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Pay freeze proposed for city of Erie’s non-union workers 2018-12-02 [Go Erie]

Pennsylvania’s forgotten Socialist history and the revolution that almost was: That time Socialists took over Reading 2018-11-25 [Incline]

Schuylkill County’s commissioners committed unfair labor practice over firing of 2 employees, Pa. court rules 2018-11-15 [Penn Live]

Mt. Pleasant Area teachers to urge school board to support contract recommendations 2018-11-11 [Trib Live]

Happy Hour Battle Cry: Unionization at Univ Pitt-Greensburg 2018-11-11 [Insider]

Mid-Term Elections Prove Win For Pennsylvania Workers, says Pennsylvania AFL-CIO 2018-11-08 [PA AFL-CIO]

How the future of labor in Pennsylvania could be shaped by the governor’s race 2018-11-06 [Incline]

How Pa. unions are using new tactics to influence the midterm elections 2018-11-03 [Inquirer]

Union protesters return to Villanova campus with infamous inflatable rat 2018-11-01 [Villanovan]

Tragedy Has Come To Western Pennsylvania, PA AFL-CIO Responds 2018-10-28 [PA AFL-CIO]

Marriott Workers File Class Action Over Credit Union 2018-10-26 [Bloomberg]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette violated labor law, judge rules 2018-10-18 [Trib Live]

Local firefighters union Allentown 302 president speaks against PTSD 2018-10-14 [WFMZ]

Pittsburgh's UPMC hospital workers demand right to form a union 2018-10-07 [Trib Live]

UPMC workers set to strike in Pittsburgh 2018-10-05 [Becker's]

Philadelphia Parking-Lot Attendants Launch Union Campaign 2018-09-24 [LaborPress]

Why parking-lot attendants across Philadelphia have launched a campaign to unionize 2018-09-13 [Philadelphia Inquirer]

UPMC workers to participate in one-day strike on Oct. 4 2018-09-25 [Pittsburgh City Paper]

Labor groups treat local veterans to cookout 2018-09-23 [Citizens' Voice]

Local Sheet Metal Workers’ Union Pickets at BEP Site 2018-09-21 [Phoenix]

Koch-Backed GOP Pennsylvania Candidate’s Firm Violated Labor Law, New Documents Show 2018-09-19 [HuffPost]

Pa. Natural Gas Co. Hit With Worker Misclassification Suit 2018-09-14 [Law360]

United Steelworkers around the country give thumbs up for strike authorization 2018-09-11 [Pittsburgh Biz Times]

USW locals nationwide approve strike authorization 2018-09-10 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Potential for steelworker strike looms as remaining locals cast authorization vote 2018-09-09 [Trib Live]

Clairton Coke Works union votes to authorize a strike 2018-09-07 [Action News]

Union workers at all 3 U.S. Steel mills in Western Pa. ready to strike 2018-09-07 [Trib Live]

U.S. Steel, United Steelworkers at impasse, strike authorization votes coming 2018-09-05 [Pittsburgh Biz Jrnl]

Steelworkers union members rally and march in Clairton, with US Steel contract soon to expire 2018-08-31 [WTAE]

Postal workers rally in Pittsburgh to fight privatization 2018-08-23 [Trib Live]

GOP-gov-candidate Wagner says he does not want workers knowing what he makes at his non-union waste-hauling business 2018-08-23 [ABC]

'Sad Day' for Pittsburgh Workers as Creighton Glass Plant Closes 2018-08-21 [USNews]

Kittanning ACMH Hospital workers set to strike Aug. 30 2018-08-21 [Becker's ]

Allegheny Valley Hospital workers give OK for strike authorization 2018-08-17 [TribLive]

Twitter Email In Philly, union members protest immigration policy 2018-08-16 [WHYY]

Pittsburgh Hospital Interfered With Union Drive, Labor Board Says 2018-08-07 [BNA]

Contract for corrections union finally reached 2018-07-24 [The Express]

Cartwright: Unions must act in solidarity to fend off attacks 2018-07-22 [The Times-Leader]

Defiant National Union Presidents Gathered in Pittsburgh Speak of Unity Following Janus Ruling 2018-07-18 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Janus decision harmful to union workers 2018-07-15 [Morning Call]

Senator Warren Rallies AFT Members To Vote In November, Marchers Take to Downtown Streets 2018-07-15 [WESA]

Gateway teachers union requests fact-finding process with Labor Relations Board 2018-07-14 [Trib Live]

Lehigh Valley workers join in strike threat at Exxon Mobil research plant 2018-07-13 [Morning Call]

Bernie Sanders on John Fetterman, Pittsburgh politics and the rising tide of Democratic Socialism 2018-07-13 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Arbitrator Restores Benefits for Philadelphia Union Oil Workers 2018-07-11 [Legal Intelligencer]

Wilkes-Barre Labor Council assists with letter carriers food drive 2018-06-29 [Citizens' Voice]

Local union members weigh in on Janus impact locally 2018-06-29 [Tribune-Democrat]

PA AFL-CIO Explains GOP Endorsement 2018-06-26 [Wash Free Beacon]

Pittsburgh Glass Works in East Deer delays shutdown 2018-06-26 [Trib Live]

Union workers hold rally in Reading 2018-06-26 [Reading Eagle]

This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]