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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]

Dallas teachers ordered back to work 2018-06-21 [PA Home Page]

Univ Pitt’s grad-student union joins three other universities in the state that are fighting the same union-busting law firm 2018-06-19 [The Nation]

President, vice president of Pittsburgh teachers union arrested at Harrisburg rally 2018-06-14 [WPXI]

Philly Airport Workers Sign Union Contract 2018-06-13 [PNS]

Latinos and Labor Form New Alliances Against Wage Theft As Construction Booms in Pittsburgh 2018-06-12 [The Payday Report]

It took 6 years for PHL airport workers to double their pay to $12/hour. How? They joined a union 2018-06-11 [Inquirer]

Culture of bullying has UPS workers ready to strike 2018-06-08 [WXPI]

Mayor of Pittsburgh sets goal for larger minority workforce on city-run construction projects 2018-05-30 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Harley-Davidson workers say plant closure after tax cut is like a bad dream 2018-05-28 [USAToday]

Univ Pittsburgh Med Ctr nurses rally in McKeesport for union rights 2018-05-24 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

GE Union Workers Stay Positive and Keep Working 2018-05-15 [Erie News Now]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]