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Talladega prison employees unpaid during partial government shutdown 2019-01-06 [ABC]

Union ends 11-day strike without contract with Coca-Cola For more info 2018-08-22 [AL]

Hyundai union: Alabama plant could be first shut down under tariff plan 2018-07-13 [WTVY]

Hyundai union: Alabama plant could be first shut down under tariff plan 2018-07-12 [AL]

A Steelworkers Union On Trump's Tariffs 2018-06-11 [APR]

ULA, machinists workers union agree on new contract 2018-05-21 [Spaceflight Insider]

Workers walk out on strike against Colorado-based rocket company 2018-05-08 [Denver Post]

Workers on strike against rocket company 2018-05-08 [AP]

Phillip Tutor: Why Alabama teachers are not going on strike 2018-04-20 [Anniston Star]

Fast-food workers challenge federal minimum wage ruling 2018-04-16 [WHNT]

Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs 2018-01-17 [Bloomberg]

Unions see Doug Jones's win as a victory for organized labor 2017-12-16 [Guardian]

Working People Propel Doug Jones to Historic Alabama Senate Victory 2017-12-13 [AFL-CIO]

Vote for unionizing Auburn’s GE Aviation off following request withdrawal 2017-04-12 [OANOW]

Alabama immigration: crops rot as workers vanish to avoid crackdown 2017-03-24 [The Guardian]

One Of The Most Conservative States Could Soon Offer Equal Pay 2017-01-23 [Huffington Post]

Birmingham police refuse to arrest Fight For $15 protesters 2016-12-01 [WIN]

Mercedes workers can distribute union literature at Ala. plant, U.S. court rules 2016-10-05 [Automotive News]

Hundreds of Hyundai employees to be screened for tuberculosis 2016-08-30 [WSFA 12]

Walter Energy defeats union bid to save contracts and benefits 2016-05-20 [Reuters]

Prison Labor Strike in Alabama: “We Will No Longer Contribute to Our Own Oppression” 2016-05-08 [CounterPunch]

Prison Labor Strike: We Will No Longer Contribute to Our Own Oppression 2016-05-06 [Solitary Watch]

Workers Sue Over State Wage Law, Citing Civil Rights 2016-04-30 [WSJ]

Republican governor guts state services, gives his staff 80% pay raises for doing it 2016-03-21 [Daily Kos]

Airbus, unionized in Europe, wants no such thing in Mobile 2016-03-20 [Seattle Times]

Seafood company to pay back wages to migrant workers 2016-03-18 [Albany Times Union]

Republican introduces bill to eliminate overtime pay 2016-01-11 [Warm Southern Breeze]

Coal Co. Walter Energy Can Cancel Labor Contract, Retiree Benefits: Federal Bankruptcy Judge For more info 2015-12-30 [IBT]

Judge grants Walter Energy's request to stop paying retiree benefits 2015-12-29 [Tuscaloosa News]

Company Settles Complaint Over Indian Workers After Katrina 2015-12-19 [AP]

Food drive & concert for laid off workers 2015-12-05 [ABC]

Vote Is Rare Win in the South for the U.A.W. 2015-09-25 [NYTimes]

Workers at auto parts plant in Alabama join UAW 2015-09-24 [NY Times]

Workers at Auto-Components Plant Vote for Union: Commercial Vehicle Group employees cite wage caps, health-care costs as reasons to join United Auto Workers 2015-09-24 [Wall Street Journal]

At Southern Factory, Workers Try Again To Unionize 2015-09-23 [NPR]

Airbus Draws Union Interest as It Opens First U.S. Factory 2015-09-15 [Reuters]

Piedmont workers plan union vote 2015-09-09 [Anniston Star]

Birmingham's civil rights movement was strengthened by organized labor 2015-09-06 [AL]

Boeing's Biggest Union Kicks Off Effort to Organize Airbus in Mobile, Ala. 2015-07-22 [The Street]

Machinists Union opens field office to organize Airbus, suppliers in Alabama 2015-07-22 [Assembly Magazine]

Hyundai hit with petition citing unsafe conditions at Alabama suppliers 2015-06-26 [OC Register]

It's Not Just About Jobs, Hyundai, It's About Quality Jobs 2015-06-22 [AFL-CIO]

NLRB approves union at Golden Dragon plant 2015-06-03 [Montgomery Advertiser]

NLRB Certifies USW representation for workers at Golden Dragon Copper 2015-05-30 [USW]

Hyundai supplier disputes safety allegations, blames union 2015-04-19 [ABC]

Hyundai Supplier Hit with Federal Restraining Order over Firing, Harassing Safety Whistle-Blowers 2015-04-18 [AFL-CIO]

Best Spot News Story--Alabama Public Radio 'UAW versus Mercedes Benz 2015-03-31 [APR]

Resolution from 1963 NYC firefighters presented Thursday in Birmingham 2015-02-13 [FOX]

State speaker accuses US labor board of organizing unions 2015-01-17 [Beaumont Enterprise]

UAW versus Mercedes Benz 2014-12-30 [APR]

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]