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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]

Warehouse Workers Moving Walmart Baggage Will Strike Today 2013-07-26 [The Nation]

OUR Walmart Member Janet Sparks at Shareholders Meeting 2013-06-08 [RespectRide]

 VIDEO OUR Walmart Visits Home Office in Bentonville 2013-06-08 [RespectRide]

Walmart Workers Rally Outside Shareholder Meeting 2013-06-07 [AFL-CIO]

Workers demand pay boost from Walmart 2013-06-07 [AJ]

Striking Workers Bring Bangladesh Safety Demand to Walmart Headquarters in Bentonville 2013-06-06 [The Nation]

Walmart files restraining order against protesting labor groups 2013-06-06 [MSNBC]

This month in labour history

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]