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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]

State Labor Union Leader: Trump Lied His Ass Off About Saving Industrial Jobs 2017-09-30 [PJMedia]

What is suppressing Hoosier women's pay? Economic blame game, few union members 2017-09-26 [Greensburg Daily News]

NO Central IN AFL-CIO Lecture connects immigration, labor reform 2017-09-11 [Observer]

Labor Leaders Rally In Bloomington To Keep Jobs In Indiana 2017-08-24 [WTIU]

Sanders tells supporters US needs an economy for all 2017-08-22 [Albany Times Union]

Sanders plans jobs rally with union leader in Indianapolis 2017-08-17 [Daily Herald]

Trump Race Remarks, Folded Councils 'Last Straw' For Indiana Labor 2017-08-17 [WFYI]

Trump tried to save their jobs. These workers are quitting anyway. 2017-08-16 [Washington Post]

What the Layoffs Look Like at the Carrier Plant Trump Said He Would Save 2017-07-25 [New Yorker]

Ultra Foods to lay off 139 workers in Highland 2017-07-25 [NWI.com]

Retirement bittersweet for union boss who challenged Trump 2017-07-04 [CBS]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]