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Today's news - Massachusetts

Bulding Trades Council and partners honored with Ayers Award by North America’s Building Trades Unions 2019-04-19 [NEREJ]

Striking grocery store worker proposes to girlfriend on picket line 2019-04-18 [Columbus Dispatch]

Berkshire Community Rallies Behind Striking Stop and Shop Union Workers 2019-04-18 [WAMC]

Cleaning Company with Statewide Whole Foods Contract Cited $335,000 for Wage, Payroll Violations and Worker Misclassification 2019-04-18 [Workers Comp]

Graduate Student Union to Air National TV Ads on Harvard Sexual Harassment Protections 2019-04-15 [Harvard Crimson]

Gov Pritzker signs bill blocking local governments from enacting right-to-work laws 2019-04-14 [Aledo Times Record]

Stop & Shop Strike 2019-04-12 [UFCW 1459]

Stop & Shop Update 3/29 2019-03-31 [UFCW 1459]

As Women’s Month ends, let’s stop wage theft at Logan Airport 2019-03-30 [Commonwealth]

Somerville: Negotiations resume after Stop & Shop workers rally for fair contract 2019-03-27 [Wicked Local Somerville]

Stop & Shop workers in contract talks rally at Somerville store 2019-03-25 [Boston Globe]

Embattled unions growing 2019-03-25 [The Daily News]

Union employees rally over Stop and Shop contract negotiations 2019-03-21 [Western MA News]

Boston Public Schools teachers and supporters rally for new contract 2019-03-21 [Boston Herald]

Here’s what happens if Stop & Shop workers go on strike 2019-03-19 [Boston Globe]

With Full Union Proposal, Harvard Now Considering Economic Contract Provisions 2019-03-15 [Harvard Crimson]

Labor board cites hospital for infringing on nurses’ rights during ballot campaign 2019-03-15 [Boston Globe]

Hospital engaged in union busting judge rules 2019-03-14 [Greenfield Recorder]

UFCW Local 1459 Stop & Shop Workers Authorize Strike 2019-03-11 [UFCW 1459]

Grocery workers vote to authorize strike over contract fight 2019-03-11 [Boston Herald]

 VIDEO Western Massachusetts Stop & Shop union workers vote in favor of a strike authorization 2019-03-11 [WWLP]

Stop & Shop union workers to vote on strike 2019-03-10 [Daily Hampshire Gazette]

Western Massachusetts Stop & Shop workers considering strike authorization 2019-03-08 [WWLP]

Picket for a Fair Dining Contract 2019-03-07 [Somerville Times]

As Strike Threat Looms, 'Large Differences' In Contract Negotiations At Stop & Shop 2019-03-04 [NPR]

Local mayors, Somerville City Council declare their support for Tufts dining workers 2019-03-04 [Tufts Daily]

Union Representing Stop & Shop Workers Says No Strike For At Least Another Week 2019-03-01 [WBUR]

Stop & Shop Workers' Union Votes To Authorize Strike 2019-02-25 [CBS Boston]

Stop & Shop workers give union authority to call strike 2019-02-25 [Boston Business Journal]

Stop & Shop workers vote Sunday on strike authorization 2019-02-23 [MetroWest Daily News]

10,000 Stop & Shop workers to vote on authorizing strike 2019-02-24 [Boston25News]

Stop and Shop, union workers in contract dispute 2019-02-23 [WHDH]

Massachusetts bill would require tipped workers be paid minimum wage 2019-02-17 [AP]

RIDE drivers threaten to strike if GLSS doesn’t provide “fair” contract, wages 2019-01-30 [ItemLive]

Harvard and Its Grad Student Union Reach Two Agreements After Months of Deadlock 2019-01-26 [Harvard Crimson]

 VIDEO National Grid gas workers ratify new deal, ending months-long lockout 2019-01-08 [WCVB]

National Grid workers say holding firm on contract demands 'the right thing' 2019-01-05 [Boston Globe]

National Grid, unions have tentative agreement after lockout 2019-01-03 [Boston Herald]

Charlie Baker signs lockout benefits bill 2019-01-02 [Boston Herald]

Gov Baker approves benefits for locked-out union gas workers 2019-01-01 [WBUR]

National Grid lockout to likely extend into 2019 2018-12-31 [WCVB]

No deal yet to end six-month National Grid lockout 2018-12-30 [AP]

More than 650,000 workers in MA to benefit from minimum wage hike 2018-12-27 [WHDH]

Unemployment benefits extension for locked-out National Grid workers in Massachusetts sent to Gov. Charlie Baker 2018-12-26 [MassLive]

Extended jobless benefits in store for natural gas workers 2018-12-25 [AP]

Lockout bill enacted; would extend benefits for National Grid workers 2018-12-25 [Telegram]

Extended jobless benefits in store for natural gas workers 2018-12-25 [Boston Herald]

Legislature passes bill to aid locked-out workers 2018-12-25 [Lowell Sun]

National Grid, union say deal by Friday is ‘shared intent’ 2018-12-24 [Boston Herald]

Locked-Out National Grid Workers Tell Personal Stories At Hearing To Turn Up Pressure On Utility 2018-12-21 [WBUR]

This month in labour history

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

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

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

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

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

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [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]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [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]