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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]

Head of health care union suspended over allegations of inappropriate behavior 2017-12-13 [The Globe]

Labor panel rules against Harvard in student union dispute 2017-12-13 [Boston Herald]

Student-led vigil for greenhouse worker jobs reveals deeper institutional issues 2017-12-10 [Wellesley News]

Union wary of T posting for manager of bus pact 2017-12-07 [Boston Herald]

Holliston, teachers union head into contract mediation 2017-12-03 [MetroWest Daily News]

LTE: In Response to: “On Anniversary of Trump’s Election, Union Calls for BC to Drop Appeal” 2017-12-01 [The Heights]

Grad Unionization Attorney Criticizes Harvard’s NLRB Appeal 2017-11-30 [Harvard Crimson]

Labor council hopes to make contractors pay in Lynn 2017-11-29 [Item Live]

Plimoth Plantation workers protest at Plymouth Rock 2017-11-26 [Wicked Local]

Care worker registry draws praise, worries 2017-11-25 [The Herald]

Plimoth Plantation workers use holiday to spotlight stalled union talks 2017-11-23 [Cape Coe Times]

Workers who depict Pilgrims seek better pay, job security 2017-11-21 [The National Post]

Plimoth Plantation workers to rally at Plymouth Rock Tuesday 2017-11-21 [Wicked Local Kingston]

Lessons for Ohio? Massachusetts public health officials take aim at trade worker opioid overdose deaths 2017-11-20 [Cleveland]

Pilgrims protest at Plimoth Plantation over contract talks 2017-11-19 [The Globe]

Union representing home care workers supports home care registry bill 2017-11-18 [MassLive]

Graduate student unions face increasing opposition 2017-11-15 [The Daily Free Press]

Union Leader Calls for Racial Justice at Law School Event 2017-11-15 [The Crimson]

At 'Drop the Appeal' Rally, HGSU-UAW Presents Petition to Mass. Hall 2017-11-09 [Harvard Crimson]

UMass Amherst grad students stage sit-in, demand 18% pay hike 2017-11-01 [MALive]

No more working poverty for Grad students at Univ MA; workers demand dignified raises 2017-10-30 [Daily Collegian]

Univ Mass Lowell adjuncts seek wage parity with other UMass campuses 2017-10-22 [Lowell Sun]

Postal workers to rally against job cuts in Boston area 2017-10-18 [Wichita Eagle]

State to hold hearing on UMass Lowell labor violations for adjuncts 2017-10-18 [Sentinel & Enterprise]

Northeastern Univ dining hall workers, Chartwells reach contract agreement 2017-10-16 [Daily Free Press]

Tufts Univ: Tentative agreement reached between part-time faculty and administration, walkout cancelled 2017-10-11 [Tufts Daily]

As lockout of nurses at BMC ends, issues remain at bargaining table 2017-10-08 [Berkshire Eagle]

Online Petition Garners Support for Harvard Grad Student Union Effort 2017-10-06 [Harvard Crimson]

Tufts Univ students, faculty rally in support of a contract for part-time faculty 2017-09-30 [Tufts Daily]

5 local students receive scholarship recognizing labor unions 2017-09-27 [Mass Live]

Quincy officials to speak against privatization of Quincy Transit facility 2017-09-23 [Patriot Ledger]

Citing Harvard, Northeastern Dining Workers Brace for Strike 2017-09-21 [Harvard Crimson]

Raytheon workers hold 'informational picket,' demand better benefits from corporation 2017-09-20 [Eagle-Trib]

Harvard Hopes Trump Will Help It Undermine Unions 2017-09-15 [Labor Notes]

Boston College Graduate Students Vote In Favor Of Union 2017-09-15 [LAW360]

Harvard Hopes Trump Will Help It Undermine Unions 2017-09-15 [Labor Notes]

Sean O’Brien has company in Teamsters election 2017-09-13 [Boston Herald]

Charlie Baker's plan allows for long school days, firing 2017-09-13 [Boston Herald]

Boston College AAUP chapter endorses BC grad employees union 2017-09-13 [The Heights]

Taking on Hoffa: Teamsters Local 25 president exploring international run 2017-09-12 [Boston Herald]

NLRB Rules Against BC’s Motion to Stay Union Election 2017-09-12 [The Heights]

Boston College Union Members Optimistic Heading Into NLRB Vote 2017-09-11 [The Heights]

Boston College grad students: Why We Need a Union 2017-09-09 [The Heights]

Labor Experts Foresee Long, Difficult Path to Student Unionization 2017-09-08 [Harvard Crimson]

Fast food workers in Boston join 300 cities in national Labor Day strike 2017-09-06 [Mass Live]

A celebration of human rights at Bread & Roses Festival 2017-09-05 [The Eagle-Tribune]

Fast food workers to strike for $15 minimum wage 2017-09-04 [Fox]

UMass Amherst Labor Center Report Finds Bay State Union Workers’ Wages Are over 18 Percent Higher than Non-Union Counterparts 2017-09-02 [UMass Amherst]

This month in labour history

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

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

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

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

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

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]