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Leaked Amazon Memo Details Plan to Smear Fired Warehouse Organizer: ‘He’s Not Smart or Articulate’ [VICE] 2020-04-04

A Call to Action: Towards a General Strike to End the COVID-19 Crisis and Create a New World [CooperationJackson] 2020-04-03

New York Amazon fires warehouse worker who led Staten Island warehouse walkout [CNN] 2020-03-31

Instacart workers are striking during the coronavirus crisis. Here’s why it’s not like any strike you’ve ever seen [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-03-30

US lawmakers press Amazon to do more to protect its workers: 14 facilities now affected [CNET] 2020-03-29

Instacart workers plan a big nationwide strike on Monday for coronavirus protection [Fortune] 2020-03-29

Some health-care workers resist orders to work without adequate protection [Wash Post] 2020-03-28

Amazon workers test positive for covid-19 at 10 U.S. warehouses [Wash Post] 2020-03-26

AFA Pres Sara Nelson: Our Airline Relief Bill Is a Template for Rescuing Workers Instead of Bailing Out Execs [Workday MN] 2020-03-23

Solidarity Is Our Only Chance [Labor Notes] 2020-03-19


Today's labour news

Leaked Amazon Memo Details Plan to Smear Fired Warehouse Organizer: ‘He’s Not Smart or Articulate’ 2020-04-04 [VICE]

Under cover of pandemic, Trump’s NLRB moves to make unionizing ‘nearly impossible for workers’ 2020-04-04 [Raw Story]

Louisiana Federal Prisons Agency “Put Staff in Harm’s Way” of Coronavirus 2020-04-04 [Marshall Project]

Pennsylvania Pa. to stop paying 9,000 state employees amid coronavirus fallout 2020-04-04 [Philadelphia Inquirer]

‘We Will Not Sit Back and Let Transit Workers Be Treated Like Cannon Fodder’ 2020-04-04 [The Nation]

Amazon needs to protect frontline workers 2020-04-04 [AFL-CIO]

Texas CLAIM DENIED: Quarantined Houston Firefighter denied workers’ comp 2020-04-04 [Click2Houston]

New Hampshire Lakes Region hospitals to furlough more than 600 employees 2020-04-04 [NH Union Leader]

Baseball union creates special fund to pay up to $50,000 to nonroster veterans 2020-04-04 [Washington Post]

Delta pilots' union says more than 50 pilots have tested postive for coronavirus 2020-04-04 [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

Oregon Farmworkers and Latinx/a/o Working Families Address COVID-19 2020-04-04 [PCUN]

A Call to Action: Towards a General Strike to End the COVID-19 Crisis and Create a New World 2020-04-03 [CooperationJackson]

Top Amazon official tried to divert focus to fired pro-union worker amid workplace safety criticism, email shows 2020-04-03 [Washington Post]

Labor Fight Collides With the Pandemic at Trader Joe's, Which Aggressively Opposes Unionization 2020-04-03 [NY Times]

Coronavirus drives record US job losses amid economic shutdown 2020-04-03 [JP]

Coronavirus Is Making the Public Pension Crisis Even Worse 2020-04-02 [NY Times]

Out of the Ashes of Economic War 2020-04-02 [NACLA ]

Coronavirus is testing the power of unionized newsrooms 2020-04-02 [CNN]

 VIDEO Illinois 'We May Have To Shut It Down' The Fight To Protect Health and Safety For Chicago ATU 241 Members and The Public For more info 2020-04-02 [LVP]

How the NFL's new labor deal came together 2020-04-01 [Washington Post]

New York Garbage bags and cloth bandannas: union leaders plea for personal protection equipment to fight coronavirus 2020-04-01 [NYDaily News]

New York Albany Med: 45 health care workers test positive for COVID-19 2020-04-01 [Albany Times Union]

Sex work is changing in the pandemic. Here’s how it affects workers 2020-04-01 [Lily]

As coronavirus spreads, so do reports of companies mistreating workers 2020-04-01 [Wash Post]

Progressive ideals rising in coronavirus crisis, says Wisconsin professor 2020-04-01 [The Hill]

GE employees urge company to use laid-off workers to make ventilators 2020-04-01 [The Hill]

'Essential' Child Care Workers Struggle To Balance Family Needs, Safety For more info 2020-04-01 [NPR]

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Retail Workers Are Losing Their Jobs Due To Coronavirus 2020-04-01 [Forbes]

Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier 2020-04-01 [KOMO News]

Immigration Services Agency Seeks to Suspend Bargaining With Union Amid Coronavirus Outbreak 2020-04-01 [Gov Exec]

Federal Employee Union Sues Impasses Panel, Calls Its Appointment ‘Unlawful’ 2020-04-01 [Gov Exec]

The new labor movement 2020-04-01 [Axios]

Missouri MO Supreme Court strikes down anti-picketing law 2020-04-01 [FOX]

Anxiety spreads among exposed UPS and FedEx drivers 2020-04-01 [Crain's Chicago Biz]

Sample COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures to Demand from Management 2020-04-01 [Labor Notes]

Ford halts plans to reopen U.S. plants after union's safety concerns 2020-04-01 [UPI]

AFL-CIO Demands Additional Worker Protections During Pandemic 2020-04-01 [EHS Today]

Bernie Sanders Responds to Everlane Lay Offs, Accuses Brand of Union Busting 2020-04-01 [Sourcing Jrnl]

With strikes and a ‘sick out,’ some grocery and delivery workers take defiant stance: One-time bonuses, temporary pay hikes aren’t enough 2020-04-01 [CNBC]

US kicks against child labour as it investigates cocoa supply chain 2020-04-01 [Ventures]

Warehouse Workers’ New Health Hazard: Frivolous Online Orders 2020-03-31 [Huff Post]

Court Deals Major Blow to Trump's Signature Civil Service Reform Law 2020-03-31 [Gov Exec]

Workers on the front lines risk their health to give America essential goods 2020-03-31 [CNN]

USW: COVID-19 Resources for Workers 2020-03-31 [USW]

Amazon warehouse workers in New York will strike after an employee tested positive for coronavirus 2020-03-31 [Business Insider]

 VIDEO California COVID-19 and SF DPH SEIU 1021 Community Healthcare Centers Workers Under Attack: Health and Safety Under Threat For more info 2020-03-31 [LVP]

Coronavirus: 'Nurses prepare for the worst but not this' 2020-03-31 [BBC]

Workers on the front lines risk their health to give America essential goods 2020-03-31 [CNN]

Coronavirus: Amazon workers strike over virus protection 2020-03-31 [BBC]

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This month in labour history

3-04-1968 In a church in Memphis, Tennessee, 10,000 citizens gather to hear what will be the last speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He will stress the similarities between the labour movement and that of civil rights. [more]

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]