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Agreement is reached between Topeka's Goodyear and United Steel Workers 2017-07-30 [WIBW]

Union contract for Century ll workers rejected by city council 2017-06-21 [KSN]

What's The Matter With Brownback? For more info 2017-06-15 [Diane Ravitch]

Gov. Brownback's tax experiment comes to end, as legislature overturns veto 2017-06-08 [Daily Kos]

Since the Brownback tax cuts were implemented, job growth has slowed down, gross domestic product is down and public infrastructure is in disrepair 2017-06-02 [AFSCME]

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed 2017-02-26 [ABC]

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed 2017-02-25 [Albany Times Union]

More than 100 Fight for $15 protesters arrested in Kansas City sit-in 2016-12-01 [The Star]

Intervierw with Bank of Labor VP, Fred Myers on infrastructure spending and union workers 2016-11-14 [Workers Independent News]

Union alleges state hospital workers unfairly denied 'exceptional' ratings 2016-09-20 [The Daily News]

Roofing company accused of forced labor, kickbacks 2016-06-15 [Albany Times Union]

Senate passes bill requiring teacher union elections: Legislation calls for teachers to vote every three years on representation 2016-03-24 [CJOnline]

House measure sacks state's asbestos-worker certification 2016-02-02 [Topeka Capital-Journal]

United Way of Greater Topeka honors local Labor Unions 2015-09-04 [WIBW]

Labor judge vetting a hub of self-serving secrecy 2015-08-27 [Topeka Capital-Journal]

Talks between teachers, district deadlocked 2015-07-22 [Garden City Telegram]

Kansas National Education Association asks court to reinstate lawsuit against the state for ending teacher tenure 2015-07-09 [Topeka Capital-Journal]

Work-related fatalities dropped: Sharper drop than in recent years 2015-06-14 [CJOnline]

Kansas court dismisses teachers' tenure lawsuit 2015-06-09 [Topeka Capital-Journal]

Union head planning legal action if state furloughs workers 2015-06-07 [KMBZ]

American Red Cross Workers Choose Teamsters Union 2015-05-28 [PR Newswire]

Lawmakers move to restrict bargaining, civil service 2015-03-19 [Times Union]

Public unions oppose collective bargaining bill 2015-03-12 [News&Observer]

Labor unions troubled by Brownback’s policy changes 2015-02-16 [LJWorld]

Workers Compensation Law Update 2015-01-28 [WorkersComp]

Low-wage workers march for a better life 2014-12-21 [Kansas City Star]

Union official: Topeka Correctional Facility violates work agreement with OT, training; KDOC orders training reforms, retains forced overtime 2014-12-01 [Topeka Capital-Journal]

Textron and Machinists will start talking again Wednesday 2014-10-15 [Wichita Eagle]

Machinists union: Contract negotiations fall apart with Textron Aviation 2014-10-13 [Aviation]

Labor workers concerned about the state of unions 2014-08-31 [KSN]

Kansas fights labor rule for home health workers 2014-08-22 [AP]

Teachers union challenges anti-tenure law 2014-08-12 [KWCH]

Machinists union sues Spirit AeroSystems 2014-08-09 [Bloomberg]

Gov Brownback Expels Teachers From Election Rally 2014-07-18 [Daily Kos]

Tax cuts have cost the state money — and job creation’s been terrible 2014-06-29 [Washington Post]

Education unions fight back 2014-06-21 [Talking Union]

KNEA officials announce pending lawsuit 2014-06-20 [KSN]

Unions ask Spirit to address work rumors about sale, security guards 2014-06-19 [Wichita Eagle]

SPEEA says Spirit AeroSystems needs to answer rumors 2014-06-13 [KAKE]

Law Diminishing Kansas Labor Protections Challenged by State NEA Teachers 2014-06-10 [Education Week]

Schools reserve right to fire professors for using social media 2014-05-27 [Think Progress]

KS teachers: ALEC Takes over the state. A story in pictures & video 2014-05-22 [Daily Kos]

State Eliminates Due Process for Teachers, Expands School Privatization For more info 2014-04-09 [Diane Ravitch]

State AFT, Wichita Teachers’ Statement on School Funding Legislation 2014-04-08 [AFT]

Koch Industries Fires Kansas Teachers 2014-04-08 [Daily Kos]

Shame on labor protesters for not being more clever 2014-03-20 [Waging Nonviolence]

OSHA, Union Sign Safety Agreement 2014-01-31 [OH&S]

Unions expect difficult legislative session in 2014: Pointed to 'anti-worker' bills in past year 2013-12-15 [CJOnline]

Hospital nurses reject labor contract 2013-11-09 [KCTV]

Goodyear, union reach tentative local labor agreement 2013-10-28 [CJOnline]

This month in labour history

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]