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National Grid workers to help Merrimack gas restoration 2018-10-16 [Boston Herald]

New technology, housekeeping among concerns in Boston hotel strikes 2018-10-14 [Spokesman-Rev]

Automation prompts strike by hotel workers: Marriott employees by the thousands in Boston and other cities walk off their jobs 2018-10-14 [Press Herald]

Tufts grad students reach labor deal 2018-10-13 [Boston Herald]

Lawsuit on status of Lyft drivers may be able to proceed 2018-10-10 [Boston Herald]

State agency slams National Grid over safety, compliance 2018-10-10 [Boston Herald]

Union warns of gas leak risks to public 2018-10-10 [Boston Herald]

National Grid ordered to stop all work, except in emergencies, after gas incident in Woburn: workers still locked out 2018-10-10 [MALive]

Boston to ask developers about their inclusion of minority and women workers, investors 2018-10-08 [Boston Globe]

Video shows some Yankees players, staff crossing hotel picket line 2018-10-06 [WCVB]

More union members hit the streets after the Yankees cross a union picket line 2018-10-06 [WBZ]

Boo! The NY Yankees crossed a union picket line at Boston hotel. 2018-10-05 [Boston Magazine]

Marriott seeks to replace striking workers 2018-10-04 [Boston Herald]

Workers at Marriott hotels in Boston go on strike 2018-10-04 [Boston Globe]

MBTA savings prompt calls for more privatization 2018-09-30 [Eagle-Tribune]

Harvard Grad Union Unveils Ambitious List of Bargaining Goals 2018-09-26 [Harvard Crimson]

Teachers union hands out free books at Back to School Fair 2018-09-23 [Boston Herald]

National Grid, union stuck in lockout with gas safety in spotlight 2018-09-21 [Boston Herald]

Gas explosions put spotlight on Natl Grid lockout, safety 2018-09-19 [Boston Globe]

Union workers can pursue class action over unpaid overtime 2018-09-14 [MA Layers Weekly]

Boston Marriott Hotel Workers Vote To Strike, But Have Yet To Walk Out 2018-09-14 [WGBH]

Latest On The Long-Running Labor Lockout At National Grid 2018-09-14 [WGBH]

AG seeks probe of National Grid lockout 2018-09-12 [Boston Herald]

Grad Union Expects to Start Negotiating With Harvard Early This Semester 2018-09-11 [Harvard Crimson]

Union members march in solidarity with hotel workers on September holiday 2018-09-10 [SCN]

As Negotiations Drag On, National Grid Workers Struggle To Make Ends Meet 2018-09-06 [WBUR]

National Grid workers hold rally outside Labor Day breakfast 2018-09-04 [Boston Herald]

Marriott hotel workers block Boston traffic in protest for better wages 2018-09-04 [The Globe]

Unions rallying and marching in Boston to mark Labor Day 2018-09-03 [SFChronicle]

National Grid workers plan to rally outside Mass. Department of Public Utilities 2018-08-30 [WHDH]

Brandeis graduate students reach labor deal with college 2018-08-29 [Boston Herald]

Massachusetts gives workers new protections against noncompete clauses 2018-08-22 [Ars Technica]

Striking sheet metal workers want bigger piece of the building boom 2018-08-10 [The Globe]

T workers claim pay delays 2018-08-09 [Boston Herald]

Construction And Fishing Industries Have Highest Opioid OD Death Rates In MA 2018-08-09 [Common Health]

Study links opioid deaths to workplace injuries 2018-08-09 [Boston Globe]

Boston sheet metal workers go on strike 2018-08-03 [Boston Globe]

National Grid risks public safety in bid to punish workers 2018-07-30 [Morning Star]

Why should we care about the United Steel Workers locked out by National Grid? 2018-07-30 [Morning Star]

National Grid set for Massachusetts lockout protest 2018-07-30 [The Times]

Lawrence nonprofit, SEIU come to terms, avoid strike 2018-07-29 [The Globe]

Ruptured gas line roils Longwood area 2018-07-27 [Boston Herald]

Locked-out workers, National Grid will meet today 2018-07-26 [Boston Herald]

Select board asked to support locked-out National Grid workers 2018-07-26 [The Local]

CLASS workers plan to resume strike on Monday 2018-07-25 [The Eagle-Tribune]

Labor posters on display in Holyoke depict worker struggles around the world 2018-07-24 [MassLive]

 VIDEO National Grid workers' lockout rally 2018-07-24 [Youtube]

Going green is cutting into hotel housekeepers’ livelihoods 2018-07-21 [The Globe]

US: locked out National Grid workers denied healthcare 2018-07-19 [IndustriALL]

Living on scraps 2018-07-16 [digboston]

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]