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American Federations of Teachers building defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti 2018-12-14 [JTA]

Statement on Anti-Semitic Vandalism at AFT 2018-12-13 [AFL-CIO]

Anti-Semitic graffiti sprayed on and around American Federation of Teachers headquarters 2018-12-13 [Washington Post]

Antisemitic graffiti defaces teachers' union building in Washington DC 2018-12-13 [The Guardian]

Georgetown Grad Assistants Form Union 2018-11-13 [Inside Higher Ed]

American Univ worker’s controversial removal from AU position sparks calls for reinstatement 2018-11-06 [Eagle]

AFL-CIO Faces a Strike of Its Own 2018-10-10 [Bloomberg]

Tipped Workers Do Better When They’re Paid the Same as Everyone Else 2018-09-14 [Am Prospect]

Metro must pay $82 million in wage increases to thousands of workers, arbitration panel says 2018-08-16 [Wash Post]

DC Transit Wanted to Give Special Transport for White Supremacists. This Union Said Hell No 2018-08-11 [In These Times]

DC ATU 698 & Pres Jackie Jeter Action To Stop Segregated Cars For Racists For more info 2018-08-08 [WWR]

Transit union forces D.C. officials to scrap special treatment for white nationalists 2018-08-07 [Daily Kos]

Hate group to be provided 3 private Metro rail cars ahead of Unite the Right rally 2018-08-05 [WJLA]

Transit Union Refuses to Bring White Nationalists to 'Unite the Right' Rally 2018-08-05 [Fortune]

Metro reaches agreement with 2nd-largest union; still no word on strike from ATU Local 689 2018-07-31 [The Post]

Metro Strike Authorized, Commuter Chaos Looms (ICYMI) 2018-07-22 [Patch]

With strike threat looming, Metro’s largest union lays out demands in letter to elected officials 2018-07-19 [The Post]

Washington Metro, union leaders meet amid strike threat 2018-07-18 [The National Post]

Metro workers union calls for strike at Washington Metro 2018-07-17 [WBAL]

Washington Metro workers approve strike amid rising tensions 2018-07-17 [WTHR]

Metro workers authorize strike 2018-07-16 [Washington Post]

Thousands of workers vote on Metro union worker strike 2018-07-16 [WUSA]

Metro's Largest Union Votes in Favor of Strike 2018-07-16 [NBC]

With All-Star Week underway, Metro workers weigh possible labor strike 2018-07-16 [Wash Post]

ATU, with two slowdowns already, threatens three-day transit strike in D.C. 2018-07-15 [WTOP]

Metro says worker labor action leads to delays 2018-07-05 [WTOP]

D.C. Voters Back Measure To Raise Minimum Wage For Tipped Workers 2018-06-21 [NPR]

Fight for $15 victory for 'tipped workers' in District of Columbia 2018-06-20 [WTOP]

More than 400 union workers at Washington Post demand raise 2018-06-17 [The Post]

Bus drivers, allies make a case for putting D.C. Circulator under city control 2018-05-14 [Wash Post]

Graduate students amplify unionization efforts amid continued University opposition 2018-04-30 [GW Hatchet]

GW Univ Graduate student unionization efforts deserve to be heard by administrators 2018-04-24 [Hatchet]

No, Janus Is Not a Trojan Horse 2018-04-20 [Jacobin]

Prosecutors invoke union and IWW membership to criminalize Inauguration Day protesters 2018-04-17 [Shadow Proof]

Georgetown Graduate Student Union Reaches Voluntary Election Agreement 2018-04-09 [The Heights]

Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees Celebrate Union Vote Agreement 2018-04-05 [The Hoya]

Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) and University Agree to Union Election 2018-04-03 [Georgetown Voice]

Georgetown University agrees to allow graduate students to vote on unionizing 2018-04-03 [Wash Post]

Federal workers spill on life in Trump’s Washington 2018-03-31 [Politico]

AFGE warns anti-union drive at education dept. could spread to other feds 2018-03-28 [dclabor.org]

Students, administrators need to support graduate student unionization 2018-03-26 [GW Hatchet]

Make it a union St Patrick*s Day 2018-03-17 [DC AFL-CIO]

Let My People Vote -- Focus of labor seder 2018-03-17 [DC AFL-CIO]

Teachers support student walk-outs 2018-03-17 [DC Labor]

Healthcare workers at Chase Brexton votes to ratify their first contract nearly 18 months after the union was formed 2018-03-09 [AFL-CIO Metro Wash Council]

Union leaders protesting DeVos are left out in the cold 2018-02-10 [NY Times]

Georgetown Univ Begins Negotiating Union Election For Grad Students 2018-02-05 [Georgetown Voice]

Labor Board Inspector General to probe conflict-of-interest allegations against Trump appointee William Emanuel 2018-02-02 [ProPublica]

Labor Board's William Emanuel under fire for conflict of interest 2018-01-31 [ProPublica]

The Government Shut Down With AFGE Sec-Treas Hudson and AFGE NPS Council Pres Fitzpatrick For more info 2018-01-19 [WW Radio]

This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]