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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]

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

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]