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'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]

William Barr wants to punish immigration judges who criticize Trump by busting their union 2019-08-13 [Share Blue]

Labor union sues over banning talk of 'resistance' or impeachment by federal employees 2019-08-13 [CNN]

Democratic presidential hopefuls vow to end right-to-work laws 2019-08-13 [Detroit News]

The US labor shortage, explained. More Americans are quitting their jobs than ever 2019-08-13 [Vox]

Whole Foods workers demand that 'dystopian' Amazon severs ties to ICE 2019-08-13 [Biz Insider]

One in four US workers are “guard labor” 2019-08-13 [Phil Ebersole's Blog]

No More Fake Strikes 2019-08-13 [Organizing Work]

Why the Labor Movement Needs the Left 2019-08-12 [Jacobin]

AT&T Southeast contract with communications union expires; workers stay on job for now 2019-08-12 [Winston-Salem Jrnl]

Not Every Union Is Buying Into the Lies Attacking Medicare for All 2019-08-12 [Splinter]

Why employees often feel devalued even in booming job market 2019-08-12 [Albany Times Union]

Ringer Editorial Staffers Announce a Union 2019-08-12 [Big Lead]

Painters Union Statement on ICE Raids in Mississippi 2019-08-12 [Yahoo!]

Trump Administration Looks to Decertify Vocal Federal Employee Union 2019-08-12 [Gov Exec]

DHS secretary: Miss. raids focused on firms hiring undocumented workers 2019-08-12 [UPI]

Some labor unions split with Biden on 'Medicare for All' 2019-08-12 [Politico]

Tom Ultican: Beware of TNTP, a Core Element in the Destroy Public Education Movement 2019-08-12 [Diane Ravitch]

Trump administration mulls decertifying immigration judges' union 2019-08-11 [The Hill]

Following ICE Raids at Mississippi Poultry Plants, We Must Protect Undocumented Workers 2019-08-11 [Better Balance]

Hundreds of Their Workers Were Arrested in Mississippi ICE Raids, But No Employers Have Been Charged Yet 2019-08-11 [Time]

Trump Finds a Brawler for His War on Workers 2019-08-11 [NYTimes]

How a Trump construction crew has relied on immigrants without legal status 2019-08-10 [Boston Globe]

The Coming Wave of Primary Challenges to Corporate House Democrats 2019-08-10 [Am Prospect]

Cory Booker has a long history of embracing school privatization and corporate reforms: Here's a list of his corporate backers 2019-08-10 [NPEAction]

Beware of Right-Wing Groups Promoting Union-Busting Shell Called “Free to Teach” 2019-08-10 [Diane Ravitch]

One of America's biggest teacher's unions -- AFT -- calls on Walmart to stop selling guns 2019-08-10 [CNN]

Chicken Plants See Little Fallout From Immigration Raids 2019-08-10 [NPR]

Contempt Spurs Trump Purge of Govt Workers 2019-08-10 [The Chief]

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]