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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]

61 workers will lose jobs at Robbins rubber-mixing plant in Muscle Shoals by early 2015 2014-12-12 [AL.com]

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]