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'Stop Rigging The Election' SEIU 1021 Oakland Workers Demand Union Democracy In Midst Of Covid Pandemic For more info 2020-09-25 [LVP]

California, Here’s How to Protect Essential Workers 2020-09-24 [CA Health Report]

‘I’m so scared’: California nail salon workers face ruin as pandemic wears on 2020-09-20 [SFChronicle]

CalMatters: Bill’s defeat keeps undocumented garment workers in meager wages 2020-09-20 [Ukiah Daily Jrnl]

IUOE 39 Members Standing Up In The Middle Of A Pandemic! SF Solidarity Rally For Striking Macy's IUOE 39 Engineers For more info 2020-09-18 [LVP]

The Foster Farms Covid-19 Deaths and The Community With Deep Singh of The Jakara Movement For more info 2020-09-14 [LVP]

These workers in Monterey CA were picking peas in thick smoke & haze for .54 cents a pound. The UFW continues to advocate for all farm workers 2020-09-13 [UFW]

‘I am part of the collateral damage’: Trump’s TikTok battle creates nightmare for some tech workers 2020-09-12 [LATimes]

9/11 & Maximum Yield: John Sferazo Ironworker 9/11 First Responder For more info 2020-09-12 [LVP]

Pacifica’s Covid, Race & Democracy On LaborDay 2020 For more info 2020-09-09 [Pacifica]

Labor Day Unite Here 2 and SEIU 87 Protest Lyft Union Busting & For Healthcare and Income With Covid For more info 2020-09-08 [LVP]

Domestic workers like me deserve health and safety protections like other workers 2020-09-06 [Cal Matters]

Uber Is Hurting Drivers Like Me in Its Legal Fight in California 2020-09-05 [NYTimes]

Apple Must Pay Workers for Time Undergoing Exit Searches 2020-09-02 [Bloomberg]

AHMC Healthcare Workers Hold Vigil For Colleagues Who Lost Battle With Coronavirus 2020-09-02 [CBS]

Foster Farms to temporarily close poultry plant after 8 workers die of COVID-19 2020-08-30 [LATimes]

DeJoy Resign! SF APWU Postal Workers & Supporters Of Post Office Protest Privatization and Attacks on USPO For more info 2020-08-30 [LVP]

'They don't care about the workers': Foster Farms employee at Livingston plant says he's scared to go back 2020-08-29 [ABC]

California COVID-19 workers’ comp claims soar 2020-08-27 [Lake Cty Record-Bee]

Farm workers are laboring in dangerous wildfire smoke. What is Cal/OSHA doing to protect them? 2020-08-27 [UFW]

Overturning Austerity 101 2020-08-26 [Labor Notes]

All hail the California court that put the brakes on Uber and co 2020-08-25 [The Observer]

'Pay Us Benefits' and 'No On Prop 22' UBER Workers Protest At SF UBER World HQ For more info 2020-08-21 [LVP]

In Midst Of Covid Pandemic SMART Local 1741 SF School Bus Drivers Face Attack By SFUSD & First Student On Healthcare For more info 2020-08-19 [LVP]

H-1B: Bay Area foreign tech workers stranded in India after President Trump’s visa order 2020-08-17 [Mercury News]

Wage theft plagues L.A. garment workers. Why aren’t fashion retailers held responsible? 2020-08-17 [LATimes]

Low-wage workers face retaliation for demanding COVID-19 safety measures at work 2020-08-15 [The Times]

Giant's Owner 'Trying To Boot Us Out' Unite-Here Local 2 Concession Workers Protest At AT&T Stadium For more info 2020-08-15 [LVP]

California sues Uber, Lyft for driver wage theft 2020-08-14 [Brinkwire]

Dying Young: The Health Care Workers in Their 20s Killed by COVID-19 2020-08-13 [KHN]

CA Labor Commissioner’s Office Files Lawsuits Against Uber and Lyft for Engaging in Systemic Wage Theft 2020-08-08 [Sierra Sun Times]

'Everyone tested positive': Covid devastates agriculture workers in California's heartland 2020-08-08 [Guardian]

CA lawmakers propose more protections for farm workers impacted by coronavirus 2020-08-07 [ABC]

Healthcare workers protest lack of COVID-19 protections The employees at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital hold rally 2020-08-07 [OCRegister]

Cali AFL-CIO Disassociates Police Unions 2020-08-07 [Payday Report]

Alameda CLC ED Elisabeth Ortega-Torro Supporting A's Billionaire Owner John Fisher Proposed A's Stadium In Port Of Oakland For more info 2020-08-07 [LVP]

Healthcare Workers in Crisis 2020-08-06 [LA Progressive]

Shut It Down! Workers Shut Amazon DSF4 San Leandro Warehouse For Health & Safety and Living Wage For more info 2020-08-02 [LVP]

Black Lives Matter And Teachers Union Demand ‘Freedom Campus’ Within Nation’s Largest 4-Yr University System 2020-08-02 [Daily Wire]

LA Hotel Workers Union and Allies Demand Sheriff Villanueva Resign 2020-08-02 [ACLU]

The Covid Pandemic and Central Valley Agricultural Workers For more info 2020-08-02 [LVP]

At Least 31 Workers Infected With COVID-19 At Costco Stores In Santa Clara County 2020-07-31 [CBS]

31 workers at 4 Bay Area Costcos are infected by COVID-19; stores stay open 2020-07-31 [LATimes]

'We're With Katy' Rally To Protest Firing Of ILWU 6 VCA-Mars Unionist Katy Bradley For more info 2020-07-31 [LVP]

California’s child care providers win historic union election in landslide 2020-07-30 [1199J]

California’s newest union: 45,000 childcare workers to be represented in contract talks 2020-07-28 [Sacramento Bee]

Child Care Workers Approve Union Representation 2020-07-28 [CA Public Radio]

In California, Child Care Providers Vote to Unionize 2020-07-28 [Am Prospect]

'We Mean Business' SF Unionists Protest SF POA & Demand Defunding of Police and End Militarization of Police For more info 2020-07-28 [LVP]

Santa Rosa Hospital Workers Strike to Defend Sick Time and Health Care in Midst of Pandemic 2020-07-25 [Labor Notes]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

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

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

1-09-1946 26,000 sugar workers represented by the dockers union, start a 79-day strike affecting 33 of Hawaii's 34 plantations. [more]

2-09-1921 Owners of the West Virginia mines bombard strikers from aircraft by throwing home-made devices filled with nails and shards of metal. Fortunately, they either missed their targets or did not explode. [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]

4-09-1894 12,000 garment workers in New York go on strike to denounce conditions in the workshops. [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 unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

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

14-09-1970 The UAW calls a 9-week strike at General Motors in Detroit, secures a lowering of the retirement age from 65 to 56 as well as an increase in wages based on a sliding scale linked to inflation. [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]

17-09-1900 100,000 anthracite miners on strike in Pennsylvania. They are paid by weight but employers estimate that a ton can weigh between 2,400 and 4,000 pounds, not 2,000.. [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]