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Nurse union eyes harmful time to strike 2017-06-24 [Boston Herald]

No Pay Increase In Sight for City-Workers 2017-06-23 [WBSM]

Teachers say NO to 'personalized learning' and YES to funding 2017-06-17 [MTA]

Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses set strike date 2017-06-16 [MassLive]

Strike looms as Tufts nurses to reject contract 2017-06-07 [Boston Herald]

Man Arrested By ICE Following Workers' Comp Meeting Is Released From Custody 2017-06-06 [WBUR]

Pipefitters eye new training center 2017-06-01 [Boston Herald]

Union workers at Quality Beverage in Taunton out on strike 2017-05-27 [Taunton Daily Gazette]

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]

This month in labour history

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]

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]