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Strike by game workers in the U.S. results in unprecedented win 2020-08-13 [UNI Global Union]

PSI affiliates in the US celebrate the choice of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's vice president candidate 2020-08-13 [PSI]

Organizing campaigns for unions under attack 2020-08-13 [LA Progressive]

The Pandemic Benefit Seems So Great Because Actual Wages Are Insanely Low 2020-08-12 [TNR]

Elk Gives Testimony on SEIU’S Legal Threats Against Sexual Misconduct Whistleblowers 2020-08-12 [Payday Report]

 VIDEO PATCO-The Last Strike 2020-08-12 [PATCO]

 VIDEO PATCO Movie 2020-08-11 [PATCO]

80 percent of Veterans Affairs employees surveyed by their union said endemic racism in the agency is a moderate or serious problem 2020-08-08 [Washington Post ]

US Has Lost 12,881,000 Jobs Since February. Lowest-Paid Workers Are Hit Hardest 2020-08-08 [TruthOut]

Postal Workers Union Head Confirms Purposeful Slowdown Of Postal Service by Trump P'master Genl 2020-08-08 [Video News]

Postal Workers Union head confirms slowdown of postal service by Trump appointee 2020-08-08 [Yahoo]

Here’s How Professional Union Busters Talk About ‘Woke’ Tech Organizers 2020-08-08 [OneZero]

Why Black workers will hurt the most if Congress doesn't extend jobless benefits 2020-08-08 [Philadelphia Tribune]

Without Federal Protections, Farm Workers Risk Coronavirus Infection To Harvest Crops 2020-08-08 [NPR]

Workers Blow the Whistle on Mass Death 2020-08-08 [ITT]

'Worst nightmare': Laid-off workers endure loss of $600 aid 2020-08-07 [AP]

US Job Losses to Mount With Small Firms Running on Fumes 2020-08-07 [Bloomberg]

Gone for good? Evidence signals many jobs aren’t coming back 2020-08-07 [AP]

‘Worst nightmare’: Laid-off workers endure loss of $600 aid 2020-08-07 [Columbian]

Large-scale COVID-19 antibody testing of frontline health care workers reveals prevalence 2020-08-07 [Northwell Health]

Sign the petition: Demand Congress continue to defer student loan debt until there is an accessible and functioning vaccine for COVID-19 2020-08-07 [Action Network]

Millions of Workers Suffering From Repeat Layoffs 2020-08-07 [The Street]

AMA COVID-19 daily video update: Providing mental health aid to New York front-line physicians 2020-08-07 [AMA]

Major unions push for paid leave in COVID-19 aid bill 2020-08-07 [The Hill]

Labor takes a hit from the Covid-19 pandemic 2020-08-07 [Buffalo News]

Lawmakers Look to Further Strengthen Whistleblower Protections 2020-08-07 [Gov Exec]

Mexican families mourn workers claimed by Covid in the US 2020-08-07 [Guardian]

'We're Risking Our Lives': Front-Line Federal Workers Sue For Hazard Pay 2020-08-07 [NPR]

Top Democrats say Trump's postmaster general acknowledged new policies that workers say are delaying mail 2020-08-07 [Wash Post]

Why Black Workers Will Hurt the Most if Congress Doesn’t Extend Jobless Benefits 2020-08-07 [NYTimes]

American Federation of Teachers holds convention in time of crisis 2020-08-07 [Education International]

Workers are striking during the coronavirus 2020-08-06 [EPI]

Remember the Public Sector in the Fight for Black Lives 2020-08-06 [Labour Notes]

Labor journalism in the midst of pandemic and national rebellion 2020-08-06 [Chuffed]

Workers face retaliation, including layoffs, for organizing unions during Covid-19 pandemic 2020-08-06 [Shadowproof]

Union wants vulnerable TSA officers kept home as coronavirus cases surge 2020-08-05 [Washington Post ]

Teachers Aren’t Sacrificial Lambs. No Essential Worker Is 2020-08-05 [New York Intelligencer]

Video game workers speak out about treatment amid industry’s record sales 2020-08-05 [Marketplace]

Trump Orders Federal Contractors to Limit Their Use of Foreign Workers 2020-08-05 [Gov Exec]

OPM Is Reorganizing Employees to Get Around Ban on GSA Merger, Union Claims 2020-08-05 [Gov Exec]

Nobody Accurately Tracks Health Care Workers Lost to COVID-19. So She Stays Up At Night Cataloging the Dead: The reality is worse than most Americans know 2020-08-04 [Next Gov]

No Evidence The $600 Federal Unemployment Benefit Kept Workers Home 2020-08-04 [Forbes]

#SEIUDroptheCops campaign makes demands on the union For more info 2020-08-03 [Workers.org]

Teachers protest reopening schools while coronavirus lurks 2020-08-04 [Reuters]

 VIDEO PATCO--The Last Strike 2020-08-03 [PATCO]

Billionaires Want to Reopen Schools Amid a Pandemic. They Might Unleash a Teacher Strike Wave. 2020-08-03 [Jacobin]

The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Intensified Systemic Economic Racism Against Black Americans 2020-08-02 [New Yorker]

Economic Power for the 99%: Economic shame haunts hard-working Americans. They ask themselves why they can’t do as well as their parents 2020-08-02 [Globalist]

Unemployment Insurance Desperately Needs an Update 2020-08-02 [LA Progressive]

U.S. Supreme Court bans sex discrimination against LGBT workers 2020-08-02 [San Antonio Biz Jrnl]

This month in labour history

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]

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

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]

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

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

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

17-08-1918 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]

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

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

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]