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24 percent of NYC subway and bus workers have had COVID-19, survey says 2020-10-22 [6sqft]

Nearly One-Quarter of New York City Transit Workers Report Having Had COVID-19 2020-10-22 [Healthcare Hygiene Mag]

70,000-member Rochester AFL-CIO Calls for General Strike if Trump Steals Election 2020-10-15 [Payday Report]

Nursing home workers put in tough spot after lenghty stay on unemployment during Coronavirus Pandemic 2020-10-12 [FingerLakes1]

NYC to Furlough 9,000 Government Workers 2020-09-24 [WSJ]

MoMA Workers Must Decide Whether To Return To Work Amid Pandemic 2020-09-24 [NPR]

NYC public school food workers say kitchens unsafe, fear kids return to school buildings 2020-09-20 [PIX]

Workers in nursing homes and homes for developmentally disabled press state for urgent staff recruitment drive 2020-09-12 [Newsday]

Is Taxing the Rich the Answer to N.Y.’s Budget Deficit? 2020-09-08 [NYTimes]

NYC cut 40,000 youth jobs when they are needed most 2020-09-05 [NYTimes]

Power of picketing: Solution nears for local workers in wind project 2020-09-05 [Observer]

Brooklyn Friends, a Quaker-run progressive school, tries to bust its teachers union 2020-09-03 [NY Times]

2020 Labor Week of Action Heroes Act Panel Discussion - Facebook Live 2020-09-02 [AFL-CIO CLC]

New York City Delays Reopening of Schools 2020-09-02 [USNews]

Teachers Expect UFT to Vote on Whether to Authorize a Strike Over School Reopening 2020-08-30 [The Intercept]

MTA workers won’t take cuts lying down 2020-08-29 [NYDaily News]

Two dead, crews searching for workers in industrial accident at Amazon building site in Suffolk 2020-08-29 [13 News Now]

Workers Rally Again, Call for Cuomo to Reopen Casinos Across State 2020-08-28 [Spectrum]

Casino workers rally to reopen 2020-08-28 [WNYT]


AFT teachers union in New York City threatens a strike over Sept. 10 school reopening 2020-08-20 [Washington Post ]

NY's Unemployed Restaurant Workers Struggle for Food, Housing 2020-08-17 [Documented NY]

Local restaurant workers fight for what they're owed 2020-08-13 [Buffalo News]

NY migrant farmworkers warn of next virus wave 2020-08-13 [Auburn Pub]

During A Lonely New York Summer, Lincoln Center Brings Music To Essential Workers For more info 2020-08-12 [NPR]

Migrant farm workers warn of next COVID-19 wave in New York 2020-08-12 [Press Connects]

New Museum Union files charges with NLRB 2020-08-11 [Artforum]

Employees Trying to Organize Rip “Union-Busting” at Housing Works 2020-08-09 [Gay City News]

Covid-19: N.Y. schools allowed to reopen, raising more questions 2020-08-08 [Buffalo News]

NYSUT poll: 81 percent of union members say health and safety should drive school reopening For more info 2020-08-07 [My Little Falls]

Teachers bring coffins, guillotine while protesting NYC schools reopening plan 2020-08-06 [New York Post]

Help keep good jobs on Staten Island! 2020-07-29 [CWA D1]

NYU to study impact of coronavirus pandemic on MTA transit workers 2020-07-28 [SI Live]

How Police Unions Fight Reform 2020-07-27 [The New Yorker]

New Study Will Look at Risks to Transit Workers From Virus 2020-07-25 [Route Fifty]

Tompkins Cty Workers Center to host webinar on Worker Power, Racial Justice, & Mutual Aid 2020-07-24 [Ithaca Voice]

NYC Teachers Worried about Risks of Reopening 2020-07-22 [Diane Ravitch]

32BJ union members rally for HEROES Act outside Trump Tower 2020-07-21 [News12]

Frontline Workers Call For Protective Equipment as NY Reopens 2020-07-20 [Documented]

NYC Teachers Union Head Vows Schools Won't Reopen If They Deem It Unsafe 2020-07-17 [Gothamist]

Majority of Black Workers in Tompkins County Do Not Make a Living Wage, Study Finds 2020-07-15 [Cornell Daily Sun]

MTA forms task force for pregnant transit workers after tragedy in subway yard 2020-07-13 [NYDaily News]

CUNY staff union sues university over adjunct layoffs 2020-07-06 [NYDaily News]

Model Alliance Holds Protest Outside Victoria’s Secret Flagship in New York 2020-02-14 [WWD]

Workers return to coronavirus-altered offices in Nassau and Suffolk counties 2020-07-04 [Newsday]

Overwhelmed by Volume, Strained Postal Workers Struggle to Keep Up 2020-07-04 [East Hampton Star]

NYSUT board resolution calls on union to lead the fight against 'runaway inequality' 2020-06-30 [NYSUT]

Legislators call on CUNY to stop cuts and layoffs 2020-06-30 [PSC-CUNY]

Concerned About Layoffs and Safety, Professional Staff Congress-CUNY takes to the Streets 2020-06-30 [The Chief]

Perks Cafe accused of firing workers for trying to form a union 2020-06-29 [Buffalo News]

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]

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]