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Today's news - Massachusetts

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]

National Grid lockout, Lowell picket, enter second day (SLIDESHOW) 2018-06-27 [Lowell Sun]

Workers Are Planning a Massive Picket at 7 Marriott Hotels this Week 2018-06-27 [Boston Mag]

National Grid locks out more than 1,000 union workers in contract stalemate 2018-06-26 [Boston Herald]

National Grid workers locked out in Amesbury, Haverhill 2018-06-26 [Daily News]

1,100 Boston National Grid workers locked out of work after contract expires 2018-06-25 [WCVB]

Whittier workers vote yes on union 2018-06-22 [Boston Globe]

Sudden Whittier Street Health Center staff cuts raise concerns 2018-06-16 [Boston Herald]

Union: Boston health workers fired amid organizing bid 2018-06-15 [Sentinel&Enterprise]

Tipped workers make case for higher sub-minimum wage 2018-06-14 [Lowell Sun]

City, unions tangle over Clarendon Hill Public Housing Project 2018-05-23 [Somerville Times]

Harvard Labor of Love: The Five-Year Road to Grad Student Unionization 2018-05-23 [Harvard Crimson]

Fall River Philips workers set to rally to save plant 2018-05-12 [Boston Herald]

Want to see where immigration policy changes put workers at risk? Go to Harvard 2018-05-10 [PRI]

Coalition calls on city to support good jobs, affordable housing, contracts 2018-05-02 [Somerville Times]

Harvard agrees to negotiate a contract with graduate-student union 2018-05-02 [Boston Globe]

Attorney General Leads Multi-State Effort To Curb Worker Misclassification 2018-05-02 [Framingham Source]

Polls: Pro-Union Voters Twice as Likely to Disapprove of Harvard’s Handling of Sexual Harassment 2018-05-01 [Harvard Crimson]

University, Union Decline to Object to Union Election 2018-05-01 [Harvard Crimson]

Grad Employees Organize at March Against Injustice 2018-04-28 [The Heights]

Somerville Stands Together Rally 2018-04-27 [Somerville Times]

Exhibit to celebrate workers at Library: “May Day” through May 2018-04-27 [My South Borough]

White-dominated construction unions want more diversity 2018-04-24 [Boston Globe]

Save our jobs: Philips union boss begs Trump for help 2018-04-24 [Boston Herald]

New opposition group: Sales tax cut will force layoffs, service cuts 2018-04-23 [Milford Daily News]

*Super Pumped and Really Excited*: After Day of Nerves, Union Organizers Thrill to New Era 2018-04-23 [Harvard Crimson]

UAW Northeastern grad students demand election agreement 2018-04-23 [Huntington News]

Harvard Rep Declines to Say Whether School Will Bargain With New Union 2018-04-23 [Harvard Crimson]

Harvard grad students vote to unionize with UAW 2018-04-22 [WWLP]

Philips Lighting to lay off 160 workers in Fall River as production moves to Mexico 2018-04-21 [masslive.com]

In Historic Move, Harvard Teaching and Research Assistants Vote to Unionize 2018-04-21 [Harvard Crimson]

UAW wins election at Harvard; student workers organize 2018-04-21 [The Free Press]

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]