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Increased Focus on Misclassification of Workers as Independent Contractors Will Continue 2017-11-17 [Staffing Today]

Task Force Says GAME ON in Fight to Stop Misclassifying Workers 2017-10-27 [WorkersComp]

Multiple workers injured in explosion at oil rig 2017-10-16 [SFGate]

Hospitality workers union gains a foothold at New Orleans' largest hotel 2017-10-09 [The Advocate]

Dispersant used in BP oil spill sickened workers, new federal study confirms 2017-09-23 [Times-Picayune]

Service industry workers rally Sept. 16 for better wages, fair scheduling 2017-09-17 [Gambit]

Trump’s plan to help blue-collar workers would be a disaster for the black working class of New Orleans 2017-08-21 [Washington Post]

New Orleans labor coalition asks candidates to back $15 minimum wage 2017-07-24 [NO Advocate]

State workers to get raises, redesigned pay scales 2017-07-02 [Times-Picayune]

Working women in New Orleans protest for equal pay 2017-06-01 [WDSU]

AFSCME Strong Works at Louisiana State Penitentiary 2017-04-20 [AFSCME]

Director of Workers’ Comp Admin Outlines Plan to Fight Payroll Fraud 2017-02-21 [Construction Citizen]

New Orleans takes steps to require equal pay for women in city jobs 2017-02-10 [Times-Picayune ]

NLRB rules that Lusher and International High School can be unionized 2017-02-05 [NO Advocate]

'NLRB Ruling A Victory For Education' 2017-02-03 [WIN]

NLRB rules that two charter schools in New Orleans can be unionized 2017-02-02 [The Lens]

Landrieu signs executive order addressing equal pay for female city employees 2017-01-28 [4WWL]

The New Orleans museum looking back at slavery to help America move forward 2017-01-19 [Equal Times]

Workers on some New Orleans city contracts still waiting for their raise mandated in 2015 2016-10-16 [NO Advocate]

Police union uses GoFundMe for officers' flood relief 2016-09-21 [Workers Independent News]

Baton Rouge: Union hall serves as emergency shelter for volunteers 2016-09-01 [WAFB]

Working People Help Out Flood Victims. You Can, Too 2016-08-20 [AFL-CIO]

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Shootings in Baton Rouge 2016-07-20 [AFL-CIO]

Working Families Respond to Baton Rouge Shooting 2016-07-20 [AFL-CIO]

Another Court of Appeals Upholds NLRB’s ‘Micro-Unit’ Policy for Union Elections 2016-06-21 [Natl Law Rev]

Morris Jeff Community School board to vote on union contract 2016-06-17 [NOLA]

Worker Drowns At Louisiana Waste Plant 2016-06-15 [Water Online]

International High, like Lusher, fights union by appealing to NLRB 2016-06-08 [The Lens]

Teachers and aides approve union at International High School 2016-05-28 [Lens]

Union loses tough election in New Orleans charter school 2016-05-24 [Uptown Messenger]

Will union’s unexpected defeat at Lusher School prove to be an exception or the rule? Time will tell 2016-05-22 [Advocate]

International High School teachers will vote on joining union next week 2016-05-20 [The Lens]

Lusher teachers reject union for collective bargaining 2016-05-18 [Times-Picayune]

Union foes press Lusher teachers ahead of Tuesday vote 2016-05-17 [Times-Picayune]

Board member resigns at Lusher; International High School administrators challenge union election 2016-05-14 [N.O. Advocate]

Union election is a go at Lusher Charter School, national labor board official rules 2016-05-11 [Advocate]

Labor board says Lusher teachers will vote next week on joining union 2016-05-11 [The Lens]

Some teachers at International High asking federal labor board to hold union vote 2016-05-10 [The Lens]

Lusher questions whether federal labor board should be involved in union election 2016-05-05 [The Lens]

Lusher Charter School board rejects petition from teachers seeking to unionize 2016-04-25 [New Orleans Advocate]

Lusher Charter School board votes against recognizing teachers union, The Lens says 2016-04-25 [NOLA]

 VIDEO Fast food workers in New Orleans strike for $15 an hour 2016-04-16 [Times-Picayune]

State legislator seeking to overturn New Orleans requirements for local hiring 2016-03-18 [Advocate]

Record number of workers mis-ID’d as contractors 2016-02-06 [Advocate]

Edwards says unions 'have a friend in the governor's office' 2016-02-04 [News Tribune]

Hilton Riverside workers picket: 'Without us the city can't move' 2016-01-30 [Times-Picayune]

Perseverance led Democrat John Bel Edwards on journey to improbable landslide in governor's race 2015-11-29 [New Orleans Advocate]

Unemployment rate falls as more leave labor force 2015-09-19 [Albany Times Union]

New Orleans mayor avoids house arrest in labor dispute 2015-09-12 [NY Times]

Building Bridges: New Orleans After The Flood with Gary Rivlin For more info 2015-09-10 [WBAI Radio]

This month in labour history

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

9-11-1935 The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed, breaking away from the American Federation of Labor. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]