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USA Pennsylvania AFL-CIO on violence at Trump rally in Pennsylvania [AFL-CIO] 15-07-2024

USA Florida New Law Undermines Unions [Diane Ravitch] 15-07-2024

USA The Supreme Court Is Demolishing Decades of Precedent on Workers’ Rights [TruthOut] 11-07-2024

USA Pennsylvania Stand with Hanover Foods Workers! [IUF]  ActNOW!  10-07-2024

USA New York New Retail Safety Worker Act poised to pass into law in New York [UNI Global Union] 05-07-2024

USA After pivotal 2020 voter drive, US union braces for another fight against Trump [The Guardian] 05-07-2024

USA / Global Biden unveils rules to protect millions of US workers from extreme heat [The Guardian] 02-07-2024

USA Supreme Court ruling drastically weakens federal agencies and their ability to protect workers’ rights [EPI] 29-06-2024

USA Justice Delayed: One Year Since the Murder of Shahidul Islam [Solidarity Centre] 25-06-2024

USA Teamsters president will speak at the Republican National Convention [AP] 22-06-2024


Other news


AFL-CIO highlights the anti-worker foundation of Trump's second term agenda 2024-07-19 [AFL-CIO]

District of Columbia Compass Coffee union election on hold over 101 challenged ballots; all 22 unchallenged ballots are pro-union 2024-07-18 [Washington Post]

Trump running mate J.D. Vance vows to fight for 'forgotten' workers 2024-07-18 [Reuters]

IAM District 751, Boeing's largest union, approves strike authorization vote 2024-07-18 [Washington Post]

Dollar General will pay $12 million in fines over workplace safety violations like no fire extinguishers, blocked exits, bare wires 2024-07-17 [WCPN]

Cities Want To Give Workers Heat Breaks. States Are Stopping Them 2024-07-17 [Next City]

Washington Boeing Seattle factory workers to send 'strong message' at strike sanction vote, union says 2024-07-17 [Reuters]

AFL-CIO president Liz Schuler responds to Trump Vice-President announcement 2024-07-17 [AFL-CIO]

New survey finds over one-third of U.S. workers live paycheck to paycheck 2024-07-17 [Louisiana Radio Network]

Prime Day means injuries for almost half of Amazon warehouse workers, Senate investigation finds 2024-07-17 [MarketWatch]

Why I Took the Teamsters' Fight for American Workers to the RNC | Opinion 2024-07-16 [Newsweek]

California CA finally approved indoor heat rules. Why were prison workers excluded? 2024-07-16 [SMDP]

HMeyerson: Republican Make-Believe: Playing Nice and Loving Workers 2024-07-16 [Am Prospect]

The rise of the ‘union curious’ 2024-07-16 [EPI]

Texas 'We've had people brandishing AK-47s': Union urges stop to violent acts against CenterPoint workers 2024-07-16 [ABC]

Maryland Black women risked it all in the Crisfield strike of 1938. Maryland finally recognizes them 2024-07-16 [The Banner]

Pennsylvania After failed court fight, all Philadelphia city workers return to in-office work 2024-07-16 [NBC]

Amazon Prime Day causes workplace injuries, Senate probe finds 2024-07-16 [Wash Post]

Maryland Apple Store Employees in MD Authorize Strike Amid Labor Unrest 2024-07-16 [MSN]

Trump vows to carry out a platform of 'Project 2025' impacting thousands of federal workers in the DMV 2024-07-16 [WUSA]

In blow to Biden, Teamsters consider no endorsement in 2024 race 2024-07-16 [Reuters]

Union workers at downsizing tractor factory weigh Biden vs. Trump 2024-07-16 [Reuters]

Teamsters union president calls Trump ‘tough SOB’ in unprecedented speech at RNC 2024-07-16 [Guardian]

Teamsters president delivers fiery address at RNC, as Republicans flirt with populism 2024-07-16 [Wash Post]

‘Not Beholden To Any Party’: Here’s Why Teamsters Union Boss Sean O’Brien Spoke At RNC 2024-07-16 [Forbes]

Teamsters president’s RNC speech highlights Trump’s efforts to lure working-class voters 2024-07-16 [Politico]

Teamsters Union president addresses the Republican National Convention 2024-07-16 [ABC]

New Hampshire US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FINDS ROOFING COMPANY IMPROPERLY CLASSIFIED, SHORTCHANGED FOREIGN TEMPORARY WORKERS 2024-07-15 [US DOL]

Illinois West Suburban Medical Center Hiring Union-Busters 2024-07-15 [LaborLab]

Louisiana Fifth Circuit appeals court sides with Angola’s Farm Line workers 2024-07-15 [The Lens NOLA]

New Law Undermines Unions For more info 2024-07-15 [Diane Ravitch]

Florida New Law Undermines Unions 2024-07-15 [Diane Ravitch]

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO on violence at Trump rally in Pennsylvania 2024-07-15 [AFL-CIO]

Pennsylvania National Nurses United statement re Trump rally shooting 2024-07-15 [National Nurses United]

New York Amazon Workers Demand Paid Juneteenth Holiday 2024-07-14 [Labour Notes]

Connecticut Unionizing 'popular' among cannabis workers in Connecticut as organizing efforts grow 2024-07-14 [The Advocate]

GOP convention is no place for union leaders 2024-07-14 [The Sun]

California ‘This is the year’: SF labor unions prepare for hectic elections 2024-07-14 [The Examiner]

Alaska Air and flight attendants union chiefs have a deal. But will workers agree? 2024-07-14 [The Times]

Missouri Union nurses endorse Congresswoman Cori Bush for re-election 2024-07-13 [National Nurses United]

AFA-CWA International President Sara Nelson Reiterates Support for President Biden and Vice President Harris 2024-07-12 [AFA-CWA]

New York New York Amazon Workers Demand Paid Juneteenth Holiday 2024-07-12 [Labor Notes]

Pennsylvania Annual “State of Working Pennsylvania” Report Finds Strong Labor Market and Workers Poised for More Wage Gains 2024-07-11 [Keystone Research]

CBS Pays $3.05 Million in Settlement With Writers Guild West Over Labor Dispute 2024-07-11 [News.law]

The Federal Trade Commission's attempt to ban U.S. non-compete agreements: Why and what next? 2024-07-11 [Reuters]

Federal Judge Pauses Overtime Rule 2024-07-11 [NAM]

U.A.W. Monitor Reveals Details About Investigation Into Union Leader 2024-07-11 [NYTimes]

How a Teamster Leader’s Flirtations With Trump Have Divided the Union 2024-07-11 [NYTimes]

Biden breaks from NATO pageantry — and re-election doubts — to shore up labor-union backing 2024-07-11 [AP]

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This month in labour history


3-07-1835 In Paterson, New Jersey, children from the textile factories that manufacture silk go on strike for the 11-hour day and the 6-day week. They win a 69 hour week. [more]

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

7-07-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World is founded in Chicago. Amongst its leadership at the founding convention were William (“Big Bill”) Haywood of the Western Federation of Miners, and Daniel De Leon and Eugene V. Debs of the Socialist Party [more]

7-07-1919 Actors Equity is recognized by producers after a strike that closed almost all of the country's theatrical productions. Before unionization, actors often had to pay for their own costumes, rehearse without pay, etc. [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

9-07-2001 5000 protesters gather outside the Capitol in Columbia, South Carolina to support the ‘Charleston 5’, union activists falsely accused of causing riots when the police charged 2,000 dockers on a picket line. [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

14-07-1912 Folksinger Woody Guthrie was born in Okemah, Oklahoma. Guthrie wrote hundreds of country, folk, and children's songs, along with ballads and improvised works, many of which focussed on workers and their unions. [more]

14-07-1959 In Gary, Indiana, more than 500,000 workers went on strike, shutting down the country's steel mills for 5 months. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

16-07-1934 20,000 Alabama textile workers go on strike at the employers' announcement of a reduction in working hours equivalent to a 25% cut in wages. In September, the strikers will number 300,000. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

25-07-1877 Massive general strike in St. Louis, Missouri, in support of railroad workers. 3,000 federal troops and 5,000 special deputies were sent there: 18 dead and many wounded. [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

28-07-1869 Women shoemakers in Lynn, MA demand equal pay with men and form an organization, the "Daughters of St. Crispin". [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]