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Robert Reich: Workers are being punished for inflation. The real culprit is corporate greed [Guardian] 2022-07-31

Workers' wages continue to climb, but not as fast as inflation [CNN] 2022-07-30

Illinois Amazon Joliet warehouse workers file complaints alleging unsafe, hostile working environment [ABC] 2022-07-28

An Immigration-Judges Union That Was Busted by the Trump Administration Is Seeking A New Election [Gov Exec] 2022-07-26

New York Amazon workers launch campaign to unionize in Albany [Wash Post] 2022-07-26

Amazon Workers Demand More Details in NJ Warehouse Employee's Death [NBC] For more info 2022-07-25

Missouri Boeing defense workers to strike in St. Louis area over pay issues [Reuters] 2022-07-24

Working people demand accountability for Jan 6th attack our nation [AFL-CIO] 2022-07-23


Today's labour news

 VIDEO Indiana New World In The UAW: Report By UAW 551 Past VP & UAW-M Co-chair Scott Houldieson For more info 2022-08-08 [LVP]

Alabama NLRB demand for UMWA to pay for Warrior Met strike costs 'outrageous', threatens American workers right to strike 2022-08-08 [UMWA]

AFL-CIO applauds Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act 2022-08-08 [AFL-CIO]

Auto Workers Turn a Corner for Strike Pay and Democracy 2022-08-07 [Labour Notes]

Pennsylvania Pa. labor secretary visits Philly laborers union pre-apprenticeship program 2022-08-07 [KYW]

Ball is in Apple’s court’ regarding Cork workers' pay dispute, says SIPTU 2022-08-06 []

California Nurses and healthcare workers call on Suter Health to correct egregious payroll errors and provide remedies to all affected workers 2022-08-06 [National Nurses United]

Denying Workers a Voice at Any Cost 2022-08-05 [Daily Kos]

Iowa Five Flags Center Workers In Dubuque Now Unionized 2022-08-05 [Starting Line]

California Amy’s Kitchen closes San Jose facility after workers seek to form a union 2022-08-05 [Prism]

  JOB   Assistant Editor 2022-08-05 [Labour Notes]

#Free Brittney Griner! 2022-08-05 [AFL-CIO]

Schuler to government, business, judicial leaders: Give workers a seat at the table 2022-08-05 [AFL-CIO]

 VIDEO California The Machine that Ate People: Tech, Spying Emotions, AI, Algorythms & Worker's Dystopia With Peter Mantello For more info 2022-08-05 [LVP]

SAG-AFTRA, Netflix reach new tentative contract 2022-08-04 [Variety]

California Kaiser mental health workers signal open-ended strike in Northern California 2022-08-04 [CalMatters]

California United Farm Workers begin march to Sacramento 2022-08-04 [KION]

Sign here! Tell your Senators to Pass the Inflation Reduction Act! 2022-08-04 [CWA]

California Postproduction Workers at ShadowMachine Unionize With the Editors Guild 2022-08-04 [The Hollywood Reporter]

Actors & athletes unite on voting rights 2022-08-03 [SAG-AFTRA]

SAG-AFTA and Netflix reach tentative agreement on successor contract to the 2019 agreement 2022-08-03 [SAG-AFTRA]

Ohio OSHA has fines Dollar Tree stores in Maple Heights, Columbus for major safety violations 2022-08-02 [The Plain Dealer]

Minnesota Starbucks workers strike in South Minneapolis 2022-08-02 [MSR]

Massachusetts Starbucks workers strike outside Boston-area stores, allege coffee giant is retaliating against unionization 2022-08-02 [WCVB]

Florida Jacksonville Starbucks closes for several hours as workers strike for wage increase For more info 2022-08-02 [FOX]

Alaska Teamsters Local 959 Alascom workers reach agreement with AT & T on new contract, avoid strike 2022-08-02 [International Brotherhood of Teamsters]

Massachusetts Unionized Starbucks workers go on strike in Worcester, 'sip-ins' staged elsewhere 2022-08-01 [Telegram&Gazette]

Starbucks union asks coffee giant to extend pay hikes, benefits to unionized stores 2022-08-01 [CNBC]

Government workers feel inflation’s pinch as wages lag 2022-08-01 [Wash Post]

 VIDEO Illinois Rank & File Threaten UAW Bureaucracy's Agenda At 2022 Convention: Report By Retired UAW 909 President Frank Hammer For more info 2022-07-31 [LVP]

UAW boosts strike pay for workers amid spate of walkouts 2022-07-31 [Texarkana Gazette]

Missouri St. Louis Boeing Plant Workers to Strike 2022-07-31 [Labour Notes]

UAW seeks to shed a legacy of corruption in first-ever direct election for president 2022-07-31 [New York Times]

A Canadian Proposal for Starbucks Bargaining 2022-07-31 [OnLabor]

Kansas Goodyear workers reach tentative agreement in contract negotiations 2022-07-31 [WIBW]

Massachusetts Starbucks workers at Commonwealth Ave. in Boston plan rally on Aug. 1 after being excluded from new benefits 2022-07-31 [MassLive]

GOP Introduces Bill That Makes It Easier to Fire Workers at Federal Agencies 2022-07-31 [Truthout]

Booming US cannabis industry seen as fertile ground for union expansion 2022-07-31 [Guardian]

Millions of Americans have long COVID. Many of them are no longer working 2022-07-31 [NPR]

‘Sending drivers out to die’: UPS workers demand heat safety amid record temps 2022-07-31 [NBC]

Robert Reich: Workers are being punished for inflation. The real culprit is corporate greed 2022-07-31 [Guardian]

Georgia Atlanta EMS Unionize to Push Back against Understaffing 2022-07-31 [Payday Report]

Illinois 'We're just looking for a fair contract' | Railroad workers rally Saturday in Galesburg 2022-07-31 [WQAD]

Rail workers push to strike. Here's why they're angry. 2022-07-31 [NBC]

Massachusetts Trader Joe’s employees form union, citing concerns about health benefits, pay 2022-07-30 [Benefits Canada]

PBS Newshour employees unionize with SAG-AFTRA 2022-07-30 [SAG-AFTRA]

Workers' wages continue to climb, but not as fast as inflation 2022-07-30 [CNN]

Massachusetts Trader Joe’s Workers Unionize In Historic Vote In MA 2022-07-29 [Huff Post]

Sign here! Support freight rail workers 2022-07-29 [AFL-CIO]

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This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1985 A yearlong strike begins at the Hormel meat packing plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

22-08-1965 5 flight attendants form an association to defend themselves against an industry requiring women not to marry, retire at 32 and comply with criteria of weight, height and appearance; it becomes the AFA. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]