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Today's news - Massachusetts

National Grid urged to end lockout that began June 25 against 1200 unionized employees 2018-12-11 [Salem News]

Lawmakers push harder to resolve labor dispute at National Grid 2018-12-11 [Boston Globe]

National Grid, unions start daily meetings next Monday 2018-12-10 [Boston Herald]

Joe Kennedy cheers benefits bill for locked-out workers 2018-12-09 [MetroWest Daily News]

Majority of BC grad workers and over 3K community supporters call on univ Pres Father Leahy and Bd of Trustees to stop punishing workers and to bargain now 2018-12-08 [UAW]

Lockout and Gas Work Moratorium Hold Up New Businesses 2018-12-08 [NBC]

United Auto Workers Delivers Petition To Boston College 2018-12-08 [WGBH]

Baker ‘frustrated’ with National Grid lockout 2018-12-07 [Boston Herald]

Unions, National Grid at odds 2018-12-04 [Boston Herald]

Lawmakers to address health care for locked-out gas workers 2018-12-02 [Daily News]

National Grid rejects union counter-proposal, aims for agreement by Christmas 2018-12-02 [Mass Live]

St Luke’s nurses vote to join MA Nurses Association 2018-12-01 [South Coast Today]

*White supremacist* Sean Spicer speech leaves UMass labor union salty 2018-12-01 [Campus Reform]

‘Dancing Around the Rules’: Union Says Harvard Eked Out Extra Work from Hundreds of Part-Time Workers Without Pay 2018-12-01 [Harvard Crimson]

Grid, locked-out workers appear far apart 2018-11-30 [CommonWealth]

Kingston accused of employee retaliation 2018-11-30 [Wicked Local]

Labor union slams UMass for letting Sean Spicer speak 2018-11-28 [Campus Reform]

Elizabeth Warren asks why locked out National Grid workers not used as mutual aid 2018-11-28 [Mass Live]

In Memorium: Francine Hawk 2018-11-27 [UFCW 1459]

Let us tell this union to go away: MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis urges security guards to reject union vote 2018-11-27 [Mass Live]

UMass Labor Center reconsiders role amid new national landscape 2018-11-23 [GazetteNET]

UMass Labor Center reconsiders role amid new national landscape 2018-11-23 [The Gazette]

Natl Grid workers lockout may be taking steps forward 2018-11-23 [Boston Globe]

Unions present counteroffer to National Grid 2018-11-22 [Boston Herald]

Lawrence teachers donate to those affected by gas disaster 2018-11-22 [Eagle-Tribune]

Pols putting pressure on National Grid: Push bill thrusting state into middle of labor dispute 2018-11-20 [CommonWealth]

Dining workers, students rally to support union contract negotiations 2018-11-20 [Tufts Daily]

Agreement Reached Between Marriott and Union, Ending Historic Strike 2018-11-19 [NECN]

Locked-out steelworkers union criticizes editorial 2018-11-18 [Lowell Sun]

Marriott Hotel Workers In Boston Reach Deal To End Strike 2018-11-18 [CBS]

After 6-And-A-Half-Week Strike, Marriott And Workers Union Reach Tentative Agreement 2018-11-18 [WBUR]

Striking Marriott workers will return to work Wednesday with new contract 2018-11-18 [The Globe]

National Grid brass declines invite to discuss gas concerns in Leominster 2018-11-15 [Sentinel & Enterprise]

Two Sessions In, Grad Union Says Bargaining With Harvard Will Be Uphill Battle 2018-11-13 [Harvard Crimson]

St. Luke’s hospital hires ‘union avoidance’ group 2018-11-11 [South Coast Today]

Hospitals Torch Safe Staffing Limits in Massachusetts 2018-11-10 [Labor Notes]

Marriott execs: Room for gloom in walkout 2018-11-08 [Boston Herald]

Workers Are Suing Happy Lamb Hot Pot, Alleging Wage Theft and Other Violations 2018-11-08 [Eater]

St. Luke’s nurses say they have signatures to form union 2018-11-04 [SouthCoast Today]

Union ‘loophole’ isn’t a very big one 2018-11-04 [CommonWealth]

National Grid skipped council hearing on gas repair ‘crisis’ 2018-11-01 [Dorchester Reporter]

Council slams gas-safety hearing no-shows 2018-10-31 [Boston Herald]

National Grid Workers Pressure Investors on 4-Month Lockout 2018-10-31 [BNA]

Leaders call for 'fair' hotel strike settlement 2018-10-30 [Boston Herald]

Professional sports teams strike out by crossing the picket lines in Boston 2018-10-30 [Daily Pennsylvanian]

How Striking Hotel Workers Are Getting By, Without Paychecks 2018-10-30 [WBUR]

Harvard and Its Grad Union Are Poised to Negotiate. But First They Have to Pin Down Eligible Students 2018-10-29 [Harvard Crimson]

National Grid workers want agreement: Locked-out employees seek to help with gas recovery 2018-10-27 [Daily News]

Natl Grid, locked-out gas workers remain at odds 2018-10-25 [Boston Globe]

Dodgers players and employees are the latest to cross hotel picket lines in Boston 2018-10-22 [SBNATION]

This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]