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Child Workers Found On Poultry Company’s Kill Floor AGAIN Despite Teen’s Death: DOL 2024-05-28 [Huff Post]

Child Workers Found On Poultry Company’s Kill Floor AGAIN Despite Teen’s Death: DOL 2024-05-28 [Huff Post]

UAW Files Objection to Mercedes Vote, Alleges Worker Intimidation 2024-05-27 [Inc.]

'Bama Benz-Style Union-Busting Illegal in Europe 2024-05-25 [LA Progressive]

Lessons From the UAW’s Alabama Mercedes Loss 2024-05-23 [Jacobin]

After decisive loss at Alabama Mercedes plants, powerful auto union vows to return and win 2024-05-23 [ABC]

Workers at an electric bus plant in Anniston unionized and won double-digit raises 2024-05-23 [The Reporter]

Just by having a union vote, Mercedes workers in Alabama won major concessions and proved the importance of worker power 2024-05-22 [EPI]

Why the Alabama Mercedes Union Campaign Faltered 2024-05-22 [Labour Notes]

UAW head Shawn Fain accuses Mercedes Benz of ‘egregious illegal behavior’ in union’s loss at Alabama car plants 2024-05-20 [Fortune]

Statement from UAW president Shaun Fain on Mercedes Alabama vote 2024-05-20 [UAW]

After decisive loss at Alabama Mercedes plants, powerful auto union vows to return and win 2024-05-20 [Associated Press]

AFL-CIO president on UAW Mercedes-Benz vote result in Alabama 2024-05-20 [AFL-CIO]

AL Mercedes Workers Lose First Union Election, Vow to Fight On 2024-05-18 [Labor Notes]

Mercedes workers in Alabama vote 56 to 44 against unionization 2024-05-18 [New York Times]

New Alabama Law Punishes Union-Friendly Employers 2024-05-15 [HuffPost]

Mercedes Enlists a Pastor in Its Union-Busting Campaign 2024-05-14 [Labour Notes]

Mercedes workers in Alabama face anti-union message ‘barrage’ before election 2024-05-14 [The Guardian]

Mercedes workers in Tuscaloosa to vote on possible UAW membership 2024-05-11 [APR]

Support a YES to UAW at Mercedes-Benz in Alabama 2024-05-07 [IndustriALL]

3 reasons the UAW is having success in organizing Southern workers – with two Mercedes plants in Alabama the next face-off 2024-05-07 [The Conversation]

Mercedes workers stand up! 2024-05-02 [IndustriALL]

In relay race to organize the South, Volkswagen workers pass the baton to Mercedes workers 2024-05-01 [Labor Notes]

“Living Large at Mercedes?”: New UAW Video Exposes Staggering CEO Pay at Mercedes Ahead of Alabama Plant Union Vote 2024-04-30 [UAW]

NLRB rules in favour of UMWA blocking decertification vote at Warrior Met coal 2023-09-08 [UMWA]

Most Of Alabama Wants Unions 2024-04-26 [Jalopnik]

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama might get a third try at unionizing 2024-04-26 [NPR]

It's time to vote for a voice at Mercedes 2024-04-22 [UAW]

“The Time is Now”: Mercedes workers in Alabama to vote for union May 13-17 2024-04-19 [UAW]

Workers at Mercedes factories near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to vote in May on United Auto Workers union 2024-04-19 [ABC]

With a Velvet Glove, Mercedes Tries to Punch Down AL Union Momentum 2024-04-12 [Labor Notes]

Seeking to defy history, the UAW is coming closer to unionizing in the South 2024-04-07 [WAMU 88.5]

Mercedes workers at an Alabama plant call for union representation vote 2024-04-07 [Columbia Missourian]

Mercedes-Benz Workers in Alabama Ask for Unionization Vote 2024-04-06 [NYTimes]

Mercedes Workers In Alabama Stand Up to Vote on a Union 2024-04-06 [More Perfect Union]

North Alabama Area Labor Council condemns “anti-worker” legislation 2024-03-27 [APR]

UAW says majority of workers at Mercedes Benz US plant seek to join union 2024-02-28 [Reuters]

UAW: Majority of workers at Mercedes plant in Vance signal they want to join auto workers union 2024-02-28 [WBRC]

Tuscaloosa Mercedes workers say majority have signed union cards 2024-02-28 [The News]

Majority Of Workers At Alabama Mercedes Plant Signed Union Cards, UAW Says 2024-02-28 [HuffPost]

Most Workers At Largest U.S. Mercedes Plant Signal Union Support, UAW Says 2024-02-27 [Forbes]

IAFF bolsters organizing and collective bargaining opportunities 2024-02-18 [IAFF]

More than 30% of Alabama Hyundai workers support effort to join UAW 2024-02-02 [UPI]

Workers at Alabama Hyundai plant announce union as UAW drives deeper into Southeast 2024-02-02 [The Hill]

Montgomery Hyundai workers announce union drive, 2nd at Alabama auto plant 2024-02-02 [The Reflector]

Mercedes Workers Ditched the Old Organizing Playbook 2024-01-20 [Jacobin]

Montgomery Hyundai workers hold unionization forum with United Auto Workers 2024-01-17 [The Daily News]

Unions threaten Alabama’s low wages, not Alabama’s workers 2024-01-16 [AL Political Reporter]

Workers Killed by Nitrogen Leak While Trying to Save Their Coworkers, Report Finds 2024-01-11 [EJI]

Mercedes Plant in Alabama Reaches Key Milestone in UAW Union Campaign 2024-01-11 [BNN]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

3-07-1835 In Paterson, New Jersey, children from the textile factories that manufacture silk go on strike for the 11-hour day and the 6-day week. They win a 69 hour week. [more]

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

7-07-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World is founded in Chicago. Amongst its leadership at the founding convention were William (“Big Bill”) Haywood of the Western Federation of Miners, and Daniel De Leon and Eugene V. Debs of the Socialist Party [more]

7-07-1919 Actors Equity is recognized by producers after a strike that closed almost all of the country's theatrical productions. Before unionization, actors often had to pay for their own costumes, rehearse without pay, etc. [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

9-07-2001 5000 protesters gather outside the Capitol in Columbia, South Carolina to support the ‘Charleston 5’, union activists falsely accused of causing riots when the police charged 2,000 dockers on a picket line. [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

14-07-1912 Folksinger Woody Guthrie was born in Okemah, Oklahoma. Guthrie wrote hundreds of country, folk, and children's songs, along with ballads and improvised works, many of which focussed on workers and their unions. [more]

14-07-1959 In Gary, Indiana, more than 500,000 workers went on strike, shutting down the country's steel mills for 5 months. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

16-07-1934 20,000 Alabama textile workers go on strike at the employers' announcement of a reduction in working hours equivalent to a 25% cut in wages. In September, the strikers will number 300,000. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

25-07-1877 Massive general strike in St. Louis, Missouri, in support of railroad workers. 3,000 federal troops and 5,000 special deputies were sent there: 18 dead and many wounded. [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

28-07-1869 Women shoemakers in Lynn, MA demand equal pay with men and form an organization, the "Daughters of St. Crispin". [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]