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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]

Unite Here files unfair labor charges Aston Waikiki Beach and Hotel Renew 2015-04-22 [Star Advertiser]

Kaiser Strike: Day 1 2015-02-03 [Unite Here Local 5 ]

Kaiser Local 5 members to move forward with strike 2015-02-02 [Unite Here Local 5]

Kaiser Permanente union workers begin 6-day strike 2015-02-02 [Khon 2]

Fire union says city breaking contract, wasting tax money 2015-01-16 [Hawaii News Now]

Union files class-action lawsuit against Honolulu over trash hauling 2015-01-06 [Pacific Biz News]

Gov Abercrombie signs 2-yr labor contract for UH faculty 2014-11-04 [Star Advertiser]

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]