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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]

Boeing Floods Airwaves in Union Grudge Match 2017-02-14 [Bloomberg]

Boeing workers, Machinists rally ahead of S.C. unionization vote 2017-02-13 [KOMO News]

Boeing, machinists face off over union at South Carolina plant 2017-02-13 [Reuters]

What you need to know about the Boeing vote 2017-02-13 [Post and Courier]

Sign the Solidarity Pledge to stand with working people at Boeing 2017-02-12 [AFLCIO]

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]