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Statue unveiled to honor Latino workers who helped rebuild city after Katrina 2018-11-11 [WWL]

International High School of New Orleans must recognize union, court rules 2018-09-27 [NOLA]

Kennedy wants unclaimed retirement funds sent to states 2018-09-23 [Albany Times Union]

New Orleans woman among leaders in McDonald's strike against sexual harassment 2018-09-13 [The Times-Picayune]

GOP Louisiana lawmakers expand inmate labor use for construction 2018-06-10 [Albany Times Union]

Teamsters planning strike authorization vote in UPS negotiations 2018-05-12 [LA Biz 1st]

Louisiana GOP Proposes Pension Reform Bill: Would raise retirement age and add defined contribution element to state pension plans 2018-04-04 [AI-CIO]

Reshaped pension proposed for future state workers 2018-03-11 [News&Observer]

Teacher handcuffed, arrested after questioning school superintendent's pay 2018-01-10 [ABC]

WATCH: Teacher Handcuffed, Arrested After Asking About Pay Inequity 2018-01-10 [Crooks and Liars]

Teacher arrested for questioning superintendent's payraise 2018-01-10 [California Educator]

Teacher handcuffed after speaking out about pay at Vermillion schools meeting 2018-01-09 [CBS]

Teacher arrested for speaking against supt. contract and raise 2018-01-09 [Educate LA]

No Strings Attached: How Louisiana helps industries cut jobs 2017-12-17 [Advocate]

How New Orleans hospitality workers are organizing their industry: Organized labor seeks a foothold in the city's most important economic driver 2017-12-12 [Gambit]

Mass celebrated to honor 1887 Thibodaux Massacre victims 2017-11-24 [The Times-Union]

New Orleans restaurant workers band together to fight sexual harassment 2017-11-22 [NOLA Times-Picayune]

Increased Focus on Misclassification of Workers as Independent Contractors Will Continue 2017-11-17 [Staffing Today]

Task Force Says GAME ON in Fight to Stop Misclassifying Workers 2017-10-27 [WorkersComp]

Multiple workers injured in explosion at oil rig 2017-10-16 [SFGate]

Hospitality workers union gains a foothold at New Orleans' largest hotel 2017-10-09 [The Advocate]

Dispersant used in BP oil spill sickened workers, new federal study confirms 2017-09-23 [Times-Picayune]

Service industry workers rally Sept. 16 for better wages, fair scheduling 2017-09-17 [Gambit]

Trump’s plan to help blue-collar workers would be a disaster for the black working class of New Orleans 2017-08-21 [Washington Post]

New Orleans labor coalition asks candidates to back $15 minimum wage 2017-07-24 [NO Advocate]

State workers to get raises, redesigned pay scales 2017-07-02 [Times-Picayune]

Working women in New Orleans protest for equal pay 2017-06-01 [WDSU]

AFSCME Strong Works at Louisiana State Penitentiary 2017-04-20 [AFSCME]

Director of Workers’ Comp Admin Outlines Plan to Fight Payroll Fraud 2017-02-21 [Construction Citizen]

New Orleans takes steps to require equal pay for women in city jobs 2017-02-10 [Times-Picayune ]

NLRB rules that Lusher and International High School can be unionized 2017-02-05 [NO Advocate]

'NLRB Ruling A Victory For Education' 2017-02-03 [WIN]

NLRB rules that two charter schools in New Orleans can be unionized 2017-02-02 [The Lens]

Landrieu signs executive order addressing equal pay for female city employees 2017-01-28 [4WWL]

The New Orleans museum looking back at slavery to help America move forward 2017-01-19 [Equal Times]

Workers on some New Orleans city contracts still waiting for their raise mandated in 2015 2016-10-16 [NO Advocate]

Police union uses GoFundMe for officers' flood relief 2016-09-21 [Workers Independent News]

Baton Rouge: Union hall serves as emergency shelter for volunteers 2016-09-01 [WAFB]

Working People Help Out Flood Victims. You Can, Too 2016-08-20 [AFL-CIO]

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Shootings in Baton Rouge 2016-07-20 [AFL-CIO]

Working Families Respond to Baton Rouge Shooting 2016-07-20 [AFL-CIO]

Another Court of Appeals Upholds NLRB’s ‘Micro-Unit’ Policy for Union Elections 2016-06-21 [Natl Law Rev]

Morris Jeff Community School board to vote on union contract 2016-06-17 [NOLA]

Worker Drowns At Louisiana Waste Plant 2016-06-15 [Water Online]

International High, like Lusher, fights union by appealing to NLRB 2016-06-08 [The Lens]

Teachers and aides approve union at International High School 2016-05-28 [Lens]

Union loses tough election in New Orleans charter school 2016-05-24 [Uptown Messenger]

Will union’s unexpected defeat at Lusher School prove to be an exception or the rule? Time will tell 2016-05-22 [Advocate]

International High School teachers will vote on joining union next week 2016-05-20 [The Lens]

Lusher teachers reject union for collective bargaining 2016-05-18 [Times-Picayune]

This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

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

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [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]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

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

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [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]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [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 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]

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

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

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

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [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]

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

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [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]