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Today's news - Alabama

Phillip Tutor: Why Alabama teachers are not going on strike 2018-04-20 [Anniston Star]

Fast-food workers challenge federal minimum wage ruling 2018-04-16 [WHNT]

Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs 2018-01-17 [Bloomberg]

Unions see Doug Jones's win as a victory for organized labor 2017-12-16 [Guardian]

Working People Propel Doug Jones to Historic Alabama Senate Victory 2017-12-13 [AFL-CIO]

Vote for unionizing Auburn’s GE Aviation off following request withdrawal 2017-04-12 [OANOW]

Alabama immigration: crops rot as workers vanish to avoid crackdown 2017-03-24 [The Guardian]

One Of The Most Conservative States Could Soon Offer Equal Pay 2017-01-23 [Huffington Post]

Birmingham police refuse to arrest Fight For $15 protesters 2016-12-01 [WIN]

Mercedes workers can distribute union literature at Ala. plant, U.S. court rules 2016-10-05 [Automotive News]

Hundreds of Hyundai employees to be screened for tuberculosis 2016-08-30 [WSFA 12]

Walter Energy defeats union bid to save contracts and benefits 2016-05-20 [Reuters]

Prison Labor Strike in Alabama: “We Will No Longer Contribute to Our Own Oppression” 2016-05-08 [CounterPunch]

Prison Labor Strike: We Will No Longer Contribute to Our Own Oppression 2016-05-06 [Solitary Watch]

Workers Sue Over State Wage Law, Citing Civil Rights 2016-04-30 [WSJ]

Republican governor guts state services, gives his staff 80% pay raises for doing it 2016-03-21 [Daily Kos]

Airbus, unionized in Europe, wants no such thing in Mobile 2016-03-20 [Seattle Times]

Seafood company to pay back wages to migrant workers 2016-03-18 [Albany Times Union]

Republican introduces bill to eliminate overtime pay 2016-01-11 [Warm Southern Breeze]

Coal Co. Walter Energy Can Cancel Labor Contract, Retiree Benefits: Federal Bankruptcy Judge For more info 2015-12-30 [IBT]

Judge grants Walter Energy's request to stop paying retiree benefits 2015-12-29 [Tuscaloosa News]

Company Settles Complaint Over Indian Workers After Katrina 2015-12-19 [AP]

Food drive & concert for laid off workers 2015-12-05 [ABC]

Vote Is Rare Win in the South for the U.A.W. 2015-09-25 [NYTimes]

Workers at auto parts plant in Alabama join UAW 2015-09-24 [NY Times]

Workers at Auto-Components Plant Vote for Union: Commercial Vehicle Group employees cite wage caps, health-care costs as reasons to join United Auto Workers 2015-09-24 [Wall Street Journal]

At Southern Factory, Workers Try Again To Unionize 2015-09-23 [NPR]

Airbus Draws Union Interest as It Opens First U.S. Factory 2015-09-15 [Reuters]

Piedmont workers plan union vote 2015-09-09 [Anniston Star]

Birmingham's civil rights movement was strengthened by organized labor 2015-09-06 [AL]

Boeing's Biggest Union Kicks Off Effort to Organize Airbus in Mobile, Ala. 2015-07-22 [The Street]

Machinists Union opens field office to organize Airbus, suppliers in Alabama 2015-07-22 [Assembly Magazine]

Hyundai hit with petition citing unsafe conditions at Alabama suppliers 2015-06-26 [OC Register]

It's Not Just About Jobs, Hyundai, It's About Quality Jobs 2015-06-22 [AFL-CIO]

NLRB approves union at Golden Dragon plant 2015-06-03 [Montgomery Advertiser]

NLRB Certifies USW representation for workers at Golden Dragon Copper 2015-05-30 [USW]

Hyundai supplier disputes safety allegations, blames union 2015-04-19 [ABC]

Hyundai Supplier Hit with Federal Restraining Order over Firing, Harassing Safety Whistle-Blowers 2015-04-18 [AFL-CIO]

Best Spot News Story--Alabama Public Radio 'UAW versus Mercedes Benz 2015-03-31 [APR]

Resolution from 1963 NYC firefighters presented Thursday in Birmingham 2015-02-13 [FOX]

State speaker accuses US labor board of organizing unions 2015-01-17 [Beaumont Enterprise]

UAW versus Mercedes Benz 2014-12-30 [APR]

61 workers will lose jobs at Robbins rubber-mixing plant in Muscle Shoals by early 2015 2014-12-12 [AL.com]

UAW presses Daimler at auto plant after NLRB victory 2014-12-04 [Reuters]

UAW presses Daimler at auto plant after NLRB victory 2014-12-02 [Reuters]

NLRB: Mercedes violated labor law at Alabama plant 2014-12-02 [AP]

Golden Dragon Copper Tubing plant unionizes in spite of Gov Bentley’s warnings that it could kill jobs 2014-11-18 [Yellow Hammer]

Alabama chicken producer Wayne Farms slammed with labor violations 2014-10-30 [AL.com]

Poultry Processor Discouraged Injured Workers From Seeing Doctors, Feds Find 2014-10-30 [Huffington Post]

18 chains that don't open on Thanksgiving Day 2014-10-27 [AL.com]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]