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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]

Trump D.C. Hotel Picketed By AFL-CIO, Dozens Of Unions 2016-10-14 [WORT]

Want to protest on public property in front of the new Trump hotel? You’ll have to ask Trump first 2016-10-14 [Wash Post]

AFL-CIO joins picket at DC Trump Hotel 2016-10-12 [Workers Independent News]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]