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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]

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]

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]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [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]

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]