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Today's news - Kansas

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]

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

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]