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Labor leaders organize help for federal workers 2019-01-12 [KVOA]

AZ Schoolboards Assn: Funding and legislative hostility creates teacher shortage 2019-01-01 [Diane Ravitch]

Pima County deputy association formally unionizes, gaining bargaining rights 2018-11-17 [Tucson]

Nurses at Tucson's St. Joseph's and St. Mary's hospitals unionize 2018-10-20 [Tucson]

Tucson-based Asarco must pay copper bonuses, appeals court rules 2018-06-21 [Tucson]

Teachers End Walkout as Governor Signs Bill Approving Raises 2018-05-04 [NYTimes]

Trade Unions Stand In Solidarity With Arizona #RedForEd Movement 2018-05-02 [KJZZ]

We Are Republican Teachers Striking in Arizona. It’s Time to Raise Taxes. 2018-05-01 [NYTimes]

Arizona teachers union: We do not trust governor-announced deal 2018-04-29 [The Hill]

What teacher strikes are really about 2018-04-28 [CNN]

Arizona teacher walkout: how 3 decades of tax cuts suffocated public schools 2018-04-28 [Vox]

Here is How Arizona Teachers Organized the First Statewide Teacher Strike in Arizona History 2018-04-28 [Labor Notes]

Educators Walk Out In Largest Teacher Strike In State History 2018-04-27 [KJZZ]

Thousands of Teachers March to Capitol, Wearing #RedForEd 2018-04-27 [Diane Ravitch]

Teachers in Arizona, Colorado walk off the job today 2018-04-26 [NY Times]

Teachers Prepare to Walk Off Job Tomorrow Over Pay and Funding 2018-04-26 [Click Lancashire]

Thousands of teachers in Arizona, Colorado to protest 2018-04-26 [AP]

Why Teachers Plan to Walk Out 2018-04-22 [Diane Ravitch]

Here’s Why Teachers Are Prepared to Defy Arizona’s Anti-Strike Laws 2018-04-12 [In These Times]

Arizona teachers demand 20 percent raise at Capitol protest 2018-04-03 [Education Week]

Arizona teachers engage in mass protests to demand higher pay, more money for students 2018-04-03 [Arizona Republic]

School safety dominates Tempe Union board meetings 2018-04-01 [Ahwatukee Foothills News]

Teachers Wait Tables to Pay Bills. Now They Might Strike 2018-03-28 [Rewire]

The good and the bad of gig work in Flagstaff 2018-03-25 [AZ Daily Sun]

Statement on Uber Tragedy 2018-03-22 [ITF]

3 American Airlines regional workers protest 'poverty-level' pay at Sky Harbor airport 2018-01-16 [The Republic, vias AZCentral]

Santas on strike outside Phoenix Walmart 2017-12-10 [Sonoran News]

Employees Accused Arizona Coyotes Of Union Busting, Failure To Pay Staff 2017-11-15 [Deadspin]

Navajo unions: Four Corners coal plant violating labor laws 2017-11-21 [EL&P]

Union Workers at Sky Harbor Protest Lack of Air Conditioning in Trucks and Low Wages 2017-10-21 [Phoenix New times]

Union workers confront Industrial Commission over penalty reductions For more info 2017-09-24 [Tucson]

 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]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]