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Key Points About the U.A.W. Strike Against General Motors 2019-09-17 [NYTimes]

Filmmaker shares story of farmworkers rights leader at PC 2019-09-16 [Porterville Rocorder]

46,000 auto workers strike, shutting 33 plants and 22 warehouses 2019-09-16 [Detroit News]

 VIDEO Auto Workers Strike at GM Facilities across the Country For more info 2019-09-16 [MI Headlines]

UAW Goes On Strike Against General Motors 2019-09-16 [WNYC]

Outsourced drivers take fight for rights to Rio Tinto 2019-09-16 [ITF]

California AB 5 law: now we need a global law for ‘gig’ workers 2019-09-16 [ITF]

Autoworkers union to strike at midnight on Sunday if no contract with GM is reached 2019-09-16 [NY Times]

Nearly 50,000 GM employees plan to strike after contract talks stall 2019-09-16 [Washington Post]

Autoworkers Union Calls for First Nationwide Strike Against GM Since 2007 2019-09-15 [Slate]

UAW to let GM contract lapse, raising likelihood of strike 2019-09-15 [Chicago Sun-Times]

What are 2020 candidates going to do for working families and unions? 2019-09-15 [Philadelphia Inquirer]

UAW says no GM contract extension, union leaders to meet Sunday 2019-09-15 [Reuters]

Austin-Based Whole Foods Is Cutting Benefits For Part-Time Workers 2019-09-15 [KUT]

Auto workers' union delays GM strike, but says 'significant differences' remain 2019-09-15 [CNN]

Ending the “Independent Contractor” Misclassification Sham 2019-09-15 [Jaco]

What happened to Jeff Bezos' commitment to investing in employees? 2019-09-15 [MSN]

Senate tees up Scalia confirmation hearing amid Dem, union criticism 2019-09-15 [Reuters]

Workers and Renters of the World, Unite! 2019-09-15 [Jacobin]

Wireless Union blasts Elliott for threatening jobs at AT&T 2019-09-14 [Fierce Wireless]

Amazon-owned Whole Foods cuts healthcare benefits for part-time employees 2019-09-14 [Seattle Times]

Kickstarter accused of union-busting after firing workers 2019-09-14 [BBC]

Sears, Kmart Layoffs 2019: Why The Retail Giant Has Cut Workers, Closed Stores 2019-09-07 [IBT]

Amazon Wants to Hire 30,000 Workers. Will It Succeed? 2019-09-13 [Motley Fool]

Target is hiring 130,000 temp workers for the holidays 2019-09-13 [CNN Business]

Climate change could mean big pay swings for 10% of U.S. workers 2019-09-13 [CBS News Moneywatch]

Open-Carry Laws Thrust 2 Million Retail Workers Into Gun Debate 2019-09-13 [Bloomberg, via Supply Chain Brain]

United Auto Workers official charged with conspiring to embezzle union funds 2019-09-13 [CBC]

Alaska’s protection of workplace freedom should be replicated in all 50 states 2019-09-13 [Maine Wire]

Kickstarter fires two union organizers, potentially breaking labor laws 2019-09-13 [Salon]

GM Strike Risk at 12-Year High With Weekend Deadline Approaching 2019-09-11 [Bloomberg]

Gig workers’ win in California is a victory for workers everywhere 2019-09-11 [Vox]

The Necessary Radicalism of Bernie Sanders 2019-09-11 [NYTimes]

GOP-controlled NLRB makes it easier for employers to undermine union contracts 2019-09-11 [Shareblue]

Kumho Tire workers in USA vote to join USW 2019-09-10 [IndustriALL]

Trucking companies—like Uber and Lyft—say their drivers aren’t employees, worsening inequality and pollution 2019-09-10 [Fast Co]

UFW supports AB 1783 (Rivas) – California needs to resist Trump Administration’s Attacks on Farm Workers! 2019-09-10 [UFW]

UPS To Hire 100,000 Holiday Workers And Pay Them More 2019-09-10 [CBS]

Apple admits it used too many temporary workers in China 2019-09-10 [The Hill]

60% of IT workers living paycheck-to-paycheck, according to MetLife study 2019-09-10 [TechRepublic]

International Union of Police Associations (IUPA) Endorses President Trump for Re-Election 2019-09-10 [People's Pundit Daily]

Why You Should Care About UAW Contracts, Which Expire This Week 2019-09-10 [WDET]

The Next Wave of Labor Unrest Could Be in Grocery Stores 2019-09-10 [In These Times]

Reject the 'jobs versus environment' narrative - we can do both 2019-09-10 [Guardian]

Andrew Yang briefly addresses racial and inequality inquiries 2019-09-10 [BIEN]

The Future of US Jobs Looks Bleak. Unions Are the Answer 2019-09-10 [TruthOut]

Is Labor Coming Back to Life? 2019-09-10 [Common Dreams]

Fate of rewritten North American trade pact rests with labor unions and Democrats 2019-09-10 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Union fight puts Delta in spotlight amid tense political climate 2019-09-09 [Sac Bee]

Real ‘Norma Rae’ 2019-09-09 [The Mercury-Tribune]

This month in labour history

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]

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 immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

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

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]

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]