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Fighting Coronavirus, Houston Is The Largest U.S. City Without Paid Sick Leave Law 2020-03-16 [Houston Pub Media]

Texas AFT urges state to disperse funding for COVID-19, and local unions urge comprehensive planning for their districts to address the virus 2020-03-11 [Kilgore News Herald]

AT&T, union reach agreement to avert strike in Texas and nearby states 2020-02-23 [Dallas Morning News]

Union Protests Outside Cuellar's San Antonio Office Over His Vote Against Pro-Labor Bill 2020-02-14 [San Antonio Current]

Texas union membership falls to lowest rate on record 2020-02-10 [Chron]

Exxon Baytown refinery union workers reject contract offer 2020-02-03 [Yahoo!]

Exxon Baytown refinery union workers reject contract offer: sources 2020-02-03 [Reuters]

As strike against Asarco enters fourth month, workers remain determined 2020-01-29 [Sentinel]

ASARCO union: 'Not discouraged' after 100 days of striking 2020-01-24 [ABC]

Houston Restaurants Turn To Immigrants Amidst Worker Shortage 2020-01-14 [Houston Public Media]

103 Years Later: Emma Tenayuca's Push For Labor Rights Still Resonates In San Antonio 2019-12-22 [TX Pub Radio]

The American Federation of Government Employees Sends Open Letter to Senator John Cornyn 2019-11-30 [Commerce Gazette]

Minimum wage workers win big union victory in anti-union Texas 2019-10-22 [Raw Story]

Houston Mayor Turner issues order boosting Houston airport worker wages to $12 an hour 2019-10-10 [Houston Chronicle]

Nurses at El Paso’s Hospitals of Providence East Campus declare victory in organizing campaign 2019-10-04 [National Nurses Union]

What the UAW strike looks like from deep in the heart of anti-union Texas 2019-09-25 [TX Observer]

American Airlines demands mechanics unionpay for 'enormous' financial losses from flight delays, cancellations 2019-08-14 [Dallas News]

Medical workers ask El Paso hospital not to host Trump 2019-08-08 [The Hill]

Texas AFL-CIO on El Paso Shootings, White Supremacy 2019-08-05 [Workday MN]

100 union catering workers are planning to get arrested while protesting American Airlines 2019-08-03 [The News]

A rule requiring paid sick leave for workers takes effect Thursday in Dallas. Activists are watching 2019-08-02 [TX Tribune]

Efforts continue to create labor union at the Port of Brownsville 2019-07-19 [KVEO]

Rental Market Leaves Many Minimum Wage Workers Without Affordable Options 2019-07-18 [KERA]

Houston airport worker directly urges Houston City Council to support $15 and a union 2019-07-05 [SEIU]

NNU nurses condemn abusive and unhealthful conditions for migrant children in federal custody 2019-06-28 [National Nurses United]

Firefighters stricken with cancer struggle for workers' comp; new law may help 2019-06-07 [ABC]

Lockout continues at Dow Texas chemical plant 2019-05-22 [IndustriALL]

Paid sick leave ordinances stand in Texas, as bill to outlaw them crumbles 2019-05-21 [San Antonio Express-News]

American Airlines asks court to block disruptive 'slowdown' by mechanics unions 2019-05-21 [Reuters]

 VIDEO Challenge To Hoffa's Support For Trump's Tariffs And Trade War With IBT VP John Palmer For more info 2019-05-19 [LVP]

United Airlines to lay off 100 workers in Houston, outsource jobs 2019-05-18 [Chicago Tribune]

IndustriALL condemns DowDuPont lockout of USW in Texas 2019-05-02 [IndustriALL]

USW Blasts Dow Chemical Co. for Locking Out Texas Workers 2019-04-23 [United Steelworkers]

Dow locks union workers out of Houston-area plant 2019-04-23 [KFGO]

Labor groups to Fort Worth schools: ‘We don’t want any outsourced workers’ 2019-04-23 [Star-Telegram]

The Real Cost of Cheap Groceries 2019-02-08 [Fortune]

Union says time running out for new refinery contract: sources 2019-01-30 [Reuters]

Labor union hosted food drive to help federal workers get back on their feet after the shutdown 2019-01-29 [Daily Texan]

Texas AFL-CIO Citizenship Clinic: The clinic shines a light on the path to citizenship 2019-01-27 [KIIITV]

Union says Shell dragging feet in refinery contract talks 2019-01-26 [Reuters]

TX unions, emboldened by GOP setbacks in midterms, press aggressive agenda 2019-01-18 [Dallas News]

Forbes: Choice Zealots Upset by L.A. Teachers Strike, Plan Texas as Their Next Target for Privatization 2019-01-18 [Diane Ravitch]

Teachers Find Success In Advocacy: Without ability to strike, TX educators must become creative 2018-12-27 [San Marcos Daily Record]

Health Care In Texas Is A Nightmare For Women Restaurant Workers 2018-12-23 [HuffPost]

Workers, parks, NASA to bear brunt of shutdown 2018-12-23 [Houston Chronicle]

Union rallies outside LyondellBasell refinery in Houston over labor talks 2018-12-07 [Reuters]

Sick Leave: A Wage by Any Other Name? Texas 3rd Court of Appeals strikes down Austin’s ordinance 2018-11-22 [Austin Chronicle]

Labor lawsuit says trailer company targeted in massive ICE raid stiffed workers on overtime 2018-11-18 [Dallas News]

Austin Paid Sick Leave Law Axed By Texas Appeals Court 2018-11-17 [Law360]

UPS Vote No Activists Take Over Big Dallas Local 2018-11-15 [Labour Notes]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1860 Some 6,000 shoemakers, later joined by 20,000 other workers, are on strike in Lynn, Massachussets. They get wage increases but not recognition for their union. [more]

7-03-1920 “Hunger march” by the unemployed to the Ford factories in Dearborn, asking for help and hiring. Police shoot at crowd, killing 4 and injuring 60 people. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

15-03-1917 The Supreme Court approves the 8-hour day law as rail workers threaten national strike. [more]

15-03-1948 National strike by bituminous coal miners demanding pensions. [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]