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The Problems With the Amazon Labor Union [The American Prospect] 2023-03-24

Michigan Democrats vote to repeal anti-union law [Daily KOS] 2023-03-20

Michigan MI Senate repeals right-to-work-for-less law in historic victory for organized labor [Washington Post] 2023-03-16

Feds expand probe into migrant child labor in American slaughterhouses [NBC] 2023-03-02

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

New York Restaurant Workers at Rockefeller Center’s Lodi Confront Union-Buster Ahead of Vote [Labor Notes] 2023-03-01

Alone and Exploited, Migrant Children Work Brutal Jobs Across the U.S. [New York Times] 2023-02-26

Steven Greenhouse: 'Old-school union busting': how US corporations are quashing the new wave of organizing [Guardian] 2023-02-26

HC Union Ratifies New Contract [Publishers Weekly] 2023-02-17

In Mexico, US complaints help union organizing efforts [ABC] 2023-02-13


Today's labour news

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

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

Florida ‘Wildly Talented’ Disney Workers Target Gender Pay Gap 2023-03-24 [Labour Notes]

The Problems With the Amazon Labor Union 2023-03-24 [The American Prospect]

New York NLRB rules that Amazon illegally barred off-duty workers from the premises, and applied the rule only to union supporters 2023-03-23 [New York Times]

Illinois In Chicago mayor race, Brandon Johnson, a former teacher, rises swiftly with Chicago Teachers Union support 2023-03-22 [New York Times]

Getting the Members into Motion at UPS 2023-03-22 [Labour Notes]

Will tech layoffs silence or galvanise tech worker organising? 2023-03-22 [Equal Times]

Workshop: What to do when your union breaks your heart 2023-03-22 [Labor Notes]

Bandcamp Workers Form Union: 'It’s Not Enough to Get Small Wins Alone' 2023-03-21 [Rolling Stone]

Former Amazon Labor Union staff accuse president Christian Smalls of ignoring contract fight, failure to budget, and organizing in disarray 2023-03-21 [New York Times]

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

Union of Southern Service Workers Is Organizing Low-Wage Workers Across Industries 2023-03-21 [Teen Vogue]

'Shake up' UAW, purge staff, prepare to strike: Document reveals Shawn Fain's draft plans 2023-03-21 [The Free Press]

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

California 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]

Michigan Democrats vote to repeal anti-union law 2023-03-20 [Daily KOS]

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

UAW Reformers Just Won Control of the Union. They Want to Turn It Into a Fighting Union 2023-03-19 [Jacobin]

Worker struggles with gig economy giants 2023-03-19 [News 24]

Bandcamp Workers Form Union 2023-03-19 [PC Mag]

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

Starbucks: Poster child for corporate abuse 2023-03-18 [The Bullet]

Florida FL GOP lawmakers advance bill targeting teacher, public employee unions 2023-03-17 [Tampa Bay Times]

Tennessee Dozens of workers reject union at big Nissan TN plant 2023-03-17 [Tennessean]

It’s a New Day in the United Auto Workers 2023-03-17 [Labor Notes]

Massachusetts Owner of Mass. pizza chain accused of beating, exploiting undocumented workers 2023-03-17 [WCVB]

Michigan Persistence pays as MI highly skilled workers secure big pay raise 2023-03-17 [AFSCME]

Global Google workers hit back at CEO over layoffs: ‘Nowhere have workers’ voices been adequately been considered’ 2023-03-17 [Fortune]

Mexico Mexico says Troy-based auto supplier hindered plant workers' rights 2023-03-17 [Detroit Free Press]

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

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

Michigan MI Senate repeals right-to-work-for-less law in historic victory for organized labor 2023-03-16 [Washington Post]

New York Building Workers Union, Bronx Building Owners Agree to Small Wage Hike 2023-03-16 [The City]

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

California 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]

Senate barista unionisation hearing: What does it mean for specialty coffee? 2023-03-16 [Perfect Daily Grind]

Global Connecticut Pandemic, Big Pharma & Biotech Safety With Pfizer Molecular Biologist Whistleblower Becky McClain For more info 2023-03-14 [WorkWeek]

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

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

AFSCME releases new teaser trailer for upcoming podcast covering the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike 2023-03-14 [AFSCME]

Rutgers faculty authorizes a strike as negotiations continue 2023-03-14 [WHYY]

Temple Strike Ends After Grad Students Accept Deal 2023-03-14 [Inside Higer Ed]

Ohio Teamsters Strike at INEOS Factory 2023-03-14 [Teamsters]

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

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

New York Full-Time Contingent Faculty at New York University Are Trying to Unionize 2023-03-11 [Jacobin]

 VIDEO USA Numsa marches to US Embassy, demands release of Mumia Abu-Jamal 2023-03-11 [The Citizen]

International Working Women's Day honours a union on strike 2023-03-11 [National Nurses United]

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This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

7-03-1860 Some 6,000 shoemakers, later joined by 20,000 other workers, are on strike in Lynn, Massachussets. They get wage increases but not recognition for their union. [more]

7-03-1920 “Hunger march” by the unemployed to the Ford factories in Dearborn, asking for help and hiring. Police shoot at crowd, killing 4 and injuring 60 people. [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

15-03-1917 The Supreme Court approves the 8-hour day law as rail workers threaten national strike. [more]

15-03-1948 National strike by bituminous coal miners demanding pensions. [more]

16-03-1960 The United Teachers' Federation is formed in New York to represent public school teachers and later all education workers in the metropolis. [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]