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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]

Two weeks into hunger strike, hundreds march against Yale 2017-05-11 [Yale News]

Why Yale Graduate Students Are on a Hunger Strike 2017-05-09 [NYTimes]

Layoff notices looming with no concession deal For more info 2017-05-08 [WTNH Channel 8 News]

Layoff notices for state workers possible this week 2017-05-09 [MyRecordJournal]

Hundreds gather at Capitol in support of immigrants 2017-04-30 [New Haven Register]

Yale's College Republicans hold BBQ near a hunger strike to increase protesters' anguish 2017-04-30 [Mic]

44 Connecticut Work-Related Deaths in 2015 2017-04-30 [USNews]

Yale Republicans taunt hunger-striking union workers with a barbecue 2017-04-30 [Think Progress]

Yale Republicans taunt hunger-striking union workers with a barbecue 2017-04-30 [Think Progress]

Yale Grad Students Launch Hunger Strike for Better Conditions 2017-04-27 [teleSUR]

Unions push for tuition aid for *Dreamers* 2017-04-27 [CTPost]

Education Unions Unite to Ensure Fairness for Immigrant Students 2017-04-27 [CT AFL-CIO]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]