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Today's news - Idaho

North ID workers memorial becomes reality 2019-04-27 [CDA Press]

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]

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]

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

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

29-05-1941 Disney Studios animators in LA strike for union recognition. 16 were fired. [more]

29-05-1946 The Rochester general strike ended after just one day with victory for the workers. They won reinstatement for hundreds of city workers who had been sacked for forming a union, dropping of all charges, and recognition of the union. [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]