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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]

Norwalk school library aides fight elimination of positions For more info 2017-11-14 [Nancy on Norwalk]

Yale workers, supporters hold rally for union validation 2017-11-05 [WTNH]

Yale workers, supporters hold rally for union validation 2017-11-05 [WTNH]

Both Candidates For Mayor Attend Ansonia Forum For more info 2017-10-26 [Valley Independent-Sentinel]

Ansonia students quiz mayoral candidates For more info 2017-10-26 [New Haven Register]

NLRB changes may harm Yale’s graduate student union 2017-10-16 [Yale News]

Republicans Slam Tuition Break for UConn Workers 2017-09-21 [Hartford Courant]

Govt union groups threaten to unseat Democratic lawmakers, plan mobile rallies with 15 ft tall inflatable skunk 2017-09-21 [Yankee Institute]

Company, workers tangle over unionization 2017-09-02 [CTPost]

Metro-North rail union strike vote on track 2017-08-30 [CTPost]

Older workers plea to keep employment program 2017-08-22 [CTPost]

AFL-CIO State Pres: Either you respect collective bargaining or you do not 2017-08-13 [CT Mirror]

 VIDEO New bill would stop wage theft, boost workers’ financial security 2017-08-09 [News 12]

Republican amnesia on labor concessions history 2017-08-07 [The Day]

State GOP: Not enough labor concessions in new state budget! 2017-08-01 [NHRegister]

After day of drama, Senate Democrats unite to back fiscal reform labor concessions 2017-08-01 [CT Mirror]

State Senate to vote on labor concessions deal 2017-07-31 [WTNH]

State Senate to vote on state labor concession agreement 2017-07-30 [New Haven Register]

Democrats moving forward to approve labor concession deal 2017-07-25 [WTNH]

CT House debating union concessions deal 2017-07-25 [CT Mirror]

New union ad targets top GOP leaders in budget battle 2017-07-21 [SFChronicle]

 VIDEO Blue Hills Hospital Workers Speak Out About Possible Closure 2017-07-21 [Hartford Courant]

State union workers approve concessions agreement 2017-07-18 [WFSB]

Republicans clarify changes they want to make to labor; unions warn against them 2017-07-18 [New Haven Register]

Unions wrapping up votes on labor concession package 2017-07-17 [Wash Times]

New Haven schools trying to fill nearly 100 teaching vacancies​​ For more info 2017-07-12 [NBC Connecticut]

Rank-and-file union members will decide on concession deal 2017-06-27 [New Haven Register]

Charter Oak Clinic Ordered To Pay Workers Fired For Promoting Safety After TB Scare 2017-06-20 [Hartford Courant]

Yale grad teachers union presses on w/ struggle for negotiated contract 2017-06-16 [Shadow Proof]

Union ad: Stop favoring the wealthy in CT budget 2017-06-03 [CT Mirror]

 VIDEO Senate Republicans say legislature can get better savings without union agreement 2017-06-01 [My Record Jrnl]

Union leaders circulating details of concession deal to state workers 2017-05-29 [My Record Jrnl]

Update on Yale graduate student unionization 2017-05-26 [Yale News]

Hartford Police Union Says Lack Of Contract Straining Department 2017-05-24 [Courant Community]

Union Negotiations Resume Later This Week 2017-05-22 [CT News Lunkie]

Norwalk teachers union, school board remain at odds over health insurance 2017-05-20 [The Hour]

Union to protest Yale commencement in grad student unionization fight 2017-05-20 [Fox]

Yale: Negotiate with your Graduate Teachers 2017-05-15 [MoveOn]

Labor Negotiations Reach A Critical Point As Layoff Notices Go Out 2017-05-15 [CT News Junkie]

23 Grad Student Workers Arrested as Yale Hunger Strike Continues 2017-05-13 [In These Times]

Some Yale teachers are refusing to eat in protest of the university. I'm one of them 2017-05-13 [The Guardian]

Yale graduate student union protests sex harassment, shuts 3 New Haven intersections 2017-05-11 [New Haven Register]

16 Arrested In Yale University Union Protest 2017-05-11 [New Haven Independent]

This month in labour history

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]