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State Senator Seeks to Scrap Child Labor Laws 2019-01-31 [OHS]

Politician who employs hundreds of young teenagers has proposed a new law to scrap restrictions on child labor in his state 2019-01-31 [Irish Legal News]

 VIDEO Teachers Credit Union assisting federal workers impacted by government shutdown 2019-01-20 [ABC57]

Terre Haute Federal Prison Workers: All Work and No Pay 2019-01-06 [My Wabash Valley]

UAW lawsuit fights GM’s use of temps in Fort Wayne 2019-01-03 [Vindicator]

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]

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]