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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]

$15 minimum wage uncertain for Montgomery County 2016-12-15 [Washington Jewish Week]

Baltimore City Council to make another run at a $15 minimum wage law 2016-12-01 [Baltimore Sun]

Organizations rally to support bill that would raise minimum wage to $15 per hour in MoCo 2016-11-30 [WJLA]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]