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International Film and TV Unions Drawing Inspiration From IATSE Dealmaking [The Hollywood Reporter] 2021-10-19

'This is a Hollywood ending:' IATSE’s tentative agreement wins improvements to pay, rest and working conditions [UNI Global Union] 2021-10-19

Landmark tentative agreement reached for IATSE West Coast Film and Television Workers before Strike Deadline [IATSE] 2021-10-17

Privatizers Attack Puerto Rican Union [Democratic Left]  ActNOW!  2021-10-17

100,000 workers take action as 'Striketober' hits the US [BBC] 2021-10-15

Striking Kellogg’s workers show the country what solidarity looks like [Real News Network] 2021-10-15

Teamster Insurgents Plan for a Win—And What Comes After [Labour Notes] 2021-10-15

10,000 John Deere Workers Go On Strike [Huffington Post] 2021-10-14

Join BCTGM Kellogg Members on Strike in Lancaster, Pennsylvania [AFL-CIO] 2021-10-09

‘Micromanaged and disrespected’: Top reasons workers are quitting their jobs in ‘The Great Resignation’ [Washington Post] 2021-10-07

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Today's labour news


Amazon settles with activist workers who say they were illegally fired. 2021-10-29 [New York Times]

Despite school reopenings and the end of some federal aid, many people are in no rush to land a job. Savings and health concerns are playing a role 2021-10-20 [NYTimes]

Kaiser's outrageous two-tier wage Proposal may provoke a massive strike 2021-10-20 [Labor Notes]

Largest US union federation’s first female president takes charge at critical moment 2021-10-19 [Guardian]

‘Striketober’ : Growing number of U.S. workers are pushing back against employers 2021-10-19 [PBS]

Nebraska Kellogg Cereal-Worker Strike Continues as Trades Union Returns 2021-10-19 [Bloomberg]

Hollywood avoided an IATSE strike. But broader labor issues aren’t going away 2021-10-19 [The Times]

The Strike Wave Shows the Tight Labor Market Is Ready to Pop 2021-10-19 [Labour Notes]

IATSE members blast contract deal for unresolved issues 2021-10-19 [Yahoo]

International Film and TV Unions Drawing Inspiration From IATSE Dealmaking 2021-10-19 [The Hollywood Reporter]

Michigan Battle Creek Kellogg workers picketing against contract givebacks are part of ‘Striketober’ 2021-10-19 [Detroit MetroTimes]

Tight U.S. job market triggers strikes for more pay 2021-10-19 [Reuters]

Massachusetts Nurses to hold October 20 information picket at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield to protest Trinity Health's failure to properly value and support nurses 2021-10-19 [Massachusetts Nurses Association]

'This is a Hollywood ending:' IATSE’s tentative agreement wins improvements to pay, rest and working conditions 2021-10-19 [UNI Global Union]

Strikes are sweeping the labor market as workers wield new leverage 2021-10-19 [Wash Post]

Illinois RN's at Community First issue 10-day notice for three-day strike 2021-10-19 [National Nurses United]

New York As Starbucks workers in Buffalo seek union, company officials start coming to the store 2021-10-18 [New York Times]

California Hollywood film-crew union reaches tentative deal, averting strike 2021-10-18 [Reuters]

Hawaii Amid failed contract negotiations, Kaiser workers begin vote on possible strike 2021-10-17 [Hawaii News Now]

California 'They offered 11 cents more': Healthcare workers strike in front of Kaiser Roseville for better pay, workload 2021-10-17 [Fox]

Landmark tentative agreement reached for IATSE West Coast Film and Television Workers before Strike Deadline 2021-10-17 [IATSE]

Illinois Silence Ordered for Chicago Police Union Head in Vaccine Fight 2021-10-17 [Bloomberg]

Strike averted after union for U.S. film, TV crews reach deal with studios 2021-10-17 [CBC]

Cereal plant workers fight to raise the floor for all employees as sales soar 2021-10-17 [Real News Network]

Privatizers Attack Puerto Rican Union  ActNOW!  2021-10-17 [Democratic Left]

Healthcare industry pressures spurring strikes across the country 2021-10-17 [Buffalo News]

Hollywood strike averted as IATSE & AMPTP reach deal on new film & TV contract 2021-10-17 [Deadline]

The people who make your favorite movies and shows are fed up 2021-10-17 [The Atlantic]

Union nurses across the U.S. convene call for ending Covid, advancing society based on care 2021-10-16 [National Nurses United]

 VIDEO California ILUW Local 10, The Shipping Backlog and The Working Class with ILWU Local 10 President Trent Willis For more info 2021-10-16 [LVP]

Kellogg plant workers on strike across the US 2021-10-16 [Ticker]

New York NYS AG Letitia James addresses CWA workers on strike at Mercy Hospital 2021-10-16 [WIVB]

Massachusetts St Vincent nurses response to Tenet's announcement today of their implementation of last, best and final offer after declaring illegal impasse 2021-10-16 [Massachusetts Nurses Association]

News John Deere Put Temporary Workers On The Factory Floor. It's Going About As Well As You'd Expect 2021-10-15 [Jalopnik]

California SEIU Local 521: Kern County union workers vote to strike 2021-10-15 [KERO]

Deere Workers Go on Strike as UAW, Company Fail to Reach Deal 2021-10-15 [Bloomberg]

Union leader Cecil Roberts, says eliminating fossil fuels is a deal breaker 2021-10-15 [UMWA]

100,000 workers take action as 'Striketober' hits the US 2021-10-15 [BBC]

Striking Kellogg’s workers show the country what solidarity looks like 2021-10-15 [Real News Network]

Teamster Insurgents Plan for a Win—And What Comes After 2021-10-15 [Labour Notes]

 VIDEO California 'Fire Drake' & Hire Faculty! AFT UCB Lecturers Rally & March Against Treatment and Contract Labor For more info 2021-10-15 [LVP]

Iowa Striking John Deere Workers Convince Truck Driver Not To Cross Picket Line 2021-10-14 [Jalopnik]

Alabama October 13, 2021-Warrior Met coal solidarity rally 2021-10-14 [UMWA]

New York New York Attorney -General sends cease and desist to hospital allegedly using unlicensed temporary staffing agency amid strike 2021-10-14 [HealthcareDive]

Massachusetts St Vincent nurses response to Tenet's declaration of impasse: 'Just another attempt by Tenet to distract demoralize and delay an equitable settlement to bring the real nurses back to their positions and re-open desperately needed beds and services 2021-10-14 [Massachusetts Nurses Association]

New York AG James sends cease and desist to company over its operations at Mercy Hospital amid strike 2021-10-14 [WIVB]

More Than 100K Workers in Various Industries Threaten Strikes 2021-10-14 [Black Channel News]

Tipping point: Pandemic forced restaurant and bar workers into better paying jobs 2021-10-14 [Monitor]

To Continue Protecting Undocumented Workers, the Biden Administration Must Deliver Citizenship Now 2021-10-14 [United We Dream]

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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]

26-10-1825 After 8 years and over 1,000 dead, mostly Irish migrants, the Erie Canal is open, linking the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. [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]