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Labor Prepares for Last-Minute General Strike If Trump Tries to Steal Election [TruthOut] 2020-10-23

Pennsylvania Philly teachers avert strike with tentative deal for one-year contract [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-10-21

AFL-CIO head: Trump election threats 'pose a clear and present danger' [The Hill] 2020-10-22

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

Howie Hawkins interview, part 2: 'We need a left party that organises in the unions' [Workers liberty] 2020-10-21

U.S. accused of violating international labor laws, forced-labor protections in new complaint [Washington Post ] 2020-10-07

Why American unions are backing Biden [Eric Lee - Solidarity] 2020-10-21

Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements [AP] 2020-10-18

Unions Are Beginning to Talk About Staving Off a Possible Coup [Labour Notes] 2020-10-16

 VIDEO  California Gig Economy Hurts Workers - Vote ‘No’ to Hold Companies Accountable for Minimum Wage, Other Labor Rights [Human Rights Watch] 2020-10-15

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Today's labour news


Labor Prepares for Last-Minute General Strike If Trump Tries to Steal Election 2020-10-23 [TruthOut]

OSHA under fire for scant oversight, negligible fines against meatpackers during COVID pandemic 2020-10-22 [NY Times]

AFL-CIO head: Trump election threats 'pose a clear and present danger' 2020-10-22 [The Hill]

Hispanic food processing and farm workers more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 2020-10-22 [Today]

Wisconsin Colectivo Coffee hires union busters as some workers move to unionize 2020-10-22 [Restaurant Biz]

Nevada Will Union Workers Deliver Nevada For Biden? 2020-10-22 [The Nation]

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

Minnesota ‘Work From Home If You Can’ Policy For State Workers Extended Until June 2021 2020-10-22 [CBS]

Illinois Salary Council: Federal Workers Make 23% Less than Private Sector Counterparts 2020-10-22 [Gov Exec]

Iowa Univ. Iowa Hospitals and Clinics healthcare workers call on Iowa leaders to step up in fight against COVID-19 2020-10-22 [ABC]

Older workers face higher unemployment 2020-10-22 [Weirton Daily Times]

Louisiana 'Save Us!' Unemployed tourism and convention workers plead for help at an ‘Empty Event’ 2020-10-22 [NOLA]

Texas Former Anadarko workers can sue for overtime 2020-10-22 [Houston Chronicle]

Louisiana Unemployed hospitality workers plead for local help as federal relief is blocked 2020-10-22 [WLTV]

New Jersey $300 unemployment benefit update: Why are workers still waiting? 2020-10-22 [NJ]

Michigan Westland nursing home workers: Strike ends after contract deal reached 2020-10-22 [Detroit News]

1 in 4 American workers has thought about quitting over Covid-19 stress, poll says 2020-10-22 [CNN]

Illinois Restaurant Workers Affected By Coronavirus Pandemic Can Get $500 Grant 2020-10-22 [Block Club]

Maryland Complaint alleges Maryland agency has failed to protect workers during coronavirus pandemic 2020-10-22 [Baltimore Sun]

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

Kansas Kansas vaccination plan prioritizes health care workers 2020-10-22 [AP]

California Risk factors for occupational heat‐related illness among California workers, 2000–2017 2020-10-22 [Wiley Online Library]

Michigan Moolenaar Honors Emergency Workers in Beaverton 2020-10-22 [Moolenaar]

District of Columbia Workers Unionize First Solely Black-Owned Cannabis Dispensary in Washington, D.C.: Sign First Union Contract with UFCW Local 400 2020-10-22 [UFCW]

Pennsylvania Philly teachers avert strike with tentative deal for one-year contract 2020-10-21 [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Howie Hawkins interview, part 2: 'We need a left party that organises in the unions' 2020-10-21 [Workers liberty]

Why American unions are backing Biden 2020-10-21 [Eric Lee - Solidarity]

California Silicon Valley's workforce is feeling more burned out than before the pandemic, with nearly 70% reporting work-home-home exhaustion 2020-10-18 [Biz Insider]

Texas Rule Change Allows Social Workers to Deny LGBTQ, Disabled Clients 2020-10-18 [Spectrum]

Pennsylvania Coal and steel industry towns opted for Donald Trump in 2016, and for many there's no sign their support is dwindling 2020-10-18 [Sky News]

Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements 2020-10-18 [AP]

Elderly, health care workers likely to receive vaccine first 2020-10-18 [AP]

Oregon Some Oregon workers believe state could do more to stop COVID-19 workplace outbreaks 2020-10-18 [KGW8]

Texas Texas allows social workers to deny LGBTQ, disabled clients 2020-10-18 [ABC]

How to give back to health care workers 2020-10-18 [KPC News]

OSHA falls short on COVID-19, unions say 2020-10-18 [Telegraph Herald]

Labor’s Electoral Strategy: It’s Not Enough to Reach Our Members 2020-10-17 [The American Prospect]

Unions Are Beginning to Talk About Staving Off a Possible Coup 2020-10-16 [Labour Notes]

 VIDEO California Call To Jail UBER/LYFT CEO's: Workers & Unions In Rally In SF At UBER World HQ Against CA Anti-Labor Prop 22 For more info 2020-10-16 [LVP]

Illinois AFT president: We need fair tax, safe learning during Covid, new leadership in DC 2020-10-16 [Chicago Teachers Union]

Illinois Mayor's plan to resume November in-school learning is dangerous 2020-10-16 [Chicago Teachers Union]

 VIDEO California Gig Economy Hurts Workers - Vote ‘No’ to Hold Companies Accountable for Minimum Wage, Other Labor Rights 2020-10-15 [Human Rights Watch]

Nearly Half of Federal Execs With Workforce Issues Point to 'Political Pressure' as a Cause 2020-10-15 [Gov Exec]

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

Ohio Youngstown State University, faculty union reach framework for new contract, strike ends 2020-10-15 [The News-Herald]

 VIDEO California Rochester Labor Council Calls For General Strike If Trump Refuses to Abide By Election Results For more info 2020-10-15 [LVP]

Kumho Tire broke the law to attack union 2020-10-14 [IndustriALL]

If data is labor, can collective bargaining limit big tech? 2020-10-13 [Tech Crunch]

Unions express concern over resolution in US Congress 2020-10-13 [Azerbaijan Trades Union Confederation]

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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]