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Union workers at Topeka Frito-Lay accept new contract 2018-08-01 [CJOnline]

2 workers shot at elementary school in Overland Park, Kansas 2018-07-04 [MSN]

Topeka Frito-Lay union rejects contract over wages 2018-06-22 [CJOnline]

Frito-Lay union workers frustrated with wages, mandatory overtime 2018-06-11 [The Capital-Journal]

Frito Lay Union Workers demand higher wages and more 2018-06-10 [WIBW]

Former Waste Management worker claims he was fired as retaliation for union activities 2018-04-03 [KSHB]

Working at Kansas Ranch ‘Like Slavery,’ Immigrants Say 2018-03-18 [VoA]

Procter & Gamble Closing Plant, Affecting 280 Workers 2018-02-08 [USNews]

Union members protesting postal service cuts 2017-12-24 [KAKE]

Sysco drivers strike for better pay and better working conditions 2017-11-16 [Fox]

Fran works 6 days a week in fast food, and yet she's homeless 2017-08-22 [Guardian ]

Agreement is reached between Topeka's Goodyear and United Steel Workers 2017-07-30 [WIBW]

Union contract for Century ll workers rejected by city council 2017-06-21 [KSN]

What's The Matter With Brownback? For more info 2017-06-15 [Diane Ravitch]

Gov. Brownback's tax experiment comes to end, as legislature overturns veto 2017-06-08 [Daily Kos]

Since the Brownback tax cuts were implemented, job growth has slowed down, gross domestic product is down and public infrastructure is in disrepair 2017-06-02 [AFSCME]

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed 2017-02-26 [ABC]

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed 2017-02-25 [Albany Times Union]

More than 100 Fight for $15 protesters arrested in Kansas City sit-in 2016-12-01 [The Star]

Intervierw with Bank of Labor VP, Fred Myers on infrastructure spending and union workers 2016-11-14 [Workers Independent News]

Union alleges state hospital workers unfairly denied 'exceptional' ratings 2016-09-20 [The Daily News]

Roofing company accused of forced labor, kickbacks 2016-06-15 [Albany Times Union]

Senate passes bill requiring teacher union elections: Legislation calls for teachers to vote every three years on representation 2016-03-24 [CJOnline]

House measure sacks state's asbestos-worker certification 2016-02-02 [Topeka Capital-Journal]

United Way of Greater Topeka honors local Labor Unions 2015-09-04 [WIBW]

Labor judge vetting a hub of self-serving secrecy 2015-08-27 [Topeka Capital-Journal]

Talks between teachers, district deadlocked 2015-07-22 [Garden City Telegram]

Kansas National Education Association asks court to reinstate lawsuit against the state for ending teacher tenure 2015-07-09 [Topeka Capital-Journal]

Work-related fatalities dropped: Sharper drop than in recent years 2015-06-14 [CJOnline]

Kansas court dismisses teachers' tenure lawsuit 2015-06-09 [Topeka Capital-Journal]

Union head planning legal action if state furloughs workers 2015-06-07 [KMBZ]

American Red Cross Workers Choose Teamsters Union 2015-05-28 [PR Newswire]

Lawmakers move to restrict bargaining, civil service 2015-03-19 [Times Union]

Public unions oppose collective bargaining bill 2015-03-12 [News&Observer]

Labor unions troubled by Brownback’s policy changes 2015-02-16 [LJWorld]

Workers Compensation Law Update 2015-01-28 [WorkersComp]

Low-wage workers march for a better life 2014-12-21 [Kansas City Star]

Union official: Topeka Correctional Facility violates work agreement with OT, training; KDOC orders training reforms, retains forced overtime 2014-12-01 [Topeka Capital-Journal]

Textron and Machinists will start talking again Wednesday 2014-10-15 [Wichita Eagle]

Machinists union: Contract negotiations fall apart with Textron Aviation 2014-10-13 [Aviation]

Labor workers concerned about the state of unions 2014-08-31 [KSN]

Kansas fights labor rule for home health workers 2014-08-22 [AP]

Teachers union challenges anti-tenure law 2014-08-12 [KWCH]

Machinists union sues Spirit AeroSystems 2014-08-09 [Bloomberg]

Gov Brownback Expels Teachers From Election Rally 2014-07-18 [Daily Kos]

Tax cuts have cost the state money — and job creation’s been terrible 2014-06-29 [Washington Post]

Education unions fight back 2014-06-21 [Talking Union]

KNEA officials announce pending lawsuit 2014-06-20 [KSN]

Unions ask Spirit to address work rumors about sale, security guards 2014-06-19 [Wichita Eagle]

SPEEA says Spirit AeroSystems needs to answer rumors 2014-06-13 [KAKE]

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]