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Idaho Workers at Lucky Friday mine have been on strike for 370 days [Mining] For more info 2018-03-19

West Virginia Frontier Files Injunction Against Union Members on Strike [WV Pub Bdcasting] 2018-03-17

Could the West Virginia Teacher Strike Spark a Labor Movement? [WV Public Bdcasting] 2018-03-17

Trump administration escalates attack on federal unions with one-sided ‘agreement’ at Education [Wash Post] 2018-03-16

By letting unions wither, the Democratic Party has sown the seeds of its downfall [TimberJay] 2018-03-16

Kentucky Teacher Discontent Swells in Kentucky Over Proposed Cuts to Benefits [WKU] 2018-03-15

The West Virginia Teachers Strike Shows That Winning Big Requires Creating a Crisis [The Nation] 2018-03-13

'We Won!': West Virginia Agrees to 5% Raise to End Teachers Strike [TeleSUR] 2018-03-07

Oklahoma State employees will join teachers in possible strike [NewsOK] For more info 2018-03-11

‘The Long-Term Goal Is to Take Out Unions and Their Boots on the Ground’ [FAIR] For more info 2018-03-10

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West Virginia Teachers Are Showing How Unions Can Win Power Even If They Lose Janus 2018-03-21 [In These Times]

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West Virginia Teachers strike awakened 'Sleeping Giant' of labor activism for teachers across the U.S. 2018-03-21 [Alternet]

Connecticut Labor offers harsh critique of CEO-led commission report 2018-03-21 [Hartford Biz]

Teamsters Pres Hoffa: Trump steel, aluminum tariffs will protect American jobs, security 2018-03-21 [FOX]

Connecticut Blue educators protest recommended Norwalk Public Schools staff cuts For more info 2018-03-21 [Nancy on Norwalk]

Massachusetts Harvard Grad Unionization Advocates Ramp Up Outreach Ahead of April Election 2018-03-21 [Harvard Crimson]

New York NYC transit worker dies in fall; rush-hour delays ensue 2018-03-21 [FOX25]

New Study: Automation Makes Workers So Anxious That They Get Sick 2018-03-21 [Inc.]

The suddenly-hot job market for workers over 50 2018-03-21 [CNBC]

New Proposed U.S. Bill Aims to Prevent Offshoring of Call Center Jobs 2018-03-21 [Little India]

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

Building Bridges: Oscar López Rivera on U.S. Colonialism After Hurricane Maria For more info 2018-03-21 [WBAI Radio]

Trump Trade Tariffs Not About Helping Workers 2018-03-20 [The Nation]

India’s Uber drivers went on strike because they’re making $3 a day 2018-03-20 [washingtonpost]

Oklahoma Oklahoma teachers may be next to engage in a statewide walkout 2018-03-20 [NY Times]

Maryland Johns Hopkins nurses eye unionizing over staffing, benefits 2018-03-20 [Wash Post]

California Dignity Health closes 5-year labor deal with 15k California workers 2018-03-20 [Becker's Hosp Rev]

Illinois Labor leader accuses city contractor of not paying prevailing wage 2018-03-20 [SJR]

California Kaiser Permanente reaches tentative labor deal with 19k healthcare workers 2018-03-20 [Becker's Hosp Rev]

New Jersey Back to school! Jersey City teachers reach deal on new pact 2018-03-20 [NJ]

New York Schumer, unions pitch infrastructure plan, reversal of some Trump tax cuts 2018-03-20 [Albany Times Union]

Maine After one-day strike, new talks, Hannaford workers agree to company’s offer 2018-03-20 [BDN Biz]

Washington In Seattle, domestic workers don’t have the same protections as others—but that could change 2018-03-20 [Curbed ]

McDonald's agrees settlement in franchise U.S. labor case 2018-03-20 [Reuters]

Florida Adjuncts to officially unionize after overwhelming vote in favor 2018-03-19 [The Oracle]

Trump's NLRB chief desperate to reach negotiated settlement to avoid implementation of landmark ruling in McDonald's labor case 2018-03-19 [NY Times]

North Carolina Are workers who report fraud or a police beating protected? It depends 2018-03-19 [USAToday]

Trump Labor Officials Scramble to Keep McDonald’s Workers From Setting a Precedent 2018-03-19 [Skift Table]

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

Minnesota More workers choosing to delay retirement 2018-03-19 [Mankato Free Press]

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

Michigan Heritage Guitars lays off workers 2018-03-19 [WHIO]

New Jersey Deal reached to end Jersey City teacher strike 2018-03-19 [NJ]

Idaho Workers at Lucky Friday mine have been on strike for 370 days For more info 2018-03-19 [Mining]

Pennsylvania Luzerne County AFSCME rejects proposed contract 2018-03-19 [Times Leader]

Idaho Miners march on anniversary of Lucky Friday Mine strike 2018-03-19 [The Tribune]

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Teachers in Jersey City begin strike as demands for walkouts expand across the US 2018-03-18 [WSWS]

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Kentucky Days after comments that ignited fury among teachers, Gov Bevin makes plea for pension overhaul 2018-03-18 [Lexington Herald-Leader]

California UAW vs. Tesla: Union complaints could accelerate organizing drive 2018-03-18 [Automotive News]

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This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]