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Former Waste Management worker claims he was fired as retaliation for union activities 2018-04-03 [KSHB]

Working at Kansas Ranch ‘Like Slavery,’ Immigrants Say 2018-03-18 [VoA]

Procter & Gamble Closing Plant, Affecting 280 Workers 2018-02-08 [USNews]

Union members protesting postal service cuts 2017-12-24 [KAKE]

Sysco drivers strike for better pay and better working conditions 2017-11-16 [Fox]

Fran works 6 days a week in fast food, and yet she's homeless 2017-08-22 [Guardian ]

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]

This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]