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During A Lonely New York Summer, Lincoln Center Brings Music To Essential Workers For more info 2020-08-12 [NPR]

Migrant farm workers warn of next COVID-19 wave in New York 2020-08-12 [Press Connects]

New Museum Union files charges with NLRB 2020-08-11 [Artforum]

Employees Trying to Organize Rip “Union-Busting” at Housing Works 2020-08-09 [Gay City News]

Covid-19: N.Y. schools allowed to reopen, raising more questions 2020-08-08 [Buffalo News]

NYSUT poll: 81 percent of union members say health and safety should drive school reopening For more info 2020-08-07 [My Little Falls]

Teachers bring coffins, guillotine while protesting NYC schools reopening plan 2020-08-06 [New York Post]

Help keep good jobs on Staten Island! 2020-07-29 [CWA D1]

NYU to study impact of coronavirus pandemic on MTA transit workers 2020-07-28 [SI Live]

How Police Unions Fight Reform 2020-07-27 [The New Yorker]

New Study Will Look at Risks to Transit Workers From Virus 2020-07-25 [Route Fifty]

Tompkins Cty Workers Center to host webinar on Worker Power, Racial Justice, & Mutual Aid 2020-07-24 [Ithaca Voice]

NYC Teachers Worried about Risks of Reopening 2020-07-22 [Diane Ravitch]

32BJ union members rally for HEROES Act outside Trump Tower 2020-07-21 [News12]

Frontline Workers Call For Protective Equipment as NY Reopens 2020-07-20 [Documented]

NYC Teachers Union Head Vows Schools Won't Reopen If They Deem It Unsafe 2020-07-17 [Gothamist]

Majority of Black Workers in Tompkins County Do Not Make a Living Wage, Study Finds 2020-07-15 [Cornell Daily Sun]

MTA forms task force for pregnant transit workers after tragedy in subway yard 2020-07-13 [NYDaily News]

CUNY staff union sues university over adjunct layoffs 2020-07-06 [NYDaily News]

Model Alliance Holds Protest Outside Victoria’s Secret Flagship in New York 2020-02-14 [WWD]

Workers return to coronavirus-altered offices in Nassau and Suffolk counties 2020-07-04 [Newsday]

Overwhelmed by Volume, Strained Postal Workers Struggle to Keep Up 2020-07-04 [East Hampton Star]

NYSUT board resolution calls on union to lead the fight against 'runaway inequality' 2020-06-30 [NYSUT]

Legislators call on CUNY to stop cuts and layoffs 2020-06-30 [PSC-CUNY]

Concerned About Layoffs and Safety, Professional Staff Congress-CUNY takes to the Streets 2020-06-30 [The Chief]

Perks Cafe accused of firing workers for trying to form a union 2020-06-29 [Buffalo News]

On Reopening The Economy: ‘No To Austerity Measures’ - A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz 2020-06-24 [WNY Today]

Pandemic May Force New York City to Lay Off 22,000 Workers 2020-06-24 [NYTimes]

NYC Amazon workers interviewed as part of AG Letitia James’ probe into ‘inadequate’ coronavirus response 2020-06-14 [NYDaily News]

FDNY sued by EMTs for retalliation after speaking about pandemic 2020-06-13 [NPR]

Defying Police Unions, NY Lawmakers Ban Chokeholds 2020-06-09 [NYTimes]

Working people across the country will be joining together on Wednesday, June 17, to demand our elected leaders address the health and economic crisis facing our nation 2020-06-08 [CNY AFL-CIO]

NYC healthcare workers take a stand on racism 2020-06-07 [ABC]

Health Care Workers Gather In Central Park For 'White Coats For Black Lives' Protest 2020-06-07 [CBS 2 New York]

Amazon Workers Sue Over Virus Brought Home from Warehouse 2020-06-06 [Bloomberg]

Warehouse workers are suing Amazon for putting their families at risk of coronavirus 2020-06-06 [CNN]

Buffalo Tesla worker tests positive for COVID-19 after New York factory reopens 2020-06-03 [Verge]

NYC Transit Union Backs Bus Drivers Who Refuse To Transport Protesters For NYPD 2020-06-01 [Huff Post]

NYC bus drivers union refuse to transport protestors for the NYPD 2020-05-30 [Vice.com]

Cuomo Says N.Y. Will Pay Death Benefits For Essential Government Workers Killed By COVID-19 2020-05-26 [CBS]

Front-Line Workers Must Prove They Contracted Coronavirus on the Job to Receive Workers' Comp 2020-05-26 [Gotham Gazette]

“We Risk Our Lives Every Day”: Building Service Workers Strike 2020-05-25 [Dissent]

PSC Blasts 'Horrible' CUNY Plan To Lay Off 437 John Jay Adjuncts 2020-05-23 [The Chief]

Tell NYS: Protect workers who are sick and dying because of their jobs! 2020-05-22 [AFL-CIO]

Workers press owner of Buffalo nursing homes for hazard pay 2020-05-19 [Buffalo News]

Models who say they were misclassified as contractors win class certification 2020-05-13 [Reuters]

Metropolitan Opera Stage Manager & Stage Director Start Petition to Support Performing Arts Industry Workers For more info 2020-05-11 [OperaWire]

Remote school a stopgap for NY students, not a solution 2020-05-11 [Syracuse]

New York doesn't count nursing home workers infected by Covid-19 2020-05-08 [Buffalo News]

Newly formed Union of Musicians calls for extension of CARES Act benefits

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]