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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]

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

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]