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Today's news - Idaho

A Teacher Writes About the School That Ivanka Trump and Tim Cook Visited 2018-12-03 [Diane Ravitch]

Striking Miners Will Rally Friday at Hecla Headquarters 2018-07-19 [USW]

Outreach to help sick former nuke workers at Idaho Natl Labs get help 2018-07-04 [Post Register]

Coeur d*Alene to honor lost workers 2018-04-28 [Coeur d'Alene Press]

Workers at Lucky Friday mine have been on strike for 370 days For more info 2018-03-19 [Mining]

Miners march on anniversary of Lucky Friday Mine strike 2018-03-19 [The Tribune]

Silver Valley Miners march on one-year anniversary of Lucky Friday Mine strike 2018-03-18 [Spokesman-Review]

USW Plans Rally and March to Mark One Year of Solidarity in Lucky Friday Strike 2018-03-16 [USW]

Hecla Mine Strike to Continue After Union Nixes Arbitration 2018-03-10 [Bloomberg]

USW 5114 shoots down arbitration 2018-03-09 [Shoshone News-Press]

Study: Number of teenage workers steadily declining 2018-01-29 [KMVT]

USW rejects contract offer at Americas Silver Galena mine 2017-12-29 [Platts]

Day 282: Lucky Friday Strike continues on 2017-12-20 [The News-Press]

Democrat workers vote for union 2017-12-14 [The Record]

NLRB sets hearing for Lamb Weston case 2017-12-10 [Magic Valley]

Boise Democratic Party Staffers Vote To Unionize 2017-12-08 [Boise PR]

“Mine” versus Ours 2017-11-26 [USW]

Farmers turn to guest workers to fill labor gap 2017-11-19 [Spokesman-Review]

State may save by moving state workers’ health insurance off Blue Cross, report says 2017-10-01 [ID Statesman]

Four Months into Strike, Miners Stand Strong For more info 2017-07-29 [Labor Notes]

Manure ponds can be deadly for farm workers 2017-07-18 [Idaho Statesman]

Lamb Weston employees say anti-union firm is intimidating them at work 2017-06-26 [MagicValley]

Idaho’s jobs need to offer fair wages, safe working environment 2017-06-03 [ID Statesman]

Miners, Hecla remain at impasse over working conditions at Lucky Friday Mine 2017-03-23 [Spokesman-Review]

USW Local 5114 unanimously votes to continue strike 2017-03-18 [Shoshone News-Press]

Silver Valley miners strike, shutting down Lucky Friday mine 2017-03-14 [The Spokesman-Review]

It’s past time women got equal pay 2017-02-19 [ID Statesman]

Trump deportations could hit 1 in 4 ag workers 2016-11-19 [Wash Times]

Federal judge upholds right-to-work law 2016-10-26 [Magic Valley]

Bill to Prevent Cities from Raising Minimum Wage Advances in ID House 2016-02-16 [Public News Service]

Coalition working to raise Idaho's minimum wage releases minimum wage report 2016-01-23 [Claearwater Tribune]

School Lunch Lady Gives Free Meal to Hungry Student, Gets Fired For more info 2015-12-24 [Diane Ravitch]

UAW-FCA deal appears headed for defeat 2015-09-30 [The Detroit News]

9th Circuit rules state anti-union law invalid 2015-09-20 [Washington Times]

9th Circuit rejects state's appeal, says anti-union law passed in 2011 was invalid 2015-09-17 [Spokesman-Review]

Anti-union law invalid, 9th Circuit Court rules 2015-09-17 [Spokesman-Review]

Teachers, district reach agreement after federal mediation 2015-07-22 [Teton Valley News]

New lawsuit filed over 2011 plutonium accident in Idaho lab 2015-05-17 [Times Union]

Bill That Would Raise Minimum Wage Gets Print Hearing 2015-02-28 [Boise Weekly]

Boost the Minimum Wage 2015-01-18 [Times-News]

Right-to-Work helps decrease public-sector unions from 11% to 3% in 30 year span 2014-12-12 [Idaho Stateman]

Firefighters receive bump in pay with new labor agreement 2014-09-28 [Press-Tribune]

History: Labor unions rushed to form at turn of century 2014-09-28 [Idaho Statesman]

Losing membership and prominence since 1985, unions look to rebuild 2014-06-13 [Idaho Statesman]

State AFL-CIO & Building Trades Council Challenge Ag-Gag Law 2014-03-20 [KMVT]

This month in labour history

1-02-1864 The Collar Laundry Union was formed in New York, the first women's union in US history, led by Kate Mullany. Over the next few years the women increase their wages from $2 to $14 a week. [more]

4-02-1924 IWW members took on the Ku Klux Klan, patrolling the streets of Greenville, Maine, after the KKK tried to threaten IWW union organisers: “We are going to stick, and if the Klan wants to start something, the IWW are going to finish it” [more]

4-02-1869 IWW and SPUSA leader Big Bill Haywood is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. [more]

4-02-1919 The General Strike Committee meets in Seattle, and makes preparations for an all-out labour stoppage [more]

5-02-1913 17-year-old Ida Braiman is shot dead by a contractor during the garment workers' strike in Rochester, NY. [more]

6-02-1919 A total of 60,000 of Seattle's population of 315,000 join the general strike on its first day [more]

8-02-1919 Workers in Butte, Montana responded to a dollar per day wage cut by launching a general strike. To prevent disunity, workers formed a Workers and Soldiers Council to conduct the strike. [more]

11-02-1937 The 6 week-long sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Michigan ends as GM agrees to recognize the UAW. [more]

12-02-1968 Sanitation workers in Memphis begin a strike for recognition. During this strike Martin Luther King Jr is murdered [more]

12-02-1968 The Memphis sanitation strike by African-American workers began in protest against mistreatment, discrimination, dangerous working conditions, and the recent deaths of two workers. They held out until April and won. [more]

13-02-1913 82-year-old labour activist Mother Jones was arrested in West Virginia for supporting a coal miners strike. Convicted in a military court she was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Pardoned after serving 85 days. [more]

14-02-1818 Frederick Douglass is born into slavery in Maryland. He will go on to become a titanic figure in the struggle against slavery, and in favour of universal suffrage and women's rights. [more]

14-02-1936 Goodyear workers in Ohio strike. They defy union orders to leave the plant & resist 150 sheriff's deputies. Threatening a general strike if a vigilante army was used, they won after a month. [more]

15-02-1913 A strike of rubber workers in #Akron organised by @_IWW union grew to 3,500 strikers. Earlier that month 300 workers at Firestone walked out and were eventually joined by 20K others but police violence & repression forced them to end it. [more]

18-02-1935 Tens of thousands of New Yorkers were stranded by a wildcat strike of elevator operators in the city. [more]

19-02-1866 The first union in Mississippi was created by African-American washerwomen. [more]

19-02-1986 The Farm Labourers Organizing Committee wins recognition at Campbell's Soup farms after years of struggle [more]

20-02-1919 The Elaine massacre took place in Arkansas. After black farm workers tried to organise for better pay, hundreds of African-Americans were murdered and tortured by white racists and security forces [more]

23-02-1910 Workers at the soon to be infamous Triangle Shirtwaist factory decided to end their five month long strike. They had won higher wages and reduced hours but failed to get union recognition. [more]

24-02-1944 320 men, mostly African-Americans were killed in explosion at the Port Chicago naval base. 50 African-American servicemen who then protested against unsafe conditions were court-martialed and sentenced to 8-15 years hard labour. [more]

24-02-1939 US Supreme Court ruled sitdown strikes illegal. [more]

27-02-1881 African-American laundresses in Atlanta, Georgia, went on strike and were successful in raising wages and establishing a union. [more]

27-02-1939 Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal. [more]