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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

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]