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Georgetown Hints at Grad Assistant Union Election Agreement 2018-01-11 [Inside]

USPS workers brave frigid temperatures in D.C. as winter storm hits area 2018-01-05 [WJLA]

CAIR wins first round in fight against union organizing bid 2018-01-03 [The Examiner]

Fired track inspectors may see relief under binding arbitration 2017-12-24 [The Post]

Hundreds of workers go on strike at Reagan National and Dulles 2017-12-21 [WTOP]

Contract workers strike at Dulles Airport 2017-12-21 [The Times-Union]

Close to 200 Dulles Airport workers to go on strike in busy days leading up to Christmas 2017-12-20 [WJLA Washington DC]

Contracted Airport Workers at Dulles to Announce Potential Strike that Could Impact Holiday Travel 2017-12-19 [Aviation Pros]

Georgetown graduate students to file with NLRB in unionization fight For more info 2017-12-16 [Wash Examiner]

After DOL-ordered election do-over, Jackie Jeter still re-elected Metro's union president 2017-12-08 [Washington Post]

Georgetown University graduate students rally to unionize 2017-12-08 [WUSA]

Georgetown University refuses to recognize graduate student union 2017-12-07 [Washington Post]

Grad students protest Georgetown Univ position on unions 2017-12-07 [Inside Higher Ed]

Georgetown Univ will not recognize grad student union 2017-12-06 [The Hoya]

University chooses not to recognize graduate student worker union 2017-12-06 [The Voice]

D.C. May Seek To End Private Contracts For Public Transit 2017-12-01 [WAMU]

United Medical Center nurses union accuses D.C. mayor of breaking their contract 2017-11-13 [Washington Business Journal]

Graduate students at Georgetown University seek voluntary recognition of union 2017-11-02 [Washington Post]

Georgetown Grad Assts Seek Union Recognition 2017-11-02 [Inside Higher Ed]

Transit Union Threatens Safety Stand-Down, Could Delay Service 2017-10-28 [WAMU]

DCNA votes 'no confidence' in United Medical Center leadership 2017-10-04 [Washington Business Journal]

The Crisis of Democracy Conference 2017-09-30 [Al Shanker Inst]

Riders endure slow commute as Metro and its union go at it over new safety lapse 2017-09-22 [Washington Post]

 VIDEO Union Tensions Disrupt WMATA Services 2017-09-22 [The Hoya]

Metro union decries transit officials’ ‘lazy’ response to recent rise in assaults on bus drivers 2017-09-16 [Wash Post]

D.C. public school teachers approve pact including 9 percent raise over three years 2017-09-10 [Washington Post]

A. Philip Randolph monument is Hidden in Plain Sight Outside a Starbucks 2017-08-22 [History Stories]

Flawed System Lets Contractors Cheat Workers on Federal Building Jobs 2017-08-21 [NBC]

Tentative D.C. teachers contract boosts salaries for unorganized charter school teachers, too 2017-08-17 [Washington Post]

WMATA labor union to appeal court order requiring new officer elections 2017-08-16 [Washington Post]

D.C. proposes the first teachers' contract in five years 2017-08-14 [Washington Post]

Matchbox settles labor case, agreeing it fired workers for organizing 2017-08-14 [Washington Business Journal]

Protestors call out Cornyn, Cruz other GOP senators on healthcare 2017-07-22 [National Nurses United]

Lawmakers push rewrite of worker protection laws 2017-07-27 [Washington Examiner]

D.C. 'Rolled Out the Red Carpet' for a Company Accused of Wage Fraud 2017-07-27 [Wash City Paper]

Celerating DC minimum wage increase 2017-07-06 [DC AFL-CIO]

Building a new generation of women*s labor leaderhsip 2017-06-26 [Metro Council AFL-CIO]

For the first time, a D.C. charter school has voted to create a teachers union 2017-06-17 [Washington Post]

Teachers at D.C. charter school launch campaign to unionize 2017-05-31 [Washington Post]

Report Back from DC: Standing in Solidarity with Fellow Worker Julia Flores 2017-05-30 [IWW]

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]

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]