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Teamsters bosses resist calls to reopen UPS contract after NO vote 2018-10-18 [WDRB]

Teachers, public employees rally at State Capitol with U Hauls; dominent theme: ‘Remember in November’ 2018-10-08 [No KY Tribune]

‘Move ‘em out’ trucks arrive at Capitol for lawmakers who voted for pension bill 2018-10-06 [Lexington Herald-Leader]

Louisville airport mechanics union rejects UPS labor contract 2018-10-03 [Courier Jrnl]

Bourbon maker Four Roses reaches deal to two week settle strike 2018-09-23 [News Tribune]

Local teachers, unions renew vow to Remember-in-November 2018-09-23 [Messenger-Inquirer]

Bourbon maker Four Roses reaches deal to settle two week strike 2018-09-22 [Bluefield Daily Telegraph]

Four Roses bourbon workers on strike: Here's what we know now 2018-09-15 [Courier Jrnl]

This is why the workers strike at Four Roses has bigger implications 2018-09-14 [Courier Jrnl]

Union members on fourth day of labor strike outside Four Roses 2018-09-11 [WDRB]

Koch cash flowing to Kentucky against a teacher-driven blue wave 2018-09-11 [Forward KY]

GDIT Workers Take Fight for Fair Wages and Better Working Conditions to the Hill 2018-09-09 [CWA]

Four Roses union workers go on strike following failed negotiations 2018-09-08 [WKYT]

UPS contract will go down in flames, Louisville union president says 2018-09-08 [WDRB]

Stewards at UPS largest local vote to reject labor contracts 2018-08-15 [DCVelocity]

Louisville Teamsters Local 89 tells 12,000 workers to vote NO on UPS contract 2018-08-14 [WDRB]

KY Supreme Court considers RTW law 2018-08-13 [Richmond Register]

Paid Election Letter: Union workers are not the problem 2018-08-01 [Columbia Daily Trib]

Coal miners are dying of black lung, and a Kentucky law could make it harder to claim benefits 2018-07-20 [VICE]

Union wins tobacco strike, continues VUSE e-cigarette boycott 2018-07-13 [Forward]

Breaking News: Kentucky Declares Pension Overhaul Unconstitutional 2018-06-21 [Diane Ravitch]

UPS workers vote to support strike as contract talks continue 2018-06-06 [WDRB]

House Republican Leader Defeated by Math Teacher 2018-05-23 [Diane Ravitch]

Teachers to protest at Kentucky Derby, a symbol of state's inequality 2018-05-06 [The Guardian]

Students Were Sexually Assaulted and Used Drugs Because Teachers Protested ( ! ), Kentucky Governor Says 2018-04-15 [Time]

Teachers rally in 'day of action' at state Capitol 2018-04-14 [CNN]

Kentucky Network for Public Ed Action Fund Endorses a Teacher For the Legislature 2018-04-14 [Diane Ravitch]

Kentucky teachers union calls for 'day of action' Friday 2018-04-11 [USAToday]

State to Move Ahead With Overhaul of Workers’ Comp System 2018-04-09 [Insurance Jrnl]

Amid Massive Teacher Revolt Over Starving Schools, Kentucky GOP Passes Huge Tax Cut for the 1% 2018-04-07 [Common Dreams]

School Staff: Tens of Thousands On Strike in Kentucky and Oklahoma 2018-04-06 [libcom.org]

GOP bill slows detection of black lung, other workplace illnesses 2018-04-05 [Lexington Herald Leader]

Teachers Stand Up for a Decent State Budget, Their Pensions, and Public Responsibility 2018-04-04 [Jan Ressenger]

Teachers storm the Capitol: We have no choice but to be here 2018-04-03 [Lexington Herald-Leader]

State Lawmakers Limit Black Lung Claims Reviews Despite Epidemic For more info 2018-04-01 [NPR]

Teachers Walk Out in Response to GOP Legislators Attack on Pensions 2018-03-30 [Diane Ravitch]

Workers comp reform bill heads to governor 2018-03-30 [Biz Insurance]

Kentucky teachers shut down schools in protest over the pension bill 2018-03-30 [Lexington Courier-Journal]

Mass teachers' wildcat strike 2018-03-30 [libcom.org]

75 Jeffboat workers told facility will soon close for good 2018-03-24 [WDRB]

Days after comments that ignited fury among teachers, Gov Bevin makes plea for pension overhaul 2018-03-18 [Lexington Herald-Leader]

Teacher Discontent Swells in Kentucky Over Proposed Cuts to Benefits 2018-03-15 [WKU]

Teacher Discontent Swells in Kentucky Over Proposed Cuts to Benefits 2018-03-14 [NPR]

Teachers, other groups, to rally for pensions at Kentucky Capitol 2018-03-11 [WKYT]

Republican lawmakers tout their pension bill; KY Public Pension Coalition calls it unacceptable 2018-02-23 [No KY Tribune]

GOP lawmakers to Kentucky teachers: We’ll cut your pensions, but give you guns 2018-02-23 [Lexington Herald-Leader]

Long-awaited pension reform bill introduced in state Senate — with controversial provisions dropped 2018-02-22 [No KY Tribune]

Working People Flip State House Seat in Kentucky 2018-02-21 [AFL-CIO]

Unions Appeal RTW 2018-02-21 [Wash Free Beacon]

Right to work law upheld 2018-01-29 [Daily Independent]

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 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [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]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [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]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [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]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [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]