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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

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]