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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]

800 Oak Ridge workers reject medical center contract 2017-11-14 [WVLT]

Univ TN faculty say outsourcing won't work 2017-10-17 [Knoxville News Sentinel]

Worker fired for sitting during the national anthem 2017-10-11 [Salon]

“A Huge Victory”: Tennessee Electrolux Workers Secure First Contract 2017-09-24 [Workers Independent News]

First union contract for Memphis Electrolux plant includes raises, worker safeguards 2017-09-21 [USA Today]

This Labor Day, Remember That Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign Was for Workers’ Rights 2017-09-04 [Common Dreams]

Hundreds of Cold War nuclear plant workers seek medical compensation info 2017-08-18 [Knoxville News Sentinel]

Central Labor Council of Nashville endorses Wendy’s Boycott 2017-08-17 [CIW]

Communications Workers Protest Tennessee, JLL Privatization Scheme 2017-08-10 [Workers Independent News]

Decades Later, Sanitation Workers Rewarded For Role In Civil Rights Movement 2017-07-31 [NHPR]

Forty years after Memphis sanitation strike, workers finally win pension boost 2017-07-26 [NY Times]

Former contract workers key in Mississippi Nissan union vote 2017-07-25 [The Financial Post]

Amid Trump's immigration crackdown, demand for migrant workers increases in Tennessee 2017-07-18 [Tennesseean]

Nissan, UAW agree on union vote at southern US auto plant 2017-07-18 [Yahoo]

1968 issues still haunt Memphis sanitation workers union 2017-07-17 [The Commercial Appeal]

UAW says Supreme Court action bolsters Volkswagen case 2017-06-24 [ABC]

Transit Workers Take the Driver's Seat in 'Right-to-Work' Tennessee 2017-06-23 [Labor Notes]

UAW says Supreme Court action bolsters Volkswagen case 2017-06-23 [Daily Progress]

National Union Leader to have intervention with Memphis VA Medical Center 2017-06-13 [FOX]

Memphis will help workers pay off their student loans 2017-06-10 [FOX]

Chattanooga VW plant impacted by bill seeking to reverse micro-unions 2017-05-27 [Times Free Press]

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]

This month in labour history

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]