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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]

Rep. David Schweikert compares unions to Nazis ... really 2015-06-13 [AZCentral]

Unions to end contract with Tucson-based Asarco 2015-06-06 [AZ Daily Star]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]