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Tennessee Poisoned Kingston disaster workers still searching for justice a decade later [Knox News] 2018-11-14

Kentucky Kentucky’s main pension fund for state workers was already frail. It just got weaker [Lexington Herald-Leader] 2018-11-09

Georgia More than 100 years ago, black domestic workers in Georgia rose up for better pay. Now they’re getting out the vote for Stacey Abrams [NYTimes] 2018-11-06

Strikes and Picket Lines, Explained [Teen Vogue] 2018-11-05

7,500 workers strike at 23 Marriott hotels [NY Times] 2018-11-01

Trump White House quietly deletes rule that would have required union-busters to file disclosures [nwLaborPress] 2018-11-01

Our fellow FL workers desperately need our help after Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc across the Florida Panhandle [FL Workers Relief Fund] 2018-10-30

Trump’s NLRB Just Quietly Ruled to Make Union Pickets Illegal [TruthOut] 2018-10-28

Nearly 8,000 workers are striking at Marriott hotels. This is what you should know [LATimes] 2018-10-27

California 15,000 strike at University of California hospitals [Medical Press] 2018-10-24

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The Backlash to the GOP’s Union-Bashing Has Begun in Earnest 2018-11-14 [TNR]

Florida Florida Approves 13.8% Workers’ Comp Rate Decrease 2018-11-14 [Insurance Jrnl]

Tennessee Poisoned Kingston disaster workers still searching for justice a decade later 2018-11-14 [Knox News]

Ohio RTW gets a first hearing at the Ohio Statehouse, but that's probably it 2018-11-14 [Enquirer]

Steelworkers approve 4-year labor pact with U.S. Steel 2018-11-14 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

UPS Freight averts worker strike with new 5-year contract 2018-11-14 [UPI]

Illinois Local 150 union workers set to protest Algonquin Township highway commissioner 2018-11-14 [NWHerald]

NHL, retired players reach tentative settlement in concussion lawsuit 2018-11-13 [CBC]

Michigan Ex-Detroit Lion Barney accuses pizza chain of discrimination 2018-11-13 [Albany Times Union]

Kentucky In Kentucky, deregulation and worker safety collide 2018-11-13 [Ctr Pub Integrity]

Massachusetts Two Sessions In, Grad Union Says Bargaining With Harvard Will Be Uphill Battle 2018-11-13 [Harvard Crimson]

Maine Shaw's Maine drivers win pay hike in first Teamsters-negotiated contract 2018-11-13 [Maine Biz]

AFL-CIO president: How working people defined the midterm election 2018-11-13 [Yahoo!]

District of Columbia Georgetown Grad Assistants Form Union 2018-11-13 [Inside Higher Ed]

UPS Averts Freight Strike as Teamsters Ratify New Contract 2018-11-13 [WSJ]

California How AFSCME’s strike impacted Univ CA classes 2018-11-13 [CA Aggie]

California Kroger ratifies contract with UFCW Local 1059, affects Mansfield workers 2018-11-13 [Richland Source]

New York BlueCross BlueShield renews labor contract with OPEIU 2018-11-13 [Biz Jrnl]

California San Diego hotel workers end 35-day strike with new contract 2018-11-13 [San Diego Union-Tribune]

UPS Freight workers approve new labor contract, avoiding strike 2018-11-13 [AJC]

Americans want better healthcare for all 2018-11-12 [PSI]

A Poison-Detecting Watch for Gas and Oil Workers 2018-11-12 [Popular Mechanics]

Hawaii Honeymooners sue over Hawaii hotel workers strike 2018-11-12 [WAFB]

Washington Seattle nightclub workers undertake unique training for active shooters 2018-11-12 [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]

Hotels See Panic Buttons as a #MeToo Solution for Workers. Guest Bans? Not So Fast 2018-11-12 [NYTimes]

Amazon Is Well-Stocked on Seasonal Workers 2018-11-12 [Motley Fool]

Georgia It hasn't benefited us a dime: Georgia steelworkers verdict on Trump tariffs 2018-11-12 [Guardian]

New York Burke teachers file complaint against school over benefits 2018-11-11 [Times Herald-Record]

Pennsylvania Mt. Pleasant Area teachers to urge school board to support contract recommendations 2018-11-11 [Trib Live]

Arkansas As teacher contract dispute continues, Anchorage School District and teachers union schedule third round of mediation 2018-11-11 [AK Public Media]

Massachusetts St. Luke’s hospital hires ‘union avoidance’ group 2018-11-11 [South Coast Today]

Pennsylvania Happy Hour Battle Cry: Unionization at Univ Pitt-Greensburg 2018-11-11 [Insider]

West Virginia Coca-Cola Consolidated workers shut down WV distribution 2018-11-11 [WTRF]

Louisiana Statue unveiled to honor Latino workers who helped rebuild city after Katrina 2018-11-11 [WWL]

California San Jose Marriott workers reach agreement to end strike 2018-11-11 [Mercury News]

Benefits and bonuses are not making up for slow wage growth 2018-11-11 [CNBC]

Tech workers seeking an edge on peers turn to all-meat ‘carnivore diet’ 2018-11-11 [SFChronicle]

California Software Startup Accused of Union-Busting Will Pay Ex-Employees 2018-11-11 [Bloomberg]

California These pictures of union members battling wildfires show true heros in action 2018-11-11 [Labor411]

Election Roundup: A Mixed Bag, But Good Riddance to Scott Walker 2018-11-10 [Labour Notes]

West Virginia Coca-Cola distributor provokes statewide shutdown 2018-11-10 [WV News]

Vermont What Paraeducators and School Bus Drivers Learned When They Almost Went on Strike 2018-11-10 [Labour Notes]

New York With No Contract Campaign, New York Teachers Wasted the Moment 2018-11-10 [Labor Notes]

Massachusetts Hospitals Torch Safe Staffing Limits in Massachusetts 2018-11-10 [Labor Notes]

Unions Poised for Wave of Labor-Friendly Legislation 2018-11-10 [Bloomberg]

Trump May Soon Deal Yet Another Blow to Union Rights 2018-11-10 [The Nation]

Tennessee Coal Ash Kills Workers. Trump Kills Coal Ash Regulations 2018-11-10 [TNR]

Election Roundup: A Mixed Bag, But Good Riddance to WI Gov Union-busting Scott Walker 2018-11-10 [Labor Notes]

Spirit of the teacher walkouts lived on in the midterms 2018-11-10 [New Yorker]

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This month in labour history

1-11-1962 Strike at New York Daily News by the Newspaper Guild precedes a larger strike at multiple newspapers [more]

1-11-1918 Scab driver crashes a NYC subway train during labour dispute: 97 die, 255 injured. [more]

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

3-11-1921 Striking milk truck drivers in New York City dump thousands of gallons of milk on the streets. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

9-11-1935 The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed, breaking away from the American Federation of Labor. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

11-11-1831 Slave rebellion leader Nat Turner is hanged for his role leading a slave revolt 3 months earlier in Virginia. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

13-11-1974 Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers union activist Karen Silkwood dies in suspicious car crash while driving documents to a reporter. [more]

14-11-1938 Foundation of the National Federation of Telephone Workers (later Communications Workers of America) in New Orleans. [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

20-11-1896 Rose Pesotta born. Anarchist labour activist & only woman on board of Intl Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile workers strike. [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]