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Today's news - Nebraska

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]

Stothert, police chief testify about contract talks between city, union 2014-10-25 [Omaha World Herald]

This month in labour history

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]