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NLRB files complaint against VW over practices at Tennessee plant 2017-05-13 [Reuters]

Unfair labor practices charged at Volkswagen’s US plant 2017-05-13 [Washington Post]

UAW tells shareholders that Volkswagen must stop union busting 2017-05-11 [IndustriALL]

Tell Volkswagen to Stop Its Anti-Union Campaign 2017-05-09 [AFL-CIO]

UAW accuses VW of stalling on labor negotiations 2017-04-27 [Detroit News]

Global support for workers at VW Chattanooga plant 2017-04-25 [IndustriALL]

Non-tenure track faculty move forward with petition to unionize 2017-04-18 [Vanderbilt Hustler]

Global support for workers at VW Chattanooga plant 2017-04-13 [IndustriALL]

Local workers rights advocates protest actions by Nissan 2017-04-02 [WKRN]

Unions lead protest outside Nissan dealership in Nashville 2017-04-02 [Tennessean]

City workers protest impasse ordinance 2017-03-19 [Commercial Appeal]

Memphis City Employee Unions Rally 2017-03-19 [Local Memphis]

Protesters support workers fired over immigration strike 2017-03-09 [Fox]

Fight For $15 Sues Memphis PD For Illegal Surveillance, Intimidation 2017-03-03 [WIN]

Scores of Workers Fired After Participating in ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Protest 2017-02-22 [Fortune]

Workers fired after participating in *A Day Without Immigrants* strike 2017-02-19 [NBC]

Workers seek to bring union to Nissan's U.S. plants 2017-01-30 [USA Today]

Campus Workers Unmask Scheme To Privatize All Public State Property 2016-10-04 [Labor Notes]

NLRB issues labor complaint against TN-based Community Health Systems 2016-10-01 [Becker's]

Electrolux workers in Memphis vote for union representation 2016-10-01 [AP]

Electrolux workers in Memphis vote for union representation 2016-09-29 [Daily Progress]

Workers at Electrolux Memphis factory vote for union 2016-09-28 [Commercial Appeal]

Anti-union union falters at VW 2016-09-25 [Labor Notes]

Business-Backed ‘Anti-Union Union’ Falters at Volkswagen 2016-09-25 [Labor Notes]

Non-union union at Volkswagen plant loses certification 2016-09-23 [Detroit Free Press]

Anti-UAW worker group at VW Tennessee plant loses representation 2016-09-23 [Reuters]

VW Appeals NLRB Ruling Ordering Collective Bargaining With UAW Local 42 2016-09-02 [Workers Independent News]

Volkswagen files appeal of UAW ruling 2016-09-02 [Albany Times Union]

VW ordered to bargain with UAW, skilled-trades workers at U.S. plant 2016-09-02 [Automotive News]

NLRB:Volkswagen Must Bargain With Local 42 In Chattanooga 2016-09-01 [Workers Independent News]

UAW to represent workers at Magna plant 2016-08-25 [The Globe and Mail]

Former Cleanup Workers Blame Illnesses on Toxic Coal Ash Exposures 2016-07-25 [Truth Out]

UAW says Volkswagen reneged on deal to recognize union 2016-06-22 [OAOA]

Bordeaux nursing facility workers still waiting for deal 2016-06-03 [Tennessean]

Kroger and union workers reach tentative agreement 2016-05-26 [WCYB]

NLRB files complaint against VW on row with UAW 2016-04-28 [Reuters]

NLRB accuses Volkswagen of unfair practices 2016-04-28 [LA Times]

Volkswagon is trying to block union in Tennesee where it once pledged to stay neutral 2016-04-26 [NY Times]

Volkswagen Reverses Course on Union at Tennessee Plant 2016-04-26 [NY Times]

VW Chattanooga workers win important victory 2016-04-14 [IndustriALL]

NLRB upholds union vote at VW Chattanooga plant 2016-04-14 [Detroit News]

On Thursday April 3, 1968, The Mason Temple church in Memphis, Tennessee was packed with over 10,000 black workers and residents, ministers, white union members, white liberals, and students. 2016-04-03 [HubPages]

Workers, VW at Standoff over Recognizing Union 2016-02-27 [Industry Week]

VW, TN workers at loggerheads over recognizing union 2016-02-26 [Daily Mail]

Despite crackdown, misclassification by contractors still widespread 2016-02-20 [Wk Comp Central]

UAW adds to unfair labor charges against VW 2016-02-10 [Salt Lake Tribune]

UAW, rival labor group differ on appeal of election at Chattanooga VW plant 2016-02-10 [Times Free Press]

Appeals court: District legally ended agreement with union 2016-01-27 [OAOA]

U.A.W. Says Volkswagen Is Refusing to Bargain in Chattanooga 2015-12-23 [NYTimes]

UAW brings charges against VW for not bargaining 2015-12-22 [Salt Lake Tribune]

This month in labour history

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]