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Today's news - Massachusetts

Hundreds Of Food Workers Serving Logan Flights Will Vote On Strike 2019-06-13 [WBUR]

State House votes to allow unions to charge non-members for some costs 2019-06-07 [Taunton Gazette]

Westfield Restaurant to Provide Back Pay to Nearly 150 Workers Over State Wage and Hour Violations 2019-06-06 [Mass Gov]

Unions look for another win with Janus bill 2019-06-04 [Commonwealth]

Massachusetts House to vote on pro-union bill 2019-06-04 [MassLive]

Mass. House Will Take Up Janus *Fix* To Aid Unions 2019-05-24 [WGBH]

Macy’s Workers Approve New Contract, Avert Strike 2019-05-20 [CBS]

Strike looming at local Macy’s locations 2019-05-13 [WHDH]

Boston Uber and Lyft Drivers Will Join an All-Day Strike on Wednesday, May 8 2019-05-07 [Boston Mag]

'May Day' exhibit features political and labour posters 2019-05-03 [The National Post]

Harvard Graduate Student Union Occupies University Hall One Year After Recognition 2019-05-02 [Harvard Crimson]

Poster exhibit a labor of love — and a love of labor — for Stephen Lewis 2019-04-29 [ItemLive]

Tentative deal reached between Stop & Shop, striking workers 2019-04-22 [Boston Globe]

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]

This month in labour history

3-06-2016 A federal judge ruled that women's soccer players could not go on strike, despite their collective bargaining agreement (which included a no-strike clause) having expired. The women were in dispute over pay discrimination. [more]

3-06-1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is founded in New York City. [more]

4-06-1912 Massachusetts becomes the first US state to establish a minimum wage [more]

4-06-2012 When National Football League referees failed to agree to a new contract, which included big pension cuts, the NFL locked them out and began hiring scabs to replace them. Bosses came up with a revised offer which was agreed on 26 September. [more]

9-06-1865 Helen Marot, campaigner for working women, is born. [more]

11-06-1913 Police shoot at maritime workers on strike at United Fruit Co. in New Orleans, killing one. [more]

12-06-1904 Defying AFL's Samuel Gompers, 50,000 members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen walk off their jobs. [more]

16-06-1918 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene Debs makes his famous speech against capitalism in Canton, OH, which will land him in jail. [more]

19-06-1912 The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees [more]

20-06-1947 President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later. [more]

23-06-1999 Workers at Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in North Carolina vote for union recognition after a 25 year struggle [more]

26-06-1894 American Railway Union members begin to refuse to run trains including Pullman cars, until the strike at Pullmans is settled [more]

27-06-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World, later popularly known as the Wobblies, is founded in Chicago with the aim of uniting all workers in One Big Union [more]

29-06-1894 Over 125,000 workers on two dozen railroads have joined the boycott of Pullman cars [more]

30-06-1918 Socialist anf labor leader Eugene Debs is arrested under the Espionage Act for making an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio [more]