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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]