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Alaska Airlines union workers picket for better wages 2018-09-11 [KTOO Public Media]

Union leaders march in solidarity with Fairbanks city workers 2018-08-25 [Daily News-Miner]

Kodiak International Longshore and Warehouse Union claims employer is engaging in unfair practices 2018-08-14 [KTUU]

How the defeat of the bathroom bill shows historic change in Anchorage 2018-04-06 [Anchorage Daily News]

United Steelworkers sues BP after it cut union-represented positions on North Slope 2018-03-12 [Anchorage Daily News]

260 workers to be laid off after BP switches contractors 2018-02-12 [KTUU]

Mostly union force of 261 to be laid off in Prudhoe Bay contract change 2018-02-09 [Anchorage Daily News]

Judge backs Texas company over workers claims of toxic gas exposure in Alaska 2018-01-05 [Anchorage Daily News]

Staff Council broaches topic of unionizing 2017-11-14 [Northern Lights]

 VIDEO Hilton Hotel under fire from labor union after firing longtime employee 2017-10-18 [KTUU]

North Country Services Agrees to Pay $280,000 Fine for Employee Death 2017-10-18 [AK Native News]

Wrangell contract talks end, strike may resume 2017-07-07 [KTOO]

Update: Wrangell prepares for municipal workers’ strike 2017-06-20 [KSTK]

Anchorage firefighters forgo pay raises in new union contract deal 2017-06-07 [ADN]

Some employers could see tighter restrictions on hiring foreign workers 2017-04-24 [ADN]

Anchorage Assembly rejects arbitrator ruling and proposed union contract 2017-03-21 [ADN]

Bill would define independent contractors, reform worker’s compensations system 2017-02-22 [Peninsula Clarion]

AK & ME Voters Overwhelmingly Want Their GOP Senators To Vote Down Puzder 2017-02-15 [WIN]

State OSHA fines North Country Services $280,000 2017-02-10 [Workers Comp]

New apprenticeship programs aim to train workers amid a tough job market 2017-02-05 [ADN]

Taco King, Gallo's restaurants agree to pay workers $835,000 in back wages 2016-12-15 [ADN]

Are foreign students who come here for summer work on a cultural exchange or just low-paid labor? 2016-08-15 [Alaska Dispatch]

Cost-cutters turn attention to state salaries 2016-04-22 [Juneau Empire]

Anchorage mayor's office agrees on new contract with city employee union 2015-12-24 [ADN]

Fairbanks City Council considering labor contract appeal, budgets 2015-12-13 [News Miner]

A self-inflicted contract fiasco: City engaged in unfair labor practices by breaking own rules 2015-12-06 [News Miner]

Labor Relations Agency ruling says city of Fairbanks engaged in unfair practices in contract dispute 2015-12-01 [News Miner]

State AFL-CIO supports PFD voter registration initiative 2015-08-29 [ADN]

Gov. Bill Walker announces merger of two state labor agencies 2015-06-11 [Times Union]

State Labor Relations Agency finds probable cause Fairbanks did not bargain fairly with police officers 2015-05-03 [Times Union]

House, Senate negotiators reach agreement on state budget 2015-04-26 [ADN]

Fairbanks Borough Assembly OKs labor agreements covering most municipal workers 2015-04-17 [News Miner]

Plan to stop pay hike for non-union employees advances in Legislature 2015-04-14 [Alaska Dispatch News]

House panel advances bill to nix state employee pay raises 2015-04-14 [Times Union]

Fairbanks North Star Borough strikes tentative agreement with union 2015-03-26 [News Miner]

Medicaid expansion: A low-risk boost to Alaska's prosperity 2015-03-23 [AK Dispatch]

To fund lobbying effort, sex worker advocates turns to internet 2015-02-04 [KTOO]

City council to vote on union contract 2015-01-05 [Newsminer]

Labor negotiations underway between unions and Fairbanks North Star Borough 2014-12-24 [NewsMiner]

Act Now! Tell Alaska Airlines: Respect Democracy - don't rob our prosperity 2014-11-20 [Airport Workers United]

Safety employees union files complaint against city 2014-11-19 [News Miner]

Anchorage voters favor unions in repealing Mayor Sullivan's labor law rewrite 2014-11-05 [Alaska Dispatch News]

Unions put public safety at core of AO 37 debate; mayor calls claims 'hyperbole' 2014-10-28 [AK Dispatch News]

Working families can't afford Dan Sullivan in the Senate 2014-10-20 [Alaska Dispatch]

 VIDEO Why Dan Sullivan Is Wrong for Alaska's Workers 2014-10-19 [AFL-CIO]

Koch money is pouring into state like never before. Labor unions are going all out to fight back 2014-10-13 [Mother Jones]

Mayor Sullivan, union reps argue Anchorage labor law in televised forum 2014-10-10 [Alaska Dispatch]

Ballot review on Anchorage labor law released online, to be mailed Friday 2014-10-09 [Alaska Dispatch News]

Law enforcement, public safety unions endorse Walker-Mallott ticket 2014-10-07 [Alaska Dispatch]

After opposing it before primary, Sullivan says he'll vote to increase minimum wage 2014-09-16 [Alaska Dispatch News]

This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]