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Buffalo SPoT Coffee workers to vote on creation of union 2019-08-11 [WIVB]

Spectrum May Have Broken Laws in Bid to Oust Union, NLRB Says 2019-08-09 [Bloomberg]

MTA wants to eliminate double-time pay for LIRR workers: report 2019-08-05 [NYPost]

MTA, LIRR union relationship worse than ever; up next is collective bargaining 2019-08-05 [Newsday]

MTA, LIRR union relationship worse than ever; up next is collective bargaining 2019-08-04 [Newsday]

Albany Med nurses air safe-staffing concerns at public forum 2019-08-01 [Albany Times Union]

JFK Airport employee says she had to quit job, move into homeless shelter after supervisors refused to accommodate her pregnancy 2019-07-29 [NYDaily News]

American Airlines accused of punishing workers who use sick time 2019-07-26 [CBS]

BUILDING BRIDGES: Finally N.Y. State's Farmworkers Prevail Over State's Harvest of Shame For more info 2019-07-24 [WBAI Radio]

What's next for the Buffalo fired Spot Coffee workers and the union they tried to form? 2019-07-24 [Buffalo News]

New law enhances farm worker protections 2019-07-22 [Press-Republican]

Union leader on possible MTA cuts: They should really take that off the table 2019-07-21 [Newsday]

Son of mob boss ‘Chin’ Gigante sentenced to 2 years in prison for union shakedown 2019-07-21 [NYDaily News]

Farmworkers are getting these new rights in New York 2019-07-19 [Star Gazette]

GE union workers were upset long before rejecting contract 2019-07-16 [Albany Times Union]

The working man: What Hector Figueroa did to uplift and dignify labor in New York 2019-07-13 [New York Daily News]

Hector Figueroa, Union Leader with Impact, Dies at 57 2019-07-13 [New York Times]

GE main unions, including local in Schenectady, reject new contract 2019-07-11 [Albany Times Union]

Kaleida Health, unions reach agreement on new labor contract 2019-07-10 [WKBW]

City boosts pay for pre-K workers with $15 million deal 2019-07-10 [NYPost]

N.Y. Grants Farm Workers Labor Rights 2019-07-07 [USW]

Judge Upholds Labor’s First Amendment Right To Deploy ‘Scabby The Rat’ In ShopRite Dispute 2019-07-05 [Labor Press]

SPoT Coffee workers say they were fired for attempting to unionize For more info 2019-07-05 [WKBW]

Workers claim SPoT fired them over inquiring about starting a union 2019-07-04 [WBFO]

With New York unemployment on the decline, the need for seasonal workers has increased 2019-07-02 [Democrat & Chronicle]

Workers at the Guggenheim Museum voted to unionize 2019-06-29 [Atsy]

Guggenheim Art Installers, Maintenance Workers Vote to Join Union, the Museum's First 2019-06-29 [NY Times]

Tesla accused of firing pro-union workers at Buffalo solar plant 2019-06-25 [The Buffalo News]

Steelworkers accuse Tesla of firing 6 pro-union workers and retaliation in Buffalo 2019-06-22 [WIVB]

Union accuses Tesla of spying on workers at Buffalo plant 2019-06-20 [Buffalo News]

Tesla Broke Labor Laws by Firing and Surveilling, Union Says 2019-06-20 [Bloomberg]

 VIDEO Why it matters: Five ways a new bill of rights for farm workers will impact New Yorkers 2019-06-20 [Democrat & Chronicle]

Powerful Head of Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ Takes on Critics, Explains Positions 2019-06-13 [Gotham Gazette]

NYS Dependent Worker Act falls short for gig workers 2019-06-19 [Natl Employment Law Project]

Union’s Inflatable rat protests spur legal battle over right to protest 2019-06-14 [SILive]

Farmers say state's proposed overtime rules at odds with agricultural life 2019-06-13 [Buffalo News]

Legislation would codify farmworker protections 2019-06-13 [Albany Times Union]

Petition Filed to Create First Union for Guggenheim Museum Staff 2019-06-12 [NYTimes]

Guggenheim Workers Are Looking to Unionize as Wages Stagnate and Demands Increase 2019-06-12 [Hyperallergic]

Guggenheim Museum Workers Take Steps Toward Unionization 2019-06-11 [Art News]

How Unions and Climate Organizers Learned To Work Together in New York 2019-06-11 [In These Times]

Brooklyn Academy of Music workers may unionize with UAW 2019-06-08 [Jacobin]

NY Legal Services Group Employees Announce Union Organization Drive 2019-06-07 [NY Law Jrnl]

Car Wash Workers on Track to Get Long-Awaited Pay Raise 2019-06-06 [The City]

BUILDING BRIDGES: Grand Theft Pentagon: How It Steals from Our Nation's Resources to Feed its Monster Wars! For more info 2019-06-06 [WBAI Radio]

Sign here! Help Reduce Workplace Violence in NY School Districts! 2019-06-04 [NYSUT]

Alcoa’s Union workers want more money 2019-06-04 [WWNY-TV]

Cuomo’s rollercoaster ride of a relationship with labor unions hits a few bumps in early months of governor’s third term 2019-06-04 [NYDaily News]

Ocasio-Cortez returning to restaurant work in support of tipped workers, raising minimum wage 2019-05-29 [The Hill]

Controversial Settlement Divides New York Nurses 2019-05-25 [Labor Notes]

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]