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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

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]