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Verizon CWA workers approve new four-year contract 2018-08-13 [Reuters]

New Mural Commemorates Dock Workers Struggles in Hilo 2018-08-02 [Now]

Hawai‘i Unions Representing 130,000 Workers Endorse Gabbard 2018-07-19 [Now]

Why Union Support Matters In The Hawaii Governor’s Race 2018-07-13 [Honolulu Civil Beat]

Hawaii AT&T workers say company urged them to use unethical tactics — and then fired them 2018-06-24 [HI News Now]

Should Hawaii Hotels Help Their Workers Buy Homes? 2018-06-19 [Honolulu Civil Beat]

The not-so-sweet story of how Filipino workers tried to take on Big Sugar in Hawaii 2018-05-31 [Timeline]

United Airlines Resists Honolulu Worker Effort To Unionize 2018-05-21 [Civil Beat]

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Hotel workers vote yes to unionize 2018-04-05 [KITV]

Honolulu police chief defends reassignment of union leaders 2018-03-17 [SFChronicle]

Lowest-paid workers lose at Legislature — again 2018-03-10 [TGI]

Support the freedom of people to join labor unions 2018-03-05 [Maui News]

Looming Supreme Court Case Could Weaken Unions 2018-02-28 [Honolulu Civil Beat]

In an era of #MeToo, hotel workers union eyes panic buttons for housekeepers 2018-02-13 [Hawaii News]

Workers picket Hawaii hotel after concierge jobs outsourced 2018-01-28 [The National Post]

Royal Hawaiian concierge workers strike ahead of subcontract 2018-01-27 [KITV]

Thousands of Pearl Harbor shipyard face furloughs amid shutdown 2018-01-22 [News Now]

Golf Channel cameramen walk out on coverage amid Sony Open 2018-01-15 [The Star-Advertiser]

Union workers get more than $1 million after being underpaid for years 2017-12-23 [KHON]

63 Waikiki hotel workers walk off job for 1-day strike 2017-10-21 [News&Observer]

UNITE HERE Local 5 Union Workers Strike at Ilikai Hotel after Aqua-Aston Hospitality Refuses to Settle a Fair Contract 2017-10-20 [Biz Wire]

Hawaii Considers Radical Idea to Make Life in Paradise a Little Easier 2017-07-25 [Mother Jones]

 VIDEO Honolulu Airport workers threaten OSHA complaint over construction dust issues 2017-07-06 [Hawaii News Now]

Union for some Matson workers threatens to strike over labor dispute 2017-06-27 [Hawaii News Now]

United CEO assures shareholders at meeting; workers protest 2017-05-26 [Hawaii News Now]

Maui AT&T workers join strike 2017-05-22 [Maui News ]

Hundreds of pro-union demonstrators take part in Workers March 2017-05-02 [KITV]

NLRB Affirms That Hotel Illegally Stunted Union Push 2017-04-12 [Law360]

Hawaii bill would ban licenses for some foreign fishermen 2017-02-23 [news1130]

Foreign workers may be catching seafood illegally 2017-02-12 [Deseret News]

Public employee benefits rise 5 times faster than in private sector 2017-02-05 [Sat Press Releases]

Bill would give sex workers legal rights 2017-02-04 [Associated Press]

ILWU Petition Helps Maui Bulk Sugar Workers 2016-12-24 [Maui Now]

Labor of Love Brings $62K in Improvements to Maui’s Wailuku Elementary 2016-09-25 [Maui Now]

Lawmakers promise reform for confined fishermen 2016-09-20 [Albany Times Union]

State investigating possible illegal misclassification activity at Waikiki condo-hotel 2016-08-31 [Pacific Biz Jrnl]

Labor dispute involving Maui hospitals is resolved 2016-08-13 [Albany Times Union]

Union Representing Tribune-Herald Employees Files Labor Charge 2016-05-10 [Big Island Now]

Unions Can't Stop HI Hospital Privatization 2016-02-12 [Courthouse News Service]

10 Kauai agribusiness workers taken to hospital after exposure to pesticide 2016-01-24 [Honolulu Star Advertiser]

Police Union Asks State To Stop Kauai Body Camera Use 2016-01-20 [Civil Beat]

Labor officials say contractors at Ala Moana Center's Ewa wing violated state labor laws 2015-11-14 [Pacific Biz Journal]

NLRB schedules hearing for Aqua-Aston Hospitality on charges of unfair labor practice 2015-11-04 [Pacific Biz Journal]

Kauai police union may file complaint over body cameras 2015-11-02 [West Hawaii Today]

Members of Masons Union go on strike due to contract dispute 2015-09-24 [Hawaii News Now]

State Workers Fight Hospital Privatizations 2015-08-11 [Courthouse News Service]

Workers' union sues to halt privatization of Maui hospitals 2015-08-08 [Hawaii News]

Workers' union sues to stop privatization of Maui hospitals 2015-08-07 [The Star-Advertizer]

Turtle Bay union deal bars hotel conversions 2015-07-18 [The Star-Advertizer]

Kaiser union workers stage rally over failed contract talks 2015-07-16 [Star Advertiser]

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]