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Today's news - Massachusetts

Whittier workers vote yes on union 2018-06-22 [Boston Globe]

Sudden Whittier Street Health Center staff cuts raise concerns 2018-06-16 [Boston Herald]

Union: Boston health workers fired amid organizing bid 2018-06-15 [Sentinel&Enterprise]

Tipped workers make case for higher sub-minimum wage 2018-06-14 [Lowell Sun]

City, unions tangle over Clarendon Hill Public Housing Project 2018-05-23 [Somerville Times]

Harvard Labor of Love: The Five-Year Road to Grad Student Unionization 2018-05-23 [Harvard Crimson]

Fall River Philips workers set to rally to save plant 2018-05-12 [Boston Herald]

Want to see where immigration policy changes put workers at risk? Go to Harvard 2018-05-10 [PRI]

Coalition calls on city to support good jobs, affordable housing, contracts 2018-05-02 [Somerville Times]

Harvard agrees to negotiate a contract with graduate-student union 2018-05-02 [Boston Globe]

Attorney General Leads Multi-State Effort To Curb Worker Misclassification 2018-05-02 [Framingham Source]

Polls: Pro-Union Voters Twice as Likely to Disapprove of Harvard’s Handling of Sexual Harassment 2018-05-01 [Harvard Crimson]

University, Union Decline to Object to Union Election 2018-05-01 [Harvard Crimson]

Grad Employees Organize at March Against Injustice 2018-04-28 [The Heights]

Somerville Stands Together Rally 2018-04-27 [Somerville Times]

Exhibit to celebrate workers at Library: “May Day” through May 2018-04-27 [My South Borough]

White-dominated construction unions want more diversity 2018-04-24 [Boston Globe]

Save our jobs: Philips union boss begs Trump for help 2018-04-24 [Boston Herald]

New opposition group: Sales tax cut will force layoffs, service cuts 2018-04-23 [Milford Daily News]

*Super Pumped and Really Excited*: After Day of Nerves, Union Organizers Thrill to New Era 2018-04-23 [Harvard Crimson]

UAW Northeastern grad students demand election agreement 2018-04-23 [Huntington News]

Harvard Rep Declines to Say Whether School Will Bargain With New Union 2018-04-23 [Harvard Crimson]

Harvard grad students vote to unionize with UAW 2018-04-22 [WWLP]

Philips Lighting to lay off 160 workers in Fall River as production moves to Mexico 2018-04-21 [masslive.com]

In Historic Move, Harvard Teaching and Research Assistants Vote to Unionize 2018-04-21 [Harvard Crimson]

UAW wins election at Harvard; student workers organize 2018-04-21 [The Free Press]

UMass mood not collegial 2018-04-19 [Boston Herald]

Unions back Bay State Wind 2018-04-19 [Patriot Ledger]

Union workers: More coming forward against wage theft 2018-04-12 [Worcester Magazine]

Off-Campus Students Dismayed at Absence of Mail-In Ballots for Harvard Grad Union Election 2018-04-10 [Harvard Crimson]

Nurses: Labor Board finds hospital to have unlawfully interfered during lockout last year 2018-04-10 [Greenfield Recorder]

Still no contract for UMass Amherst union workers 2018-04-07 [WWLP]

Nurses hold labor rally, patient safety vigil 2018-04-06 [Greenfield Recorder]

Citing Harvard, Tufts Dining Workers Unionize 2018-04-06 [Harvard Crimson]

Support the unionization of dining hall workers 2018-04-05 [Tufts Daily]

Tufts University Dining Hall Workers Decide to Join Union 2018-04-04 [NECN]

Harvard University Updates Pregnancy Policy Under New State Law 2018-04-03 [Harvard Crimson]

Harvard Grad student election: In Push to Reach Voters, Anti-Union Student Publishes Video Series 2018-04-02 [Harvard Crimson]

Labor unrest mars countdown to Pilgrims 400th anniversary 2018-03-30 [News Tribune]

During the Bread and Roses textile strike of 1912, American immigrants from 40 nations came together to fight the man 2018-03-26 [Timeline]

Plimoth Plantation and its ‘Pilgrims’ at odds 2018-03-24 [Boston Globe]

Harvard Grad Unionization Advocates Ramp Up Outreach Ahead of April Election 2018-03-21 [Harvard Crimson]

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]

This month in labour history

3-06-2016 A federal judge ruled that women's soccer players could not go on strike, despite their collective bargaining agreement (which included a no-strike clause) having expired. The women were in dispute over pay discrimination. [more]

3-06-1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is founded in New York City. [more]

4-06-1912 Massachusetts becomes the first US state to establish a minimum wage [more]

4-06-2012 When National Football League referees failed to agree to a new contract, which included big pension cuts, the NFL locked them out and began hiring scabs to replace them. Bosses came up with a revised offer which was agreed on 26 September. [more]

9-06-1865 Helen Marot, campaigner for working women, is born. [more]

11-06-1913 Police shoot at maritime workers on strike at United Fruit Co. in New Orleans, killing one. [more]

12-06-1904 Defying AFL's Samuel Gompers, 50,000 members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen walk off their jobs. [more]

16-06-1918 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene Debs makes his famous speech against capitalism in Canton, OH, which will land him in jail. [more]

19-06-1912 The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees [more]

20-06-1947 President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later. [more]

23-06-1999 Workers at Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in North Carolina vote for union recognition after a 25 year struggle [more]

26-06-1894 American Railway Union members begin to refuse to run trains including Pullman cars, until the strike at Pullmans is settled [more]

27-06-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World, later popularly known as the Wobblies, is founded in Chicago with the aim of uniting all workers in One Big Union [more]

29-06-1894 Over 125,000 workers on two dozen railroads have joined the boycott of Pullman cars [more]

30-06-1918 Socialist anf labor leader Eugene Debs is arrested under the Espionage Act for making an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio [more]