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St. Mary*s College of Maryland students, staff march for union negotiations 2018-10-03 [Enterprise]

Union members rally at the Potomac Center in Hagerstown 2018-09-21 [HMMedia]

“I just want an opportunity to stay above water”: UMD employees are calling for raises 2018-09-17 [Diamondback]

Workers picket for labor rights at Marriott 2018-08-10 [WBAL-TV]

UNITE HERE union eyes organizing campaign at Baltimore Marriott 2018-08-10 [Baltimore Sun ]

Local 400 Member Helps Organize Union At His Second Job 2018-07-14 [UFCW]

US seafood industry struggles without foreign workers 2018-07-08 [Aljazeera]

“No More Racist Bosses”: Why Workers at a Suburban Target Store Are Protesting 2018-07-07 [In These Times]

Nurses at Johns Hopkins allege hospital is impeding their efforts to unionize 2018-06-26 [Baltimore Sun]

Baltimore Dunkin* Donuts Sign Asks Customers To Snitch On Workers Not Speaking English 2018-06-19 [Huff Post]

Construction Worker Killed In Baltimore Trench Collapse Laid To Rest 2018-06-11 [CBS]

Facing difficult decisions, Howard Cty school unions reach initial accord on contracts 2018-05-28 [Baltimore Sun]

Nurses Demand Johns Hopkins Halt Anti-Union Campaign 2018-04-27 [Real News]

Martin Luther King Jr. and Workers Rights in Baltimore 2018-04-05 [Black Perspectives]

Legislators fail to vote on 2 faculty union bills for MD community colleges 2018-04-02 [Campus Current]

Johns Hopkins nurses eye unionizing over staffing, benefits 2018-03-20 [Wash Post]

Teachers union protests Prince George Co. school system 2018-03-17 [WTOP]

Non-Tenured Faculty Threaten April 4 Strike if No Agreement Reached 2018-03-17 [Loyola Phoenix]

Univ Maryland graduate students are struggling. Collective bargaining rights will give them a voice 2018-02-12 [Diamondback]

Hogan announces deal with unions on modest raises for Md. state employees 2018-01-18 [The Post]

The Fight for a $15 Minimum Wage returned with force 2018-01-17 [Baltimore Beat]

Democrats, unions launch push for statewide $15 minimum wage 2018-01-16 [The Sun]

Workers will get paid sick leave despite Republican Gov. Hogan's veto 2018-01-15 [Daily Kos]

Cold Baltimore Classrooms Are ‘Inhumane,’ Teachers Union Says 2018-01-05 [NYTimes]

Rank-and-file union members step up to run for public office in Maryland 2018-01-04 [In These Times]

Firefighter paramedic union contract issues goes to vote 2018-01-02 [OCToday]

Jim Baldridge, 71; life devoted to labor movement 2017-12-28 [People's World]

NAACP and AFL-CIO officials will ask Gov Carney to stop plans to decrease Rodney Square bus service 2017-12-12 [WHYY]

Fact-finders in state-union talks recommend employee wage increases 2017-12-06 [The Sun]

UMD union rallies against a fee increase that would raise Shuttle-UM drivers’ pay 2017-12-04 [The Diamondback]

Union workers picket outside of veterans home 2017-11-15 [The Enterprise]

Union workers protest safety conditions at Potomac Center in Hagerstown 2017-11-01 [Herald-Mail]

 VIDEO Union Workers Call for State to Fix Under-Staffing Issues 2017-09-28 [WBOC]

Phillips Seafood slammed for Indonesian outsourcing practices 2017-08-03 [Working In These Times ]

Baltimore businesses can't sit on sidelines as workers fear deportation, union official says 2017-06-23 [Baltimore Business Journal]

New Baltimore law protects subcontracted workers 2017-06-23 [DC Labor]

Baltimore City schools to lay off 115 staff members 2017-06-01 [WBAL TV 11]

Postal workers warn of potential job cuts, service impacts in Baltimore 2017-06-11 [Baltimore Sun]

Hagerstown memorial day pays tribute to fallen workers 2017-04-29 [Herald Mail Media]

How the fight for a $15 minimum wage in Baltimore fell apart 2017-04-10 [Vox]

Baltimore Mayor Pugh to veto $15 minimum wage bill 2017-03-28 [Baltimore Brew]

Bakers Union's Boycott Against Nabisco and Parent Company Mondelez Emboldened by Support from AFL-CIO 2017-03-21 [BCTGM]

Protest against Johns Hopkins University labor policies 2017-03-18 [Balttiore Brew]

Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. workers take next steps to organize 2017-01-27 [Baltimore Sun]

Baltimore’s Black Worker Center organizes 2017-01-26 [Baltimore Post-Examiner]

Victory: More Than 1,400 BG&E Workers Join the IBEW 2017-01-24 [AFL-CIO]

Workers at Baltimore Gas & Electric vote to organize under IBEW banner 2017-01-14 [Baltimore Sun]

Baltimore Gas and Electric workers vote to unionize 2017-01-14 [Baltimore Sun]

1400 BG&E Workers Rally In Baltimore 2017-01-11 [WIN]

Firefighters union battles over shift lengths 2016-12-30 [OC Today]

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]