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Teachers union hands out free books at Back to School Fair 2018-09-23 [Boston Herald]

National Grid, union stuck in lockout with gas safety in spotlight 2018-09-21 [Boston Herald]

Gas explosions put spotlight on Natl Grid lockout, safety 2018-09-19 [Boston Globe]

Union workers can pursue class action over unpaid overtime 2018-09-14 [MA Layers Weekly]

Boston Marriott Hotel Workers Vote To Strike, But Have Yet To Walk Out 2018-09-14 [WGBH]

Latest On The Long-Running Labor Lockout At National Grid 2018-09-14 [WGBH]

AG seeks probe of National Grid lockout 2018-09-12 [Boston Herald]

Grad Union Expects to Start Negotiating With Harvard Early This Semester 2018-09-11 [Harvard Crimson]

Union members march in solidarity with hotel workers on September holiday 2018-09-10 [SCN]

As Negotiations Drag On, National Grid Workers Struggle To Make Ends Meet 2018-09-06 [WBUR]

National Grid workers hold rally outside Labor Day breakfast 2018-09-04 [Boston Herald]

Marriott hotel workers block Boston traffic in protest for better wages 2018-09-04 [The Globe]

Unions rallying and marching in Boston to mark Labor Day 2018-09-03 [SFChronicle]

National Grid workers plan to rally outside Mass. Department of Public Utilities 2018-08-30 [WHDH]

Brandeis graduate students reach labor deal with college 2018-08-29 [Boston Herald]

Massachusetts gives workers new protections against noncompete clauses 2018-08-22 [Ars Technica]

Striking sheet metal workers want bigger piece of the building boom 2018-08-10 [The Globe]

T workers claim pay delays 2018-08-09 [Boston Herald]

Construction And Fishing Industries Have Highest Opioid OD Death Rates In MA 2018-08-09 [Common Health]

Study links opioid deaths to workplace injuries 2018-08-09 [Boston Globe]

Boston sheet metal workers go on strike 2018-08-03 [Boston Globe]

National Grid risks public safety in bid to punish workers 2018-07-30 [Morning Star]

Why should we care about the United Steel Workers locked out by National Grid? 2018-07-30 [Morning Star]

National Grid set for Massachusetts lockout protest 2018-07-30 [The Times]

Lawrence nonprofit, SEIU come to terms, avoid strike 2018-07-29 [The Globe]

Ruptured gas line roils Longwood area 2018-07-27 [Boston Herald]

Locked-out workers, National Grid will meet today 2018-07-26 [Boston Herald]

Select board asked to support locked-out National Grid workers 2018-07-26 [The Local]

CLASS workers plan to resume strike on Monday 2018-07-25 [The Eagle-Tribune]

Labor posters on display in Holyoke depict worker struggles around the world 2018-07-24 [MassLive]

National Grid workers' lockout rally 2018-07-24 [Youtube]

Going green is cutting into hotel housekeepers’ livelihoods 2018-07-21 [The Globe]

US: locked out National Grid workers denied healthcare 2018-07-19 [IndustriALL]

Living on scraps 2018-07-16 [digboston]

National Grid Workers Rallying, Picketing Saturday as 1,200 Workers Remain Out of Work 2018-07-15 [NECN]

Somerville joins growing list of cities and towns responding to National Grid Worker Lockout 2018-07-13 [Somerville Times]

Lockout Costs National Grid Workers Wages, Benefits 2018-07-13 [NECN]

New Back Door:National Grid Labor Lockout Takes Detour Through Everett Neighborhood 2018-07-13 [Everett Independent]

Locked-out Natl Grid gas workers keep pressure on at job sites 2018-07-12 [Eagle-Tribune]

Rally for National Grid workers 2018-07-11 [IAFF 718]

Popular local chain pays back wages to 65 employees 2018-07-11 [Boston Herald]

Workers at human services agency expected to strike 2018-07-09 [Eagle-Tribune]

National Grid negotiations break down 2018-07-08 [Daily News]

Beacon Hill looks for ways to help unions after court ruling 2018-07-08 [Boston Herald]

National Grid strips locked-out union workers in Amesbury and Haverhill of health benefits: Their health becomes a bargaining chip 2018-07-07 [Boston Herald]

National Grid union workers lose health insurance amid contract dispute 2018-07-07 [Mass Live]

Female flutist sues Boston Symphony Orchestra for equal pay 2018-07-07 [The Hill]

Fueled By Casino Construction, Campaign Encourages Women To Join Building Trades 2018-07-06 [NPR]

National Grid locks out gas workers 2018-06-28 [Boston Globe]

National Grid lockout leads to Lowell picket 2018-06-28 [Lowell Sun]

This month in labour history

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]