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Americans Broadly Support the UAW Strike, Regardless of Party

Today's labour news

NLRB: ACLU fired a staffer for speaking up about working conditions 2023-09-26 [Bloomberg]

California Amazon Warehouse Workers Deliver Petition, Drivers Picket Outside California Air Hub 2023-09-26 [Teamsters]

What to know about UAW president Shawn Fain 2023-09-26 [Axios]

USA USW Mourns Passing of International President Tom Conway 2023-09-26 [USW]

USA Canadian unions that represent actors, stagehands hail tentative deal reached by U.S. screenwriters 2023-09-26 [CBC]

USA American Delegation visiting Georgian Trade Unions Confederation 2023-09-26 [GTUC]

USA WGA strike – update 2023-09-26 [WGGB]

UAW: Historic Demand to Eliminate Wage Tiers – Frank Hammer 2023-09-26 [The Analysis News]

VIDEO  Thousands of additional auto workers join UAW strikes For more info 2023-09-25 [NBC]

Watch out for ‘the more nuclear option’ from Detroit’s striking auto workers, top analyst warns 2023-09-25 [Fortune]

VIDEO  Auto workers expand strike nationwide: ‘We’ll take as long as we have to’ 2023-09-25 [PBS]

Biden announces he will join striking auto workers on the picket line in Michigan Tuesday 2023-09-25 [UpNorthLive]

Michigan Experts: Shawn Fain's biting style is creating a moment, just like another UAW labor icon 2023-09-25 [Detroit Free Press]

VIDEO  UAW president addresses Blue Cross Blue Shield strike 2023-09-25 [WNEM]

Auto industry recovery has favoured investors and bosses over workers 2023-09-25 [Financial Times]

VIDEO  Fmr. UAW President: 'This is a fight to raise all workers’ wages' 2023-09-25 [MSNBC]

Michigan UAW strike day 9: Negotiations continue after strike expansion to other plants 2023-09-25 [The Detroit News]

VIDEO  Labor Notes National Call: Stand with the UAW! 2023-09-25 [Labor Notes]

Shawn Fain’s UAW 2023-09-25 [NWI]

Writers Guild and Hollywood studios reach tentative deal to end strike. No deal yet for actors 2023-09-25 [CTV]

Rust Belt Union Blues: how Trump wooed workers away from the Democrats 2023-09-24 [Guardian]

California WGA and AMPTP move closer to deal as third day of marathon negotiations ends 2023-09-23 [Variety]

USA Ontario Tentative deal with Ford includes largest wage increase in Unifor, CAW history 2023-09-23 [Global]

New York UFW: Tell NY DOL to investigate Wafler Farms’ alleged wage theft and abuse 2023-09-23 [UFW]

UAW Expands Stand Up Strike Against General Motors and Stellantis 2023-09-22 [UAW]

The Moment It All Changed for UAW President Shawn Fain 2023-09-22 [Politico]

Opinion: Strikes aren’t bad for the US economy. They’re the best thing that could happen 2023-09-22 [The Guardian]

Michigan Letter: Hey GM, the facts are on UAW's side 2023-09-22 [Detroit Free Press]

Auto workers are expanding their strike to 38 locations in 20 states, targeting Stellantis and GM 2023-09-22 [AP]

TAKE ACTION: Have the backs of striking autoworkers 2023-09-22 [More Perfect Union]

U.A.W. Widens Strikes at G.M. and Stellantis, but Cites Progress in Ford Talks 2023-09-22 [NYT]

VIDEO  I See Power 2023-09-22 [UAW]

Ohio Local UAW workers strike at parts facility 2023-09-22 [Fox 8 Cleveland]

Why Chaos Has Come for Detroit 2023-09-22 [WSJ]

Breaking: Auto Workers Strike Spreads to 38 Parts Depots 2023-09-22 [Labor Notes]

VIDEO  UAW President Shawn Fain Livestream Update 9/22/23 2023-09-22 [UAW]

USA X worker who allegedly liked tweets criticising Musk gets disciplinary action halted 2023-09-22 [RTÉ]

UAW reports Tim Scott to labor board over 'you strike, you're fired' remark 2023-09-22 [Washington Post]

USA ILO welcomes US-Brazil global initiative on decent work 2023-09-22 [ILO]

USA Brazil and USA sign bilateral agreement to promote decent work 2023-09-22 [PSI]

This Is The Biggest Threat To Actors & Writers 2023-09-22 [More Perfect Union]

Americans Broadly Support the UAW Strike, Regardless of Party 2023-09-22 [More Perfect Union]

Teamsters support Amazon workers in demanding real wage increases 2023-09-22 [International Brotherhood of Teamsters]

Venezuela AFL-CIO applauds redignation of TPS for Venezuela 2023-09-22 [AFL-CIO]

Trump’s labor record will trail him as he wades into UAW strike 2023-09-22 [Politico]

Su prevails in GOP challenge to her status as acting Labor chief 2023-09-22 [Politico]

Alabama Nearly 200 workers go on strike at Tuscaloosa Mercedes supplier 2023-09-22 [MI Advance]

California Hollywood workers resort to flea markets, bake sales as strikes drag on 2023-09-22 [Reuters]

Auto workers in Detroit share why they’re striking 2023-09-22 [PBS]

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This month in labour history

1-09-1946 26,000 sugar workers represented by the dockers union, start a 79-day strike affecting 33 of Hawaii's 34 plantations. [more]

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

2-09-1921 Owners of the West Virginia mines bombard strikers from aircraft by throwing home-made devices filled with nails and shards of metal. Fortunately, they either missed their targets or did not explode. [more]

4-09-1894 12,000 garment workers in New York go on strike to denounce conditions in the workshops. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

14-09-1970 The UAW calls a 9-week strike at General Motors in Detroit, secures a lowering of the retirement age from 65 to 56 as well as an increase in wages based on a sliding scale linked to inflation. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

17-09-1900 100,000 anthracite miners on strike in Pennsylvania. They are paid by weight but employers estimate that a ton can weigh between 2,400 and 4,000 pounds, not 2,000.. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

27-09-1875 Textile strikers in Fall River, Massachusetts, demand bread for their malnourished children. [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]