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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]

Documentary Uncovers The Lost History Of Farmworker Activist Maria Moreno 2018-10-26 [TX Standard]

Houston firefighters take battle over pay to voters 2018-10-14 [WETM]

A year after Hurricane Harvey, some cleanup workers are still unpaid 2018-09-19 [The Guardian]

Labor Day surprise: Union membership grows by 81,000 in pro-business Texas 2018-09-05 [Dallas News]

Labor Day surprise: Union membership grows by 81,000 in pro-business Texas 2018-09-01 [Dallas News]

Texas Millennials Move the Needle 2018-08-21 [Dissent]

Union to meet with Smith’s over worker’s pay 2018-07-28 [The Monitor]

Don't Mess with Working People in Texas: Worker Wins 2018-07-04 [AFL-CIO]

Report details workers plights 2018-06-23 [Monitor]

AT&T Layoff Suit By CWA Nixed By Arbitration Clause 2018-06-13 [Law360]

4.3 million Texan workers don’t get paid sick leave, report finds 2018-06-06 [Chron]

Exxon bars workers from joining shareholders’ meeting 2018-06-01 [IndustriALL]

Sara Stevenson: A Tribute to the Two Substitute Teachers Who Were Murdered in Santa Fe, Texas 2018-05-21 [Diane Ravitch]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]