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Michael Horowitz, The OSC, Inspector Generals, Whistleblowers & Cover-ups For more info 2019-09-21 [LVP]

Newsom signs bill rewriting California employment law, limiting use of independent contractors 2019-09-18 [LA Times]

WorkWeek On NNU Global Nurses Solidarity Assembly and UAW GM Strike Scab Threat For more info 2019-09-18 [WWR]

NNU And The 2019 Global Nurses Solidarity Assembly With Zenei T. Cortez, RN President NNU For more info 2019-09-16 [Labor Video Project]

About 47,000 Southern California grocery store workers avoid strike, approve contract 2019-09-15 [Desert Sun]

Grocery Workers “Overwhelmingly” Approve New Contract, Avoiding Strike 2019-09-15 [Los Feliz Ledger]

CNA NNU Global Nurses Solidarity Assembly In San Francisco and Nurses Speak Out For more info 2019-09-14 [LVP]

Retailers and Grocery Workers in Southern California Reach Tentative Deal 2019-09-09 [And now U Know]

47,000 Grocery Workers in SoCal Avoid Strike With New Contracts 2019-09-13 [CNN Wire via KTLA 5]

SFUSD Board & Superintendent Matthews Cutting $300,000 From MLK Middle School While Spending $850,000 To Censor GWHS Arnautoff Murals For more info 2019-09-13 [LVP]

California bill could reset the rules for the gig economy around the country 2019-09-11 [CNET]

California approves bill that will turn gig workers into employees 2019-09-11 [CBS News]

In California, Gig Workers Are About to Become Employees 2019-09-11 [Wired News]

Santa Clara County Workers Poised to Strike 2019-09-11 [NBC Bay Area]

California labor unions sanction potential October strike by Kaiser workers 2019-09-11 [San Jose Mercury News]

Companies like Uber and Lyft required to treat contract workers as employees 2019-09-11 [New York Times]

WorkWeek On UAW GM Contract Fight With UAW GM Worker Shawn Crawford & Retired UAW GM Worker Frank Hammer For more info 2019-09-11 [WW]

California nears passage of labor bill to declare Uber and Lyft drivers 'employees' under the law; Teamsters plan an organizing drive 2019-09-10 [NY Times]

Strike likely stopped: Grocery workers like pay raises, pension bump 2019-09-10 [SD Union-Trib]

Grocery Workers Union Deal May Avert Strike 2019-09-10 [LA Biz Jrnl]

Anchor Steamed: How DSA worked to unionize an iconic craft brewery 2019-09-09 [DSAUSA.org]

Here’s Why 47,000 Grocery Workers in Southern California May Soon Go on Strike 2019-09-06 [KTLA5]

Global Day Of Solidarity Protest At Rockwell Automation San Jose In Solidarity With Mexican Workers For more info 2019-09-05 [LVP]

Labor council hosts annual breakfast 2019-09-04 [Times Herald]

Gentrification, The Billionaires & The Port of Oakland Privatization With Danny Glover For more info 2019-09-04 [LVP]

Thousands of Union Workers Marched Through Wilmington 2019-09-04 [Spectrum News]

Kaiser Bosses STOP Destroying Our Healthcare & Outsourcing Our Jobs! 2019 Labor Day Rally In Oakland Say SEIU UHW and OPEIU Kaiser Workers For more info 2019-09-03 [LVP]

On Labor Day, let’s pledge to protect workers and create paths to union membership 2019-09-02 [Sac Bee]

Kaiser Permanente Unions Plan Labor Day Rally, Civil Disobedience In Oakland 2019-09-02 [KPIX CBS 5]

Kaiser Permanente Unions Plan Labor Day Rally 2019-09-02 [SFGate]

A bill giving workplace protection to a million Californians moves one step closer to law 2019-08-31 [LATimes]

Health Care Workers at Shasta Regional Medical Center Win Key Gains in Patient Care with Historic First Contract 2019-08-31 [Natl Nurses United]

SF SMART 1741 Bus Drivers Protest Attacks On Bus Safety, Union Busting & ZUM Outsourcing At SFUSD For more info 2019-08-29 [LVP]

Joined By Pete Buttigieg, Drivers Blockade Roadway Outside Uber Headquarters 2019-08-28 [Gizmodo]

We Want A Union & AB5! UBER & Lyft Drivers Rally At SF UBER World HQ For more info 2019-08-28 [LVP]

Close The Camps! Free The Children! SF Healthcare Workers Protest ICE For more info 2019-08-26 [LVP]

AB 5 is an Opportunity to Protect Workers and the Environment 2019-08-24 [Union of Concerned Scientists]

Tech workers want to grade companies on quality of blue-collar jobs 2019-08-24 [SFChronicle]

Labor groups to file health care initiative to raise wages, protect patients 2019-08-24 [AZ Mirror]

XPO reaches $5.5M misclassification settlement 2019-08-23 [Supply Chain]

SF SEIU 1021, IFPTE 21 Members, Patients & Families Protest Evictions Of Disabled Residents At DPH ARF For more info 2019-08-23 [LVP]

Labor leader Dolores Huerta arrested in Fresno worker demonstration 2019-08-22 [Press Democrat]

Stanford’s service workers deserve better 2019-08-22 [Stanford Daily]

89-year-old civil rights leader Dolores Huerta arrested at California labor protest 2019-08-21 [USA Today]

RNs at Chinese Hospital in SF vote to join CNA/NNU 2019-08-18 [NNU]

Breaking: Forestville teachers win 2019-08-16 [CA Educator]

Fired UESF Teacher Margaret Reyes Calls Out Bullying, PAR & Discrimination By SFUSD Bd and Superintendent Matthews For more info 2019-08-15 [LVP]

Kaiser Union Workers Authorizing Potential Strike 2019-08-15 [KSRO]

Forestville teachers call strike three days before school starts 2019-08-13 [Press Democrat]

Threat Of Kaiser Permanente Strike Grows As California Union Overwhelmingly Approves Vote 2019-08-13 [Kaiser Health News]

This month in labour history

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]