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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]

Unionized Yale grad students go on hunger strike over school refusal to negotiate 2017-04-26 [New Haven Register]

UNITE HERE Grad Student Union Local 33 members begin hunger strike 2017-04-26 [Yale News]

Labor union wants New Haven to consider contract negotiations, raises for members 2017-03-14 [New Haven Reigster]

After pro-union votes, Yale weighs its options 2017-03-11 [Yale News]

Unions converge on Capitol to oppose legislation 2017-02-22 [My Record Jrnl]

Gov Malloy proposes layoffs or benefit cuts to balance budget 2017-02-21 [Yale News]

This month in labour history

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]