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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]

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]

The Birthplace of American Music Has Been Handed Over to Real-Estate Speculators 2015-08-27 [AlterNet]

Death of My Career: The harsh treatment meted out to public school teachers For more info 2015-08-20 [Diane Ravitch]

In 5-4 vote, union contract approved for Jefferson Parish teachers 2015-08-12 [Times-Picayune]

Volatile anti-union RTW bill in limbo as legislative days dwindle 2015-05-23 [The Advocate]

SCOTUS denies teachers Katrina layoffs suit 2015-05-21 [Times-Picayune]

RTW anti-union bill gains momentum 2015-05-13 [WAFB]

Anti-union RTW bill gains momentum 2015-05-12 [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]

Is living wage proposal dead on arrival? Business lobby mum ahead of key meeting 2015-05-11 [Times-Picayune]

Journal Prof at LSU: State Business Leaders Hope to Destroy Unions 2015-05-10 [Diane Ravitch]

LABI leader: Paycheck protection bill is 'fatal spear to the heart' of teacher unions 2015-05-10 [Times-Picayune]

This month in labour history

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]