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Firefighters say cities are breaking workers’ comp law 2019-05-10 [Arizona Capitol Times]

Workers celebrate annual 'May Day' at Armory Park 2019-05-02 [KVOA]

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]

This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

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]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [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]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

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

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [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]

29-05-1941 Disney Studios animators in LA strike for union recognition. 16 were fired. [more]

29-05-1946 The Rochester general strike ended after just one day with victory for the workers. They won reinstatement for hundreds of city workers who had been sacked for forming a union, dropping of all charges, and recognition of the union. [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]