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 VIDEO  We Sat Down With The First Democratically Elected President of UAW [More Perfect Union] 2023-03-31

 VIDEO  Starbucks Illegally Withheld Raises & Tips from Union Workers, NLRB Says [More Perfect Union] 2023-03-31

 VIDEO  Iowa Parents and union workers protest Iowa child labor law changes [WOWT] For more info 2023-03-29

The Problems With the Amazon Labor Union [The American Prospect] 2023-03-24

Michigan Democrats vote to repeal anti-union law [Daily KOS] 2023-03-20

Michigan MI Senate repeals right-to-work-for-less law in historic victory for organized labor [Washington Post] 2023-03-16

Feds expand probe into migrant child labor in American slaughterhouses [NBC] 2023-03-02

California Over 200 hotel workers and supporters protest at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn [IUF] 2023-03-01

New York Restaurant Workers at Rockefeller Center’s Lodi Confront Union-Buster Ahead of Vote [Labor Notes] 2023-03-01

Alone and Exploited, Migrant Children Work Brutal Jobs Across the U.S. [New York Times] 2023-02-26


Today's labour news

New York Members of New York Times Union stage noisy newsroom protest 2023-04-01 [The Hill]

 VIDEO Florida More than 40,000 Disney union workers to vote on contract that bumps pay 2023-04-01 [WKMG]

TELL Starbucks New CEO: Respect Workers’ Rights! 2023-04-01 [SWUnited]

 VIDEO  We Sat Down With The First Democratically Elected President of UAW 2023-03-31 [More Perfect Union]

 VIDEO  Starbucks Illegally Withheld Raises & Tips from Union Workers, NLRB Says 2023-03-31 [More Perfect Union]

USA Payne brings message of solidarity, worker power to UAW Conference 2023-03-31 [Unifor]

A New Report Has Very Bad News for White Collar Workers 2023-03-30 [Street]

United Airlines reaches tentative labor agreements with ground workers union 2023-03-30 [AFA-CWA]

Washington Most gig workers paid sick leave under new Seattle law 2023-03-30 [ABC]

Michigan University of Michigan files unfair labor practice charge against striking student workers 2023-03-30 [ClickOnDetroit]

Illinois El Milagro in Chicago threatened workers for speaking out: NLRB 2023-03-30 [The Sun-Times]

Michigan UM graduate students go on strike; university asks state for return order 2023-03-30 [The News]

In clash with Bernie Sanders, Starbucks' Howard Schultz insists he's no union buster 2023-03-30 [NPR]

 VIDEO  Here's what happened when Bernie Sanders put Starbucks' former CEO in the hot seat 2023-03-30 [Politico]

Union accuses Apple of firing workers in retaliation for organizing 2023-03-30 [Verge]

Tennessee Memphis Starbucks union member: Workers remain scared but want to fight for their rights For more info 2023-03-29 [CNBC]

 VIDEO Maine University of Maine graduate student workers push to form union For more info 2023-03-29 [NBC]

Iowa Union workers, parents rally in Davenport against proposed child labor bills For more info 2023-03-29 [KWQC]

 VIDEO Iowa Parents and union workers protest Iowa child labor law changes For more info 2023-03-29 [WOWT]

The president of the United Auto Workers union has been ousted in an election 2023-03-29 [NPR]

California LA School District reaches historic deal, meets demands of union workers following 3-day 2023-03-29 [KTLA]

Starbucks, Union at Odds Over Hybrid Negotiations 2023-03-29 [USNews]

Union Pacific reaches tentative agreement with largest labor union 2023-03-29 [Seeking Alpha]

Utah VA employees, nationally and in Utah, are asking Congress for a wage bump 2023-03-29 [KUER]

Lawmakers set to grill Starbucks' Howard Schultz over alleged union-busting 2023-03-29 [CBS]

Unions are having a moment. So why isn't union membership booming? 2023-03-29 [NPR]

New York ‘Saturday Night Live’ crew ratifies first-ever contract after threats to strike 2023-03-29 [The Times]

Teamsters Condemn Florida Bill to Kill Public Sector Unions 2023-03-29 [TEAM]

Apple Fires Workers in Escalation of Illegal Anti-Union Intimidation Campaign 2023-03-29 [CWA Canada]

California ‘Fed up’ California workers across industries demand more amid rising cost of living 2023-03-29 [LA Times]

California Lakeport nursing home workers form their union with SEIU 2015 2023-03-29 [Lake County News]

 VIDEO California We've Had Enough Say Oakland Teachers! OEA Teachers Wildcat In Fight For Public Education For more info 2023-03-29 [LVP]

Israel U.S. Union Leaders: We Support the Fight for Democracy in Israel 2023-03-28 [Jewish Labor Committee]

Starbucks, union at odds over hybrid negotiations 2023-03-28 [Saltwire]

California The UC Strike: A New Generation Rising in the Labor Movement 2023-03-27 [LAP]

Washington Seattle groups rally against Amazon’s alleged union busting in Kentucky 2023-03-27 [The Times]

California L.A. schools, union reach deal 2023-03-26 [SR Press Democrat]

Starbucks refuses to sign labor neutrality agreement 2023-03-26 [Bloomberg]

California What is to be done? Aftershocks of the academic workers strike 2023-03-26 [The Daily Californian]

Starbucks Workers Build Steam 2023-03-26 [The Progressive]

California LA School Workers Win Historic Deal After 3-Day Strike 2023-03-26 [Truthout]

California The three-day LA school strike is over. But get used to short, disruptive strikes like it 2023-03-26 [CNN]

California Graduate unions: Why student workers at UC, Tempple, more are striking 2023-03-26 [Teen Vogue]

Shawn Fain, an insurgent, edged Ray Curry as UAW president after calling for a harder line in contract talks 2023-03-26 [New York Times]

California Court ruling opens door to gig driver unionization bill, union says 2023-03-25 [CalMatters]

 VIDEO California Oakland Teachers, Parents & Unionists Speak Out For Public Education At OEA Wildcat Strike For more info 2023-03-25 [LVP]

Florida ‘Wildly Talented’ Disney Workers Target Gender Pay Gap 2023-03-24 [Labour Notes]

The Problems With the Amazon Labor Union 2023-03-24 [The American Prospect]

New York NLRB rules that Amazon illegally barred off-duty workers from the premises, and applied the rule only to union supporters 2023-03-23 [New York Times]

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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]

8-04-1911 An explosion at the Banner coal mine near Birmingham, Alabama, kills 128 prisoners rented to the company as miners, under a contract with the prison administration. [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]

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

15-04-1973 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]

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]

18-04-1941 After 4 weeks of a boycott, New York bus companies agree to hire 200 black drivers and mechanics [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]

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]

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