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 VIDEO Fast-food workers 'Fight for 15' during Phoenix Labor Day protest 2017-09-05 [AZCentral]

'Expose Walmart Tour' Launches In Phoenix 2017-05-23 [KJZZ]

Feds: Farm kept workers in squalor, didn't fully pay 2017-05-17 [ABC]

Joe Arpaio's Infamous Arizona Tent City Closing 2017-04-20 [AFL-CIO]

Mesa Flight Attendants Taking Strike Vote After Years Of Stalled Talks 2017-02-07 [WIN]

Grower fined for not paying workers as ice melted on plants 2016-12-27 [Albany Times Union]

Penalties for workplace safety violations get extra cuts 2016-12-18 [Tucson]

Sun Link streetcar workers vote to join Teamsters 2016-10-31 [Tucson]

Farm Worker Organizers Inspire New Generation Of Activism 2016-10-05 [KJZZ]

Court ruling OKs ‘release time’ for public employees’ union work 2016-09-14 [AZCentral]

Staffing provider to pay $151,000 in misclassification case 2016-06-05 [Staffing Industry]

Guest worker program used as gateway for labor abuse, trafficking 2016-05-14 [Arizona Sonora News]

Lawmakers move to block cities on worker benefits 2016-02-27 [AZ Daily Sun]

OK Foods Completes OKC Plant Acquisition, Faces Union Complaints 2016-02-24 [Times Record]

Unions accuse Asarco of violating worker rights 2016-02-20 [AZ Daily Star]

Teamsters on strike against US Foods 2016-02-07 [Tucson News]

Union Workers in Tucson, Phoenix Go On Strike Against US Foods 2016-02-06 [Tucson Weekly]

Sick-leave discussions reveal deep divisions in Tucson 2016-01-31 [AZ Daily Star]

Striking Phoenix bus drivers lose health-care coverage 2016-01-12 [Arizona Republic]

Amazon ‘Prime Now’ Drivers In Arizona Sue Company For Misclassification, Wage Theft 2016-01-09 [Consumerist]

Phoenix bus strike on hold as union negotiates 2016-01-05 [AZ Central]

Former State Supreme Court Chief To Mediate Phoenix Bus Union Talks 2016-01-05 [KJZZ]

Phoenix bus drivers will strike 2016-01-05 [Phoenix New Times]

Phoenix bus union threatens strike during college football championship 2015-12-16 [AZ Central]

Union fights for fair wages 2015-12-12 [Inside Tucson Business]

Asarco's unions protest company's tactics 2015-12-02 [Tucson]

Union Employees of Mining Company Asarco Rallying in Tucson Tomorrow to Pressure for a Fair Contract 2015-12-01 [Tucson Weekly]

NLRB accuses Asarco of unfair practices 2015-11-05 [Tucson]

In Historic Ruling, NLRB Says Tucson Taxi Drivers are Employees 2015-10-29 [OPEIU]

NLRB Says Shamrock Food Giant Hassles Union Workers 2015-09-10 [Courthouse News Service]

Rising membership gives unions something to cheer for Labor Day 2015-09-04 [Phoenix Biz Journal]

A teacher's view from the trenches 2015-09-03 [Diane Ravitch]

Scab labor threatens to prolong Sun Tran strike, scramble Tucson election 2015-09-03 [Tucson Sentinel]

City officials say they're pressing for end to bus strike 2015-09-03 [Tucson Sentinel]

Tucson, workers' union agree on labor contract 2015-08-27 [AZ Daily Star]

Speak Up On Overtime Rule, says Labor Official 2015-08-19 [PNS]

Court denies pay for labor union work 2015-08-14 [Talk Radio NS]

Sun Tran employees strike for wages and safety 2015-08-11 [Daily Wildcat]

Street Smarts: Barraza worked to unify AZ miners 2015-08-11 [Tucson]

Sun Tran, bus drivers' union still at odds as strike enters day five 2015-08-11 [KVOA]

Bus riders stranded over weekend as Sun Tran worker strike continues 2015-08-09 [Tucson Sun]

Sun Tran strike is on; limited bus service available 2015-08-08 [AZ Daily Star]

Teamsters strike at Sun Tran 2015-08-08 [Teamsters news]

Tucson Bus Drivers Strike, Stranding 50,000 Commuters 2015-08-07 [APM]

Sun Tran union workers reject contract proposal 2015-08-02 [The Daily Star]

Union members set to vote on contract offer 2015-08-01 [Tucson.com]

Union could strike if Sun Tran talks fail 2015-07-31 [Arizona Daily Star]

Union stickers peeled from Phoenix Fire Department vehicles 2015-07-22 [Arizona Daily Sun]

Grocery store employees plan work stoppages in labor dispute 2015-07-11 [The Sun]

Copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion 2015-07-02 [Associated Press]

This month in labour history

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]