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IAM alleges improper firings, creating of hostile work environment at Boeing in North Charleston, SC 2018-12-24 [FitsNews]

Machinists say Boeing fired workers over union membership 2018-12-23 [The State]

Bernie Sanders calls out Boeing for firing pro-union North Charleston workers 2018-12-23 [Charleston City Paper]

Bernie Sanders accuses Boeing of harassing, firing North Charleston workers 2018-12-20 [Post and Courier]

More legal Mexican farm workers are coming to SC than ever. But few are protecting them 2018-10-19 [Post and Courier]

Labor union claims improper surveillance of Boeing workers in North Charleston 2018-10-17 [Post and Courier]

Underpaid SC workers want cut of $177M surplus. GOP Governor snubbed after saying no 2018-10-16 [The State]

Lawmakers from both coasts battling over Boeing’s North Charleston union vote 2018-10-02 [Post and Courier]

Gov’t workers ask SC to reconsider decision on taxing bonuses, allowances 2018-08-22 [Inquirer]

SC TV maker laying off most workers, blaming Trump tariffs 2018-08-09 [Chicago Tribune]

Letter: Boeing workers used their right to vote 2018-08-03 [Post and Courier]

Boeing asks for review of North Charleston union vote, setting up potential landmark ruling 2018-06-29 [Post and Courier]

Boeing won't recognize union win at North Charleston site as it appeals vote 2018-06-19 [Post and Courier]

Boeing South Carolina mechanics vote to join Machinists Union 2018-06-04 [IndustriALL]

Union presence could benefit all workers at Boeing North Charleston campus, experts say 2018-06-03 [Post and Courier]

Labor scores rare win, Boeing worker unit unionizes in South Carolina 2018-06-02 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Flight line workers at SC Boeing plant vote to unionize to company's *disappointment* 2018-06-01 [The State]

Boeing Workers At South Carolina Plant Vote To Unionize! 2018-06-01 [NEPR]

NLRB GOPers May Decide Fate of Boeing Union 2018-06-01 [BNA]

Workers to vote on micro union at Boeing South Carolina plant 2018-05-31 [Reuters]

Boeing Election Tests Labor’s Clout in the South 2018-05-30 [BNA]

Boeing technicians in South Carolina to vote on unionization 2018-05-22 [Reuters]

SC teachers, state workers rally to launch competitive pay campaign 2018-05-20 [WYFF]

SC public school teachers, state workers demand better pay at State House rally 2018-05-20 [The State]

Machinists launch another union drive at Boeing 2018-03-07 [The Times]

Boeing vows to fight new petition for union at South Carolina plant 2018-03-06 [Xinhuanet]

Port Of Charleston Drivers Vote To Join Teamsters Local 509 2017-12-16 [Teamsters]

Workers at One of America's Most Sensitive Nuclear Facilities Are on Strike 2017-09-14 [Vice]

Workers at One of America's Most Sensitive Nuclear Facilities Are on Strike 2017-09-13 [Vice]

Lawsuits seek more pay for fired V.C. Summer workers, saying they deserved more notice before layoffs 2017-08-27 [Post and Courier]

SC county admin resigns after telling EMS workers they can kill themselves if they did not like their jobs 2017-08-15 [NBC]

Admin who told EMS workers they can kill themselves if they didn't like job will resign 2017-08-15 [CBS]

Richland County administrator resigns after telling EMS workers to kill themselves if unhappy For more info 2017-08-15 [CBS]

Fired nuclear construction workers crash State House 2017-08-04 [The State]

Study finds Charleston's hospitality workers are overburdened by high cost of parking downtown 2017-07-31 [Post and Courier]

How workers, teachers will see retirement plans change 2017-07-30 [The State]

Charleston workers renew region's ties to Highlander Center 2017-07-20 [Facing South]

Boeing factory where Trump touted jobs is laying off workers 2017-06-24 [Chicago Tribune]

Boeing factory where Trump delivered jobs speech to lay off 200 workers 2017-06-23 [CNN]

Upstate workers lose jobs, case reported as possible human trafficking 2017-06-13 [WYFF]

Worker shortage puts a pinch on restaurants 2017-06-11 [The State]

Minimum-wage poultry workers awarded $600,000 in back pay 2017-05-31 [Charlotte Observer]

After failed union vote, Boeing hails Trump visit to plant 2017-02-18 [Bluffton Today]

Crushing defeat likely last shot for Machinists union at Boeing's North Charleston campus -- at least for awhile 2017-02-18 [Post and Courier]

Boeing Workers in South Carolina Reject a Union 2017-02-16 [NY Times]

Workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant reject union 2017-02-16 [Reuters]

Boeing Employees Vote Against Unionizing 2017-02-16 [NPR]

SC Boeing Workers Voting Yes Or No On IAM Representation 2017-02-15 [WIN]

Trump visits Boeing plant in South Carolina just ahead of close union vote for IAM representation 2017-02-14 [NY Times]

Union Vote at Boeing Plant Tests Labor’s Sway Under Trump 2017-02-14 [NYTimes]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]