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Bill would repeal minimum pay for Wisconsin road workers and allow single firm to design, build highways 2017-07-18 [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ]

U.S. appeals court upholds state's 'right-to-work' law 2017-07-13 [Reuters]

Former Political Coordinator for Ironworkers Local 8 Running to Unseat Paul Ryan Wants Single-Payer Health Care, $15 Minimum Wage 2017-06-30 [Common Dreams]

The Ironworker Running to Unseat Paul Ryan Wants Single-Payer Health Care, $15 Minimum Wage 2017-06-30 [Common Dreams]

Didion Milling Plant in Cambria that exploded had been reprimanded on safety: One worker dead, two missing 2017-06-02 [Hawaii News Now]

Surviving RTW 2017-05-28 [Labor Notes]

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]

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]