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Union-Busting Exposed By Worker Streaming On Facebook Live 2021-12-07 [LaborLab]

Starbucks workers confident ahead of key union vote count next week 2021-12-03 [Yahoo]

NY AG is trying to force Amazon to re-hire a worker it fired after he led a protest over COVID-19 safety conditions 2021-12-03 [Yahoo]

Buffalo-area Starbucks workers say company is trying to bust up union effort 2021-12-03 [WGRZ]

Workers at New York Times’ Wirecutter go on strike ahead of Black Friday 2021-11-25 [NYPost]

Student Workers of Columbia Univ Are Running the Biggest Ongoing U.S. Labor Strike 2021-11-25 [Teen Vogue]

The union busters on Starbucks BoD 2021-11-24 [In These Times]

Starbucks baristas are on the verge of forming a union. The company is pushing back. 2021-11-23 [Washington Post]

Starbucks launches aggressive anti-union effort as upstate New York stores organize 2021-11-23 [Guardian]

Buffalo Hospital Workers Beat Concessions, Win on Staffing 2021-11-21 [Labor Notes]

Solidarity with nursing home workers fighting for a fair contract For more info 2021-11-21 [Bernie Sanders]

New York Times workers protest over stalled contract talks 2021-11-17 [New York Times]

Strike Victory! CWA and Catholic Health reach ground breaking agreement 2021-11-11 [CWA]

Dozens of N.Y.C. sanitation workers were suspended during an inquiry into the use of fake vaccine cards 2021-11-15 [NYTimes]

Workers at Amazon’s Staten Island facility withdraw petition to unionize, reports say 2021-11-14 [Staten Island Advance]

NYC, 4 Major Labor Unions Strike Deal on COVID Vaccine Mandate: Here’s What It Means 2021-11-14 [NewsNationUSA]

Staten Island Amazon workers shelve union effort for now 2021-11-14 [NYPost]

Amazon worker group in New York withdraws petition for union vote 2021-11-13 [Saltwire]

Amazon workers on Staten Island withdraw election petition after never getting majority cards 2021-11-13 [New York Times]

Nurses union 'overwhelmingly' votes to ratify six contracts, ending Mercy Hospital strike 2021-11-11 [WKBW.com]

Starbucks workers in Buffalo set to begin union vote this week 2021-11-11 [CBS]

Buffalo Starbucks Union Fight Escalates as Company, Workers Battle Over Vote 2021-11-11 [WSJ]

Rare Starbucks union vote set to begin in Buffalo 2021-11-10 [CTV]

Starbucks seeks to delay union election in Buffalo 2021-11-09 [New York Times]

Alabama coal miners protest Black Rock in NYC 2021-11-05 [UMWA]

Striking Alabama mine workers arrested in NYC outside BlackRock HQ 2021-11-07 [NYPost]

Tentative deal reached to end Mercy Hospital strike 2021-11-06 [Buffalo News]

Starbucks workers will vote on union at 3 Buffalo stores 2021-10-29 [AP]

PharmaCann marijuana workers in New York ratify union contract 2021-10-27 [MJBizDaily]

CWA Wins Groundbreaking Tentative Agreement with Catholic Health System 2021-11-05 [CWA]

The Second-Largest Strike in the U.S. Is Happening in New York City 2021-11-04 [The Intelligencer]

As Mercy Hospital strike hits one month mark, both sides report progress amid bitter talks 2021-11-04 [Buffalo News]

NYC police unions warned vaccine mandates would pull 10,000 officers off streets. So far, the number is 34 2021-11-03 [NYTimes]

Labor board to hear Amazon workers' bid for NY union vote on Nov. 15 2021-11-02 [Yahoo]

Firefighters lag behind, NYPD nearing 90%, some 26,000 city workers still unvaccinated 2021-10-31 [amNY]

Thousands of NYPD, FDNY, sanitation workers remain unvaccinated past deadline 2021-10-31 [PIX]

Mercy Hospital CWA strike enters a rainy day 30 2021-10-31 [WIVB]

NYS health care workers will no longer have religious exemption to Covid-19 vaccine mandate, court rules 2021-10-30 [CNN]

Starbucks workers will vote on union at 3 Buffalo stores 2021-10-29 [AP]

New protections approved for workers facing retaliation 2021-10-29 [Spectrum News 1]

Starbucks workers win store-by-store union vote as investors bail, seeing slower growth ahead 2021-10-29 [CNBC]

Mercy Hospital strike approaches month 2, with no end in sight 2021-10-30 [WGRZ]

Buffalo Starbucks workers get ready to vote on union 2021-10-30 [The News]

Starbucks workers will vote on union at 3 Buffalo stores 2021-10-29 [SPECTRUM NEWS 1]

Starbucks workers will vote on union at 3 Buffalo stores 2021-10-29 [Yahoo]

Union election is set for Starbucks workers in Buffalo 2021-10-29 [New York Times]

Union vote at Amazon's NY facility big step closer 2021-10-26 [Yahoo]

City police union files lawsuit to block vaccine mandate 2021-10-26 [Saltwire]

Catholic Health renews deal for Mercy replacement workers as 50 striking nurses quit 2021-10-26 [Buffalo News]

New NY Law Lets Workers Propose Hours Cut Instead Of Layoffs 2021-10-25 [Post-Journal]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

3-12-1866 The 10-hour day comes after a strike in the textiles industry in Fall River, Massachusetts. [more]

3-12-1946 Department store salespeople and demonstrators in Oakland, California call a general strike. [more]

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

8-12-1882 Birthday of Thomas Joseph "Tom" Mooney was an American political activist and labor leader, who was convicted with Warren K. Billings of the San Francisco Preparedness Day Bombing of 1916. [more]

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [more]

11-12-1951 A build-up of coal dust causes an explosion at the New Orient mine in West Frankfort, Illinois. 159 dead. 10 days earlier, new extraction techniques had been approved by state authorities. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

15-12-1941 8 days after the Pearl Harbor attack, the AFL pledged not to organise any strikes in factories linked to national defence for the duration of World War II. [more]

15-12-1921 La Garde Nationale du Kansas reçoit l’ordre de réprimer une manifestation de femmes, « l’Armée des Amazones » allant de mine en mine pour dissuader les non-grévistes à prendre leur travail dans les mines de Pittsburgh. [more]

16-12-1977 Eight cashiers at a bank in Willmar, Minnesota, start first strike against a bank for equal pay. They earned half the salaries of their male colleagues. [more]

16-12-1951 The Bagel Bakers' Union observes a strike of good faith in 34 factories in New York demanding better health and safety conditions and sick leave. [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [more]

20-12-2005 Thousands of New York public transport workers are going into what they think is a 48-hour strike. Declared illegal, union is fined $ 2.5 million and the president receives 10 days in prison. [more]

20-12-1906 Arrival of the first group of 15 Filipino farm workers recruited by the Sugar Planters Association. By 1932, there will be more than 100,000 Filipinos working in Hawaii's plantations. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

28-12-1936 Workers occupy General Motors' body plant in Fisher, Cleveland, in an effort to win recognition of their union by GM. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [more]

30-12-1936 The most well-known of the post-Depression "sit down" strikes begins at General Motors' body shop in Flint, Michigan. [more]

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]