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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]

Union foes press Lusher teachers ahead of Tuesday vote 2016-05-17 [Times-Picayune]

Board member resigns at Lusher; International High School administrators challenge union election 2016-05-14 [N.O. Advocate]

Union election is a go at Lusher Charter School, national labor board official rules 2016-05-11 [Advocate]

Labor board says Lusher teachers will vote next week on joining union 2016-05-11 [The Lens]

This month in labour history

3-06-2016 A federal judge ruled that women's soccer players could not go on strike, despite their collective bargaining agreement (which included a no-strike clause) having expired. The women were in dispute over pay discrimination. [more]

3-06-1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is founded in New York City. [more]

4-06-1912 Massachusetts becomes the first US state to establish a minimum wage [more]

4-06-2012 When National Football League referees failed to agree to a new contract, which included big pension cuts, the NFL locked them out and began hiring scabs to replace them. Bosses came up with a revised offer which was agreed on 26 September. [more]

9-06-1865 Helen Marot, campaigner for working women, is born. [more]

11-06-1913 Police shoot at maritime workers on strike at United Fruit Co. in New Orleans, killing one. [more]

12-06-1904 Defying AFL's Samuel Gompers, 50,000 members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen walk off their jobs. [more]

16-06-1918 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene Debs makes his famous speech against capitalism in Canton, OH, which will land him in jail. [more]

19-06-1912 The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees [more]

20-06-1947 President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later. [more]

23-06-1999 Workers at Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in North Carolina vote for union recognition after a 25 year struggle [more]

26-06-1894 American Railway Union members begin to refuse to run trains including Pullman cars, until the strike at Pullmans is settled [more]

27-06-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World, later popularly known as the Wobblies, is founded in Chicago with the aim of uniting all workers in One Big Union [more]

29-06-1894 Over 125,000 workers on two dozen railroads have joined the boycott of Pullman cars [more]

30-06-1918 Socialist anf labor leader Eugene Debs is arrested under the Espionage Act for making an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio [more]