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Today's news - Wisconsin

National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 25th annual national food drive 2017-05-09 [West WI AFL-CIO]

Worker Deaths Climb 2017-04-29 [WPR]

Project labor agreements prohibited 2017-04-27 [UFT]

Walker to sign bill banning required labor agreements 2017-04-17 [Star Tribune]

Ed Dean at Edgewood College: Stop the War on Teachers For more info 2017-04-12 [Diane Ravitch]

Senator Baldwin says a law passed in 2014 could result in retired Teamsters losing up to 70% of their pensions 2017-04-10 [NBC]

The Worst Governor Ever For Workers? Six years later, Gov. Scott Walker’s impact on unions, worker rights and jobs For more info 2017-03-14 [Urban Milwaukee]

Assembly Passes Bills To Eliminate Treasurer's Office, Bar Union Labor Requirements 2017-03-11 [WI PR]

State Senate passes GOP bill limiting union influence 2017-02-10 [La Crosse Tribune]

UAW Srikes Axle International In WI 2017-02-08 [WIN]

Union members go on strike over contract negotiations with AxleTech International in Oshkosh 2017-02-07 [We Are Green Bay]

More Union Busting? 2017-01-30 [PNS]

GOP lawmakers pen bill that critics say would harm unions, local governments 2017-01-25 [WIZM]

Fraser Shipyards workers had elevated lead levels 2017-01-17 [NYTimes]

For unions in Wisconsin, a fast and hard fall since Act 10 2016-12-22 [Journal Sentinel]

Trump-Voting Union Members Join Bernie and Speak to WIN 2016-12-13 [Workers Independent News]

Rexnord workers caught in Trump vs. union war of words 2016-12-10 [USAToday]

For unions, a fast and hard fall since Act 10 2016-11-29 [Journal Sentinel]

Milwaukee Educators Thwart School Takeover Scheme 2016-10-27 [Labor Notes]

Pussy Riot visits WI Capitol urging 'riot' to resist Trump 2016-11-21 [Workers Independent News]

UW advocates hold “teach-in” to bring light to implications of budget cuts 2016-10-12 [Badger Herald]

John Nichols: Donald Trump cannot figure out why his anti-union candidacy doesn't attract union members 2016-10-04 [Cap Times]

Federal Judge Upholds State Right to Work Law, But State Court Challenge is Still Pending 2016-09-29 [Lexology]

Federal judge denies union’s appeal to block right-to-work law 2016-09-27 [Daily Cardinal]

The Fight Against Austerity Started Here 2016-09-24 [The Nation]

7th Circuit says WI town's prohibition on inflatable rats violated union's free speech rights 2016-09-23 [Cook Cty Record]

Union group critical of state joining overtime lawsuit 2016-09-23 [WRN]

Russ Feingold knocks TPP in speech to unions 2016-08-31 [Cap Times]

Union at St. Francis Hospital raises concerns on possible layoffs, cutbacks 2016-08-31 [Milwaukee Biz Jrnl]

7th Circuit Court affirms the union's right to use nflatable rat as freedom of speech 2016-08-30 [The Previant Blog]

Group Fights Unions in Right-To-Work Case 2016-08-11 [Inside Sources]

Wait, Sen Johnson said what about working people with cancer. Winners and losers of the week 2016-07-08 [AFL-CIO]

State workers face new hiring procedure, rules 2016-06-25 [Star Tribune]

Kevin Gundlach: Wisconsin's civil service will rise again 2016-06-12 [Cap Times]

With UW-Eau Claire vote, faculty at majority of UW campuses voice disappointment in leaders 2016-05-28 [Cap Times]

Court of Appeals reinstates Right to Work law 2016-05-25 [WI State Jjrnl]

State Judge Declares Right-to-Work Law Unconstitutional 2016-05-20 [Heartland]

State workers leaving in higher numbers as economy improves 2016-04-22 [Milwaukee Jrnl Sentinel]

Teacher in Madison: Why I'm sticking to the union — and others should too 2016-04-16 [Cap Times]

Judge enters final order striking down right-to-work law 2016-04-16 [Star Tribune]

Hundreds of workers fighting pension cuts set sights on D.C. 2016-04-11 [NBC]

Union leaders optimistic Right-to-Work unconstitutional ruling will be upheld despite appeal 2016-04-11 [WKOW]

Dane County judge strikes down right-to-work law 2016-04-09 [Jrnl Times]

Court strikes down right-to-work law 2016-04-09 [FOX]

Unions once strong in Lake Geneva 2016-04-06 [Lake Geneva News]

Sanders on eve of WI primary champions labor 2016-04-05 [WEAU]

Clinton, Sanders seek union votes 2016-04-05 [Boston Globe]

NLRB: Menard Inc. violates labor law in employee treatment 2016-04-03 [Albany Times Union]

Bernie Sanders: Job Losses Came From Bad Trade Deals 2016-03-31 [Bernie 2016]

In Madison, economic anxiety fuels voter reactions to presidential campaign 2016-03-27 [Portland Press Herald]

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]