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Union workers protest at Costco construction site 2018-12-11 [Tristate]

Scabs replacing union members at Indiana Regional Medical Center 2018-11-28 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Indianapolis janitors push for health care, sick days, and a living wage 2018-11-03 [Labor Notes]

IRMC, nurses still far apart as contract expires 2018-11-02 [Indiana Gazette]

Labor unions continue to support area children 2018-10-18 [Kokomo Perspective]

Thousands of workers say their employers left them high and dry--without a paycheck 2018-10-11 [ABC]

Indiana mail carriers rally outside Susan Brooks' Carmel office to oppose privatization 2018-10-10 [IndyStar]

USMCA: lawmakers, union groups want more 2018-10-04 [ABC]

NW IN steel workers eye strike authorization vote 2018-09-09 [Post-Tribune]

Indiana Chamber of Commerce to Hold Secret Anti-Union Event 2018-08-23 [USNews]

Indiana Chamber of Commerce sets October 'union-free' seminar 2018-08-23 [Jrnl Gazette]

AT&T workers rally in Indianapolis against broken promises since federal tax cut 2018-08-09 [IndyStar]

 VIDEO “The Mexicans shut this motherfucker down” 2018-08-04 [Rank and File]

Workers Walk Out When Two are Wrongly Let Go 2018-08-04 [Daily Kos]

Watch this video of workers recognizing how much power they have at UPS For more info 2018-08-04 [Fast Co]

Union Electric Steel workers in Valpo end strike after getting raises 2018-07-10 [NWI]

Report finds affordable apartments out of reach for many area workers 2018-06-14 [Indianapolis Biz Jrnl]

Union Electric Steel workers in Valpo go on strike 2018-06-11 [nwiTimes]

June 16 is Eugene V. Debs Day in Terre Haute 2018-06-10 [Tribune Star]

AT&T workers strike across the Midwest, including in South Bend 2018-06-05 [South Bend Tribune]

Honeywell plans to cut healthcare for 4,700 retirees 2018-04-29 [South Bend Tribune]

BUILD program works to prepare a new generation of skilled trades workers 2018-04-29 [News-Sentinel]

Union accuses Albanese gummi bear maker of disrupting unionizing push 2018-04-27 [WANE]

Local labor asks county to lay groundwork for worker organization 2018-03-31 [Kokomo Perspective]

Jeffboat to close its doors, union officials confirm 2018-03-26 [WorkBoat]

Homer-Center teachers union, school board agree to new contract 2018-03-17 [IN Gazette]

The Trump Tax Law Will Hurt Hoosiers, Say Lawmakers, Union Leader 2018-03-03 [WIBC]

Pres. Trump promised to save Carrier plant jobs, but did he? 2018-02-06 [ABC]

Workers will receive dueling messages during Trump's State of the Union speech 2018-01-30 [The Star]

Union Membership Falls 12.5 Percent 2018-01-26 [Lexology]

Carrier Employees, Soon to Be Laid Off, Feel Betrayed by Donald Trump 2018-01-13 [NewYorker]

Ex-Union Boss Calls Trump A 'Con Man' And 'Liar' As Carrier Lays Off 215 More Workers 2018-01-12 [Huffington Post]

Ex-Union Boss Calls Trump A Con Man And Liar As Carrier Lays Off 215 More Workers 2018-01-12 [Huff Post]

More layoffs at Indiana factory Trump made deal to keep open 2018-01-12 [Reuters]

Carrier plant to lay off 215 workers on Thursday 2018-01-11 [IndyStar]

Local labor unions support kindergarten classrooms 2018-01-10 [The Tribune]

Trump NLRB drops lockout complaint against Honeywell 2018-01-06 [WNDU]

Looking at Blue-Collar Factory Jobs in the Rearview Mirror 2017-12-29 [NYTimes]

Layoffs begin at Carrier plant where Trump promised to save jobs 2017-12-20 [AP]

Teachers union backs state takeover of Muncie Community School 2017-12-10 [Star Press]

Muncie teachers ratify new labor contract 2017-12-02 [Star Press]

'We feel betrayed': Former union boss calls out Donald Trump over Carrier promises in op-ed 2017-11-30 [The Star]

NW IN students learn first hand about careers in the union trades 2017-11-30 [NWI]

A year ago, Trump promised Carrier workers help. We’re still waiting 2017-11-30 [Wash Post]

A year ago, Trump promised Carrier workers help. We’re still waiting. 2017-11-29 [Washington Post]

A year ago, Trump promised Carrier workers help. We’re still waiting. 2017-11-29 [The Post]

Manufacturers seek incentives to find more workers 2017-11-26 [Seattle Times]

Region union leaders vow to fight for workers despite adversarial climate 2017-11-23 [NWI]

Rail car workers consider strike 2017-11-15 [The Tribune]

 VIDEO Indianapolis airport workers seek minimum wage hike — enough to live on 2017-10-21 [IndyStar]

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]