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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

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]