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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]

City labor reps petition BOA to support contract resolution 2017-05-17 [Somerville Times]

Boston Teachers Union calls impasse in negotiations 2017-05-17 [Boston Herald]

With no foes, ex-teacher has broad support to be next school union prez 2017-05-13 [Boston Herald]

Kennametal union sets rally at Greenfield plant 2017-05-11 [Mass Live]

Brigham and Women’s offers buyouts to 1,600 workers 2017-04-29 [Boston Globe]

Workplace Deaths In Mass. Hit 10-Year High, Report Finds 2017-04-29 [Law360]

Worcester Carpenters Claim Wage Theft, Payroll Fraud at Front Street Project 2017-04-27 [GoLocalWorcester]

Union, University Resolve Portion of Remaining Challenged Ballots 2017-04-13 [Harvard Crimson]

Boston College Grad Senate Meeting Addresses Free Expression, Union 2017-04-10 [BCHeights]

Legislature Reviews Bill On Pregnant Workers’ Accommodations 2017-04-02 [CBS]

Legislation Endorsed by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO as of March 8th, 2017 2017-03-29 [MA AFL-CIO]

Union Organizers Continue Criticism of University’s Response to Immigration Petition 2017-03-29 [Harvard Crimson]

Faulkner Hospital workers vote to join SEIU 2017-03-24 [Boston Globe]

Teachers union bigwig to join Boston contract protest tomorrow 2017-03-21 [Boston Herald]

Student Unionization Hearing Ends 2017-03-21 [Harvard Crimson]

Tufts avoids NLRB hearing through agreement on schedule changes with facilities workers’ union 2017-03-17 [Tufts Daily]

MBTA mechanics and allies rally to protect taxpayers, workers, riders from further transit privatization 2017-03-16 [Somerville Times]

Boston teachers’ union calls for protest as contract talks stall 2017-03-15 [Boston Herald]

Proposed Law Seeks Protections For Pregnant Workers 2017-03-12 [CBS]

Wynn, Unions Look to Get More Women into the Trades 2017-03-11 [Everett Independent]

Resolution affirms Somerville schools as ‘safe and welcoming’ 2017-03-11 [MTA]

Local teachers union urges lawmakers to increase education funding 2017-02-25 [WWLP]

HUDS Workers Offer Advice on Protesting Trump 2017-02-07 [Harvard Crimson]

Northampton adopts *Fair Employment City* status with unanimous council vote 2017-02-03 [Mass Live]

Cape Symphony musicians vote to unionize 2017-01-12 [Cape Cod Times]

NLRB Hearing on Unionization Election Disputes Set for Feb. 21 2017-01-07 [Harvard Crimson]

Graduate students say Harvard hindered vote to unionize 2016-12-31 [Albany Times Union]

Harvard grad student unionization up in the air 2016-12-30 [Science]

Harvard Grad Student Union Election Leads To NLRB Hearings 2016-12-27 [WIN]

Federal Labor Board to Decide Outcome of Harvard Unionization Vote For more info 2016-12-23 [WSJrnl]

Harvard Student Unionization Vote Remains Too Close To Call 2016-12-23 [Harvard Crimson]

Labor vigil calls for improved worker safety 2016-12-21 [Boston Globe]

Deal pushes private T under bus 2016-12-20 [Boston Herald]

Concerns About Cancer-Causing Asbestos Rise Amid Renovation Boom 2016-12-19 [Morning Edition]

Baker: 900 state workers accept buyouts 2016-12-15 [Boston Herald]

A How-To in Solidarity: Teacher Takes Turkeys to Teamsters 2016-12-14 [Labour Notes]

T drivers suing for bus money 2016-12-09 [Boston Herald]

Labor Center to receive increased funding from U of MA 2016-12-07 [Daily Collegian]

Harvard Grad Workers Union Ballot Count Continues 2016-11-22 [WIN]

Vote Count on Student Unionization Delayed 2016-11-21 [Harvard Crimson]

Fatal accident spawns call for worker-safety bill passage 2016-11-20 [Sentinel & Enterprise]

New Training Center to Focus on Building Diversity in Boston Luxury Hotels 2016-11-17 [AFL-CIO]

Harvard, janitors reach late-night deal and avoid strike 2016-11-16 [Boston Globe]

3500 Harvard Grad Workers Vote This Week On Union Representation 2016-11-15 [Workers Independent News]

This month in labour history

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]