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Activist and labor organizer from 1963 lunch-counter protest photo dies at 84 2019-01-12 [NBC]

Why Prison Privatization is Bad: A Case Study 2018-04-20 [AFSCME]

CWA: Federal contractor underpaying workers at 11 call centers nationwide because of misclassification 2018-02-03 [USNews]

Communications Workers union accuses General Dynamics of wage violations in Hattiesburg 2018-02-03 [The American]

State dangerous for some workers, says report 2017-12-28 [NPR]

Mississippi shipyard union members vote to extend contract 2017-11-29 [AP]

7,000 Ingalls workers vote on new labor contract 2017-11-28 [WLOX]

Ingalls workers to vote on new labor contract 2017-11-23 [WLOX]

Reflections After the Union Loss 2017-11-02 [Jackson Free Press]

UAW takes Nissan to court, accusing it of playing dirty 2017-10-04 [Biz Live]

UAW Accuses Nissan Of Illegally Surveilling Workers Involved With Union Activity 2017-09-30 [Jalopnik]

UAW Alleges Nissan Surveils Workers at Plant Where Union Failed 2017-09-30 [Newsmax]

Canton swarmed by record-setting crowd for Labor Day festival 2017-09-06 [Mountaineer]

UAW’s loss at Nissan auto plant masks genuine progress for organized labor 2017-08-23 [Conversation]

Labor Voices: Nissan union vote was influenced 2017-08-23 [Detroit News]

Why Did Nissan Workers Vote No? 2017-08-12 [Labour Notes]

UAW Confront Renewed Resistance In The South 2017-08-11 [CO NPR]

Labor Lessons from Canton 2017-08-08 [Ricochet]

UAW loses Nissan vote in face of threats and intimidation 2017-08-07 [IndustriALL]

*Nissan, you made us mad*: Union promises to fight defeat 2017-08-07 [Guardian]

UAW accuses Nissan of scare tactics in big loss in organizing drive 2017-08-06 [NY Times]

Nissan workers reject UAW in crucial vote 2017-08-05 [USAToday]

Nissan workers in the South reject UAW, two to one 2017-08-05 [NY Times]

Bernie Sanders and DNC chair Tom Perez attack Nissan for anti-union campaign 2017-08-04 [Wash Post]

A Fight for Civil and Labor Rights: Union Vote Looms at Nissan 2017-08-04 [NBC]

Workers at Nissan plant casting ballots on union 2017-08-04 [Wash Post]

Workers at Mississippi Nissan plant casting ballots on union 2017-08-04 [The National Post]

Sign here! Tell Nissan to respect workers' freedom to collectively bargain on the job! 2017-08-04 [AFL-CIO]

Sanders Rips 'Greedy' Nissan, Backs Workers' Union Effort 2017-08-04 [Common Dreams]

Nissan attacked for one of 'nastiest anti-union campaigns' in modern US history 2017-08-02 [The Guardian]

Nissan workers deserve a voice 2017-08-03 [USA Today]

Bernie Sanders: Nissan dispute could go down as most vicious anti-union crusade in decades 2017-08-03 [The Guardian]

NLRB lodges charge at Nissan ahead of union vote 2017-08-02 [USAToday]

Auto Workers' Union Rolls the Dice at Nissan's Canton Plant 2017-08-02 [Reuters]

Racially Charged Nissan Vote Is a Test for U.A.W. in the South 2017-08-02 [NYTimes]

As MS union vote nears, labor board says Nissan broke law For more info 2017-08-02 [Dispatch]

As vote nears, Labor Board says Nissan broke law 2017-08-01 [Clarion-Ledger]

Nissan Launches Anti-Union Blitz Ahead Of Pivotal UAW Election 2017-07-31 [Huffington Post]

Tell Nissan: Anti-Union Intimidation is Unacceptable! 2017-07-25 [Jobs with Justice]

Former contract workers key in Nissan union vote 2017-07-25 [ABC]

Nissan ramps up anti-union push 2017-07-24 [Arkansas Online]

Nissan workers hope for historic win in 14-year fight to unionize 2017-07-24 [Guardian]

UAW, Nissan in game of chicken for worker votes 2017-07-23 [Philadelphia Tribune]

UAW play for Nissan workers in the South understandable, but not guaranteed 2017-07-22 [MI PR]

UAW President Accuses Nissan of Intimidating Workers 2017-07-22 [WardsAuto]

UAW Makes Second Run in Right-to-Work South 2017-07-21 [Wash Free Beacon]

UAW: U.S. Nissan workers would vote for union right now 2017-07-21 [Reuters]

Nissan union vote set for Aug 3-4 2017-07-18 [UAW]

Analysis: Civil rights, outsiders, France influence UAW vote 2017-07-17 [Sacramento Bee]

 VIDEO UAW petitions for union vote at Nissan plant 2017-07-13 [CBS]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]