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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]

NLRB claims cleaners are misclassified 2017-09-01 [Boston Herald]

17th century museum employees unhappy with work conditions 2017-08-31 [The Herald]

Malden nonprofit cuts lead to anti-union retaliation charges 2017-08-28 [Boston Herald]

Tentative deal could give Boston teachers pay raise 2017-08-25 [Boston Herald]

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]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]