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Almost half of all Americans work in low-wage jobs 2019-12-04 [CBS]

Democrats' Impeachment Report Cites Trump for Sidelining and Threatening Federal Employees 2019-12-04 [Gov Exec]

US corporate giants and union leaders call for US to stay in Paris Agreement 2019-12-04 [Biz Green]

Low-profile group, financed by Big Pharma, hires former union officials to oppose drug-price proposals 2019-12-04 [NYTimes]

Delta air crew told ‘don‘t unionise, buy video games‘ 2019-12-04 [Stock Daily Dish]

Fired Google workers plan federal labor complaint against the company 2019-12-04 [MarketWatch]

Some gig workers are full employees: Draft principles that fully reflect their value and compensate them fairly 2019-12-04 [NYDaily News]

Wow, Hearst set up a whole website dedicated to union-busting 2019-12-02 [Vice]

Workers are heading back to the picket lines 2019-12-02 [The Nation]

The robots are coming for our jobs 2019-12-02 [The Nation]

Pelosi pushes House to pass USMCA but neglects bill with broad union support 2019-12-02 [Intercept]

Auto workers union and Fiat Chrysler reach tentative deal 2019-12-01 [Axios]

Biden Campaign Workers Choose Teamster Representation 2019-12-01 [Teamsters]

Amazon warehouses are ‘cult-like’ sweatshops run by robots: ex-employee 2019-12-01 [NYPost]

U.A.W. and Fiat Chrysler Reach Tentative Labor Deal 2019-12-01 [NY Times]

Corporate Spies Are Watching Organized Labor 2019-11-30 [TruthOut]

Ex-United Auto Workers chief resigns from union membership 2019-11-30 [Daily Progress]

Impeachment shows unelected government employees are heart of democracy 2019-11-30 [CNN]

Ford, auto workers union reach tentative contract agreement 2019-11-30 [Daily Stock Dish]

Environmental Organizers Aren't Just Fighting the Climate Crisis, They're Fighting to Unionize 2019-11-30 [Gizmodo]

Mass action by airline catering workers at U.S. airports 2019-11-29 [IUF]

Prospect of strikes looms as US Army, German union at odds over new contract 2019-11-28 [Stars&Stripes]

After living in car, woman thankful for housing assistance 2019-11-28 [News-Press Now]

Mass Arrests Across USA As Airport Catering Strikes Bring Civil Unrest 2019-11-28 [Live and Let]

Amazon Workers Are Protesting for Better Conditions Ahead of a Grueling Season 2019-11-26 [VICE]

Museum Workers Across the Country Are Unionizing. Here’s What’s Driving a Movement That’s Been Years in the Making 2019-11-26 [Art Net]

Why many unions haven’t come out for impeachment 2019-11-26 [People's World]

Google fires four workers who were trying to form a union at the tech giant 2019-11-26 [NY Times]

How much does union membership benefit America's workers? 2019-11-25 [Guardian]

CUNY contract debate reveals larger adjunct struggle 2019-11-25 [Riverdale Press]

Protesters accuse Google of retaliating against organizing workers 2019-11-25 [Engadget]

Corruption inquiry focuses on UAW's lakeside resort 2019-11-25 [NY Times]

McDonald’s workers sue over ‘daily risk of violence’ from customers 2019-11-24 [The Day]

AFL-CIO‘s Trumka: Labor Won‘t Back ‘Unenforceable‘ USMCA Deal 2019-11-24 [Daily Stock Dish]

Google employees protest the company’s “attempt to silence workers” 2019-11-24 [Sky]

Netflix could play key role in Hollywood labor drama 2019-11-24 [SF Gate]

Employees Say Hearst Is Running a Classic Union-Busting Campaign 2019-11-23 [New York Intelligencer]

Low-Wage Workers Least Likely to Have Paid Sick Days 2019-11-23 [Clasp]

Labor leader slams Amazon for out-of-state contractors 2019-11-23 [The Times]

Financially Struggling Government Workers Are Caught Up In Shutdown 2019-11-23 [Stock Daily Dish]

AFGE fights back against Trump’s attack on labor 2019-11-23 [Indybay]

Sign here! Stop managters from firing union activists 2019-11-23 [CWA]

US agencies curb federal workers’ rights after unions’ court defeat 2019-11-21 [Global Government Forum]

GM Files Lawsuit Over FCA's Alleged Bribery Of UAW 2019-11-21 [NASDAQ]

UAW president resigns as union's board takes steps to oust him as GM-union bribery scandal widesn 2019-11-21 [NY Times]

Google hires firm known for anti-union efforts: After 2 yrs of labor unrest, company appears to be cracking down on employee activism 2019-11-20 [NYTimes]

Auto union now turns focus to Fiat Chrysler; strike possible 2019-11-20 [CBC]

McDonald’s could return $29 million to New Zealand workers after holiday pay 'error' 2019-11-19 [KTVZ]

Copper Workers Strike to Stop Concessionary Trend 2019-11-08 [Labor Notes]

Viewpoint: Vote Yes on the PSC-CUNY Contract: A Step Forward in the Fight 2019-11-07 [Labor Notes]

This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [more]

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]