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Today's news - Arkansas

Employee union rallies for living wages at Univ AR 2018-04-08 [4029TV]

Union rallies to push for raise for workers, assistants at Univ Arkansas 2018-04-08 [AR Online]

Union criticizes Verizon call center closures, including in Little Rock 2018-03-14 [ARTimes]

The more things change — corporate welfare edition 2018-02-12 [AR Times]

How Bill Clinton remade the Democratic Party by abandoning unions 2017-11-25 [LAWCHA]

What Started the Arkansas Sharecropper Massacre of 1919? Trying to Organizing a Union 2017-09-30 [Progressive]

The Waltons Buy Another School for Conversion to a Low-Wage, Non-Union, Short-Term-Employment Charter 2017-08-12 [Diane Ravitch]

Why California Teachers Are Getting Layoff Notices Despite Historic Teacher Shortages 2017-03-18 [HuffPost]

Walmart testing store employee delivery of US online orders ... on their way home 2017-06-02 [Union-Bulletin]

Battery plant locks out employees amid negotiations 2017-04-27 [AP]

New overtime pay rule to affect state universities 2016-11-19 [Albany Times Union]

How Did Walmart Get Cleaner Stores and Higher Sales? It Paid Its People More 2016-10-17 [NYTimes]

Fight For 15 Still Pushing For Increased Minimum Wage 2016-09-13 [KUAR]

Results Good for Letter Carriers Food Drive 2016-05-20 [Clay Cty Times-Democrat]

Biz hysterical abour persuader rule 2016-05-16 [AR Biz]

Oxfam report: Tyson poultry workers forced to wear diapers 2016-05-14 [UPI]

Businesses Sue Department Of Labor To Prevent “Persuader” Rule Regulations 2016-04-01 [KFSM / KXNW]

AR AFL-CIO Decades-Old Contract With State Ends 2016-01-31 [NPR]

Judge orders Walmart to rehire workers it fired for striking 2016-01-27 [Huffington Post]

Judge orders Walmart: reinstate 16 workers fired for striking 2016-01-25 [Popular Resistance]

Court orders Walmart to reinstate workers fired for protest 2016-01-24 [UPI]

Worker Strikes Against Wal-Mart in 2013 Were Lawful, NLRB Judge Says 2016-01-22 [WSJ]

State workforce agency to end jobless assistance contract 2015-12-25 [SFGate]

AFL-CIO out; state now to aid jobless 2015-12-24 [AR Online]

6 migrant farmworkers killed as bus hits bridge 2015-11-07 [The Times-Union]

Wal-Mart to Cut Hundreds of Jobs at Headquarters 2015-10-01 [Reuters]

McDonald's union order extended 2015-07-07 [Arkansas Online]

McDonald's labor hearing set: Board says LR worker fired for union-organizing effort 2015-07-04 [AR Online]

Walmart Adjusts the Thermostat to Warm Worker Relations 2015-06-04 [NYTimes]

The Firing of This Minimum Wage Worker Reveals Why We Need More Labor Reporting 2015-04-03 [The Nation]

Arkansas Gov.'s union organizer son in spotlight 2015-04-02 [Arkansas Gazette]

House passes bill to let teachers exit union at any time 2015-03-21 [NWA Democrat Gazette]

Waltons Lose in Effort to Privatize Little Rock School District 2015-03-18 [Diane Ravitch]

State AFL-CIO against senate cut to scholarships 2015-03-10 [Arkansas Online]

Fort Smith plant lays off 120 employees, suspends manufacturing 2015-01-24 [Bakken]

Minimum wage question on November ballot 2014-10-12 [Log Cabin Democrat]

Southern Tenant Farmers Union to celebrate 80th anniversary 2014-09-09 [Democrat Tribune]

Little Rock McDonald’s Protesters Call For Higher Wages, Unions 2014-08-02 [The Times-Record]

OK Foods Denies Allegations Regarding Union Vote For more info 2014-06-25 [Times Record]

Walmart Strikers March on Home Office 2014-06-08 [AFL-CIO]

Hope bakery accused of unfair labor practices 2014-03-09 [SFGate]

Labor Unions Urge Policy Changes Favoring Corporate Loopholes 2013-12-11 [UALR Public Radio]

Union set to vote on re-worked contract that complicated Cooper Tire takeover 2013-11-20 [KSLA]

This month in labour history

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]