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Hyundai union: Alabama plant could be first shut down under tariff plan 2018-07-13 [WTVY]

Hyundai union: Alabama plant could be first shut down under tariff plan 2018-07-12 [AL]

A Steelworkers Union On Trump's Tariffs 2018-06-11 [APR]

ULA, machinists workers union agree on new contract 2018-05-21 [Spaceflight Insider]

Workers walk out on strike against Colorado-based rocket company 2018-05-08 [Denver Post]

Workers on strike against rocket company 2018-05-08 [AP]

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]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]