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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]