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Texas Teachers demand immediate action on guns, as 21 are killed in elementary school shooting [EI] 2022-05-28

Alabama Workers at a Birmingham Starbucks become 1st to unionize in Alabama [WWNO] 2022-05-28

New York AFL-CIO on racially motivated killing in Buffalo [AFL-CIO] 2022-05-16

Trump officials, meat companies knew workers were at risk for COVID-19, report says [AP via Fortune] 2022-05-16

UFCW Statement on Shocking Congressional Report About Trump Administration Endangerment of Essential Workers in Meatpacking Industry [UFCW] 2022-05-14

UK and US unions: If the UK government really wants closer trade ties with the US, it must start listening to trade unions [TUC] 2022-05-12

New Jersey N.J. workers are unionizing at one of the fastest rates in the nation, new report says [NJ.com] 2022-05-08

New York Amazon workers vote against unionizing second warehouse in setback for organized labor [Reuters] 2022-05-04

Starbucks will raise wages again — but not for unionized workers [CNN] 2022-05-04

Hawaii Hawaii Legislature passes bill raising minimum wage to $18 [AP] 2022-05-04

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Today's labour news


New York New York’s Jewish Museum announces formation of a union 2022-05-28 [The Art Newspaper]

New York NY workers are dragging their feet in returning to the office, and crime is a reason why 2022-05-28 [Axios]

Texas Teachers demand immediate action on guns, as 21 are killed in elementary school shooting 2022-05-28 [EI]

Apple Raises Hourly Wages as U.S. Stores Face Unionization Campaigns 2022-05-28 [iPhone in Canada]

Alabama Workers at a Birmingham Starbucks become 1st to unionize in Alabama 2022-05-28 [WWNO]

Georgia Campaign Workers for Democratic Party of Georgia Secure Teamster Contract 2022-05-28 [Teamsters]

Supreme Court’s Forced-Arbitration Ruling Is a Win for Workers 2022-05-28 [Wash Post]

Victoria's Secret agrees to finance $8.3 million settlement for laid-off Thai workers 2022-05-28 [Reuters]

CEO pay rose yet another 17% in 2021 as profits soared; workers trailed 2022-05-28 [AP]

Texas KS AFL-CIO Statement on Uvalde, TX Massacre 2022-05-28 [Newswire]

New York Striking Chipotle Workers Rally in Midtown 2022-05-28 [AFL-CIO NYC CLC]

Georgia Atlanta Apple store workers say ‘intimidation’ has made a fair union vote impossible 2022-05-28 [Verge]

Nurses mourn schoolchildren and teachers murdered in Texas, say lack of gun control laws clearly threatens public health 2022-05-27 [National Nurses United]

Microsoft plans to recognize Call of Duty devs’ new union 2022-05-27 [Digital Trends]

California WorkWeek On Covid-19, Flight Attendants & The Airline Industry With AFA Hygienist Judith Anderson For more info 2022-05-27 [WW]

 VIDEO California Elon Musks Union Busting Tactics At Tesla, Intimidation & Threats For more info 2022-05-27 [LVP]

Maryland Unions protest lack of labor agreement on Purple Line construction 2022-05-26 [Washington Post]

Are We About to Witness a Wave of Unionisation Across the US? 2022-05-26 [Int'l Banker]

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Meet in L.A. 2022-05-26 [Sentinel]

'Activision Blizzard can't stop this.” Why Raven’s union is just the beginning 2022-05-26 [Inverse]

Texas AFL-CIO on elementary school mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas 2022-05-26 [AFL-CIO]

New Jersey Cannabis Workers At New Jersey's Wonderland Smoke Shop Chain Looking To Unionize, Who's Next? 2022-05-26 [Benzinga]

Kentucky Apple Store Workers in KY Announce Organizing Campaign 2022-05-26 [Bloomberg]

Apple VP discourages retail workers from joining a union in leaked video 2022-05-25 [Verge]

Workers' Leverage is Here to Stay: The Working People Weekly List 2022-05-25 [AFL-CIO]

New York Nursing Home Workers At Second Elderwood Site To Picket Over Poor Staffing and Low Wages! 2022-05-25 [1199 SEIU]

Mississippi Restaurant Workers to Receive $168K in Back Wages 2022-05-25 [Food Manufacturing]

California UC Berkeley Labor Center provides valuable information about California workers 2022-05-25 [Irvine Foundation]

AFL-CIO on Elementary School Mass Shooting in Uvalde, Texas 2022-05-25 [AFL-CIO]

Tell your Senator to vote YES on the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act 2022-05-25 [AFT]

Wisconsin Raven quality assurance workers go union 2022-05-25 [UNI]

Ohio W. 6th Starbucks in Cleveland unanimously votes for union 2022-05-25 [Cleveland Scene]

 VIDEO Vermont General Strike, Fascism, Coups and A Democratic Labor Movement With Vermont AFL-CIO David Van Deusen For more info 2022-05-24 [LVP]

Workers at Activision vote to unionize, a first in the video game industry 2022-05-24 [New York Times]

New York Ask NY Legislators to Protect Retiree Health Insurance! 2022-05-24 [NYS United Teachers]

Tech Worker Activism Presents Opportunities for Building Worker Power 2022-05-24 [On Labor]

Videogame publisher Activision illegally threatened staff, U.S. agency says 2022-05-24 [Canada.com]

Wisconsin 'Call of Duty' workers at Activision Blizzard vote to form union 2022-05-24 [Saltwire]

California Registered nurses in San Jose demand HCA improve conditions to address erosion of patient care 2022-05-24 [National Nurses United]

Mississippi Maximus Strike Community Support Letter #PhonesDownFistsUp 2022-05-23 [CWA]

New York These Are The Workers Who Took on Amazon, and Won 2022-05-23 [In These Times]

 VIDEO California Solidarity With SF ILWU Local 6 Tartine Workers After NLRB Certification For more info 2022-05-23 [LVP]

Ohio Amazon accused of firing North Randall worker who was trying to unionize fulfillment center, NLRB investigating 2022-05-21 [The Plain Dealer]

Belabored: Women Leading the Labor Movement 2022-05-21 [DISSENT]

One million lives is a tragedy, not a statistic 2022-05-21 [National Nurses United]

Teamsters blast Amazon for excessive executive compensation, mistreatment of workers 2022-05-21 [International Brotherhood of Teamsters]

Landmark U.S. soccer collective bargaining agreement makes international history for equal pay for professional sports 2022-05-21 [AFL-CIO]

Washington Labor group report finds gig workers in Seattle often make below minimum wage after expenses 2022-05-20 [GeekWire]

Washington Machinists ratify new labor deal at Intalco 2022-05-20 [Stand]

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This month in labour history


1-05-1886 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

3-05-1895 Eugene V. Debs and 6 other union railroad leaders are sentenced to 6 months in prison for contempt of court during a hearing over a strike at the Pullman luxury car manufacturing plants. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

20-05-1926 The first federal legislation asserting workers' right to form unions takes effect today in the rail industry. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

23-05-1903 Some 100,000 textile workers, including more than 10,000 children, are on strike in the Philadelphia area protesting against 60-hour weeks including night hours imposed on children. [more]

24-05-1995 After 10 months on strike against 12-hour shifts and wage increases linked to productivity, 2300 workers from 5 Bridgestone-Firestone factories resign themselves to going back to work without a collective agreement. [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

25-05-1805 A Philadelphia shoemakers' strike was broken when workers were arrested and accused of violating an English law proclaiming criminal any conspiracy to force a collective increase in wages. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

29-05-1941 Disney Studios animators in LA strike for union recognition. 16 were fired. [more]

29-05-1946 The Rochester general strike ended after just one day with victory for the workers. They won reinstatement for hundreds of city workers who had been sacked for forming a union, dropping of all charges, and recognition of the union. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]

31-05-1943 At the Detroit Packard Motor Co factory, in full war production, 25,000 white workers go on strike when 3 black workers are promoted to a line previously occupied only by whites. The 3 are transferred. [more]