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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

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]