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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]

Georgetown Must Recognize Graduate Student Union 2018-01-17 [Georgetown Voice]

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]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]