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Union Members Approve First, Four-Year Contract with Wabtec 2019-06-13 [Erie News Now]

Unions Vote This Week on Tentative Four Year Wabtec Contract 2019-06-10 [Erie News Now]

USW members authorize strike against Alcoa 2019-06-04 [Pittsburgh Biz Times]

Anti-union groups are targeting home-care workers nationally, but labor in Pa. has already scored a win 2019-06-04 [The Inquirer]

Wabtec union workers hold two-hour informational picket 2019-05-30 [Your Erie]

Wabtec and union leaders at deadlock with contract deadline looming 2019-05-29 [Your Erie]

Bernie Sanders’ campaign is rallying support for upcoming UPMC strike 2019-05-27 [Pittsburgh City Ppr]

Union workers protest at Wabtec shareholders meeting 2019-05-18 [Pittsburgh Biz Times]

Misclassification class action moves forward against Wonder Bread manufacturer 2019-05-11 [Landline Mag]

State House panel considers workers comp 2019-05-07 [Altoona Mirror]

Prisons providing help for employers desperate for workers 2019-05-05 [Penn Live]

Desperate for Workers, Employers Look Behind Bars 2019-05-05 [AP]

Desperate for workers, employers look behind bars 2019-05-04 [Lexington Herald-Leader]

Union seeking to organize Pitt faculty appeals denial of petition for election 2019-04-26 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

As Supreme Court decides to hear LGBT discrimination cases, which workers are protected in Pa.? 2019-04-22 [Philadelphia Daily News]

No hearing for Pitt faculty union, organizers plan appeal 2019-04-20 [Pitt News]

Organized Labor: A Forece For Good in the Community 2019-04-14 [Citizen's Voice]

Bernie Sanders to speak at nurses convention 2019-04-12 [Citizen's Voice]

W-B, city workers union agree to contract 2019-04-12 [The Citizens' Voice]

Talks continue between Wabtec, union workers in Erie 2019-04-06 [Go Erie]

$3.56M Settlement Ends Cabot Misclassification Suit 2019-04-03 [Law360]

Pa. court shoots down 2 bids to oust AFSCME as exclusive union for state workers 2019-04-02 [Penn Live]

AFSCME DC 47 VP running for at-large Philadelphia Council seat 2019-03-24 [Phila Trib]

Board rules Univ of Pittsburgh grad assistants can hold union vote 2019-03-08 [The State]

Strike over: Wabtec, Erie locomotive workers reach 90-day deal 2019-03-08 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

UE Locals 506 and 618 reached contract with WABTEC, ending nine-day strike 2019-03-07 [WJET]

Wabtec, Erie union workers head to bargaining table as locomotive plant strike hits one week 2019-03-07 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Union workers to rally at Wabtec headquarters 2019-03-07 [Pittsburgh Biz Times]

Striking workers gain national, union attention 2019-03-03 [Go Erie]

US locomotive workers strike to defend CBA after merger 2019-03-02 [IndustriALL]

Wabtec files injunction against striking workers for, they say, employee safety 2019-03-02 [Your Erie]

Deal sets rules for picketers at Erie Wabtec plant 2019-03-02 [Go Erie]

Erie Locomotive Plant Workers Strike against Two-Tier 2019-03-02 [Labor Notes]

Close To 2,000 Manufacturing Workers Just Went On Strike In Pennsylvania 2019-02-27 [Huff Post]

Erie Strike Gets National Attention, Widespread Support 2019-03-01 [UE]

Close To 2,000 Manufacturing Workers Just Went On Strike In Pennsylvania 2019-02-27 [HuffPost]

Workers Strike at Ex-GE Transportation Plant in Pennsylvania 2019-02-26 [AP]

GE just spun off its locomotive unit. Workers immediately went on strike 2019-02-26 [CNN]

Bernie Sanders jumps into a union fight sparked by GE spinoff in 2020 swing state Pennsylvania 2019-02-27 [CNBC]

Bernie Sanders Is Making a National Issue of This Strike: UE Locals 506, 618 at Wabtec locomotive plant 2019-02-27 [The Nation]

PA hospital shortchanges workers paychecks 2019-02-21 [Hosp CFO Report]

GE Transportation workers question conditions of Wabtec merger 2019-02-21 [Pittsburgh Biz Time]

Union could authorize strike against Erie GE Saturday 2019-02-21 [Your Erie]

Union calls for strike authorization vote at GE Transportation 2019-02-21 [Go Erie]

New sewer board members say they're open to union representation 2019-02-17 [News-Item]

Rally held in Pittsburgh for non-paid federal workers amid the government shutdown 2019-01-20 [WTRF]

University of Pittsburgh Faculty File for Union Election 2019-01-18 [USW]

Airport Workers Trying to Get by During Longest Government Shutdown in US History 2019-01-14 [WNEP]

Federal workers protest government shutdown in Philly 2019-01-08 [Inquirer]

Wins and losses for Philly labor in 2018 2018-12-29 [Inquirer]

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]