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Mayor Walsh 'relieved' as Teamsters acquitted in 'Top Chef' trial 2017-08-16 [Boston Herald]

Labor wins the day in ‘Top Chef’ verdict 2017-08-16 [Boston Herald]

MBTA union blasts Gov Charlie Baker privatization plan 2017-08-15 [Gloucester Times]

OSHA Investigation Finds Psychiatric Hospital Workers Remain Exposed to Serious Workplace Hazards For more info 2017-08-15 [DOL/OSHA]

Nurse staffing remains a dividing line in Berkshire Medical Center, union contract talks 2017-08-11 [Berkshire Eagle]

Nurses plan picket outside Baystate Health headquarters 2017-08-07 [Albany Times Union]

Berkshire Medical Center nurses file complaint with NLRB against hospital 2017-07-25 [Berkshire Eagle]

Baystate Franklin Nurses: Patient Care Is Controlled By A Corporation, Not Health Professionals 2017-07-24 [Workers Independent News]

Cooley Dickinson workers unionize 2017-07-22 [Greenfield Recorder]

 VIDEO Labor unions rally in support of Baystate Franklin nurses 2017-07-21 [Daily Hampshire Gazette]

Governor asked to aid MIT janitor detained by ICE 2017-07-21 [Telegram]

Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act 2017-07-21 [Framingham Source]

This Massachusetts Nurses’ Union Is Reviving the Strike Weapon 2017-07-20 [The Nation]

Local 718 supports MNA Nurses strike at Tufts 2017-07-17 [Boston Fire Fighters]

As nurses return to work, Tufts officials accuse protesters of disruption outside hotels 2017-07-17 [Boston Herald]

Nurses: Our pension proposal saves $96M 2017-07-15 [Boston Herald]

Tufts nurses return to picket lines during lockout 2017-07-14 [Boston Herald]

Tufts Medical Center Nurses Fighting for Safe Patient Care to End One-Day Strike 2017-07-13 [MNA]

Tufts Medical Center suspends picketers until Monday 2017-07-13 [Boston Herald]

Tufts Medical Center Nurses Go On Strike04:05 2017-07-13 [WBUR]

Hundreds picket outside Tufts Medical Center amid nurse strike 2017-07-13 [Boston Globe]

1200 Tufts Nurses Take To Picket Lines in Boston’s First Nurses’ Strike In Three Decades 2017-07-13 [Workers Independent News]

Somerville Labor Coalition announces endorsements 2017-07-12 [Somerville Times]

Nurses at Tufts hit the picket line, CEO slams walk-out 2017-07-12 [Boston Herald]

Tufts, nurses slate one more try 2017-07-11 [Boston Herald]

Tufts Nurses Strike Still Set After Failed Mediation Session 2017-07-10 [NBC]

Activists, labor groups oppose Trump’s immigration policies 2017-07-08 [Greenfield Recorder]

Tufts, nurses fail to reach deal 2017-07-08 [Boston Herald]

Tufts nurses back at the table 2017-07-07 [Boston Herald]

Salem city’s union workers get 7.5% raise over 3 years 2017-07-06 [Salem News]

A Great Day for Pregnant Workers 2017-07-02 [Better Balance]

Tufts nurses strike puts Democrats in political pickle 2017-07-02 [Boston Herald]

House, Baker, And Now Senate On Record For Pregnant Workers Bill 2017-06-30 [WBUR]

Baystate Franklin nurses begin planned strike after lockout, hold afternoon, evening rallies 2017-06-27 [Greenfield Recorder]

Massachusetts hospital locks out staff nurses for 3 days 2017-06-26 [Boston Herald]

Nurse lockout at Baystate Franklin Medical Center begins Sunday night 2017-06-26 [Mass Live]

Nurse union eyes harmful time to strike 2017-06-24 [Boston Herald]

No Pay Increase In Sight for City-Workers 2017-06-23 [WBSM]

Teachers say NO to 'personalized learning' and YES to funding 2017-06-17 [MTA]

Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses set strike date 2017-06-16 [MassLive]

Strike looms as Tufts nurses to reject contract 2017-06-07 [Boston Herald]

Man Arrested By ICE Following Workers' Comp Meeting Is Released From Custody 2017-06-06 [WBUR]

Pipefitters eye new training center 2017-06-01 [Boston Herald]

Union workers at Quality Beverage in Taunton out on strike 2017-05-27 [Taunton Daily Gazette]

U.S. Immigration Enforcement Colludes with Unscrupulous Contractor 2017-05-22 [Talking Union]

ATT Mobility Strike 2017-05-21 [IBEW 2222]

Thousands rally for public education 2017-05-21 [MTA]

NLRB Rules Boston College Graduate Employees Union May Hold Election 2017-05-20 [BC Heights]

Southbridge teachers protest merit-based compensation plan 2017-05-20 [Telegram]

City Hall, teachers union trade accusations 2017-05-18 [Boston Herald]

This month in labour history

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]

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

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

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

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]