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Today's news - Connecticut

State employees receive $2,000 bonuses For more info 2018-07-23 [The Courant]

Jewish Community Unites In Support of Unionizing Hotel Employees at Stamford Hilton 2018-07-11 [The Forward]

Teachers’ union files labor complaint 2018-07-10 [CTPost]

State AFL-CIO Backs Outsiders at State Political Convention 2018-06-23 [Hartford Courant]

Advocates to rally for higher wages, anti-poverty programs 2018-06-11 [Bristol Herald Courier]

Advocates to rally for higher wages, anti-poverty programs 2018-06-10 [SFChronicle]

Lawmakers fail to vote on minimum-wage hike 2018-05-11 [WTNH]

Republicans propose amendment to roll back union dominance 2018-05-10 [Yankee Institute]

Union calls off threatened strike after Senate passes raise 2018-05-07 [WTNH]

Female night custodians demand safer work conditions, greater University accountability 2018-05-04 [The Daily]

Thousands of CT health care workers could go on strike 2018-05-04 [News12]

To avert a strike, CT House boosts money for care of the disabled 2018-05-03 [CTMirror]

Black Robe Backlash against Gov's nominees for the bench​​ For more info 2018-04-23 [WTNH-TV Channel 8 News]

New England SEIU Pres: Workers have postponed strike — for now 2018-04-22 [CT Mirror]

Foxwoods cleaning, maintenance workers vote to join union 2018-04-21 [The Day]

Union election at Foxwoods as CT tribes push back against federal labor laws 2018-04-20 [CTMirror]

Union Workers Who Help Disabled Seeking Raises 2018-04-14 [Hartford Courant]

Business, Unions Face Off Over *Captive Audience* Workplace Meetings 2018-04-11 [Hartford Courant]

AFSCME local 3144 in New Haven puts contract vote on hold, demands explanation of medical benefits, fines 2018-04-08 [New Haven Register]

The Women on the Front Lines of Unionization at the Stamford Hilton Hotel 2018-04-06 [Truth Out]

It's hard fighting billionaires, but I'm sticking with the union 2018-03-29 [Hartford Courant]

Labor offers harsh critique of CEO-led commission report 2018-03-21 [Hartford Biz]

Blue educators protest recommended Norwalk Public Schools staff cuts For more info 2018-03-21 [Nancy on Norwalk]

Workers at Porcelen Specrail in Hamden strike for fair wages and benefits 2018-03-10 [New Haven Register]

Homecare Workers Seek A Living Wage 2018-03-08 [CT News Junkie]

Non-Essential State Workers To Be Sent Home Starting At Noon 2018-03-07 [CBS Connecticut]

A national public-sector union fight comes to Connecticut 2018-03-07 [CT Mirror]

In Lawsuit, UAW Accuses Colt's Of Layoffs, Moving Work From West Hartford 2018-03-06 [Hartford Courant]

Foxwoods workers petition for union votes 2018-03-04 [The Day]

Panel of business leaders urges state lawmakers to make sweeping changes, possibly hurting workers pensions 2018-03-02 [New Haven Register]

Union workers rally over Supreme Court case 2018-02-27 [Stamford Advocate]

CT Organized Labor Joins National Fight Over Public Sector Unions 2018-02-27 [Hartford Courant]

Wesleyan: USLAC Demands Fair Construction at Open Facilities Forum 2018-02-16 [Wesleyan Argus]

Hilton Hotel Workers Win Organizing Campaign 2018-02-12 [TalkingUnion]

Stamford Workers Show How to Transform Our Unions and Rebuild the Labor Movement 2018-02-11 [Truth Out]

Union leaders fire back at Capitol after attacks 2018-02-11 [CTPost]

*Time to Raise Up Workers!* Unions Declare at Start of Legislative Session 2018-02-09 [AFSCME]

Local 33 members dissent 2018-02-03 [Yale News]

In New Britain, union honors 50th anniversary of Memphis trash workers' deaths For more info 2018-02-02 [The Courant]

Does Vernon Have Too Many Paras? For more info 2018-02-01 [The Courant]

Stanford service workers’ friction with University has long history 2018-01-25 [The Daily]

Dining workers asked to remove stickers worn in protest of job conditions 2018-01-14 [The Daily]

State Workers In New Britain Aid Hurricane Relief Fund 2017-12-26 [The Courant]

Hartford Professional Employees Union Ratifies Contract With City 2017-12-09 [The Courant]

Hotel workers vote to unionize Hilton Stamford 2017-12-06 [Stamford Advocate ]

Sikorsky union wins 3 percent annual increases in pay 2017-12-05 [The Post]

Hotel workers vote to unionize Hilton Stamford 2017-12-05 [The Advocate]

Sikorsky Workers Approve New Contract In Landslide Vote 2017-12-04 [The Courant]

Workers seek to unionize Hilton Stamford hotel 2017-12-02 [Stamford Advocate]

Sikorsky, Teamsters Agree To Tentative Labor Contract 2017-12-02 [Hartford Courant]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

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]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

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

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

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [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]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

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

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [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]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [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]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]