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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]

How a union vote in Charleston could change the labor movement in the South 2017-02-12 [Talk Poverty]

One of the Most Important Union Fights in Years Is Happening in South Carolina Right Now 2017-02-03 [Vice]

ILA mechanics union shuts down Port of Charleston's Wando Welch Terminal 2017-01-29 [Post and Courier]

IAM Files For Election For Nearly 3000 South Carolina Boeing Workers 2017-01-23 [WIN]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]