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Thousands of workers say their employers left them high and dry--without a paycheck 2018-10-11 [ABC]

Indiana mail carriers rally outside Susan Brooks' Carmel office to oppose privatization 2018-10-10 [IndyStar]

USMCA: lawmakers, union groups want more 2018-10-04 [ABC]

NW IN steel workers eye strike authorization vote 2018-09-09 [Post-Tribune]

Indiana Chamber of Commerce to Hold Secret Anti-Union Event 2018-08-23 [USNews]

Indiana Chamber of Commerce sets October 'union-free' seminar 2018-08-23 [Jrnl Gazette]

AT&T workers rally in Indianapolis against broken promises since federal tax cut 2018-08-09 [IndyStar]

“The Mexicans shut this motherfucker down” 2018-08-04 [Rank and File]

Workers Walk Out When Two are Wrongly Let Go 2018-08-04 [Daily Kos]

Watch this video of workers recognizing how much power they have at UPS For more info 2018-08-04 [Fast Co]

Union Electric Steel workers in Valpo end strike after getting raises 2018-07-10 [NWI]

Report finds affordable apartments out of reach for many area workers 2018-06-14 [Indianapolis Biz Jrnl]

Union Electric Steel workers in Valpo go on strike 2018-06-11 [nwiTimes]

June 16 is Eugene V. Debs Day in Terre Haute 2018-06-10 [Tribune Star]

AT&T workers strike across the Midwest, including in South Bend 2018-06-05 [South Bend Tribune]

Honeywell plans to cut healthcare for 4,700 retirees 2018-04-29 [South Bend Tribune]

BUILD program works to prepare a new generation of skilled trades workers 2018-04-29 [News-Sentinel]

Union accuses Albanese gummi bear maker of disrupting unionizing push 2018-04-27 [WANE]

Local labor asks county to lay groundwork for worker organization 2018-03-31 [Kokomo Perspective]

Jeffboat to close its doors, union officials confirm 2018-03-26 [WorkBoat]

Homer-Center teachers union, school board agree to new contract 2018-03-17 [IN Gazette]

The Trump Tax Law Will Hurt Hoosiers, Say Lawmakers, Union Leader 2018-03-03 [WIBC]

Pres. Trump promised to save Carrier plant jobs, but did he? 2018-02-06 [ABC]

Workers will receive dueling messages during Trump's State of the Union speech 2018-01-30 [The Star]

Union Membership Falls 12.5 Percent 2018-01-26 [Lexology]

Carrier Employees, Soon to Be Laid Off, Feel Betrayed by Donald Trump 2018-01-13 [NewYorker]

Ex-Union Boss Calls Trump A 'Con Man' And 'Liar' As Carrier Lays Off 215 More Workers 2018-01-12 [Huffington Post]

Ex-Union Boss Calls Trump A Con Man And Liar As Carrier Lays Off 215 More Workers 2018-01-12 [Huff Post]

More layoffs at Indiana factory Trump made deal to keep open 2018-01-12 [Reuters]

Carrier plant to lay off 215 workers on Thursday 2018-01-11 [IndyStar]

Local labor unions support kindergarten classrooms 2018-01-10 [The Tribune]

Trump NLRB drops lockout complaint against Honeywell 2018-01-06 [WNDU]

Looking at Blue-Collar Factory Jobs in the Rearview Mirror 2017-12-29 [NYTimes]

Layoffs begin at Carrier plant where Trump promised to save jobs 2017-12-20 [AP]

Teachers union backs state takeover of Muncie Community School 2017-12-10 [Star Press]

Muncie teachers ratify new labor contract 2017-12-02 [Star Press]

'We feel betrayed': Former union boss calls out Donald Trump over Carrier promises in op-ed 2017-11-30 [The Star]

NW IN students learn first hand about careers in the union trades 2017-11-30 [NWI]

A year ago, Trump promised Carrier workers help. We’re still waiting 2017-11-30 [Wash Post]

A year ago, Trump promised Carrier workers help. We’re still waiting. 2017-11-29 [Washington Post]

A year ago, Trump promised Carrier workers help. We’re still waiting. 2017-11-29 [The Post]

Manufacturers seek incentives to find more workers 2017-11-26 [Seattle Times]

Region union leaders vow to fight for workers despite adversarial climate 2017-11-23 [NWI]

Rail car workers consider strike 2017-11-15 [The Tribune]

Indianapolis airport workers seek minimum wage hike — enough to live on 2017-10-21 [IndyStar]

State Labor Union Leader: Trump Lied His Ass Off About Saving Industrial Jobs 2017-09-30 [PJMedia]

What is suppressing Hoosier women's pay? Economic blame game, few union members 2017-09-26 [Greensburg Daily News]

NO Central IN AFL-CIO Lecture connects immigration, labor reform 2017-09-11 [Observer]

Labor Leaders Rally In Bloomington To Keep Jobs In Indiana 2017-08-24 [WTIU]

Sanders tells supporters US needs an economy for all 2017-08-22 [Albany Times Union]

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]