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Police: Man threatened to shoot CT Stop and Shop strikers with AK-47 2019-04-20 [CTPost]

Let My Matzah Go: Stop & Shop Purchases Deemed Not Kosher For Passover 2019-04-16 [New Haven Independent]

Unions give $5,000 donation to striking Stop & Shop workers For more info  ActNOW!  2019-04-16 [New Haven Register]

Nursing home workers poised to strike over wages, staffing levels 2019-04-14 [Jrnl Inquirer]

Stop & Shop stores across Connecticut reopen Friday as employees walk picket lines 2019-04-12 [Hartford Courant]

Yale New Haven Hosital signs 5-year contract with cafeteria workers union 2019-04-12 [Yale Daily News]

Ridgefield Stop and Shop CLOSED as Union Workers Strike Against Unfair Labor Practice 2019-04-12 [Hamlethub]

Gov Lamont Holds Firm On Teacher Pension Costs, Backs Away from Cost of Living Adjustment 2019-04-10 [CT News Junkie]

Contract negotiations with Stop and Shop workers continue 2019-04-06 [WSFB]

Stop & Shop union workers threaten strike after wage cuts 2019-03-10 [News12]

Local Stop & Shop workers to vote on strike authorization 2019-03-10 [The Day]

NAACP presses Norwalk BoE to ‘take action’ after more emails revealed​​ For more info 2019-03-06 [Nancy on Norwalk]

Bristol teachers union joining drive to tighten classroom discipline For more info 2019-03-08 [The Courant]

Limo Drivers Settle for $750K over Misclassification as Contractors, Not Employees 2019-03-04 [Claims Jrnl]

AFSCME Member Elected to Connecticut State Legislature 2019-03-01 [AFL-CIO]

Union Givebacks & $1 Billion in New Taxes Key to Lamont Budget 2019-02-21 [NBC]

Spinnaker projects in New Haven stir debate on labor issues, community input 2019-02-20 [New Haven Register]

Labor leaders call for tax hikes for the wealthy and other ‘alternatives to austerity’ 2019-02-12 [Hartford Courant]

Courant journalists seek to form a union 2019-02-12 [Hartford Courant]

MLK Invoked In Call For Yale Local Hiring 2019-01-23 [New Haven Democrat]

Did the new Democratic governor just say that unions must give back more? 2019-01-13 [CTPost]

Tech workers to rally to keep India outsourcing firm out of CT 2018-12-29 [Stamford Advocate]

Unions reject blueprint: Proposal to shore up state budget calls for tax cuts, state employee givebacks 2018-12-01 [Jrnl Inquirer]

Bridgeport cops win workers’ comp fight 2018-11-30 [CTPost]

Breaking with peers, Yale reaffirms opposition to Local 33 2018-11-27 [Yale News]

Norwich utilities labor union withdraws complaints involving Bilda 2018-11-20 [The Day]

Citing poor work conditions, Stamford Sheraton workers push for union 2018-11-20 [Stamford Advocate]

New Haven non-union workers forced to take furloughs 2018-11-06 [Yale Daily News]

Governor Campaigns Making Final Overtures For more info 2018-11-05 [NBC Connecticut]

Yankee Institute Exclusive Spurs SEIU 1199 Lawsuit 2018-10-31 [Yankee Institute]

Amalgamated Transit Union surveys bus drivers over lack of bathroom breaks 2018-10-20 [WTNH]

State Board May Approve Two New Charter Schools Wednesday For more info 2018-10-03 [The Courant]

Local labor unions react to Amazon raising minimum wage 2018-10-03 [FOX]

State workers loyal to unions despite right to end dues 2018-09-30 [The Post]

Judicial eliminates Supreme Court police, including position held by union president 2018-09-26 [CT Mirror]

Complaint: General Manager John Bilda threatened NPU union leader 2018-09-26 [Bulletin]

Close to 200 aerospace workers go on strike 2018-09-19 [New Haven Register]

Without agreement, union striking at United Tech Corp in Cheshire 2018-09-17 [My Record Jrnl]

NLRB Orders Fired Terex Corp Workers Reinstated In Union Row 2018-08-23 [Law360]

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]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]