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NHEC workers go on strike 2018-05-08 [WMUR]

N.H. Electric Co-op Workers Go on Strike§ 2018-05-08 [Valley News]

N.H. Union Members Invoke Spirit of MLK While Advocating for Employee Contract 50 Years After Assassination 2018-04-05 [Valley News]

Union advocates remember MLK, push for contracts for state workers 2018-04-05 [Concord Monitor]

On Anniversary of MLK’s Death, Faith and Labor Leaders Rally for Workers' Rights 2018-04-04 [NHPR]

Businesses decry bill requiring 14 days notice for work schedules 2018-02-07 [NH Union Leader]

Nashua Teachers' Union rejects proposal to extend school day by 14 minutes 2018-02-03 [The Union-Leader]

Attack On Voting Rights To Come Up For Vote In NH Senate Next Week 2018-01-01 [NH Labor]

MacKenzie adds to union support with CWA endorsement 2017-12-21 [WMUR]

Proposed program would wean injured workers off opioids 2017-10-29 [NH Union Leader]

Executive Council to hear injured health-care workers payment requests 2017-10-24 [NH Union Leader]

State to seek waiver on Medicaid work requirements 2017-10-22 [Albany Times Union]

GOP Gov Sununu bumps veteran labor leaders from workers comp appeals board 2017-09-07 [WMUR]

Sanders brings his national message home 2017-09-05 [Brattleboro Reformer]

Sen. Bernie Sanders Fires Up Crowd at AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast in Manchester 2017-09-05 [InDepth]

Hospital opens emergency department after odor sickens 19 workers 2017-08-13 [WCVB]

Labor leader Kevin Cavanaugh downplays anti-Trump sentiment in special election landslide 2017-07-28 [NH Union Leader]

Westinghouse, Union Reach Deal to End Newington Employee Lockout 2017-06-07 [NHPR]

Agreement reached between Westinghouse and NH union workers at Newington nuclear components plant 2017-06-06 [NH1]

Westinghouse workers seek support from State House legislators in 2nd week of lockout 2017-06-02 [NH Union Leader]

Labor board dismisses union charges against Sununu 2017-05-27 [NH Union Leader]

Labor dispute leads to lockout Westinghouse plant in Newington 2017-05-25 [NHPR]

Workers protest lockout at Westinghouse 2017-05-24 [Fosters]

Westinghouse Electric locks out 172 employees at Newington facility 2017-05-22 [WMUR]

Westinghouse to lock out 172 union members at Newington plant 2017-05-22 [Reuters]

AFL-CIO Opposes Sununu’s Labor Pick 2017-04-13 [WHAV]

Sununu nominees for labor, environment fail to sway councilors, for now 2017-04-13 [Union Leader]

Regional NLRB: Bakery distributors can’t join union 2017-04-05 [Union Leader]

Arbitrator sides with teachers union in health insurance dispute 2017-03-12 [Sentinel Source]

Right to Work: Finger pointing follows bill's defeat 2017-02-19 [NH Union Leader]

Is Right to Work really dead in NH for 2 years in the State House? 2017-02-18 [NH1]

NH Anti-Union Bill Fails 2017-02-17 [WIN]

NH drywall company settles Mass. misclassification claims 2017-02-16 [NH Biz Rev]

Veterans speak out against right-to-work law 2017-02-15 [Seacoast]

GOP Chair Forrester garners support for right-to-work legislation 2017-02-15 [Union Leader]

ICYMI: Right to Work Supporter Admits “Right to Work” is About Killing Unions 2017-02-15 [NH AFL-CIO]

Letter: Orwell and right-to-work 2017-02-13 [Concord Monitor]

Committee opposes Right to Work bill 2017-02-12 [Telegraph]

State senate approves 'right to work' bill targeting labor unions 2017-01-21 [Seacoast Online]

Right-to-work battle to resume this week at State House 2017-01-09 [WMUR]

Letter: Union busting 2017-01-08 [Concord Monitor]

Granite State could face Right to Work legislation in 2017 2017-01-02 [protectohiosmiddleclass.org]

Republicans, unions brace for fight on right-to-work next year 2016-12-18 [SentinelSource]

Right-to-work legislation changes considered 2016-12-11 [Union Leader]

Dartmouth College Aims to Boost Faculty Compensation 2016-10-30 [Valley News]

NHDP targets Sununu over employees hours in new digital ad 2016-10-07 [NH1]

Democrats hit Sununu's employment practices 2016-10-05 [NH Union Leader]

Sanders back on Labor Day to campaign for Clinton 2016-09-02 [NH1]

NLRB tells Claremont school board: Revert to Old Schedule 2016-07-08 [Valley News]

Nashua mayor urges school board to reject privatization of custodians 2016-03-26 [Union Leader]

This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]