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Today's news - Kentucky

Louisville labor organizer hopes to succeed State Rep. Jim Wayne 2017-11-21 [Insider]

Toyota Warns US Workers: Build Camry for Less, or Else 2017-11-21 [Yahoo]

Gutting Guest Worker Rights: Migrant Labor Bill Cuts Protections 2017-11-20 [WEKU]

Mexican Farm Workers Win Historic FLOC-Backed Strike 2017-11-17 [AFL-CIO]

Unions showing support for Kingsford workers 2017-11-15 [The Journal]

Striking Migrant Farm Workers Win Settlement 2017-11-08 [Resource]

Striking farmworkers reach settlement with KY tobacco grower 2017-11-07 [FLOC]

Former Ford contractor will pay out $21.6 million after a union dispute in Louisville 2017-11-02 [Louisville Liz Jrnl]

KY AFL-CIO: KY GOP To Come After Worker’s Compensation 2017-10-24 [Union Edge]

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]

This month in labour history

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [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]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [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]

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 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [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]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [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]

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]