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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]

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]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]