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Union workers volunteer, providing free electrical repairs for elderly 2018-10-28 [KETV]

Report: Unions Key to Reducing Income Inequality 2018-09-11 [PNS]

ICE raid targeting employers and more than 100 workers rocks a small Nebraska town 2018-08-11 [Wash Post]

Prison and security workers vote to create new union 2018-07-20 [Omaha.com]

Troubled Tecumseh prison must return to 8-hour shifts after state loses labor ruling 2018-04-20 [KWBE]

Troubled Tecumseh prison must return to 8-hour shifts after state loses labor ruling 2018-04-19 [Omaha World-Herald]

Labor union summit held to organize local unions 2018-04-07 [NBC]

Health care premiums, deductibles are going up for Omaha firefighters 2018-02-19 [Omaha World-Herald]

Several workers in StratCom basement got mysteriously sick. The likely cause: carbon dioxide buildup 2017-12-18 [Omaha World-Herald]

Labor union teams up with nonprofit to keep seniors safe in their homes 2017-10-22 [Omaha]

Prison workers voice worries about morale, turnover 2017-10-22 [Seattle Times]

Despite steady profits, railroads have laid off thousands — and more cuts are likely on the way 2017-08-27 [Omaha World-Herald]

State senators weigh ending deductions for union dues 2017-03-21 [Idaho Statesman]

Bill to end automatic collection of union dues from state paychecks faces some pushback 2017-03-21 [Omaha World-Herald]

US: Mexican communities brace themselves for a Trump administration 2016-11-29 [Equal Times]

Union: Drywallers working in Douglas County Courthouse were misclassified, denied appropriate compensation 2016-11-02 [Omaha World-Herald]

State, U.S. team up to protect workers from misclassification 2016-09-03 [Omaha World-Herald]

Picket line stands against VA system privatization in Grand Island 2016-08-07 [Omaha World-Herald]

Prison workers want better pay, chance to be heard, culture study finds 2016-06-02 [Omaha]

OPS teachers union spars with district over pay for substitutes 2016-05-21 [Omaha]

They’re ‘taking from us’ — Western Electric retirees say prosperous union pension fund being raided 2016-02-18 [Omaha World Herald]

Fed Appeal court: Tyson does NOT have to pay for off-the-clock work 2015-08-27 [Times Union]

Omaha is first stop on U.S. labor secretary’s tour to promote minimum wage hike 2015-08-18 [Omaha]

City’s ‘last, best and final’ police contract offer OK’d – but it's probably not final 2015-07-22 [Omaha World-Herald]

Bellevue, union reach labor deal after five years 2015-06-28 [Omaha]

Metro Letter Carriers Set Record For Stamp Out Hunger Food 2015-05-15 [WOWT]

Council approves city-fire union labor deal, which includes new health insurance fund 2015-05-13 [Omaha World Herald]

Stamp Out Hunger drive: Food will be collected for needy by letter carriers 2015-05-04 [Omaha]

NetJets pilots protest over labor dispute; gain Warren Buffett's attention 2015-05-03 [Omaha]

New OPS teachers contract would provide healthy raises over next 3 years, boost starting pay 2015-05-02 [Omaha World Herald]

13th state to protect pregnant workers job security 2015-04-19 [National Women's Law Center]

Omaha fire union running own health plan a ‘radical shift’ 2015-04-06 [Omaha]

Fire union president: New contract with city will be criticized, but it could save on health expenses 2015-03-27 [Omaha World Herald]

City of Omaha's tentative pact with fire union would shift health care, raise wages, relax some standards 2015-03-23 [Omaha]

City of Omaha, fire union reach tentative 4-year labor deal For more info 2015-03-20 [Omaha World Herald]

Culture of Retaliation: Union Pacific RR Disciplines Locomotive Engineer for Reporting Workplace Injury, Owes Worker $350K in Damages 2015-03-19 [Workers Comp]

Union official warns: Worker overtime means Nebraska's vets homes could be headed down same road as Beatrice Center 2015-03-17 [Omaha World Herald]

Papillion ready to act on
 firefighters union, public works union contracts 2015-03-16 [Omaha World Herald]

Part-time instructors at UNO talk of unionizing 2015-03-09 [Omaha World Herald]

City owes Omaha firefighters $379K over '08 wage dispute, court says 2015-03-06 [Omaha World Herald]

Officials talking to Kellogg in hopes of warding off plant closure that would cost 450 jobs 2015-02-19 [Omaha]

City of Crete, police union settle labor dispute 2015-01-02 [Journal Star]

Railroads, unions to begin collective bargaining talks next month 2014-12-26 [Omaha]

World-Herald editorial: Mayor, unions do good work on pensions 2014-12-24 [Omaha World Herald]

Omaha reaches labor contract deal with civilian management union 2014-12-21 [Omaha]

City reaches agreement with smallest civilian union 2014-12-12 [Omaha]

Upheld again: Injured Bailey Yard worker unfairly fired 2014-12-09 [North Platte Bulletin]

Stothert 'disappointed' that judge ruled for police union in contract lawsuit; city plans to appeal 2014-12-02 [Omaha]

City of Omaha civilian union agrees to big changes in employee pension plan 2014-11-19 [Omaha]

Stothert proposed phasing out traditional pensions for city's civilian employees, despite brighter bond rating outlook 2014-10-25 [Omaha World Herald]

This month in labour history

1-11-1962 Strike at New York Daily News by the Newspaper Guild precedes a larger strike at multiple newspapers [more]

1-11-1918 Scab driver crashes a NYC subway train during labour dispute: 97 die, 255 injured. [more]

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

3-11-1921 Striking milk truck drivers in New York City dump thousands of gallons of milk on the streets. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

9-11-1935 The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed, breaking away from the American Federation of Labor. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

11-11-1831 Slave rebellion leader Nat Turner is hanged for his role leading a slave revolt 3 months earlier in Virginia. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

13-11-1974 Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers union activist Karen Silkwood dies in suspicious car crash while driving documents to a reporter. [more]

14-11-1938 Foundation of the National Federation of Telephone Workers (later Communications Workers of America) in New Orleans. [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

20-11-1896 Rose Pesotta born. Anarchist labour activist & only woman on board of Intl Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile workers strike. [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]