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Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike, ignites social media 2019-05-12 [MSN]

Tyson workers in Camila to benefit from new poultry industry contract 2019-04-15 [Albany Herald]

After Visit From AFGE Delegation, GOP Congressman Under Fire for Most Racist Office Display Ever 2019-02-14 [Root]

MARTA to seek court action to end bus driver ‘sick-out’ 2019-01-29 [AJC]

Local federal workers hold rally urging end to shutdown 2019-01-20 [Augusta Chronicle]

Voter-suppression lawsuit against GA by group representing domestic workers is filed 2018-12-01 [Am Prospect]

It hasn't benefited us a dime: Georgia steelworkers verdict on Trump tariffs 2018-11-12 [Guardian]

More than 100 years ago, black domestic workers in Georgia rose up for better pay. Now they’re getting out the vote for Stacey Abrams 2018-11-06 [NYTimes]

Suit says GA State Univ workers pressured to remove low test scores 2018-11-01 [Atlanta Jrnl-Constitution]

How 25 Georgia workers died on the job in less than a year 2018-10-02 [Atlanta Biz Jrnl]

Bull Moose Tube lockout continue; workers still unemployed 2018-09-14 [WRCB]

Atlanta sanitation workers who went on strike reach tentative deal 2018-08-19 [AJC]

Atlanta sanitation workers end strike with hopes of new contract 2018-08-11 [AJC]

Teamsters Authorize Strike at Republic Services in Atlanta 2018-08-09 [Teamsters]

Union program helps refine transactions 2018-05-14 [Automotive News]

2 workers hurt in train fire at Six Flags Over Georgia 2018-05-14 [AP]

Workers Memorial Day gathering honors Macon County residents who have died on the job 2018-04-28 [Herald&Review]

Bulldog 93.3 refuses to advertise Univ GA union, criticized by community 2018-02-20 [Red &Black]

Healthcare workers to protest Dignity mega-merger Tuesday at Mercy Hospital Southwest 2018-02-20 [Bakersfield]

Emory Univ Bon Appetit Workers Vote Against Union 2018-02-07 [Emory Wheel]

Univ GA CWA local announces official charter 2018-01-22 [Red&Black]

Program for injured workers regularly in the red 2018-01-06 [AJC]

Atlanta Workers Excited About Possible Amazon Headquarters 2017-12-21 [Atlanta Patch]

City council approves ATL airport concessions worker retention measure 2017-12-05 [The Journal-Constitution]

Wage cut rollout leads Univ. of Georgia workers to launch union drive 2017-12-05 [People's World]

Atlanta weighs airport concessions worker retention measure 2017-11-30 [The Journal-Constitution]

Kumho Tire fires union leader: USW to challenge election results in Macon 2017-10-23 [IndustiALL]

“Outrage”: Kumho Tire In Georgia Fires Union Organizer After Narrow Union Election 2017-10-23 [Workers Independent News]

Kumho Tire fires union leader in USA 2017-10-18 [IndustriALL]

Kumho Tire Fires Union Activist Following Union Election Defeat in Georgia 2017-10-18 [Payday Report]

Kumho Tire fires union leader in USA 2017-10-18 [IndustriALL]

Employees at Macon’s newest manufacturer to vote whether to join union 2017-10-06 [The Telegraph]

Kumho Tire workers face crucial union vote 2017-10-05 [IndustriALL]

Anti-union campaign ahead of union recognition election at Kumho Tire Georgia, U.S.A 2017-09-28 [Labor Today Korea]

Are Georgia firms cheating 1,000s of workers out of benefits, health care? Yes! 2017-08-13 [PolitiFact]

Rep. Stacey Evans is right: many workers classified incorrectly 2017-08-13 [AJC]

Nestlé’s Makes the Very Best? Georgia Workers Vote To Unionize 2017-04-11 [In These Times]

Nestle workers in Georgia win a union voice 2017-04-07 [RWDSU]

XPO Logistics Settles Teamster Labor Complaint - Listen To What Georgia Cops Did 2017-03-16 [WIN]

Laney Students Pursue Unionization 2017-02-15 [Emory Wheel]

Workers grieve, neighbors shocked after construction worker dies on site 2017-01-06 [WRDW]

Hospitals are threatening the jobs of healthcare workers who refuse the flu vaccine 2016-12-22 [Natural News]

Longshoreman dies is waterfront accident 2016-09-09 [Savannah Now]

5 Workers Hurt in Explosion at Aluminum Plant 2016-06-30 [ABC]

Plant Vogtle workers look to inspire new crop of women engineers 2016-02-26 [Augusta Chronicle]

Lawmakers Could Crack Down on Misclassification 2016-02-17 [Construction Citizen]

Labor to focus on contractors, sick leave in legislature this year 2016-01-17 [Atlanta Progressive]

Shoppers, workers react after shots fired at mall 2015-12-27 [WTSP]

Fort Benning Union Workers stage rally at post's gates Monday 2015-12-08 [WTOC]

Tax breaks, plummeting wages, and the American Dream 2015-09-05 [AJC]

This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

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]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [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]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

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

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [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]

29-05-1941 Disney Studios animators in LA strike for union recognition. 16 were fired. [more]

29-05-1946 The Rochester general strike ended after just one day with victory for the workers. They won reinstatement for hundreds of city workers who had been sacked for forming a union, dropping of all charges, and recognition of the union. [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]