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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]

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]

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]