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How the American Worker Got Fleeced 2020-07-02 [Bloomberg]

Portraits of Essential California Workers 2020-07-02 [NYTimes]

 VIDEO Video: Where now for the US left? Lois Weiner on George Floyd protests, Biden, more 2020-07-02 [Workersliberty]

Cards Against Humanity Workers Unionize, Come Forward About Their Abusive Office Culture 2020-07-02 [Grit]

Why labor unions make people less racist 2020-07-02 [Salon]

NEA's Lily Eskelsen García Talks Racial Justice, COVID Layoffs, and Leaving Office 2020-07-02 [Education Week]

JetBlue, pilots union reach agreement to avoid involuntary furloughs until May 2021 2020-07-02 [CNBC]

Resources for Workers Impacted by COVID-19 2020-07-02 [AFL-CIO]

Furlough Notices in Hand, Citizenship and Immigration Employees Look for New Jobs 2020-07-01 [Gov Exec]

NAFTA is officially gone. Here's what has and hasn't changed 2020-07-01 [CNN]

Workers sue Las Vegas casinos over lax coronavirus protections 2020-07-01 [Filmy One]

Unemployment rate is higher than officially recorded, more so for women and certain other groups 2020-07-01 [Pew Research Ctr]

When Essential Workers Earn Less Than The Jobless: 'We Put The Country On Our Back' 2020-07-01 [NPR]

A BLS error has made the unemployment rate look lower than it actually is — for 3 months 2020-06-30 [Journalist's Resource]

Delta to Send Notices to Pilots About Potential Furloughs 2020-06-30 [Yahoo]

Workers Filed More Than 4,100 Complaints About Protective Gear. Some Still Died 2020-06-30 [KHN]

The Invisible Essential Workers: America’s neglect of older people extends to the people who care for them at home 2020-06-30 [NYTimes]

AFL-CIO President Trumka calls on bishop to help USW healthcare members 2020-06-30 [USW]

States scramble to contain Covid spikes without enough workers to track outbreaks 2020-06-28 [Politico]

Class Solidarity: What it is and how you can engage in it 2020-06-28 [Teen Vogue!]

Flight Attendants, Airline Unions Plead With Government to Avoid Layoffs 2020-06-27 [Travel Pulse]

Don’t think you need a mask? Front-line workers beg to differ 2020-06-27 [SD Union-Trib]

‘I still have nightmares every night’ — health workers struggle with PTSD symptoms as coronavirus takes toll 2020-06-27 [CNBC]

Whole Foods workers protest for right to wear 'Black Lives Matter' masks 2020-06-27 [CBS]

As States Reopen, Returning Workers Wonder How Employers Will Protect Them 2020-06-27 [NPR]

Over 11,500 grocery workers affected by Covid-19 -- UFCW 2020-06-27 [Fresh Fruit Portal]

Airline unions ask Congress for another $32 billion in funding 2020-06-26 [UPI]

Why these meatpacking workers fear for their health and safety amid COVID-19 2020-06-26 [PBS]

Coronavirus opens door to company surveillance of workers 2020-06-26 [Politico]

From the streets to the ballot box: New York’s political revolution 2020-06-26 [Opendemocracy]

Don’t Hassle Restaurant Workers. Just Wear Your Damn Mask 2020-06-26 [Eater]

Workers and Learners Juggle Work and College and Struggle to Make Ends Meet 2020-06-26 [UCLA Labor Center]

America’s Largest Food & Retail Union Confirms Growing COVID-19 Impact on Frontline Workers 2020-06-26 [UFCW]

AFL-CIO Government Affairs Director Discusses the HEROES Act 2020-06-26 [Am Workers Radio Podcast]

Job losses are 4 times worse for the lowest-paid workers so far in the coronavirus pandemic, study shows 2020-06-26 [Biz Insider]

Abolish the police? Overthrow capitalism! 2020-06-25 [Workersliberty]

USDA used junk worker safety data to justify a new role allowing pork processors to run lines at unlimited speeds 2020-06-25 [Washington Post]

Black Workers’ Jobs Matter, and GOP Wants to Cut Them 2020-06-24 [GV Wire]

New Study Spotlights Critical Gap In Health Security: Protecting Health Care Workers 2020-06-24 [Resolve to Save Lives]

Black essential workers' lives matter. They deserve real change, not just lip service 2020-06-24 [Brookings]

What Trump's H-1B visa restriction means for international workers 2020-06-24 [People Matters]

More than 13,000 federal workers face a possible furlough of 30 days or longer 2020-06-24 [Wash Post]

Police Face Fierce Push for Accountability. Could Unionized Teachers Be Next? 2020-06-24 [Education Week]

Postal workers say black lives matter 2020-06-24 [CWU]

Celebrating Juneteenth, Labor Finds Its Voice for Racial Justice 2020-06-21 [In These Times]

Big Talk From Big Tech On Racial Equity, But Not All Workers Are Buying It 2020-06-21 [WBHM]

Why the sickest workers may be among the first back on the job 2020-06-21 [Virginian-Pilot]

AFL-CIO Statement on Juneteenth 2020-06-21 [AFL-CIO]

Despite Their Title, Essential Workers Need Food Stamps More Than Others 2020-06-21 [Modern Farmer]

More Than Half of Workers Expect to Work Past 65. Here's Why You Should Plan to Do the Same 2020-06-21 [Motley Fool]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

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]

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

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]

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]

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