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ZF workers in Alabama mark 10-days on strike 2023-09-30 [UAW]

Nearly 200 workers go on strike at Tuscaloosa Mercedes supplier 2023-09-22 [MI Advance]

Amazon reinstates Alabama warehouse worker and union leader weeks after her firing 2023-06-16 [CNN]

Could there be a third Amazon union election in Bessemer? 2023-06-07 [AL]

Amazon Fired Another Alabama Union Organizer, Union Says 2023-06-03 [BNN]

Amazon Fires Alabama Union Leader Who 'Lit the Spark of the Current Rise of Labor Activism' 2023-06-03 [Common Dreams]

Amazon fires global face of BAmazon campaign 2023-06-03 [UNI]

Incarcerated Mine Workers, 1907 2023-04-15 [Encyclopedia of AL]

Striking Mine Workers in 1934 For more info 2023-04-15 [Encyclopedia of AL]

UMWA ends two-year strike at Warrior Met Coal mine without a contract 2023-03-04 [New York Times]

The longest strike in the U.S. just ended: This is the workers’ story 2023-02-26 [Fast Company]

United Mine Workers of America seeks new strategy to end nearly two-year Alabama strike 2023-02-18 [CBS]

AL Democrats want to ban employers from forcing workers to get microchipped For more info 2023-02-13 [FOX]

House Dems Urge Biden Administration to Rid Hyundai Supply Chain of Child Labor 2023-02-12 [Common Dreams]

US mining company dispute: AL miners demand better pay 2022-12-24 [Al Jazeera]

Slavery rejected in some, not all, states where on ballot 2022-11-10 [NBC]

From Call Centers to Coal Mines: Swapping Stories at the Alabama Troublemakers School 2022-10-21 [Labor Notes]

Union says Alabama paper mill workers locked out of WestRock Mahrt Mill 2022-10-07 [AL.com]

'Society Has Shut Down On Us:' Prison Strikers Across Alabama Demand Change Despite Severe Retaliation For more info 2022-10-07 [Labor Notes]

NLRB revises damages calculations in Warrior Met strike 2022-09-20 [UMWA]

Warrior Met demands to fire 40 strikers without due process 2022-09-03 [UMWA]

Biden, other members of Congress join the fight for unionization at Amazon's Bessemer warehouse 2021-03-03 [AL DÍA]

GE workers in Alabama launch union organizing campaign 2022-08-23 [Reuters]

Auburn GE workers launch union campaign 2022-08-23 [Alabama Political Reporter]

GE workers in Alabama launch union organizing campaign 2022-08-23 [Saltwire]

NLRB demand for UMWA to pay for Warrior Met strike costs 'outrageous', threatens American workers right to strike 2022-08-08 [UMWA]

Amazon revote in Bessemer—workers everywhere stand in solidarity 2022-02-04 [UNI]

Yahoo Finance ‘Nothing changed': Amazon workers don't believe new CEO will improve warehouse conditions 2021-02-13 [yahoo! Finance]

Amazon worker testifies before Congress: “We're not robots.” 2021-03-19 [People's World]

Amazon Warehouse Workers in Alabama: ‘They Work You to Death' 2020-12-23 [American Prospect]

Andy Levin on Amazon: ‘This Is the Biggest Union Election in This Century' 2021-03-06 [The American Prospect]

Amazon Organizer in AL: ‘Everyone in the Community Is Cheering Us On' 2021-03-03 [Am Prospect]

‘They track our every move': why the cards were stacked against a union at Amazon 2021-04-23 [The Conversation]

Union Files “Precedent-Setting” Charges of Misconduct Against Amazon 2022-02-27 [Truthout]

Alabama miners' strike: ‘We are Union!' 2021-06-06 [UMWA]

Watch Joe Biden voice support for Alabama Amazon union push: ‘Make your voice heard' 2021-03-02 [AL.com]

‘We are with you': Congressional delegation spotlights Amazon union push 2021-03-06 [AL.com]

Alabama Amazon employees pushing for union: ‘We're doing this for you all' 2021-02-08 [AL.com]

Alabama troopers escort workers past striking coal miners ‘like they're working for the company,' union says 2021-09-18 [AL.com]

Amazon employee advocating for unionization: ‘Amazon doesn't treat their employees like people' 2021-02-05 [WIAT CBS 42]

The Symbol of Bessemer: We look at Amazon's victory over a labor union — and the meaning of $15-an-hour jobs. 2021-04-12 [New York Times]

Pro-union Rallies Held in Bessemer, Ala― Amazon Labor Organization Inches Closer to Union-hood 2022-03-12 [RLN]

‘There's momentum to win': union fight enters final stretch for Alabama Amazon workers 2021-03-29 [The Guardian]

SGreenhouse: ‘There's momentum to win': union fight enters final stretch for Alabama Amazon workers 2021-03-30 [Guardian]

The “Bessemer effect” has already changed Amazon and the world 2021-04-10 [UNI]

Marco Rubio Backs Amazon Workers' Union Push, Citing ‘Culture War Against Working-Class Values' 2021-03-12 [WSJrnl]

At Amazon's Warehouse: Biden Raises Hopes, Rubio Raises Eyebrows 2021-03-17 [Am Prospect]

Vote for unionizing Auburn's GE Aviation off following request withdrawal 2017-04-12 [OANOW]

Amazon goes on the offensive ahead of next week's union vote counting 2021-03-26 [Yahoo]

Danny Glover: Why I'm in Alabama with Amazon Workers 2021-02-24 [Inequality.org]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [more]

13-10-1934 The American Federation of Labor votes to boycott all products made in Germany in order to protest Nazi antagonism towards German unions. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

26-10-1825 After 8 years and over 1,000 dead, mostly Irish migrants, the Erie Canal is open, linking the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]