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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]

U.A.W. Says Nissan Workers Seek a Union Vote 2017-07-13 [NYTimes]

Time for a union at Nissan US plant 2017-07-12 [IndustriALL]

U.A.W. Says Nissan Workers Seek a Union Vote in Mississippi 2017-07-12 [NYT]

Time to stand up for workers' rights in Mississippi 2017-04-08 [hattiesburgamerican]

Nissan declines talks with union after Mar 4 rally healined by Bernie Sanders 2017-03-24 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

This month in labour history

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]