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Fired track workers sue Metro for discrimination, hostile work environment 2017-05-05 [Washington Post]

Metro Workers Form Human Chain Outside Board Meeting 2017-04-29 [NBC]

Union: WMATA workers aren't planning sick out; president calls Metro absentee policy asinine 2017-04-27 [FOX]

Labor board rules GW Univ RAs are employees, can unionize 2017-04-22 [GW Hatchet]

Airport workers at Reagan, Dulles getting pay bump 2017-04-19 [WTOP]

American University Graduate Student Workers Win Historic Union Election 2017-04-12 [SEIU]

Amer Univ grad students first in DC area to greenlight private university unionization with SEIU 2017-04-12 [Eagle]

D.C. among first in nation to require child-care workers to get college degrees 2017-04-01 [Washington Post]

Another Contractor Stiffed by Trump 2017-03-11 [AFL-CIO]

D.C. police union head stole $180,000 of officers’ dues, nearly emptying account 2017-03-10 [Washington Post]

Women teachers strike causes D.C. suburb to call off school Wednesday 2017-03-08 [USA Today]

Women Workers To Surround Labor Department Wednesday On 'Day Without A Woman' 2017-03-07 [WIN]

D.C. charter school teachers seek union electioin 2017-02-23 [Washington Post]

Charter Teachers Seek to Unionize 2017-02-23 [Am Prospect]

Manager who stole $1.7 million from laborers union Local 657 sentenced to prison 2017-02-08 [Washington Post]

Workers at Trump-owned Washington hotel vote to join union 2017-02-02 [Durango Herald]

Workers at Trump's Washington Hotel vote to join union, casting spotlight on potential conflicts 2017-02-01 [Washington Post]

Uber's drive to be a DC powerhouse 2017-01-25 [The Hill]

CWA Local 1168 Protests Trump's Agenda, Not The Man, in D.C. 2017-01-22 [TWC]

N.Y. labor leader joins small group of men asked to speak at Women's March on Washington 2017-01-21 [NYDaily News]

'We'll Shatter The Ceiling And Break On Through' Women's March 2017-01-20 [WIN]

Labor Department: Metro union had ‘alternate, secret’ policies for election eligibility 2017-01-19 [Washington Post]

AFL-CIO Among 80 National Groups Opposing HHS Nominee Tom Price 2017-01-18 [WIN]

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Employee Mandatory Arbitration Case 2017-01-17 [WIN]

D.C. police union riven by faction 2017-01-05 [Washington City Paper]

Union Women Urge Women To March At Inauguration 2017-01-04 [WIN]

Massive women's march planned around Trump inaugural 2017-01-03 [Workday MN]

Feds Go After Concessions Company That Shorted Senate Workers $1 Million 2016-12-31 [Huffington Post]

Unite Here workers take on Trump and win 2016-12-30 [AFL-CIO]

Whole Foods accused of cheating workers out of bonuses 2016-12-26 [NYPost]

WIN talks with Ullico CEO Ed Smith about how infrastructure investment models can benefit working people instead of Wall St. (WINCast) 2016-12-14 [Workers Independent News]

Students seize office of Georgetown University president in Nike labor protest 2016-12-09 [Georgetown Voice]

D.C. Council Advances Expansive Paid Family and Medical Leave Rules 2016-12-08 [AFL-CIO]

Nurses Join Democrats To Defend Medicare and Social Security 2016-12-07 [WIN]

D.C.’s expansive family and medical leave policy advances 2016-12-07 [Washington Post]

RAs push to be first union at private university 2016-12-05 [GW Hatchet]

Washington Teachers Union asks city council to censure the mayor 2016-12-02 [Washington City Paper]

Woman sexually assaulted at bizarre party thrown by open-shop construction kingpin 2016-11-28 [Washington Post]

Heil The People! Heil Victory! (White Supremacist Trump Supporters In DC Rally) 2016-11-22 [WIN]

Sen. Warren Vows Strong Fight For Workers, Against Bigotry 2016-11-22 [WIN]

The wild card in Metro’s budget talks: Union negotiations 2016-11-10 [Wash Post]

AFL-CIO President Trumka on 'Why Hillary for workers' 2016-10-28 [Workers Independent News]

Protesters outsmart Trump, stake out sidewalk in front of his D.C. hotel's grand opening 2016-10-27 [Daily Kos]

Trump opens his new D.C. hotel, met with protest 2016-10-27 [Wash Post]

Donald Trump plans to cut the ribbon on his D.C. hotel. Protesters will be there too 2016-10-26 [Wash Biz Jrnl]

D.C. hotel workers union slams Sydell Group for refusing to hire local people, as required by law 2016-10-25 [Washington City Paper]

nion protests Whole Foods in DC for firing worker 2016-10-24 [WUSA]

Dozens of unions, AFL-CIO picket Trump D.C. hotel 2016-10-14 [Workers Independent News]

There’s A Boycott Going On At Donald Trump’s Fancy New Hotel: Trump has refused to negotiate with a housekeepers’ union, leading to picket lines 2016-10-14 [Huffington Post]

Trump Hotel protest boils over 2016-10-14 [The Hill]

This month in labour history

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]