers tried to organise for better pay, hundreds of African-Americans were murdered and tortured by white racists and security forces [more]

23-02-1910 Workers at the soon to be infamous Triangle Shirtwaist factory decided to end their five month long strike. They had won higher wages and reduced hours but failed to get union recognition. [more]

24-02-1939 US Supreme Court ruled sitdown strikes illegal. [more]

24-02-1944 320 men, mostly African-Americans were killed in explosion at the Port Chicago naval base. 50 African-American servicemen who then protested against unsafe conditions were court-martialed and sentenced to 8-15 years hard labour. [more]

27-02-1881 African-American laundresses in Atlanta, Georgia, went on strike and were successful in raising wages and establishing a union. [more]

27-02-1939 Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal. [more]