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46,000 auto workers strike, shutting 33 plants and 22 warehouses [Detroit News] 2019-09-16

California AB 5 law: now we need a global law for ‘gig’ workers [ITF] 2019-09-16

Autoworkers Union Calls for First Nationwide Strike Against GM Since 2007 [Slate] 2019-09-15

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists on the Move, Together [Our Times] 2019-09-12

Washington Amazon’s Seattle Workers Are Planning Their First-Ever Walkout—for Climate Action [Slate] 2019-09-11

California In California, Gig Workers Are About to Become Employees [Wired News] 2019-09-11

California Companies like Uber and Lyft required to treat contract workers as employees [New York Times] 2019-09-11

South Carolina Federal labor board overturns Boeing SC union bid [Post and Courier] 2019-09-10

United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE): We back Bernie Sanders because he has 'petitioned for American workers' [The Hill] 2019-09-07

Robert Reich: The 5 Biggest Corporate Lies About Unions [Am Prospect] 2019-09-06

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Today's labour news

Key Points About the U.A.W. Strike Against General Motors 2019-09-17 [NYTimes]

Ohio Striking UAW workers picket outside GM’s Parma plant; fighting for ‘the middle class as a whole’ 2019-09-17 [Cleveland]

 VIDEO California NNU And The 2019 Global Nurses Solidarity Assembly With Zenei T. Cortez, RN President NNU For more info 2019-09-16 [Labor Video Project]

Filmmaker shares story of farmworkers rights leader at PC 2019-09-16 [Porterville Rocorder]

46,000 auto workers strike, shutting 33 plants and 22 warehouses 2019-09-16 [Detroit News]

 VIDEO  Auto Workers Strike at GM Facilities across the Country For more info 2019-09-16 [MI Headlines]

UAW Goes On Strike Against General Motors 2019-09-16 [WNYC]

Outsourced drivers take fight for rights to Rio Tinto 2019-09-16 [ITF]

California AB 5 law: now we need a global law for ‘gig’ workers 2019-09-16 [ITF]

Autoworkers union to strike at midnight on Sunday if no contract with GM is reached 2019-09-16 [NY Times]

Nearly 50,000 GM employees plan to strike after contract talks stall 2019-09-16 [Washington Post]

Autoworkers Union Calls for First Nationwide Strike Against GM Since 2007 2019-09-15 [Slate]

UAW to let GM contract lapse, raising likelihood of strike 2019-09-15 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Oregon University workers to cast strike vote Monday 2019-09-15 [Herald&News]

What are 2020 candidates going to do for working families and unions? 2019-09-15 [Philadelphia Inquirer]

UAW says no GM contract extension, union leaders to meet Sunday 2019-09-15 [Reuters]

Nevada Fiesta Henderson Workers Narrowly Approve Nevada Union Affiliation 2019-09-15 [Casino]

Minnesota MN labor unions divided over the Green New Deal 2019-09-15 [Miami Herald]

California About 47,000 Southern California grocery store workers avoid strike, approve contract 2019-09-15 [Desert Sun]

North Carolina Low-wage workers to discuss strategies at summit in NC 2019-09-15 [SFGate]

Austin-Based Whole Foods Is Cutting Benefits For Part-Time Workers 2019-09-15 [KUT]

Auto workers' union delays GM strike, but says 'significant differences' remain 2019-09-15 [CNN]

Oregon Fred Meyer flash mob demands equal pay, goes viral 2019-09-15 [KOIN]

Connecticut In New Haven, Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks equal pay for equal work and ‘assault’ on organized labor 2019-09-15 [The Courant]

New York Inside the Carpenters' fight for control of their own union 2019-09-15 [The Nation]

Maine Carpenters Protest Misclassification of Workers on College Campus 2019-09-15 [Work Comp Central]

Ending the “Independent Contractor” Misclassification Sham 2019-09-15 [Jaco]

What happened to Jeff Bezos' commitment to investing in employees? 2019-09-15 [MSN]

Senate tees up Scalia confirmation hearing amid Dem, union criticism 2019-09-15 [Reuters]

California Grocery Workers “Overwhelmingly” Approve New Contract, Avoiding Strike 2019-09-15 [Los Feliz Ledger]

Workers and Renters of the World, Unite! 2019-09-15 [Jacobin]

Indiana UAW prepares Fort Wayne Assembly workers for strike 2019-09-15 [NBC]

New Hampshire Sanders Out Front in 3-Way New Hampshire Primary Lead: Poll 2019-09-14 [NBC]

Wireless Union blasts Elliott for threatening jobs at AT&T 2019-09-14 [Fierce Wireless]

Amazon-owned Whole Foods cuts healthcare benefits for part-time employees 2019-09-14 [Seattle Times]

 VIDEO Oregon Women demand equal pay during protest at Northeast Portland Fred Meyer 2019-09-14 [KATU]

Kickstarter accused of union-busting after firing workers 2019-09-14 [BBC]

 VIDEO California CNA NNU Global Nurses Solidarity Assembly In San Francisco and Nurses Speak Out For more info 2019-09-14 [LVP]

Pennsylvania Lehigh County: Striking Advance Auto Parts workers union fires back after court rules they can’t go near warehouse entrance 2019-09-13 [Morning Call]

Amazon Wants to Hire 30,000 Workers. Will It Succeed? 2019-09-13 [Motley Fool]

Target is hiring 130,000 temp workers for the holidays 2019-09-13 [CNN Business]

Climate change could mean big pay swings for 10% of U.S. workers 2019-09-13 [CBS News Moneywatch]

California 47,000 Grocery Workers in SoCal Avoid Strike With New Contracts 2019-09-13 [CNN Wire via KTLA 5]

Open-Carry Laws Thrust 2 Million Retail Workers Into Gun Debate 2019-09-13 [Bloomberg, via Supply Chain Brain]

United Auto Workers official charged with conspiring to embezzle union funds 2019-09-13 [CBC]

New York Yoga Instructors Are the Latest Gig Workers to Unionize 2019-09-13 [VICE]

 VIDEO California SFUSD Board & Superintendent Matthews Cutting $300,000 From MLK Middle School While Spending $850,000 To Censor GWHS Arnautoff Murals For more info 2019-09-13 [LVP]

New York Yoga Teachers Are Unionizing to Heal the Wellness Industry 2019-09-13 [New York]

Massachusetts UAW official charged with embezzling union funds 2019-09-13 [Detroit News]

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This month in labour history

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

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

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 immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [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]

17-09-2011 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]