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Today's news - Connecticut

New Haven Federation of Teachers Challenges Some Transfers 2019-06-08 [New Haven Independent]

New Haven teachers’ union alleges ‘retaliation for union activity’ in elimination of 53 jobs 2019-06-08 [New Haven Register]

After Connecticut $15 Minimum Wage Win, Union Leader Stresses Going State-by-State 2019-05-31 [Cheddar]

CT Workers Fought for a $15 Minimum Wage — and Won 2019-05-29 [TruthOut]

Norwalk teachers’ union reps speak out against Kendall ‘experiment’ For more info 2019-05-22 [Nancy on Norwalk]

Attorney General William Tong Okays Captive Audience Bill; May Face Court Challenge if Passed 2019-05-21 [Yankee Institute]

CT Nursing Home Workers Renew Strike Threat 2019-05-04 [Public's Radio]

Nursing home workers renew strike threats at the Capitol 2019-05-02 [CTPost]

CT Hotel Workers Do Their Own Organizing and Beat the Boss 2019-05-01 [Labor Notes]

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]

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]