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LA School District reaches historic deal, meets demands of union workers following 3-day 2023-03-29 [KTLA]

‘Fed up’ California workers across industries demand more amid rising cost of living 2023-03-29 [LA Times]

Lakeport nursing home workers form their union with SEIU 2015 2023-03-29 [Lake County News]

We've Had Enough Say Oakland Teachers! OEA Teachers Wildcat In Fight For Public Education For more info 2023-03-29 [LVP]

The UC Strike: A New Generation Rising in the Labor Movement 2023-03-27 [LAP]

L.A. schools, union reach deal 2023-03-26 [SR Press Democrat]

What is to be done? Aftershocks of the academic workers strike 2023-03-26 [The Daily Californian]

LA School Workers Win Historic Deal After 3-Day Strike 2023-03-26 [Truthout]

The three-day LA school strike is over. But get used to short, disruptive strikes like it 2023-03-26 [CNN]

Graduate unions: Why student workers at UC, Tempple, more are striking 2023-03-26 [Teen Vogue]

Court ruling opens door to gig driver unionization bill, union says 2023-03-25 [CalMatters]

Oakland Teachers, Parents & Unionists Speak Out For Public Education At OEA Wildcat Strike For more info 2023-03-25 [LVP]

Court ruling opens door to gig driver unionization bill, union says 2023-03-21 [Capital Radio]

Billionaires & Issues At 2023 CFT Convention For more info 2023-03-21 [LVP]

30,000 SEIU members in the Los Angeles Unified School District set to strike Tuesday; AFT says it will not cross the picket line 2023-03-21 [New York Times]

Monopolies & The Merger of Albertsons, Kroger & Ralph's With UFCW 770 President Kathy Finn For more info 2023-03-20 [LVP]

The Pajaro Levee Break, Immigrants, Labor & Climate Crisis With PVFT1936 Delegate Pamela Beth Sexton For more info 2023-03-18 [LVP]

Hundreds of L.A. Schools May Close Next Week as Workers Plan to Strike 2023-03-17 [NYTimes]

Nightmare In Ohio-Piketon, Ohio Nuclear Whistleblower Vina Colley For more info 2023-03-17 [WW]

Judge denies beet sugar factory request to bust union strike 2023-03-16 [CNS]

Los Angeles school workers union announces plan for 3-day strike that could shut down the nation’s second-largest district 2023-03-16 [CNN]

Inside the union-busting birth of the Academy Awards 2023-03-14 [Vanity Fair]

Court upholds treating app-based drivers as contractors 2023-03-14 [Yahoo]

L.A. schools would close if union workers go on massive three-day strike, Supt. Carvalho says 2023-03-14 [The Times]

California farmworkers just gained the right to vote for unions by mail, but for how long? 2023-03-12 [Cal Matters]

CSU Channel Islands honors Dolores Huerta with exhibition and ribbon cutting ceremony on International Women’s Day 2023-03-09 [KEYT]

Los Angeles nurses to hold information picket for atient and workplace safety 2023-03-07 [National Nurses United]

Facebook Unite Here Local 19 Workers Demand Justice From Billionaire Owner Zuckerberg For more info 2023-03-02 [LVP]

Over 200 hotel workers and supporters protest at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn 2023-03-01 [IUF]

SAG Members Marie Shell & Tony Marcus Sing The 'Ballad for Harry Bridges” 2023-02-27 [LVP]

Harry Bridges, Labor Radical & Labor Legend: Book Presentation By Author Dr. Robert Cherny For more info 2023-02-25 [LVP]

The NTSB, East Palestine Railroad Catastrophe, Rail Safety & Nationalization With RWU's Hugh Sawyer For more info 2023-02-24 [LVP]

Starbucks workers hope to become the first Sacramento-area stores to unionize 2023-02-22 [KCRA]

It Looks Like a Strippers’ Union Is About to Become a Reality 2023-02-22 [Jacobin]

Medieval Times Scrambles Amid Strike, Flies In Knights From Other Castles 2023-02-18 [HuffPost]

Actor Danny Glover Joins ILWU 10 In Supporting Freedom For Mumia on February 16, 2023 For more info 2023-02-18 [LVP]

Angela Davis Speaks For The Freedom of Mumia & ILWU Local 10 Stop Work Action To Free Him On 2/16/23 For more info 2023-02-16 [LVP]

LA SEIU99 LAUSD Workers Struggle For Living Wages Against Charters & Politics With Gilbert Feliciano For more info 2023-02-14 [LVP]

LAUSD workers vote to authorize strike as many seek higher pay, more support staff 2023-02-12 [ABC]

Palestine Ohio Train Wreck, Greed & The Systemic Crisis In US Rail System With RWU Gabe Christenson For more info 2023-02-08 [LVP]

How My Co-Workers Got Me Reinstated at Amazon's San Bernardino Air Hub 2023-02-07 [Labour Notes]

How my co-workers got me reinstated at Amazon's San Bernardino air Hub 2023-02-07 [Labor Notes]

The real aim of big tech’s layoffs: bringing workers to heel 2023-02-06 [LA Times]

ILWU10 To Shutdown Bay Area Ports On 2/16/23 To Free CWA-NABET Journalist & Prisoner Mumia Abu-jamal For more info 2023-02-04 [LVP]

The Union Busting War On Apple Workers & NLRB Ruling For Fired Apple Worker Ashley M. Gjøvik For more info 2023-02-02 [LVP]

UC intends to dock pay of workers who went on strike 2023-01-30 [CalMatters]

UCLA Lab School Teachers Strike Over Unfair Labor Practices 2023-01-26 [LA Mag]

Half Moon Bay Mass Shooting: Impact on Our Farm Workers 2023-01-25 [NBC Bay Area]

Janitors and home care workers demand better pay, labor protections from county 2023-01-25 [San Diego Union-Tribune]

Davis, California: Baristas Form First Unionized Peet's Coffee in US With Help From Starbucks Workers 2023-01-22 [Common Dreams]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

3-04-1968 In a church in Memphis, Tennessee, 10,000 citizens gather to hear what will be the last speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He will stress the similarities between the labour movement and that of civil rights. [more]

8-04-1911 An explosion at the Banner coal mine near Birmingham, Alabama, kills 128 prisoners rented to the company as miners, under a contract with the prison administration. [more]

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

18-04-1941 After 4 weeks of a boycott, New York bus companies agree to hire 200 black drivers and mechanics [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]