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Google hires firm known for anti-union efforts: After 2 yrs of labor unrest, company appears to be cracking down on employee activism [NYTimes] 2019-11-20

Washington Swedish Medical Center nurses in Seattle vote to strike, demand ‘equity and inclusion’ [KIRO] 2019-11-19

National Nurses United, AFL-CIO endorses Sanders over Warren, saying his Medicare For All proposal is better [NY Times] 2019-11-15

Trump Effort to Weaken Union Lawsuit Could Be Unlawful [Gov Exec] 2019-11-15

How Big Corporations Spy on Their Workers to Keep Their Wages Down [Common Dreams] 2019-11-10

Coca-Cola workers fighting for their rights in Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland, and the USA still need your support [IUF]  ActNOW!  2019-11-06

District of Columbia Solidarity with Transdev bus workers [ITF] 2019-11-06

Striking Teachers and Support Staff Forced Chicago's Mayor to Find Money She Said Wasn't There [Labor Notes] 2019-11-02

41 Years After the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, It’s Time to Strengthen Protections for Pregnant Workers [Better Balance] 2019-11-01

Illinois Teamsters won’t deliver across Chicago Teachers Union picket lines: ‘Today it’s them, tomorrow it’s us’ [Chicago Tribune] 2019-10-27

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Today's labour news

US agencies curb federal workers’ rights after unions’ court defeat 2019-11-21 [Global Government Forum]

GM Files Lawsuit Over FCA's Alleged Bribery Of UAW 2019-11-21 [NASDAQ]

UAW president resigns as union's board takes steps to oust him as GM-union bribery scandal widesn 2019-11-21 [NY Times]

Google hires firm known for anti-union efforts: After 2 yrs of labor unrest, company appears to be cracking down on employee activism 2019-11-20 [NYTimes]

Auto union now turns focus to Fiat Chrysler; strike possible 2019-11-20 [CBC]

Industrial action not confined to SA - US airline official 2019-11-20 [Fin24]

Indiana 1000S of teacers pack statehouse, calling for more pay and increased funding 2019-11-20 [Time]

California Why the LA teachers endorsed Bernie 2019-11-19 [Jacobin]

New York School bus drivers call on Gov Cuomo to sign legislation granting them greater job protections 2019-11-19 [NYDaily News]

Arizona Tucson-based ASARCO workers enter week six of strike 2019-11-19 [KVOA]

 VIDEO Colorado Teamsters union members go on strike at Sysco plant in Denver For more info 2019-11-19 [KDVR]

Washington Swedish Medical Center nurses in Seattle vote to strike, demand ‘equity and inclusion’ 2019-11-19 [KIRO]

New York NYC Boosts Salaries for 1,500 Non-Union Pre-K Teachers 2019-11-19 [The City]

McDonald’s could return $29 million to New Zealand workers after holiday pay 'error' 2019-11-19 [KTVZ]

Connecticut Study Says Fairfield County Has Nation’s Highest Wage Inequality 2019-11-19 [CT News Junkie]

What the USWNT can learn from Australia's equal pay deal 2019-11-19 [Yahoo]

UAW Agreed to Let Ford Use Technology to Monitor Assembly Workers 2019-11-19 [Labor Notes]

These 8 non-union worker organizations are quietly leading the new labor movement 2019-11-18 [Business Insider]

Teachers Unions Have the Cure for What Ails America’s Schools 2019-11-17 [WSJ]

US Sen. Bernie Sanders denounces Philippines' rights record 2019-11-17 [PhilStar]

Pennsylvania Union sues to halt sale of cement plant in Lehigh Valley 2019-11-16 [WFMZ]

Indiana Thousands of Teachers Will Rally on November 19 2019-11-16 [Diane Ravitch]

Revive the Middle Class by Bringing Back Unions: A crippling flaw in a New Deal-era law governing unions needs a rewrite 2019-11-16 [Bloomberg]

U.S. House Speaker seeks to pass Mexico, Canada trade pact this year 2019-11-16 [Yucatan Times]

Illinois Chicago Teachers Union Members Endorse New Contract 2019-11-16 [Diane Ravitch]

Kentucky New Governor Invites Teachers to Lead Inaugural Parade! 2019-11-16 [Diane Ravitch]

Iowa General Mills workers lock in benefits with new ratified contract: Bernie Sanders heralds union's achievement 2019-11-16 [Gazette]

Ford contract ratified by UAW 2019-11-16 [NY Times]

California Striking west Sonoma County teachers reach contract agreement with district 2019-11-16 [Press Democrat]

Sanders lands endorsement from nurses union 2019-11-16 [The Hill]

Alabama Southern Poverty Law Center won't voluntarily recognize employee union 2019-11-16 [Montgomery Advertiser]

Florida Florida: Teachers Reject Governor DeSantis’ Bonus Plan 2019-11-16 [Diane Ravitch]

Unions can keep office space if they pay their 'fair share,' VA says as it implements Trump's executive orders 2019-11-16 [Gov Exec]

National Nurses United, AFL-CIO endorses Sanders over Warren, saying his Medicare For All proposal is better 2019-11-15 [NY Times]

California Teachers’ Union Says School District Not Honoring Labor Agreement Reached in Strike 2019-11-15 [Post News Group]

Trump Effort to Weaken Union Lawsuit Could Be Unlawful 2019-11-15 [Gov Exec]

California UC union workers strike over alleged unfair labor practices 2019-11-14 [FOX]

California Union Workers Strike at UC Campuses Across CA For more info 2019-11-14 [KNX1070]

North Carolina Justin Parmenter: Why N.C. Governor Cooper Vetoed a Pay Raise for Teachers: It Was a Sham! 2019-11-14 [Diane Ravitch]

California 500 workers at St. Joseph, Redwood Memorial hospitals plan 24-hour strike: Last NUHW contract expired in April 2019-11-14 [Times Standard]

Union organizer Ada Briceño finds her voice as leader of Orange County Democrats 2019-11-14 [The Register]

New Hampshire Keene teachers want safety steps adopted 2019-11-14 [NH Union Leader]

California A firing and two suspensions: Google cracks down 2019-11-14 [Business Journal]

The head of Southwest's pilots union said Boeing is trying to rush the 737 Max back into service out of 'arrogance' 2019-11-14 [Biz Insider]

New Forms of Worker Organization to Free Democracy From Corporate Clutches 2019-11-14 [SSIR]

Sara Nelson Fights for Equal Pay and Safe Work Conditions for Flight Attendants 2019-11-14 [CN Traveller]

New York Some Council staffers making near-minimum wage, as talk of unionization percolates 2019-11-14 [Politico]

Kickstarting a union onboarding kit for workers at Kickstarter (and other tech companies) 2019-11-14 [Boing Boing]

The GM Strike and the Historical Convergence of Possibilities 2019-11-14 [Canadian Dimension]

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This month in labour history

1-11-1962 Strike at New York Daily News by the Newspaper Guild precedes a larger strike at multiple newspapers [more]

1-11-1918 Scab driver crashes a NYC subway train during labour dispute: 97 die, 255 injured. [more]

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

3-11-1921 Striking milk truck drivers in New York City dump thousands of gallons of milk on the streets. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

9-11-1935 The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed, breaking away from the American Federation of Labor. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

11-11-1831 Slave rebellion leader Nat Turner is hanged for his role leading a slave revolt 3 months earlier in Virginia. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

13-11-1974 Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers union activist Karen Silkwood dies in suspicious car crash while driving documents to a reporter. [more]

14-11-1938 Foundation of the National Federation of Telephone Workers (later Communications Workers of America) in New Orleans. [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

20-11-1896 Rose Pesotta born. Anarchist labour activist & only woman on board of Intl Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile workers strike. [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]