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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

3-06-2016 A federal judge ruled that women's soccer players could not go on strike, despite their collective bargaining agreement (which included a no-strike clause) having expired. The women were in dispute over pay discrimination. [more]

3-06-1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is founded in New York City. [more]

4-06-1912 Massachusetts becomes the first US state to establish a minimum wage [more]

4-06-2012 When National Football League referees failed to agree to a new contract, which included big pension cuts, the NFL locked them out and began hiring scabs to replace them. Bosses came up with a revised offer which was agreed on 26 September. [more]

9-06-1865 Helen Marot, campaigner for working women, is born. [more]

11-06-1913 Police shoot at maritime workers on strike at United Fruit Co. in New Orleans, killing one. [more]

12-06-1904 Defying AFL's Samuel Gompers, 50,000 members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen walk off their jobs. [more]

16-06-1918 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene Debs makes his famous speech against capitalism in Canton, OH, which will land him in jail. [more]

19-06-1912 The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees [more]

20-06-1947 President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later. [more]

23-06-1999 Workers at Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in North Carolina vote for union recognition after a 25 year struggle [more]

26-06-1894 American Railway Union members begin to refuse to run trains including Pullman cars, until the strike at Pullmans is settled [more]

27-06-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World, later popularly known as the Wobblies, is founded in Chicago with the aim of uniting all workers in One Big Union [more]

29-06-1894 Over 125,000 workers on two dozen railroads have joined the boycott of Pullman cars [more]

30-06-1918 Socialist anf labor leader Eugene Debs is arrested under the Espionage Act for making an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio [more]