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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]