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Today's news - Arizona

'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]

Teacher Exodus Grows, Due to Low Salaries and Mandates 2015-06-16 [Diane Ravitch]

This month in labour history

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]