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Tobacco farm workers on strike 2017-10-15 [Farm Labor OC, AFL-CIO]

 VIDEO Public workers rally for pension plan 2017-10-02 [WHAS]

Attention, Kentucky: Closing a Pension Is Never a Good Idea 2017-09-09 [AFL-CIO]

IKEA union members reject contract, extended negotiations 2017-09-06 [Cecil Whig]

‘It affects everything.’ What’s at stake as the pension war begins 2017-08-30 [Lexington Herald-Leader]

Union, feds at odds on countering surge in coal mine deaths 2017-08-04 [Star Tribune]

Visa Program Brings Generations Of Workers To The Same Farm 2017-07-27 [WFPL]

Gov. Bevin seeks dismissal of right-to-work lawsuit 2017-06-26 [State Jrnl]

Gov. Matt Bevin Seeks Dismissal Of Right-To-Work Lawsuit 2017-06-24 [WUKY]

Omni Hotel workers walk off, say they were shortchanged $20 an hour 2017-06-17 [Courier-Jrnl]

Louisville Omni construction workers walk off job again 2017-06-16 [Insider]

Lawsuit seeks to block state right-to-work law 2017-05-27 [Paducah Sun]

Unions sue to stop RTW bill 2017-05-26 [Raw Story]

Workers agree to return to work on Kentucky hotel project 2017-05-26 [Washington Times]

Omni strikers agree to go back to work 2017-05-26 [Courier-Jrnl]

Judges tell lawmakers to hire more social workers 2017-05-24 [Daily Progress]

Teamsters Demand Fair Treatment for NetJets Workers at Shareholder Meeting 2017-05-07 [Teamsters]

Immigrant workers at Churchill Downs fear deportation 2017-05-02 [USAToday]

UPS air maintenance workers threaten strike ahead of shareholders meeting 2017-04-30 [Reuters]

Farmers hope feds won't stop migrant workers 2017-03-11 [CTN]

KY Bishop: Right-to-Work law 'cannot be seen as contributing to the common good' 2017-01-27 [Catholic Labor Network]

Treating workers fairly is a moral Issue 2017-01-14 [Courier-Journal]

Kentucky Rams Through Antilabor Laws 2017-01-10 [Labor Press]

Union members say lawmakers launching attack on the working people 2017-01-10 [McClatchy DC]

GOP Supermajority Just Gutted Women's, Workers' Rights 2017-01-09 [Common Dreams]

Union members say lawmakers launching ‘attack on the working people 2017-01-09 [Herald Leader]

Anti-union Effort in Kentucky Is Ripped Straight from the Koch Playbook 2017-01-09 [In These Times]

Republican-controlled legislature in Kentucky passes ‘right to work’ measure 2017-01-08 [Washington Post]

GOP pass anti-abortion, anti-union bills amid protests 2017-01-08 [State Journal]

Union workers decry right-to-work legislation in Capitol building protest 2017-01-08 [WLKY]

House Passes Right to Work Bill 2017-01-07 [West KY Star]

Kentucky GOP Attacks Workers' Rights 2017-01-06 [WIN]

Here’s What You Need To Know About RTW 2017-01-06 [WFPL]

Why Workers Everywhere Should Be Scared by Kentucky’s Assault on Unions 2017-01-06 [The Nation]

Trump victory in Kentucky turned against local unions 2017-01-05 [In These Times ]

Despite union jeers, Right to Work, prevailing wage repeal fast-tracked for Saturday vote passage 2017-01-05 [WAVE]

With Republicans in full control of legislature, head of state labor group airs concerns with right-to-work, prevailing wage repeal 2016-12-29 [CN2]

Hart County joins other counties in adopting RTW ordinance 2016-12-07 [Glsgow Daily Times]

GE Appliance Workers Reject Contract Offer From New Chinese Owner 2016-11-24 [WSJrnl]

ABX Air cargo pilots continue striking outside DHL facility at CVG 2016-11-23 [WCPO]

Louisville union workers reject 4-year labor contract with GE Appliances 2016-11-23 [WDRB]

KY 'Right to work' upheld by fed court 2016-11-21 [Workers Independent News]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump auto industry statements are misleading 2016-11-20 [Albany Times Union]

Appeals court upholds local RTW 2016-11-19 [News&Observer]

Right-to-work, charter schools on Chamber of Commerce 2017 legislative priorities 2016-11-14 [Bowling Green Daily News]

Jim Beam workers end strike 2016-10-24 [WHAS]

 VIDEO Back to bourbon making: Jim Beam workers OK contract 2016-10-23 [USAToday]

Jim Beam union contract up for vote Friday 2016-10-21 [USA Today]

Worker Revolt Roils Beam Amid Bourbon Boom 2016-10-20 [Wall St Jrnl]

Why the Jim Beam strike matters nationally 2016-10-19 [The Courrier-Journal]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]