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Today's news - Massachusetts

Veterans hospital killings spotlight problem of violence against health care workers 2018-03-18 [NBC]

Harvard Settles Lawsuit, Will Change Independent-Contractor Labor Policy 2018-03-17 [Harvard Crimson]

No bonuses for workers after tough year, L.L. Bean says 2018-03-17 [Boston Gloabe]

NLRB Brings Complaint against Disabilities Nonprofit for Union-Busting 2018-03-13 [NPQ]

Unions look for growth in Lowell 2018-03-11 [Lowell Sun]

Nonprofit officials accused of harassing union organizers 2018-03-10 [Boston Globe]

Boston Area Workers Defend the Constitutionality of Unions 2018-03-10 [SCN]

City workers in Newton vote to join Teamsters 2018-03-08 [Boston Globe]

Uber Drivers Can Proceed In Misclassification Row 2018-03-03 [Law360]

Union workers rally outside City Hall 2018-02-28 [Somerville Journal]

Somerville Union members rally at City Hall 2018-02-28 [Somerville Times]

Public union workers rally in Springfield as Supreme Court considers funding changes 2018-02-27 [Mass Live]

State OKs labor union for faculty and staff at South Hadley charter school; staff at 2 Roxbury charters approve unionization 2018-02-16 [Mass Live]

Harvard Students, Workers Protest Termination of Former Univ. Employee 2018-02-16 [Harvard Crimson]

Teachers at two charter schools move to join Boston union 2018-02-15 [Boston Herald]

Unionization Advocates Worried by Bacow’s Past Stance 2018-02-13 [Harvard Crimson]

Max Page Describes importance of public-sector unions 2018-02-12 [Daily Hampshire Gazette]

Harvard Unionization Opponents Concerned About Upcoming Election 2018-02-09 [Harvard Crimson]

JetBlue contract workers at Logan Airport on picket line 2018-02-08 [Boston Globe]

Several hundred airport workers to go on strike at Logan 2018-02-08 [Boston]

State Attorney General Fights For Rule To Let Workers Keep Their Tips 2018-02-07 [Framingham Source]

Quincy T garage will keep union workers 2018-02-07 [Wicked Local Quincy]

MBTA deal will keep union workers at Lynn bus garage 2018-02-06 [Item Live]

Curran Details Next Steps for New Unionization Election in Email to Students 2018-02-06 [Harvard Crimson]

MBTA makes peace with bus mechanics union today 2018-02-06 [Boston Globe]

Workers at Logan vote to strike 2018-02-04 [Wellesley Wicked]

Harvard Will Hold Second Unionization Election in April 2018-02-03 [Harvard Crimson]

Workers at Logan vote to strike, allege threats and intimidation 2018-02-03 [Boston Biz Jrnl]

City and state pols back strike by workers who clean JetBlue planes 2018-02-03 [Boston Herald]

Hundreds of Boston Logan International Airport workers could strike Friday, union says 2018-02-02 [MassLive]

500 JetBlue contractors may vote for a strike 2018-02-02 [Boston Herald]

Boston Herald, unions agree to contract truce 2018-02-01 [Boston Herald]

Harvard TPS Workers Petition Faust for Support 2018-02-01 [Harvard Crimson]

Herald says labor pacts must go or paper goes under 2018-01-31 [Boston Herald]

Labor Activists Argue Against Garber, Smith for Harvard Presidency 2018-01-29 [The Crimson]

On Union, Boston College Sides With Trump 2018-01-29 [The Heights]

Unions fight Herald’s motion to kill contracts 2018-01-26 [Boston Herald]

Admin Letter Criticizes Graduate Employees Union 2018-01-25 [The Heights]

Ex-Framingham bus driver says schools retaliated against union reps 2018-01-21 [Milford Daily News]

MBTA reaches 'tentative' agreement with bus mechanics union 2018-01-19 [Boston Herald]

Central Mass. electrician union adds 30 members 2018-01-18 [The Business Journal]

Union President, School Support Staff Ask for More Workers, Better Wages 2018-01-12 [WHAV]

Harvard Must Hold New Graduate-Student Union Election 2018-01-12 [Harvard Magazine]

Berkshire Medical Center RNs weighing second strike 2018-01-09 [Berkshire Eagle]

Numbers a major issue in custodial controversy 2018-01-02 [Sentinel&Enterprise]

Union backs Eversource transmission line through New Hampshire 2017-12-20 [MassLive]

Hospitality industry looks to place Puerto Rican workers 2017-12-19 [MVTimes]

Unfair labor in Westford schools? 2017-12-16 [Lowell Sun]

Female Workers Sue Boston Restaurant Over Alleged Lewd Behavior and Ignored Complaints 2017-12-14 [Time]

NLRB Rules Harvard Must Hold New Student-Worker Union Election 2017-12-13 [WSJ]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]