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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]