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Today's news - Delaware

Delaware legislature strikes down county-by-county Right to Work efforts 2018-06-27 [PRNews Channel]

Bill Requiring Union Membership in Delaware Approved by Assembly 2018-06-23 [DE PR]

Sussex right-to-work hearing draws crowd, reignites animosity 2018-01-03 [The News-Journal]

Sussex County Council defers vote on right-to-work ordinance 2018-01-03 [Cape Gazette]

Union refinery workers say positions Monroe Energy are eliminating could cause safety issues 2017-12-21 [The Daily Times]

14th District Democrats lash out at RTW 2017-11-25 [Cape Gazette]

AG halts county’s approval of Right to Work bill 2017-11-21 [KOH]

State quashes right-to-work law in Sussex 2017-11-18 [DE State News]

Charter Teachers Call in Sick After Their Principal Was Suspended for Trying to Raise Their Salaries For more info 2017-09-24 [Diane Ravitch]

Labor Day reminds us to defend the rights of workers: Delaware Voices 2017-09-04 [News Journal]

Rayon, an Epidemic of Insanity, and the Woman Who Fought to Expose It 2017-06-09 [UnDark]

Ambullance workers assaulted outside Wilmington fire station 2017-05-03 [ABC]

Unionized nurses, techs continue strike at DCMH 2017-03-07 [Daily Times]

Union official blames staffing shortage for guard death 2017-02-04 [Associated Press]

All New Castle County workers to receive pay increases 2016-11-21 [DE Online]

Appeals court reverses ruling for DuPont in overtime lawsuit 2016-10-10 [Albany Times Union]

Judge threatens Verizon protesters with contempt order 2016-05-27 [DE Online]

Delaware man one of two track workers killed 2016-04-05 [DE Online]

State House panel OKs pro-union bill 2016-03-17 [DE State news]

DuPont to cut 1,700 jobs 2016-01-30 [DE Online]

Depressing atmosphere envelops DuPont as layoffs begin 2016-01-05 [DE Online]

Office janitors reach tentative labor deal with employers 2015-12-25 [Albany Times Union]

Hearing set in federal labor board lawsuit against Kent General Hospital 2015-12-22 [Albany Times Union]

Janitors to march in support of $15/hr 2015-12-03 [Delaware Online]

Wastewater plant workers unionize in Sussex 2015-10-01 [DE Online]

 VIDEO Verizon workers picket Wilmington call center 2015-08-13 [DE Online]

Strike at soft drink distributor slows soda flow 2015-05-30 [DE Online]

Seeking manufacturing jobs, GOP targets unions, push RTW 2015-04-08 [DE Online]

 VIDEO Leaders weigh in on 'Right To Work' bill 2015-04-04 [WMDT]

GOP lawmakers eye 'right to work' zones 2015-04-03 [Times Union]

Port union sees payback in ruling on part-time work 2015-01-31 [Delaware Online]

Nurses union claims Crozer spending more than $50,000 on fighting NLRB finding 2014-12-13 [DelCo Daily times]

Trump casino workers union appeals Delaware judge's termination of labor contract 2014-10-24 [Daily Journal]

Worker files complaint over breast pumping 2014-09-05 [Times Union]

Capital casts second vote on teacher’s union agreement due to ethics question 2014-08-16 [Dover Post]

Show unity on July 4 with bells 2014-06-30 [Delaware Online]

Delmarva Power reaches agreement to extend labor contracts 2014-06-28 [Cape Gazette]

Workers at an Amazon Warehouse Reject Forming a Union 2014-02-15 [NYTimes]

Amazon.com workers reject unionization in vote 2014-01-17 [Reuters]

How Amazon Crushed the Union Movement 2014-01-17 [Time Magazine]

Union representation bid fails at Amazon warehouse 2014-01-16 [Seattle Times]

Amazon.com workers reject unionization in Delaware vote 2014-01-16 [Reuters]

'Right to work' debate begins: GOP proposes areas free of unions 2013-12-26 [Delaware Online]

Workers in Middletown seek to form Amazon's first labor union 2013-12-24 [Middletown Transcript]

Amazon May Get Its First Labor Union 2013-12-18 [Bloomberg]

Organized labor may be coming to an Amazon warehouse 2013-12-18 [Geek Wire]

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 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [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]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [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]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [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]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [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]