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Today's news - Georgia

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]

Time to Stop ALEC’s War on Public Schools and Teachers 2015-08-29 [Diane Ravitch]

 VIDEO Local AT&T workers gather downtown, demand new contracts 2015-08-16 [WXIA]

Video: Savannah Port Drivers' First Ever Hearing on Misclassification 2015-07-30 [Teamsters]

Labor Union Workers Picket Gas Station Construction in Woodstock 2015-07-29 [Woodstock Independent]

Union members protest at Staples in LaGrange 2015-07-14 [The Daily News]

Bekaert, union are on same page amid $29 million upgrade 2015-05-31 [Rome News-Tribune]

Jon Stewart Explains the Harsh Punishments Handed Out to Atlanta Educators 2015-04-24 [Diane Ravitch]

1000 Atlantans rally for $15 minimum wage 2015-04-20 [Atlanta Progressive News]

Atlanta, Leading Nation in Income Inequality, Needs Unions 2015-04-12 [AFSCME]

Movement to Increase McDonald’s Minimum Wage Broadens Its Tactics 2015-03-31 [NY Times]

Report: Atlanta tops among big cities for income inequality 2015-03-27 [Biz Blog AJC]

Bus Driver Union Says NO to Benefits Contract 2015-01-12 [WSAV]

Workers, Union Leaders Call For Minimum Wage Increase 2015-01-08 [90.1fm]

Atlanta Stagehands Fight ‘Labor Pimps’ Pushing Temp Work, Low Wages 2015-01-03 [In These Times]

Gwinnett lawmakers seeking minimum wage hike, HOPE equality 2014-12-05 [Gwinnett Daily Post]

Majority of voters back raising minimum wage 2014-11-09 [Times Union]

Unemployment rate, unions figure in race for labor commissioner 2014-10-13 [Savannah Now]

Atlanta Symphony president and CEO steps down in response to labor dispute 2014-10-01 [Times Union]

Time to Reform the Reformers 2014-08-21 [Diane Ravitch]

Labor ruling puts fast-food industry on edge 2014-08-14 [The State]

Governor Agrees His State Is Great for Business Because Workers Are Cheap 2014-08-08 [AFL-CIO]

Atlanta Bus Drivers Win Raises, Full-time Positions 2014-07-27 [AFSCME]

Vidalia onion farmer settles suit filed by workers 2014-06-25 [AP]

Veterans Deserve Good Jobs and a Secure Future 2014-06-08 [AFSCME]

Tyson Poultry Plant Sanitation Workers Join the RWDSU 2014-05-18 [UFCW]

UFCW members in Atlanta and Savannah approve new labor contract with Kroger supermarkets 2014-04-23 [Supermarket news]

Safety stand down to address on the job injuries 2014-04-04 [Times Union]

Push higher local wages 2014-04-03 [Augusta Chronicle]

Schwan's given 32 citations involving plant that employs nearly 500 workers 2014-03-13 [Times Union]

Moral Monday Movement Takes on Anti-worker Legislation 2014-03-09 [Atlanta Progressive News]

Government Not by the People or for the People 2014-02-13 [AFL-CIO]

Teachers, state workers upset about health plan changes 2014-01-21 [Online Athens]

Atlanta Jobs with Justice Organizes in American South 2014-01-02 [Talking Union]

Unions see opportunities for gains in the South 2013-11-30 [The State]

This month in labour history

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]

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

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

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

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]