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Poisoned Kingston disaster workers still searching for justice a decade later 2018-11-14 [Knox News]

Coal Ash Kills Workers. Trump Kills Coal Ash Regulations 2018-11-10 [TNR]

Tennessee Approves 19 Percent Decrease in Workers’ Comp Rates 2018-11-09 [Insurance Jrnl]

Jury: Jacobs Engineering endangered Kingston disaster clean-up workers 2018-11-08 [Knox News]

TVA contractor promoted manager who was supposed to keep sickened Kingston workers safe 2018-10-31 [Knox News]

Miscarrying at Work: The Physical Toll of Pregnancy Discrimination 2018-10-22 [NYTimes]

Health effects from radiation exposure in former uranium production workers at Mallinckrodt 2018-09-21 [ORISE]

They treat us like mules: Nashville construction workers cry for site safety 2018-09-18 [Guardian]

Nashville construction workers rally for unpaid wages outside Marriott 2018-08-21 [NBC]

Construction workers rally for unpaid wages outside Marriott 2018-08-21 [NBC]

Construction workers protest outside JW Marriott 2018-08-21 [Tennesssean]

Tennessee Needs Unions 2018-07-06 [Tennessee Tribune]

Nashville Painters Aim To Build Immigrant Base 2018-06-16 [Labour Notes]

Nashville union workers protest company contracted by Metro Nashville over safety 2018-05-03 [FOX ]

Women's rights, labor activists step up pressure on Memphis warehouse operator 2018-05-03 [The Commercial Appeal]

TN: Bus Drivers Union Sues CARTA Over Limits on Speaking to Board 2018-04-20 [Mass Transit]

Bus drivers union sues CARTA over limits on speaking to board 2018-04-19 [Times Free Press]

Building Bridges: Rekindling the Revolutionary King's Ideas and Activism on this 50th Year Since his Martyrdom! For more info 2018-04-12 [WBAI Radio]

Trumka in Memphis: We’re Reaching for that Mountaintop 2018-04-07 [AFL-CIO]

James Hoffa, Teamsters union target XPO Logistic's Memphis facility, worker complaints 2018-04-05 [Commercial Appeal]

The Memphis Sanitation Workers, 50 Years Later 2018-04-05 [NPR]

When MLK Was Killed, He Was In Memphis Fighting For Economic Justice 2018-04-05 [NPR]

1,000 Words: The sanitation workers 2018-04-05 [MN Pub Radio]

Public workers worried that TN billioniare gov is taking another run at them 2018-04-04 [Intercept]

The Economic Injustices of Memphis in Five Charts 2018-04-04 [City Lab]

Memphis, unions remain deadlocked over pay increases 2018-03-30 [Commercial Appeal]

How Memphis Gave Up on Dr. King’s Dream 2018-03-30 [NYTimes]

How a Scrappy Campus Union Saved Tennessee From Privatization 2018-03-21 [In These Times]

With new center in Nashville, painters union hopes to recruit Latino construction workers 2018-03-19 [Tennessean]

TVA investigating after two contract workers burned at Sequoyah Nuclear Plant 2018-03-19 [WRCB]

How to grow a union in an anti-union state 2018-02-27 [Marketplace]

Activists march to Memphis City Hall for $15 minimum wage 2018-02-13 [Commercial Appeal]

Fight For $15: Fast food workers protest for higher minimum wage in Memphis 2018-02-13 [WREG]

Workers vow to continue the fight for higher wages and union rights 2018-02-12 [WXYZ]

The Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike 2018-02-08 [Missed in History Class]

Worker centers show a new way for immigrants to score wins 2018-02-07 [Catholic Philly]

Ellison, Local 120 Join Together to Honor Waste Workers 2018-02-02 [Teamsters]

Sanitation Workers Took Trucks Off The Road To Honor 2 Killed 50 Years Ago In Memphis 2018-02-02 [NPR]

Moment of silence set to honor Memphis sanitation workers 2018-01-31 [The Times-Union]

Trump’s Labor Board Likely to Strip Auto Workers of Southern Victory 2018-01-14 [Labour Notes]

Unemployment insurance rates drop 2018-01-05 [Times Free Press]

Court sends VW Chattanooga case back to Trump labor board for *reconsideration* 2017-12-27 [Times Free Press]

Volkswagen, labor union clash over request involving Chattanooga plant 2017-12-23 [Times Free Press]

Music City Unions Mobilize against ALEC 2017-12-23 [Labor Notes]

Santas on strike! Protesters say Walmart is a Grinch 2017-12-19 [KING5]

New labor ruling could impact Chattanooga Volkswagen plant 2017-12-19 [Times Free Press]

17 Workers Sickened at Metal Fabricater Plant 2017-12-16 [Insurance Jrnl]

Memphis sanitation workers break ground on strike memorial 2017-12-12 [WATE]

Union plans to protest CARTA working conditions Tuesday 2017-12-05 [WTVC]

Campus Workers Foil Billionaire Governor's Outsourcing Scheme 2017-11-23 [Labor Notes]

This month in labour history

1-11-1962 Strike at New York Daily News by the Newspaper Guild precedes a larger strike at multiple newspapers [more]

1-11-1918 Scab driver crashes a NYC subway train during labour dispute: 97 die, 255 injured. [more]

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

3-11-1921 Striking milk truck drivers in New York City dump thousands of gallons of milk on the streets. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

9-11-1935 The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed, breaking away from the American Federation of Labor. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

11-11-1831 Slave rebellion leader Nat Turner is hanged for his role leading a slave revolt 3 months earlier in Virginia. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

13-11-1974 Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers union activist Karen Silkwood dies in suspicious car crash while driving documents to a reporter. [more]

14-11-1938 Foundation of the National Federation of Telephone Workers (later Communications Workers of America) in New Orleans. [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

20-11-1896 Rose Pesotta born. Anarchist labour activist & only woman on board of Intl Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile workers strike. [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]