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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]

On Reopening The Economy: ‘No To Austerity Measures’ - A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz 2020-06-24 [WNY Today]

Pandemic May Force New York City to Lay Off 22,000 Workers 2020-06-24 [NYTimes]

NYC Amazon workers interviewed as part of AG Letitia James’ probe into ‘inadequate’ coronavirus response 2020-06-14 [NYDaily News]

FDNY sued by EMTs for retalliation after speaking about pandemic 2020-06-13 [NPR]

Defying Police Unions, NY Lawmakers Ban Chokeholds 2020-06-09 [NYTimes]

Working people across the country will be joining together on Wednesday, June 17, to demand our elected leaders address the health and economic crisis facing our nation 2020-06-08 [CNY AFL-CIO]

NYC healthcare workers take a stand on racism 2020-06-07 [ABC]

Health Care Workers Gather In Central Park For 'White Coats For Black Lives' Protest 2020-06-07 [CBS 2 New York]

Amazon Workers Sue Over Virus Brought Home from Warehouse 2020-06-06 [Bloomberg]

Warehouse workers are suing Amazon for putting their families at risk of coronavirus 2020-06-06 [CNN]

Buffalo Tesla worker tests positive for COVID-19 after New York factory reopens 2020-06-03 [Verge]

NYC Transit Union Backs Bus Drivers Who Refuse To Transport Protesters For NYPD 2020-06-01 [Huff Post]

NYC bus drivers union refuse to transport protestors for the NYPD 2020-05-30 [Vice.com]

Cuomo Says N.Y. Will Pay Death Benefits For Essential Government Workers Killed By COVID-19 2020-05-26 [CBS]

Front-Line Workers Must Prove They Contracted Coronavirus on the Job to Receive Workers' Comp 2020-05-26 [Gotham Gazette]

“We Risk Our Lives Every Day”: Building Service Workers Strike 2020-05-25 [Dissent]

PSC Blasts 'Horrible' CUNY Plan To Lay Off 437 John Jay Adjuncts 2020-05-23 [The Chief]

Tell NYS: Protect workers who are sick and dying because of their jobs! 2020-05-22 [AFL-CIO]

Workers press owner of Buffalo nursing homes for hazard pay 2020-05-19 [Buffalo News]

Models who say they were misclassified as contractors win class certification 2020-05-13 [Reuters]

Metropolitan Opera Stage Manager & Stage Director Start Petition to Support Performing Arts Industry Workers For more info 2020-05-11 [OperaWire]

Remote school a stopgap for NY students, not a solution 2020-05-11 [Syracuse]

New York doesn't count nursing home workers infected by Covid-19 2020-05-08 [Buffalo News]

Newly formed Union of Musicians calls for extension of CARES Act benefits

New York Nurses Union Says Hospitals Won’t Be Ready For Potential Second Wave Of Coronavirus If State Reopens Too Soon 2020-05-08 [CBS]

'Blood Money and Murder On The Job' Amazon 2020 May Day Action In NY, Bezos and The Politicians For more info 2020-05-05 [LVP]

Coronavirus poses a tough question: Did NYC essential workers die in the line of duty? 2020-05-03 [Politico]

Bernie Sanders-backed unionization drive at TCGplayer in Syracuse fails 2020-05-03 [Syracuse]

Amazon’s pandemic labor practices being probed 2020-04-28 [Bloomberg/Daily Maverick]

#ProjectGratitude honors essential workers 2020-04-27 [CBS]

Town offers buyouts to union workers in face of virus-caused shortfall 2020-04-27 [Newsday]

PSC-CUNY: Tell Chairperson Thompson and Chancellor Matos Rodríguez that PSC Will Fight for Every Job at CUNY 2020-04-24 [PSC-CUNY]

Cuomo calls for bonuses for coronavirus front line workers 2020-04-21 [The Hill]

MTA, union say federal guidance on contagion needs overhaul after COVID-19 deaths 2020-04-21 [AM NY]

45 NYC doormen and janitors dead from coronavirus, union says 2020-04-18 [The Post]

Service workers strike at two luxury Manhattan buildings 2020-04-17 [Real Deal]

Belabored Stories: Union Busting in a Disaster 2020-04-16 [Dissent]

Workers Power and The Battle For Health And Safety Against the Virus At Amazon with Amazon Striker Chris Smalls For more info 2020-04-16 [LVP]

NY Health Dept.’s call center workers fear they’re being exposed to COVID-19 2020-04-12 [NYPost]

Labor Dispute Sinks Broadway Benefit for Pandemic Assistance 2020-04-12 [NYTimes]

MTA workers say the agency hasn't done enough to protect them from coronavirus 2020-04-11 [NBC]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

3-07-1835 In Paterson, New Jersey, children from the textile factories that manufacture silk go on strike for the 11-hour day and the 6-day week. They win a 69 hour week. [more]

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

7-07-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World is founded in Chicago. Amongst its leadership at the founding convention were William (“Big Bill”) Haywood of the Western Federation of Miners, and Daniel De Leon and Eugene V. Debs of the Socialist Party [more]

7-07-1919 Actors Equity is recognized by producers after a strike that closed almost all of the country's theatrical productions. Before unionization, actors often had to pay for their own costumes, rehearse without pay, etc. [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

9-07-2001 5000 protesters gather outside the Capitol in Columbia, South Carolina to support the ‘Charleston 5’, union activists falsely accused of causing riots when the police charged 2,000 dockers on a picket line. [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

14-07-1959 In Gary, Indiana, more than 500,000 workers went on strike, shutting down the country's steel mills for 5 months. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]